Telecom Industry News

In IoT news, a recent report finds that manufacturing must also embrace edge computing to manage growing factory data and act on it within facilities.

With the pressure to accelerate 5G on, INCOMPAS and the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed joint public comments urging the FCC to act quickly in modernizing its decades-old regulations, allowing for greater spectrum sharing in the 12 GHz band and thereby enhancing competition, consumer choice, and American 5G leadership. In other US-related 5G news, AT&T and Cradlepoint are expanding their joint network offerings to a comprehensive portfolio of 5G solutions in the US using AT&T Wireless Broadband.

In global 5G news, Nokia announced a deal with Net4Mobility, the joint venture between Swedish mobile operators, Tele2 and Telenor, to roll out commercial 5G services across significant areas of Sweden over the next five years. To continue to push 5G innovation, Enea announced that it has joined Telenor’s initiative to create a diverse multi-vendor 5G standalone solution that includes proof of concept of a fully secure cloud-native 5G core for network slicing.

Telefonica has been busy signing agreements to provide or advance 5G. Its subsidiary Telefonica Tech has signed a collaboration agreement with Microsoft on Azure Private Edge Zone to provide private 5G connectivity and other services for demanding industrial use cases. Telefonica Spain has tapped Nokia to bring 5G and FTTH connectivity to more businesses and residences through upgrades to the operator’s IP network.

In connected car news, Ericsson and Volvo Cars have carried out the first successful test handover of connected cars between two national mobile 5G networks, a key step in 5G use cases. Honda and AT&T have extended their connected-car relationship with an in-car Wi-Fi app to access content and entertainment while on the road.

In 5G public safety news, Ericsson and Leonardo are partnering explore and develop new 5G solutions and business models spanning industrial, public safety and critical infrastructure.

IoT News

In IoT news, a recent IDC Research report finds that manufacturing must also embrace edge computing to manage growing factory data and act on it within facilities. The pressure to advance connectivity is accelerating IoT performance and product development, apparent in news headlines this month. Senet and SenRa Tech are advancing their partnership to design, deploy and manage highly scalable LoRaWAN networks globally. In other IoT innovation news, Seeq Corporation has unveiled a new offering on Amazon Web Services to accelerate access to manufacturing data for enabling AWS analytics on industrial data. This month, Verizon Business has extended its Global Internet of Things connectivity service to connect enterprises with mobile assets in 170 countries worldwide.

Satellite News

Satellite news also had the flavor of innovation. Northrup Grumman landed a contract by Airbus Defence and Space for the design, development and production of 24 ship sets of solar arrays to support the OneSat satellite product line. The solar arrays will power the OneSat communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Atos has been selected by satellite operator Eutelsat to deliver an innovative satellite payload monitoring solution. EKINOPS and IEC Telecom Group have launched OneGate Compact, a portable plug-and-play solution that provides critical communications functions for both terrestrial and maritime applications.

Gilat Satellite Networks has been awarded $3 million by a Tier 1 Latin American telco to provide broadband connectivity over satellite to support bridging the digital divide, especially for remote education.


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