Bhutan Telecom brings 5G to kingdom via Ericsson

04 October 2021

Swedish telecoms gear maker Ericsson said it has secured a 5G network and services rollout deal from Bhutan Telecom.

The deal covers 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) deployment including Ericsson Radio System products and solutions such as Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, Packet Core upgrade, OSS/BSS 5G enhancements, the companies said in an official statement.

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26 August 2021

Martin Jarrold, chief of internationalprogramme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

Pandemic… It is with us still, affecting everyday activities, impacting everyday decisions, circumscribing the scope of our endeavours. It has changed us; what we choose to do, what we can do, and what we are permitted to do.

Like many people since March last year, I have been doing a lot of work-related “Zooming”. Virtual space has replaced aerospace and I have come to appreciate that webinars do have certain advantages. Of course, whilst there is something of an urge to return to real events, and to having human interaction with satellite industry colleagues and partners again, this will not be a return to “normal”. We cannot yet grasp what the climb out of successive lockdowns might be like; the progress of global vaccines distribution and availability is far from equitable; and, the world won’t be “normal”.

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Smart thinking

26 August 2021

Approximately 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia, putting strain on the continent’s cities. But are smart cities the answer to sprawling urbanisation? Robert Shepherd investigates.

The creation of smart cities has been captivating the sector for more than a decade. As technology continues to advance at speed and humans no longer need to carry out jobs that robots can now do with aplomb, countries on every continent are planning for a very different future to the one they envisaged just 15-20 years ago.

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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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