Category: Core


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Core, public cloud and supply chain

Following a slight delay to accommodate their hectic social lives, the lads are delighted to once more welcome a special guest – Erlend Prestgard, CEO of Working Group 2. They start by learning all about his company, which seeks to disrupt the network core sector via the ‘as a service’ model. This inevitably leads the conversation towards the role of public cloud giants in the telecoms world, before they conclude with a quick look at some of the supply chain challenges faced by the industry.

Bouygues taps Ericsson for 5G SA core

France’s Bouygues Telecom aims to unlock a whole host of advanced 5G use cases with the deployment of an Ericsson 5G standalone (SA) core network.

Where is all the 5G standalone we were expecting?

Telcos have launched just 19 standalone 5G networks to date and that slow pace of development is understandably having an impact on mobile core spending, according to a new analyst report by Dell’Oro Group.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: China Mobile, Orange and Facebook

We’ve run out of guests for the time being so you’re just stuck with boring old Scott and Iain. They start by reviewing the latest 5G tender from China Mobile and what it might mean for the future of the global telecoms industry. Orange had a strategy day earlier in the week, which they both attended, so them move on to review that before concluded with the latest dramas around Facebook.

Nokia bags 5G RAN deal in Denmark

Nokia will be the sole supplier of 5G radio equipment for the Danish network joint venture between Telia and Telenor, which recently picked up new spectrum to enable it to forge ahead with 5G rollout.

AWS takes Vodafone to the edge

The trend of operators outsourcing as much of their infrastructure as possible to public cloud giants continued with the launch of Vodafone’s first European multi-access Edge computing services.

Polls

Do you agree public funding should be used to support mobile operators to more broadly deploy Open RAN?

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