Smart Axiata aims to transform into a data-driven organization with Cloudera partnership

Key Signals in Telecommunications

Centre setup and Expansion
BT Group announces new Cardiff office and Welsh hub
The new office in the center of Cardiff which will become a hub for up to 900 employees in the city and wider region. The move represents a multi-million-dollar investment by BT in the city and secures a new, significant presence for the company in the Welsh capital. Read More>>
NTT Communications launches Open Hub workspace to develop new business fields
The workspace is planned to be a place where technologies from various fields come together to create new concepts and businesses aimed at social implementation. Read More>>
PLDT Group to build another data center facility in Laguna
The company is set to build an additional 100MW of data center capacity beginning with a new hyperscale, telco-neutral, and purpose-built facility in Sta. Read More>>
Vodacom launches Africa’s first AWS Outposts Innovation Lab
The laboratory is expected to help enterprise and public sector customers of Vodacom Business to accelerate their digital transformation journey by building, managing, and scaling their local applications using AWS services and tools. Read More>>
Telefonica Vivo deploys 5G-Ready IP Transport Network with Cisco and NEC
Telefonica Vivo is deploying a simplified and automated, 5G-ready IP network for its converged mobile and fixed networks as part of the Fusion Network Project in Brazil supported by industry-leading solutions from the vendors. Read More>>
Comms Group secures global supply deal with Vodafone
Comms Group will provide Microsoft Teams calling (direct routing) services, SIP trunking, value-added services (including but not limited to call recording, call reporting, contact center, teams to text messaging/SMS integration) and hardware-based voice solutions as part of the deal. Read More>>
IT Ecology extends partnership with Keysight Technologies
As a premier partner with Keysight, IT Ecology can expand its high-quality test portfolio and services to include Keysight’s network visibility, performance, and security test solutions. Read More>>
Smart Axiata partners with Cloudera in its acceleration to a data-driven organization
Through this partnership, Smart Axiata hopes to use data to improve its customer service and deliver targeted offers that anticipate the needs of its customers, in line with the brand’s commitment to building a digitally savvy society in Cambodia. Read More>>
XipLink, Lanner Electronics partner for software-defined networks
The collaboration gives service provider partners access to a wider range of platforms for increasing demand for bandwidth. The collaboration will extract maximum value from the available network capacity in remote areas for maritime, defense, and cellular backhaul use cases. Read More>>
Etisalat UAE to become Master Distributor of all Samsung Smart Devices
The company will operate the marketing, supply, and distribution of Samsung products. The move will make Etisalat the biggest player for Samsung products in the region, also opening the way for introducing value-added services powered by Samsung technology. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition
Commerce Commission approved the USD 1.7 Bn merger of Orcon and 2degrees
Orcon and 2degrees welcomed the decision as they awaited the final required regulatory approval from the Overseas Investment Office. The commission was satisfied that the merger was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in any New Zealand market. Read More>>
Acuative acquires Network-as-a-Service Provider TenFour
The company acquires network-as-a-service (NaaS) provider TenFour, an AT&T and Cisco Systems partner. The acquisition will enable Acuative to expand its service offerings, customer base, and headcount, according to Acuative. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Cisco picks Carl Solder as the new A/NZ CTO
Solder will be responsible for elevating Cisco’s technology strategy and highlighting the latest company innovations, with a strong customer focus to understand the needs and application of technology. Read More>>
Intelsat picks David Wajsgras as the next CEO
Wajsgras’ two decades of experience at the senior executive management level in commercial and defense industries would be a great advantage to the satellite operator post-bankruptcy. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

  • Verizon continues to upgrade and expand its wireless network to improve ultra-wideband network, multi-access edge computing, and data speeds by reducing operating costs.
  • Verizon is keen to build its 5G network and enhance its Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) technologies and partnerships, continued innovation in fiber technology, and advancements in fiber deployments. 
  • Verizon is interested in using cloud services to power 5G networks, and it plans to deploy an open hybrid cloud platform and service orchestration solution across its 5G core network. 
  • The company is upgrading its wireless services to provide real-time, downloadable audio and video content, Internet browsing capabilities, and other services. 

Key Funding Alert

Vodafone Idea council approves USD 1.9 Bn fundraising scheme  
The board approved the issue of equity shares or securities convertible into value shares, Global Depository Receipts, American Depository Receipts foreign currency convertible bonds, convertible debentures, warrants in at least one tranche. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Sateliot
Total Funding – USD 12.88 Mn
About: Sateliot’s mission is to connect the IoT customers of the incumbent operators out-of-coverage, occasionally or permanently, from a LEO constellation in a wholesale model. Sateliot satellites receive, process and dispatch the customer’s message in a secure and private mode to the telecom operator core network. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Telecommunications Market in the UK and Ireland
The UK telecommunications market focuses on launching new satellites to enhance data connectivity across the region. The UK government is also intending on rolling out high-quality broadband throughout the country. Read More>>
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