Vodafone NZ partners with Consegna to develop and deploy cloud-based call center solutions

Key Signals in Telecommunications

Centre setup and Expansion
T-Mobile continues the 5G push with an innovation center for developers in Bellevue near HQ
The company is amping up its 5G blitz with a series of investments targeted at smaller companies and developers, including a new 24,000 square-foot 5G Hub near its headquarters. Read More>>
ITI Limited enhances its Data Centre capabilities
The large 2,00,000 plus sq. ft capacity of ITI Data Center in Bengaluru is equipped with technology capable of housing 1350 racks to provide Co-Location, Managed Co-Location, Email, Internet, Back-up Services, Storage, Data Security, and Cloud Services and under Data Center umbrella. Read More>>
JTower, NTT Docomo ink deal to promote infra-sharing of towers in Japan
The contract will enable the companies to make a transaction in which 6,002 telecommunications towers owned by mobile operator NTT Docomo will be transferred to JTower. Read More>>
Ericsson Nikola Tesla signs a five-year upgrade deal with BH Telecom
The US 2.1 Mn deal is the latest agreement in a longstanding partnership between the two firms and will see the vendor help to create a new Mobile Softswitch Solution (MSS). This would ensure network stability as BH Telecom transitions to the latest generation of mobile networks. Read More>>
Virgin Media O2 picks VMware for 5G
UK operator Virgin Media O2 signed up VMware for the virtualization of its 5G network as it seeks to modernize its mobile infrastructure to offer new services and boost its competitive position. Read More>>
ZTE teams up with Converge ICT to bring XGS-PON services to the Philippines residential markets
In this XGS-PON project, Converge selected ZTE to strengthen their cooperation further. ZTE employed multiple XGS-PON devices with ultra-high bandwidth, such as F8648P and Flex PON technologies, for a smooth evolution from GPON to XGS-PON. Read More>>
Huawei announces integration with the Bolt hailing ride service directly in Petal Maps
Users who use Huawei mobile phones equipped with Huawei Mobile Services, but also those who use Petal Maps from the Google Play Store, will have access to this functionality without first opening the Bolt application. Read More>>
Vodafone NZ, Consegna partner to bolster ICT Excellence
The agreement aims to combine both companies’ Amazon Web Services (AWS) expertise. This will help serve the growing need for cloud migration and cloud-based call center solutions for New Zealand businesses. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition
NTT Data acquires Vectorform to expand its digital capabilities
Vectorform further builds NTT DATA’s commitment to expanding its global digital engineering and design capabilities and helping to accelerate clients’ current and future digital transformation programs. Read More>>
Executive Movement
MTN Group appoints new COO for its Nigerian Arm
The company announced three new senior leadership appointments in its Nigerian, Iranian, and Sudanese businesses, all effective as of 1 April 2022. Following the recent appointment of MTN Nigeria COO Mazen Mroue as MTN Group Chief Information and Technology Officer, Hassan Jaber assumes the COO role at MTN Nigeria. Read More>>
U Mobile names Michael Tung as Head of Consumer biz
Tung will oversee the end-to-end management of consumer business across the following business streams, including prepaid, postpaid, broadband, IDD and roaming, device, and retail branches. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

  • Spark has turned on its 5G network in Hamilton Central, as well as areas of Claude lands, Chartwell, and Fairfield, to deliver wireless broadband and mobile services. 
  • Partnered with Eden Park to switch 5G at New Zealand’s National Stadium, guests with 5G compatible phones get access to superfast speed and reliability to share videos and photos of the long-anticipated event. 
  • Spark has announced the creation of an Innovation Studio to assist Kiwi businesses by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G to adapt, develop, and expand the business. 
  • Spark launched its 5G in Central Christchurch, just in time for spectators to watch America’s Cup action live at the official FanZone.  


Key Funding Alert

Airtel Africa aims to raise USD 194 Mn via Debt from IFC
Washington-based IFC will be investing a direct USD 150 Mn in the debt financing package of Airtel Africa Plc, whereas an additional USD 44 Mn will come from its Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Program (MCPP). The money will be raised to fund the telco’s Capex needs of key subsidiaries and refinance existing loans. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – US Mobile
Total Funding – USD 11.5 Mn
About: US Mobile builds an advanced connectivity platform to connect the next billion wireless devices onto nationwide 4G and 5G networks. US Mobile’s 4G LTE network reaches more than 300 Mn Americans and includes international calling to over 200 countries and territories. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

5G in Retail Industry 
Retail enterprises are leveraging 5G-enabled vending machines, big data, and AI to enhance retail operations. They are also integrating 5G-powered AR and VR into the retail industry to focus on improving customer experiences. Read More>>
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