BT and Global to upgrade legacy payphones through 10-year digital partnership

BT and Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, have formed a 10-year partnership to upgrade the nation’s legacy payphones and roll out more digital hubs for local communities.

The partnership is expected to provide better connectivity and hyper-local advertising in more than 200 towns and cities across the UK. Global will also continue to represent BT’s street furniture advertising sales for the next decade.

BT Group’s street furniture estate covers...

Global UCaaS market to reach more than 131m users by 2028

The global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market is set to grow to more than 131 million users by the end of 2028, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% over the next five years.

This is according to research by Cavell, a research and consulting firm specialising in the telecommunications industry.

Cavell’s set of 2024 Cloud Comms Market Reports surveyed over 100 service providers across the UK, Europe and US. The latest findings also...

UK led European full fibre rollout in 2023 but lags in uptake

The UK added 4.7 million homes to its full fibre broadband footprint in the year leading up to September 2023, outpacing every other European country.

According to the latest market report from the FTTH Council Europe, this rapid expansion brought the UK's total fibre homes passed to 17.1 million—ranking it third in Europe behind France (26.3 million) and Turkey (18 million).

Given the UK's population size and need to catch up on fibre deployment, its leading position...

GSMA Open Gateway unlocks mobile network capabilities for developers

A new collaboration between the world's leading mobile operators will accelerate innovation across industries from finance and retail to transportation, healthcare, and beyond. The GSMA Open Gateway initiative provides developers simplified access to core network capabilities via open application programming interfaces (APIs).

Initially focused on security, new APIs for number verification and SIM swap detection are being implemented by operator groups across 42 countries so far....

BT boosts developer productivity with Amazon’s generative AI coding assistant

BT Group's Digital unit has announced the deployment of Amazon CodeWhisperer, a generative AI coding assistant from Amazon Web Services (AWS). This marks a significant step in the company's drive for modernisation, efficiency, and improved tooling for its workforce.

CodeWhisperer provides real-time AI-powered code suggestions, from snippets to full functions, in multiple integrated development environments (IDEs). It leverages natural language comments and existing code to support...

Nokia and Dell extend partnership for network cloud transformation

Nokia and Dell Technologies have announced the extension of the companies’ strategic partnership in order to ‘advance open network architectures in the telecom ecosystem and private 5G use cases among businesses’.

This amounts in effect to utilising each company’s area of expertise; infrastructure solutions from Dell and private wireless connectivity solutions from Nokia.

Nokia will use Dell as its preferred infrastructure partner for existing customers of Nokia...

Samsung and Princeton University join forces on 6G research

Samsung Research America (SRA) has joined Princeton University's new NextG Corporate Affiliates program, bringing industry and academia together to advance research on 6G wireless networks and related technologies. 

Launched last year within Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, the NextG initiative aims to spur innovation across networking, sensing, and other key areas that will underpin next-generation data infrastructure.  

As a founding...

Vodafone Romania awards Ericsson major 5G RAN contract

Vodafone Romania has selected Ericsson as a key partner to upgrade its radio access network (RAN) infrastructure and roll out 5G technology across the country.

The six-year agreement will see Ericsson provide 5G RAN products and solutions to boost network speeds, reduce latency, and improve reliability for Vodafone customers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will serve as Vodafone Romania's primary 5G RAN partner, deploying its cutting-edge technology to...

Unified Communications 2024: Exploring the future of workplace collaboration

As organisations adapt to an increasingly hybrid workforce, the need for seamless connectivity and collaboration has never been greater.

A two-day event on Unified Communications will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on 5-6 June 2024 that brings together thought leaders and technology experts to discuss the innovations shaping the future of workplace communication.

Day 1

Kicking off the event, the opening panel will delve into ‘The Future of Workplace...

Databricks unveils AI-powered intelligence platform for telcos

Data and AI company Databricks has launched a new unified data and AI platform tailored specifically for telcos.

The Data Intelligence Platform for Communications offers communication service providers (CSPs) a comprehensive foundation for their data and AI requirements. It enables them to obtain a holistic view of their networks, operations, and customer interactions without compromising data privacy or confidential intellectual property.

Built on an open lakehouse...