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Telecom Operators Collaborate to Build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA Support March 2, 2020

Leading operators; China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica and TIM have joined forces, with the support of the GSMA, to develop an interoperable platform to make edge compute capabilities widely and easily available.

The platform to be developed in 2020, will make local operator assets and capabilities, such as latency, compute and storage available to application developers and software vendors enabling"...

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GSMA: ICT Industry Agrees Landmark Science-based Pathway to Reach Net Zero Emissions March 1, 2020

The ICT industry is today taking an unprecedented step forward in tackling climate change with the release of the first-ever science-based pathway to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across the telecoms sector. This supports the GSMA’s commitment to helping the mobile industry achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The new Science-Based Target (SBT) is the result of a collaboration between the ITU, GeSI, the GSMA, and SBTi to develop"...

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Mavenir and MTI Announce First OpenRAN O-RAN Interface Remote Radio Unit (RRU) PortfolioFebruary 28, 2020

Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native, Network Software Provider and MTI announce the first commercial portfolio of OpenRAN RRUs with the O-RAN interface. The initial portfolio consists of 2x20W RRUs for B3, B20, B7 and 2x40W for B5, B28, B71 with general availability in Q2 2020. More variants and additional band support will be added over time.

This portfolio underpins the ability to start transitioning from walled garden systems"...

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Mavenir Simplifies Deployment of 5G Cloud Solutions with Business PartnersFebruary 28, 2020

Mavenir has announced integration of its 5G cloud-native telecom network functions (CNFs) with VMware’s container-ready Telco Cloud running on Dell Technologies’ edge computing solutions 5G deployments. Mavenir’s 5G deployments, pre-integrated and tested on Dell and VMware infrastructure will help speed deployments, simplify and reduce barriers for deploying 5G while providing new capabilities, including:

  • Integration of open source Container as a Service (CaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)"...

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Orange Jordan celebrates graduation of Coding Academy studentsFebruary 26, 2020

AMMAN — Orange Jordan on Wednesday celebrated the graduation of the first group of Orange Coding Academy students who have received training to help them join the labour market, according to a company statement.

The ceremony, held at the Cultural Palace in Amman, was attended by Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Muthana Gharaibeh, Chief Commissioner of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Ghazi Jbour, and Orange Jordan’s"...

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The O-RAN Alliance and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Reach New Level of Collaboration for Open Radio Access Networks February 26, 2020

The O-RAN Alliance (O-RAN) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have announced today a liaison agreement that ensures alignment in the shared focus area of developing interoperable open Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions.

The O-RAN Alliance is focused on the development of open, intelligent, virtualized and interoperable RAN specifications. The Alliance has already created 31 specifications, with 37 demonstrations of the technology at past MWC"...

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GSMA Announces Winners of the 2020 GLOMO AwardsFebruary 25, 2020

The GSMA today announced winners of the 2020 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards. The GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry.

“Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s GLOMO Awards 2020,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “The GLOMOs are a testament to the incredible innovation and ingenuity shaping our industry and it is truly"...

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O-RAN Alliance Continues to Grow as Global Operators and Suppliers Reach Across Borders to Collaborate on Open Innovation in Radio Access NetworksFebruary 25, 2020

  • The global adoption of O-RAN Alliance specifications by the industry is creating the foundation for the future of Radio Access Networks
  • O-RAN growth continues, with Vodafone as the newest operator member
  • 22 planned MWC demonstrations of O-RAN-based equipment implementations are being converted to an O-RAN virtual showcase

The O-RAN Alliance continues to gain momentum in enabling the Radio Access Network (RAN) industry to deliver intelligent, fully interoperable, virtualized and open"...

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Telefónica ‘O2’ UK Selects Mavenir Virtualized IMSFebruary 16, 2020

Mavenir, the leader in accelerating and redefining mobile network economics transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that Telefónica UK (FWB: O2UK) is deploying Mavenir’s virtualized IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution (vIMS) for VoLTE and VoWiFi in their nationwide Data Centers Infrastructure, which is based on the Telefónica Group blueprint for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture.

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GSMA Provides Latest Update on CoronavirusFebruary 8, 2020

The GSMA regret to see Ericsson’s decision not to attend MWC Barcelona this year as they are an important player in our ecosystem. We respect their decision and are reassured by their commitment that they will be at MWC Barcelona 2021 in full force and our rebook trends for next year’s event remain high. Ericsson’s cancellation will have some impact on our presence at this time and will potentially have further impact.

It is of"...

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