• Transatel takes global connected vehicle platform on the road

    Having successfully deployed connectivity services for the likes of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover, Transatel has launched a global cellular connectivity platform specifically designed for motorised vehicles.

    Part of the NTT Group, Transatel offers eSIM-capable, cellular technology for the global internet of things (IoT) connectivity area. Its IoV (Internet of Vehicles) Connect, system aims to solve some of what the company describes as vehicle manufacturers’ greatest challenges that are currently not being addressed by the market. And this is a market that is taking off. Recent research suggests there will be 83 million 5G-connected cars on the

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  • Vodafone confident of staying on the line

    As the first full week of mass home working came to an end, Vodafone joined fellow operators in recognising the unprecedented demands on its infrastructure, but has also expressed confidence that both the fixed and wireless arms of its business can take the strain.

    Vodafone says that, like all the other leading operators, it has seen unprecedented demand for its fixed and mobile estate and says it has learned lessons from its global estate to keep UK services up and running. On 25 March, Vodafone said it had seen an increase of about 30% in internet traffic over its fixed

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  • Video calling, collaboration applications usage rise steeply in UK homes

    It seems remarkable that it’s only just less than two weeks ago when the UK government decreed that those who could work from home should do so, but already in that time, new patterns of work are emerging, and telcos are seen as critical infrastructure for society and the economy research from EY.

    The study of 2,000 UK consumers, seven impacts of Covid-19 on the UK digital household, found that network quality was top of mind among consumers, with as many as two-fifths of households indicating they believe broadband and mobile network providers should focus resources on ensuring reliable

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  • Is Zoom safe and should security teams ban it?

    The rapid rise to prominence of videoconferencing and collaboration application Zoom during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is highlighting more and more cyber security problems with the service, which has been downloaded millions of times to personal and enterprise devices across the globe.

    Earlier this week Check Point threat researchers reported on a surge in fraudulent Zoom domains being used to lure in unsuspecting users and steal their personal information. Now, more threat researchers have piled in with disclosures of their own, and some go so far as to recommend people stop using Zoom altogether. Among them is Patrick Wardle, a

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  • Security, network services top enterprise challenges for deploying UCaaS, CCaaS

    With distributed working taking place on unprecedented levels, unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) and contact-centre-as-a-service (CCaaS) solutions have never been so important, but businesses are still finding their implementation a challenge.

    According to a market trends report based on research by software-defined network and cloud platform provider Masergy, security and network services are the top challenges for enterprises deploying or considering UCaaS and CCaaS technologies, and decision-makers prefer bundled solutions that add security features, a software-defined network and 24/7 performance monitoring.

    Conducted in partnership with IDG Research, the study analysed responses from IT decision-makers at global enterprises that are evaluating, planning

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  • Nokia launches AI-based operations to help telcos enter the 5G era

    Nokia has launched AVA 5G Cognitive Operations, aiming to help communications service providers (CSPs) gain insights to assist with slice creation and assurance to meet committed service level agreements (SLAs) for massively scaled 5G networks and enterprise services 5G infrastructures.

    Explaining the rationale for the launch, Nokia said that with 5G and the explosion of internet of things (IoT) devices unfolding, CSP operational teams are challenged with having to manage an ever-growing complexity through new use cases, service requirements, virtualisation and network slicing.

    The company believes that to that end, traditional network and service management approaches are no

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