• Orange, Nokia claim first successful trial of next-gen optical technology

    Orange and Nokia have successfully completed a significant trial testing fifth-generation photonic service engine (PSE-V) chipsets over a live transmission on the operator’s pan-European network.

    The technology is designed to triple the total transported capacity on long-haul links and reduce energy consumption by 50%, thanks to the performance leap offered by probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS), while using what Orange says is the existing “highly flexible and future proof” infrastructure.

    The PSE-V new-generation components also require less active equipment end to end. This promises enhanced reliability of long-haul networks, and quality of service thanks to more robust algorithms and the

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  • World’s first 5G eSIM service goes live

    Hot on the heels of Orange Wholesale France (OWF) launching an embedded SIM (eSIM) for light mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in a partnership with Prixtel, European MNVO eSIM.net Group is claiming to have launched the world’s first 5G eSIM service.

    eSIM technology is designed to remove physical SIM cards for improved user experience. With an eSIM, consumers will be able to manage new subscriptions – or transfer existing ones – to eSIM-enabled devices in seconds, without having to visit a retail store. The number of eSIM devices is predicted to increase rapidly, reaching billions of users in the next

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  • Orange Wholesale unveils eSIM first for France

    Orange Wholesale France (OWF) has launched an embedded SIM (eSIM) for light mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), partnering with Prixtel to become the first French MVNO to be supplied wholesale to offer such technology to its customers.

    The eSIM is designed to remove physical SIM cards for improved user experience. With an eSIM, consumers will be able to manage new subscriptions – or transfer existing ones – to eSIM-enabled devices in seconds, without having to visit a retail store. The number of eSIM devices is predicted to increase rapidly, reaching billions of users in the next few years.

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  • Radius aims to get ahead of the curve with new telecoms division

    Radius Payment Solutions has launched a new division to work with businesses across the UK on how they implement, connect and manage their telecoms operations.

    The new Radius Connect business will have a subscriber base of over 70,000 customers across mobile and fixed line services and will bring together three acquisitions. It provides customers with access to multiple telecommunications providers, mobile networks and technology, as well as independent consulting services and implementation support.

    The company can provide services based on systems from tech providers such as Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Avaya and 8×8, as well as services from BT, EE, Gamma,

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  • New normal of remote working sees more than half of innovation budgets cut

    Companies have responded to the coronavirus by prioritising support for huge numbers of distributed workers, but research has shown that as this has happened, there has been a cut in innovation investment.

    The Innovating in a Post-Pandemic World report study from Pulse, examined how global leaders have been forced to reprioritise during the Covid-19 pandemic, with many pushing innovation to the backburner as they tried to adapt to a new reality. The research follows a Pulse report on behalf of Hitachi ID Systems which found that CIOs have had to battle hard to maintain acceptable experiences for the hugely increased

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  • Virgin Media, Cisco unveil first-ever commercial deployment of OpenRoaming at Canary Wharf

    Canary Wharf Group (CWG), owner of one the largest business centres in Europe, together with Cisco and Virgin Media, has announced the first European commercial deployment of wireless connectivity based on the new OpenRoaming standard for residents on the London Docklands estate, who are demanding access to advanced digital infrastructure.

    Combining the convenience of mobile roaming with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, OpenRoaming allows devices to connect securely and automatically to Wi-Fi networks and roam seamlessly from one hotspot to another without the user needing to log in.

    It is built on a set of standards and guidelines developed by the Wireless

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