Germany has one of the lowest fibre penetration rates in Europe and is under great pressure to catch up.
It is beginning with pilot schemes to 15,000 premises in Evere and Ixelles (pictured).
For the first time, five leagues covering 15 countries will compete in the Clash of Leagues.
The initiative is designed to ensure Europe has its own trusted data and cloud infrastructure as opposed to relying on Big Tech.
Agreement in the UK follows partnership in Germany where Ericsson will deliver 4G and 5G packet core infra.
Telenor and Telia's joint network (TTN) build will speed up with the addition of 3.5 GHz spectrum.
The operator group acquired the stake in the OTM platform and will roll out AdTech across its nine markets, starting with Russia.
The gap between Ericsson and Nokia closes, but Huawei holds onto the top spot.
The operator pledges to eliminate all carbon emissions by 2027 and a flexible way to pay for consumer devices.
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A message from Annie Turner, Editor of Mobile Europe & European Communications, opening the Telecoms Europe 2021 Virtual Event
Keynote: The resurgence of infrastructure
By Christoph Aeschlimann, CTO & CIO, Swisscom
Covid has put networks right where our industry believes they belong – centre stage. What are the ramifications of being the backbone of the digital economy? How well does playing such a huge role in social and economic welfare sit with running a commercial business? Should more of the cost of building out fibre and 5G come out of the public purse?
The future of ‘smart’ intent-based networks
By Enrico Maria Bagnasco, Chief Technology Officer, Sparkle
As networks become more complex and harder to manage, what do we mean by intent-based networks and why do operators need them? Moving from pre-defined systems to intelligent network services. How do you leverage predictive analytics, machine learning and other kinds of AI to build an intent-based network? What will intent-based networking deliver?
Coming to a container near you…
By Wim Bouckenooghe, Director Core & Communication Solutions, Proximus
Is being cloud-native critical to operators’ survival and how well are telcos progressing towards becoming cloud-native? Risk aversion and an under-competitive vendor market have kept telecom networks from keeping up with the state of the art in networking, but cloud-native techniques and containerisation are bringing them to the cutting edge. What are the next steps in this transformative journey?