This week in Telecom: Transport network automation to help meet 5G demands

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

The companies focus on capability expansion and are interested in Partnership to attain product and service sustainability.  

  • NBN Co partnered with CSIRO to strengthen research and planning for Australia’s digital age needs and develop the country’s future digital capability needs. NBN collaborated with retail internet providers and invested $700 million to increase choice and availability for businesses, supporting unified communications, large file distribution, cloud-based business operations, and remote file storage across the country.  
  • RADCOM’s collaboration aims to provide essential quality assurance for the delivery of new initiatives in the telecommunications sector and the provision of next-generation mobile experience. RADCOM partnered with Rakuten Mobile to provide end-to-end 4G and 5G service assurance.  
  • Riverbed collaborated with KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) to develop digital learning and collaboration experience for students and faculty. 

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Netgear Account Intelligence Report: Netgear’s initiatives are focused on remote network and device management solutions that help improve connected devices’ performance. Read More>>
Arris Account Intelligence Report: Arris is focused on network automation through Container Technology, Robotic Process Automation, IoT, Cloud, and Digital Twin to improve bandwidth utilization. Read More>>

Key Funding Alert

India to be included in Cisco’s $5 billion funding for 5G projects

The launch of 5G services is expected to shift focus to enterprises, which could become potential sources of revenue for telcos.
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Startup Spotlight

Company – Verana Networks
HQ Location – Greater Boston Area, USA
Total Funding – USD 20.05 Mn
About: Verana Networks develops an innovative 5G Radio Access Network solution for service providers that have licensed millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Read More>>

Key Insights and Signals in Telecommunication

Cradlepoint Technology partnership with Palo Alto Networks to deliver SASE to the wireless WAN Edge
A new Cradlepoint NetCloud integration allows customers to connect its wireless edge routers to Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access cloud-delivered security platform, providing businesses with a powerful combination of wireless reach and reliability with industry-leading SASE security. Read More>>
Elisa Automate and Telefónica collaborate to advance transport network automation
Legacy, manually intensive processes are no longer fit for purpose and limit operators’ ability to deliver services efficiently and at the scale required. Elisa Automate solves this problem by offering a complete, real-time view of topology and inventory across all network layers, enabling zero-touch automation and agile configuration. Read More>>
Singtel and Optus use AWS for 5G edge computing
Using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts, the MEC will enable 5G solutions like robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence to operate at ultralow latency, closer to the end-users. Read More>>
Nokia bags 5G SA RAN sharing deployment deal from Singapore’s M1-StarHub joint venture
Under the partnership, Nokia will provide equipment from its AirScale portfolio and CloudRAN solution to build the 5G SA RAN network infrastructure, using the 3.5GHz band. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Huawei obtains payment license by acquiring digital payment company
Huawei has had a presence in the mobile payment field for years, but the license may help it avoid working with Alipay or WeChat as well as saving a large amount of third-party fees. Read More>>
Telenor targets smart building market with new subsidiary
With the creation of, Telenor is seeking to become a dominant force in the Norwegian smart building market. Read More>>
GeoLinks buys Airwaves from Verizon
The acquisition of this 28 GHz spectrum will allow GeoLinks to achieve vastly higher speeds over longer distances. Read More>>

Executive Movement
Avaya appoints Kathleen Sullivan as vice president, commercial segment to help businesses increase velocity of digital transformation
Sullivan will be responsible for delivering cloud-focused resources for SMB, mid-market, and enterprise customers and the partners that serve them to accelerate Avaya’s OneCloud experience platform solutions and drive increased business through the channel. Read More>>
Vocera Communications (VCRA) announces Steve Anheier named chief financial officer
Before joining Vocera, from May 2010 to August 2019, Anheier served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Accuray Incorporated, a publicly-traded company, and radiation oncology leader.
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Charter promotes Hellman to SVP of content, strategy for Spectrum Networks
Alison Hellman led the Spectrum News app launch, which is available to all Spectrum residential customers, including internet–only subscribers. Read More>>
Centre Setup and Expansion
T-Mobile 5G Open Innovation Lab includes edge, automation, IoT specialists
The 5G Open Innovation Lab, a Seattle-based “innovation ecosystem” backed by T-Mobile, Amdocs, Dell Technologies, Intel, Microsoft, NASA, and VMware, announced last week the 15 companies joining the program Spring 2021 to develop the software ecosystem for 5G and edge computing. Read More>>
Huawei launches top ten trends of data center facilities
The trends are Zero Carbon DC, High Density, Scalability, Fast Deployment, Simple Architecture, Using Lithium for all, Cooling systems with less water, Fully Digitalized, AI-Enabled, Secure and Reliable.
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Deals and Deal Renewal
Nokia signs smart urban infrastructure deal in the US
ClearWorld’s intelligent solar LED smart poles are equipped with Nokia technology to provide a full suite of IoT applications that make cities smarter and safer. Read More>>
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. awarded follow-on order for more than USD1.0M for military X-band SSPAs
X-band is set aside for government satellite service, primarily military applications that require low interference, low rain-fade, and small terminal size, even if data rates are limited. Read More>>
Samsung to supply 5G network kit to Japan’s NTT Docomo
The South Korean tech giant will be supplying its 5G network kits, which includes solutions compliant to Open RAN, to Japan’s largest mobile carrier with around 82 million users. Read More>>
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