5G: Deployment status, industry challenges, and market outlook

5G is paving the way for a fully digitalised and connected world. The past two years have seen many new field trials and an accelerating number of commercial rollouts. Moreover, 5G is starting to be adopted in a wide range…

What is the BT Openreach PSTN and ISDN switch off and why do businesses need to prepare?

The BT Openreach PSTN [Public Switch Telephone Network] and ISDN [Integrated Services Digital Network] switch off will be one of the biggest changes in the telecoms industry for over thirty years. It will see BT permanently switch off its ageing…

How muxponders optimise your network infrastructure

The amount of data generated in our digitalised world is growing at unimaginable rates. In fact, data storage company, Seagate estimated that around 175 zettabytes of data will be created by 2025. This figure is the result of technological development,…

FTTP and SOGEA: what businesses need to know

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch off is scheduled for 2025, and will mark the end of the copper-based telephone network. In the lead up to the switch off, businesses must transition away from PSTN-based products to newer services…

A digital-first mindset is the key to customer retention for telcos

A survey conducted by Accenture revealed that 77% of telcoms customers are willing to retract their loyalty towards a specific network operator. Lock-in contracts are no longer sufficient to retain a customer base long term. To keep customers satisfied, telecoms…

Advanced network capabilities for Digital Realty’s data centres

Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG), one of the fastest growing pure-play metro dark fibre providers in the US, has announced its dark fibre connectivity solutions are now available across Digital Realty’s connected data centre campuses in Silicon Valley and Atlanta, two of the…

Mining company awards Speedcast with multi-year connectivity contract for headquarters

Speedcast, communications and IT services provider, has announced that the company has been selected by Mining Company Katanga for a three-year contract to deliver satellite connectivity services to its headquarters and a major mine complex in the Democratic Republic of…

Wind River and Intel collaborate on 5G vRAN solution for FlexRAN

Wind River has announced that the companies are jointly developing a 5G vRAN solution that integrates Intel FlexRAN reference software for systems fuelled by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration, and also features Intel Ethernet 800 Network Adapters and the Intel…

MVNO in the 5G era: opportunities that must be seized

In this article, Hamish White, CEO of telecommunications software provider, Mobilise, explores the 5G future of the MVNO. The Ericsson Mobility Report states that 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed half a billion by the end of 2021 – making 5G…

Ringover opens UK facility as demand for telecoms tech soars

Ringover is solidifying its UK presence with a new London facility. Over the past year, the company has seen demand for its services soar by 230% as businesses across the globe transitioned to working from home. Now, as companies adopt…