STL introduces 5G and WiFi 6-ready, cloud-native software portfolio to enable telco shift to 'XaaS' models

06 July 2021

STL's new offering

STL's new offering

Digital networks integrator Sterlite Technologies (STL) Wednesday launched its new Network Software portfolio - the NSW 2.0 - offering a multi-tenant, cloud-native, microservices-based architecture and hyper-scaler approach to help telcos tap into the Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) market.

The NSW 2.0 portfolio also supports multi-vendor plug-and-play components using a standardized TM-Forum compliant API suite to help telcos monetize 5G, WiFi 6, along with Business As Usual functions, according to an official statement.

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Telkomsel switches on 5G in three Indonesian cities

01 July 2021

Indonesia’s Telkomsel has switched on 5G networks in three cities and said there will be further roll-outs in the not too distant future.  

Customers in Balikpapan, Medan and Surakarta can now access the operator’s 5G network. While coverage is currently only available in certain districts, Telkomsel said this would be “gradually expanded.”

The scope of the launch falls well short of the list of cities named in late May by communication and information minister Johnny G Plate. He stated that the network would be accessible in six residential areas of Jakarta and areas of Denpasar, Batam, Surabaya, Makassar and Bandung, in addition to Balikpapan, Medan and Surakarta.

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Cambodian minister attacks telcos

01 July 2021

Disruptions to telephone and internet services reported across Cambodia June 2 were a result of poor infrastructure development in the telecommunications sector, according to the country’s minister of posts and telecommunications.

Chea Vandeth blamed internet and mobile service providers for not investing enough in antenna masts and other infrastructure to meet growing consumer demand.

“The companies would build a single tower to serve an area of 3,000 people, which would’ve since grown to 10,000 people,” Vandeth said. “Thus many customers experience disrupted services, and towers are far apart from each other, with companies not installing more. Companies are merely looking to turn a profit and line their own pockets with money without bothering to deploy additional equipment.” 

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Amdocs to accelerate M1’s digital transformation on Microsoft Azure

22 April 2021

Amdocs, a vendor of software and services to communications and media companies, said M1, a digital network operator in Singapore, has selected its Openet charging and data management products to accelerate the digital transformation programmes on Microsoft Azure.

The Amdocs Openet cloud-native solution will support M1’s hyper-personalised offerings by enabling M1 to offer, manage and monetise a wide range of digital and 5G services. Additionally, Amdocs will also provide the real-time usage data for M1’s customers to further tailor their digital experience.

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