Three UK cuts energy usage with Ericsson’s AI-powered tech

Three UK has achieved a more sustainable network through the deployment of next-generation AI-powered hardware and software solutions from Ericsson.

Over the past 18 months, Three has worked with the Swedish telecoms giant on a network modernisation initiative aimed at boosting energy performance. The efforts combine Ericsson's industry-leading energy-efficient radios with cutting-edge AI and data analytics.

"Three UK's collaboration with Ericsson marks a milestone in...

SK Telecom announces $10M investment in Perplexity AI

SK Telecom (SKT) has announced a $10 million investment in generative AI search engine startup Perplexity AI.

The partnership enhances SKT’s presence in the field of generative AI search technology, an area that has drawn considerable interest from major tech companies. The collaboration is expected to bolster SKT's 'AI personal assistant' services.

Perplexity, a rapidly growing rival to Google, has already established a formidable presence in the AI search...

Vodafone Business Ireland and RingCentral unveil solution to facilitate collaboration across devices

Vodafone Business Ireland and RingCentral, a provider of AI-driven cloud business communications, contact centre, video and hybrid event solutions, have launched of Vodafone Business UC with RingCentral to organizations of all sizes in Ireland.

Already accessible in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and the UK, this solution enables businesses to facilitate seamless communication and collaboration for their workforces from virtually any device, anywhere, at any time. With this...

NTT: AI risks ‘enormous and irreversible damage’ to society

In a joint proposal, Japanese telecom giant NTT and newspaper publisher The Yomiuri Shimbun have warned that generative AI poses risks of causing "enormous and irreversible damage" to society if left unchecked.

The companies acknowledge the benefits of generative AI, including user-friendly interfaces and improved productivity from summaries. However, they raise concerns about the lack of human control over the technology.

Among the challenges highlighted are...

AI-RAN Alliance aims to integrate AI into mobile networks

A new alliance announced during MWC could reshape the future of mobile networks and telecommunications by integrating AI into radio access networks (RAN).

The AI-RAN Alliance brings together tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Samsung, along with major telecom companies including Ericsson, Nokia, SoftBank, and T-Mobile.

The alliance's goals are using AI to enhance mobile network efficiency, reduce power consumption, retrofit existing infrastructure, and...

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...

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...

SK Telecom and Intel develop low-latency 6G Core tech

SK Telecom (SKT) has collaborated with Intel to successfully develop technology that can significantly reduce communication delays in 6G Core networks.

The Core network acts as the gateway for all voice and data traffic from a user's mobile device to access the internet. As networks become more complex with 5G and 6G, communication delays within the Core network have increased, making it difficult to provide the speed and reliability needed for advanced services like...

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...

AI to curtail revenue leakage in 5G roaming connections

According to Juniper Research, AI solutions will curtail “revenue leakage” in 5G roaming connections.

The research suggests that average revenue leakage per 5G roaming connection will decrease from $1.72 to $1.20. This significant reduction is attributed to the strategic implementation of AI-based segmentation by telecom operators, marking a pivotal advancement in monetising data-centric users.

Revenue leakage pertains to the value of services provided but not...