Google Cloud, Nokia Partner to Help CSPs Deliver 5G Connectivity

Google Cloud and Nokia have announced a global, strategic partnership to bring new solutions for communications service providers (CSPs). These solutions would help CSPs modernize their network infrastructures, build on a cloud-native 5G Core, and develop “the network edge” as a business services platform for enterprises.

Global Connectivity Company GNX Appoints Director of Operations

Connectivity veteran Berto van Egdom has joined global connectivity company GNX as a Director of Operations. Mr. van Egdom who previously worked as Project Director for Custom Connect has been hired to further enhance GNX’s business processes and service delivery.

Major European Mobile Network Operators Commit to Open RAN Deployments

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone Group are joining forces to support the rollout of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) as the technology of choice for future mobile networks. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the four operators expressed their individual commitment to the implementation and deployment of Open RAN solutions.

Deutsche Telekom Goes Cloud-Native with a Disaggregated, Open BNG

Deutsche Telekom has connected the first live customer to its disaggregated broadband network, using routing software from RtBrick running on bare-metal switch hardware, to deliver up to 1000Mbps of Internet connectivity.

IDC: Private LTE/5G Infrastructure Market to Reach $5.7 Billion in 2024

Worldwide revenue attributable to the sales of private LTE/5G infrastructure will grow from $945 million in 2019 to an estimated $5.7 billion in 2024, according to IDC, with a 5-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 43.4%. This includes aggregated spending on RAN, core, and transport infrastructure.

Everstream Expands Fiber Network in 7 Midwest Markets to Support 5G

Connectivity provider Everstream has announced fiber network builds in seven Midwest markets which will help to connect more than 2,000 macro cell towers. It would serve the fiber to the tower requirements of wireless carriers as they build out their 5G networks and provide businesses access to “reliable, high-capacity” connectivity.

Telenor Norway Selects Zyxel Communications for its 5G Roll-Out

Telenor Norway has selected Zyxel Communications’ 5G NR Fixed Wireless Access outdoor router (NR 7101) to roll out the world’s fastest and biggest 5G FWA. Telenor is modernizing its existing network infrastructure with plans to offer nationwide 5G access by 2024. The selection of Zyxel Communications marks yet an important milestone for Telenor’s work in upgrading customers to 5G.

Neustar, Connected2Fiber Launch Connectivity Buying and Selling Platform

Neustar and Connected2Fiber partner to offer an automated, end-to-end, cloud-based platform for buying and selling connectivity services across a full ecosystem of trading partners. Neustar’s Universal Ordering capabilities will be integrated with Connected2Fiber’s ‘Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ)’ offering to create the new offering.

Mavenir Cloudifies its Portfolio, Announces New Solutions for Telcos

End-to-end network software provider Mavenir has expanded and cloudified its portfolio by announcing four new solutions: WebScale Platform, AI & Analytics, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and Digital Enablement Platform. It would bring digital transformation capabilities to mobile networks for a complete cloud centric approach on any cloud - private, public and hybrid cloud.

Cinturion Commences Construction of the Trans-Europe Asia System

Cinturion has officially commenced construction of the Trans-Europe Asia System (TEAS). The network project is set to deploy an advanced fiber optic technology, supporting bandwidth-hungry data centers and their customer base.

Nokia Selected by Thailand’s dtac as Its First 5G Partner

Nokia has been selected by Thai mobile operator, dtac, part of Telenor Group, as its first 5G RAN partner. The companies have signed a three-year deal covering the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand.