This week in Telecom: Telecoms acquire additional spectrums to expand digital footprint

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

The telecommunications industry is exploring AI to improve network efficiency and customer experience. 

  • Intrado Corporation focuses on expanding customer experience and digital media engagements using AI, IoT, and Cloud to develop AI-based Virtual assistants.
  • XTREME-D introduced AI Gateway, which simplifies the process of building a Deep Neural Network. 

5G and IoT play an instrumental role in expanding Telcos services and abilities over a wide range of verticals. 

  • Syniverse Teledata System intends on enhancing connectivity solutions globally through its partnerships with Sensational Systems for offering IoT connectivity solutions. 
  • Telia partnered with Boliden and Ericsson to advise and regulate machines in mining operations through push-to-talk functionality with a 5G network. 
  • Nokia collaborated with Starhub to promote industry adoption of advanced IoT solutions and deploy a cloud-native 5G core network to power device connectivity at scale. 

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Palo Alto Networks Account Intelligence Report: PAN is keen on enhancing digital enterprise capabilities for cyber detection analysis and data breach protection. 
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Poly Account Intelligence Report: Poly aims at creating better audio communication with Bluetooth and USB headphones for consumers. Read More>>

Key Funding Alert

With backing from Bill Gates, Pivotal Commware raises $50M for 5G products.
Pivotal’s product ecosystem also includes WaveScape, a network modeling tool; and a platform for remote network management and optimization known as the Intelligent Beam Management System, or IBMS. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – CloudTalk 
HQ Location – Bratislava, Slovakia 
Total Funding – USD 8.25 Mn
Type – Telecommunications
About: Smart cloud-based contact center solution. With CloudTalk, you can deliver exceptional customer support to your clients. Read More>>

Key Insights and Signals in Telecommunication

Omantel inks pact to diversify 5G uses beyond network capabilities
Under the first POC, Omantel will enable Smart Surveillance with artificial intelligence (AI). Smart solutions under this POC will be mutually beneficial to Omantel and Hutchison Ports Sohar. Read More>>
Kakao, SK Telecom sign MOU on AI, ESG funds and IP rights
Kakao and SK Telecom also vowed to minimize disputes regarding intellectual property rights and build an intellectual property pool in future business sectors such as AI, platforms and media. Read More>>
Eseye looks to Verizon to enable IoT localization
The partnership is designed to give both Eseye and Verizon customers the ability to connect and, where appropriate, localise their IoT devices to a range of global networks on power up via Eseye’s AnyNet intelligent IoT connectivity platform, which is claimed to provide near 100% uptime globally. Read More>>
Rakuten to raise $1.38 bil. in capital tie-up with Japan Post
The tie-up will enable Rakuten, known for its online shopping mall, to make the best use of the nationwide delivery network of the postal giant, which also has banking and insurance units. Read More>>
New TVU rack router transmits live 8K UHD video over network powered by China Unicom 5G mmWave technology
As part of the partnership, TVU Networks is focused on the development of technology for collection, transmission, distribution, and management of 4K and 8K ultra-high-definition video using 5G networks. Read More>>
African Telecommunications Union partners with Ericsson to improve connectivity in Africa
Approved by twenty-five countries and representatives of regional economic blocs in Africa, these tools will guide the beneficiaries in the rational and efficient management of the telecom spectrum.
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Optus Demos 5G FDD and TDD Carrier aggregation with Ericsson and Samsung
The combination of 5G FDD 2100MHz and 5G TDD 3500 MHz allows the simultaneous use of both 5G and 4G, enabling faster data speeds and improved network performance. Read More>>
RADCOM announces automated 5G assurance integration with Microsoft Azure
The integration of RADCOM ACE with Azure enables operators to assure the quality of 5G services by leveraging AI and machine learning-driven assurance and automation. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria) acquires additional 800MHZ spectrum
The acquisition will help MTN to be better positioned towards supporting the deepening of broadband penetration in the country. Read More>>
Reliance Jio announces acquisition of spectrum in 800, 1800 and 2300 MHz bands
The increased spectrum footprint will enable Jio to further expand the digital footprint in India as it gets ready for the imminent 5G rollout. Read More>>
Spirent acquires US company
The $73M acquisition of Octoscope will support Spirent’s strategy of sustainable, profitable growth by establishing Spirent as the firm market leader in the expanding Wi-Fi space. Read More>>
Comtech Telecommunications completes acquisition of UHP Networks
The UHP acquisition allows Comtech’s customers to cost-effectively provide service to end-users with the quality and reassurance of the Comtech brand and service offerings. Read More>>
Gamma Communications acquires Mission Labs
The acquisition will enable Gamma to enhance and expand its cloud contact centre (CCaaS) technology. Read More>>
Altice USA buys Morris Broadband in $310M deal
The $310M deal will expand Altice’s operations in North Carolina where it already has a presence through its 2015 acquisition of Suddenlink. Read More>>
Product Launch
Nokia launches first commercial service enablement platform to drive open RAN innovation
Nokia SEP is the first platform to combine the near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) and Multi-access edge computing (MEC) together on a single platform, providing unique value and new innovative use cases. Read More>>
Fujitsu develops facial detection AI to quantify concentration levels of people
With its new AI model, Fujitsu can detect a person’s concentration across various tasks due to it identifying common features and separating analysis by each muscle group so it does not become easily influenced by the subjects’ cultural backgrounds. Read More>>
BlackBerry adds derived credentials and AWS GovCloud utility to AtHoc security platform
The solution will help verify the identities of people accessing AtHoc’s messaging service, and ensure that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive materials. Read More>>
Executive Movement
American Tower Corp appoints Sanjay Goel as executive VP and president of Asia-Pacific region
Goel joins American Tower from Nokia, where he most recently served as President of the Global Services business group and Nokia Operations. Read More>>
Cyclo Therapeutics appoints Russ Belden as acting chief commercial officer
Belden is a commercialization leader with over 33 years of senior leadership experience in the biotechnology industry, specializing in strategic marketing, sales management, sales training, and product development. Read More>>
VEON appoints Artashes Davtyan as CEO of Beeline Uzbekistan
Artashes joins Beeline Uzbekistan with a wealth of commercial and leadership experience from international FMCG companies including Gillette, PepsiCo and Mars, and most recently Yandex where he was Head of Private Label in its digital retail delivery business. Read More>>
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