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Roundup Wednesday: Vodafone, Nokia, and Ericsson

Here we are in the States, Thanksgiving weekend, but here are some interesting items from around the world first:

Vodafone has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature. No, not wrestling, wildlife. The two will work together to reduce Vodafone’s carbon footprint through a new program to encourage trade-in, refurbishment, repair and recycling of smartphones. Using a refurbished smartphone appears to save 50 kg of CO2e and extract 76.9 kg of raw materials.

Nokia and KPN are working on the next generation of PON technology. They have demonstrated broadband speeds of 20 Gbps in a field trial with the Caresse animal hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Nokia’s 25G PON technology works together with GPON and XGS-PON on the same fiber and access nodes. Veterinary hospitals’ need for bandwidth parallels that of regular hospitals, with the need to transfer large images and other data sets on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, Nokia is also working with Balitower on the other side of the planet. Balitower will use a suite of Nokia mobile transport technologies to upgrade the company’s IP network. As you might expect, it’s all about the 5G launch. Balitower has a national three-year project for its infrastructure across Indonesia.

Ericsson has picked up some work close to home. Finland-based Elisa is leveraging Ericsson technology to launch 5G Standalone across Estonia in Spring 2023. The upgrade includes expansion of Elisa’s core network solutions, and will power cutting-edge next-generation use cases for Elisa customers in Estonia.

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