Telecommunication
Industry Outlook for April

04/05/2021
We explore and keep you updated with recent news in April and technologies that could have a big impact on the telecom industry in the year ahead.
5G of the Month:
Verizon secured its first private 5G contract in Europe.
Verizon signed its first private 5G contract in Europe with Associated British Ports (ABP) to deploy the mobile network at the Port of Southampton.
    We have been able to equip ABP to take advantage of the immediate benefits private 5G offers, and... take full advantage of new technology applications and real-time analytics which will digitally transform its services in the future - said Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business.
    Verizon snags private 5G network deal with U.K. port operator
    Europe's telecoms infrastructure needs €300 billion spend for 5G
    €300 billion into telecom infrastructure could generate over €110 billion in annual GDP benefits for Europe by 2025 according to the Boston Consulting Group report. These investments are important to achieve both gigabit speeds and realize the full 5G vision in Europe.
    Europe's telecoms infrastructure needs €300 billion spend for 5G
    Five Australian operators secure 26GHz spectrum for 5G
    Five operators have won spectrum in the Australian Communications and Media Authority's latest spectrum auction in the 26 GHz band.
    With access to 15-year licenses for mmWave spectrum, network operators will now be able to provide fast, high-capacity and low-latency services to build on and enhance their existing 5G networks - Communications minister Paul Fletcher stated

    Five Australian operators secure 26GHz spectrum for 5G
    Telecom Italia wants to cancel a contract with Huawei
    Telecom Italia wants to cancel a contract with Huawei for supplying equipment to build part of the telecom firm's 5G network in Italy.
    Telecom Italia looking to drop Huawei from Italy 5G network
    Reports of the Month:
    ETSI released its three reports on alternatives for TCP/IP.
    European standards agency published three reports on the problems with TCP/IP packets. The first report is about the shortcomings of TCP/IP for fixed and mobile networks. The second considers testing Non-IP Networking over 5G cellular Radio Access Networks. While the third describes the networking model.
      Finding new networking protocols more suitable to the 5G era was essential. These reports set the scene for standardization of technology that meets the requirements of mission-critical systems such as industrial control, intelligent vehicles, sound reinforcement for live events, and remote medicine - said John Grant, Chair of ISG NIN.
      ETSI released its three reports on alternatives for TCP/IP.
      IPv4/IPv6 of the Month:
      New initiatives from MeitY will increase IPv6 adoption in India
      The Ministry of Electronics and IT prepared 3 initiatives to increase the speed of IPv6 adoption. Firstly, MeitY hired an agency to provide support for Indian entities to adopt IPv6. Secondly, The NIXI Academy will provide education about technologies like IPv6. In terms of the third initiative, the NIXI-IP-Index will show the IPv6 adoption rate in India and across the world.
      New initiatives from MeitY will increase IPv6 adoption in India.
      Nigeria wants to migrate to IPv6
      The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy firmly believes that Nigeria needs to migrate from the use of Internet Protocol version four (IPv4) to IPv6 in order to prepare for a digital economy transformation because IPv4 is already reaching its capacity limit while
      the population of internet users in Nigeria is on the rise.
      Nigeria wants to migrate to IPv6
      Edge of the Month:
      VMware created a larger business unit for service providers, SASE, and edge computing
      The new VMware division is formed around three primary teams that focus on service providers, SASE, and edge computing. For example, the service provider team will be responsible for 5G Telco Cloud Platform for network operations and modernization of core access networks with virtualized and containerized network functions.
      VMware created a larger business unit for service providers, SASE, and edge computing
      AI of the Month:
      Nvidia collaborates with telecom firms for AI-on-5G developments
      Several telecom firms like Fujitsu, Google Cloud, Mavenir, Radisys and Wind River start working closely with Nvidia to develop solutions or Nvidia's AI-on-5G platform. It will help Nvidia to speed the development of a variety of use cases as well as provide benefits for carriers
      Nvidia collaborates with telecom firms for AI-on-5G developments

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