Wednesday, October 4, 2023
John Baker, Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Business Development at Mavenir

Network software firm Mavenir wins two prizes at the 2023 5G Challenge

Mavenir, the world-renown Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native solutions that run on any cloud, announced that it has won two prizes at the 2023 5G Challenge; a competition organized by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in alliance with the US Department of Defense (DoD).

AWS reveals competency partners to help global telecos to find consulting services in key...

In the era of 5G, telecommunication services providers (telcos) are under pressure to find new ways to build, operate, and monetize networks while delivering new and greater value to customers. As a result, telecommunication services providers are shifting to adapt to system disaggregation and open specification, and even harnessing the power of the cloud.

Grandstream onboards telco industry specialist CommsPlus Distribution to help boost its presence in Australia

Grandstream announced that it has onboarded a new Tier-1 Partner, CommsPlus Distribution. CommsPlus is among the most experienced in the Australian telecommunications industry, specialising in distribution of unified communications (UC) solutions and peripheral products. CommsPlus is a highly respected and established distributor that has been working with Australia’s leading telecommunications service providers for many years. CommsPlus has taken over the reigns in handling Grandstream’s account with Telstra, and also aims to enhance Grandstream’s presence within the telecommunications space even further.

Viettel selects Juniper Networks to empower Vietnam’s thriving digital society with high-speed connectivity

Juniper Networks, a secure, AI-driven networks solutions provider, has announced that the Viettel Group, Vietnam’s largest telecommunications group with a growing international footprint, has selected Juniper’s MX960 Universal Routing Platform for its network refresh. The upgrades will help Viettel better scale its consumer mobile and fixed broadband services, especially as networking demands from its increasingly digitally-savvy populace increase, aligning with the govt’s push to drive economic growth through technology. Vietnam is home to over 77 million internet users and is the fastest growing digital economy in Southeast Asia, owing to its booming e-commerce sector and increased adoption of digital services.

Verizon Business announces global IoT eSIM platform with network-operator partners around the world

Verizon Business announced a global wireless IoT (Internet of Things) platform that will let businesses deploy and centrally manage Internet of Things devices across international borders, leveraging both native eSIM and roaming capabilities of MNO partners. With Verizon Global IoT Orchestration, devices in multiple global regions will be now able to connect natively via an eSIM profile from one of its carrier partners and operate just like a subscriber in that partner’s service footprint, adding the partner’s full technical, commercial and multi-network coverage capabilities and enabling solutions that require local connectivity.

CSG propels wireless growth for Airtel Africa across 14-country footprint

CSG® announced the completion of its digital transformation project with Airtel Africa, a telecommunications and mobile money services provider across 14 countries in Africa. With CSG's unified revenue management solution, Airtel Africa is primed to streamline processes across its business, minimize costs and shorten time to market while delivering experiences that drive customer loyalty and sustainable business growth in wireless.

Spark appoints Ericsson as 5G Core supplier for its 5G Standalone network

Ericsson announced that Spark, one of New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and digital services providers, has appointed Ericsson to supply its 5G Core solution to power Spark’s 5G Standalone (SA) network in New Zealand. This is a significant milestone in the partnership to create the potential for new monetization opportunities from the network slicing, network automation and revolutionary edge computing capabilities of Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core.
Phillip Henderson, Chief Executive Officer at Vodafone Cook Islands

Lynk and Vodafone Cook Islands to begin sat2Phone service for clients

Lynk Global, Inc. (Lynk), one of the world's leading sat2phone telecoms provider, and Vodafone Cook Islands, have jointly announced the start of an initial satellite direct-to-mobile phone service to Vodafone Cook Island subscribers using Lynk's "cell-towers-in-space." Vodafone Cook Islands is the second mobile network operator (MNO) to launch Lynk's sat2phone tech as a subscriber service. Vodafone is the leading telecommunications services provider in the Cook Islands, offering mobile, broadband, fixed line, and a range of other telecommunications technology-based services and solutions across all inhabited islands.
Charles Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Lynk

Lynk demonstrates first-ever two-way standard phone voice calls by satellite

Lynk Global, Inc., the sat2phone telecoms provider, released the first-ever video of a series of two-way voice calls between mobile-phones connected via satellite. The video shows voice calls using standard mobile phones connected via Lynk’s satellite-cell-towers in orbit.

Lynk and PNCC begin sat2phone service to PNCC mobile subscribers

Lynk Global, Inc. (Lynk), the sat2phone telecoms provider, and PNCC, Palau’s Mobile Network Operator, announced the start of initial commercial service to offer satellite-direct-to-mobile phone services to the island nation using Lynk’s “cell-towers-in-space”. PNCC is the first MNO to launch Lynk’s sat2phone technology as a commercial service for their subscribers.