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What’s up with… BT, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Rogers and Shaw, Private Networks

BT And the Ericsson Hit “The two companies announced on Tuesday morning a new multi-million pound joint partnership to provide private commercial 5G networks to the UK market. Both partners believe there is huge demand from UK companies looking to take advantage of the benefits that private networks can provide. Mark Overton, BT’s Managing Director of Division X, noted part of BT Enterprise which has secured a £100m investment over the next three years. Private 5G networks will support smart factory operations and the advancement of Industry 4.0 which can bring significant cost savings and efficiency to manufacturers. Unlike a public network, a private 5G network can be configured for specific business needs, as well as by individual location or location. It also provides the basis for the overlay of other innovative technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality, opening up many possibilities.” BT and Ericsson have already worked together on several private 5G network deployments, including The one in Belfast Harbour First announced in late 2020 and which is being discussed by Neil McRae, Chief Architect at BT This new video interview. For more information on BT / Ericsson connectivity, see This press release.

QualcommCEO Cristiano Amon explained that the wireless chip giant wants to acquire a stake in Arm, along with competitors, to maintain industry neutrality once it exits SoftBank, Financial Times reports. SoftBank said it plans to list Arm via an IPO yet The takeover attempt by NVIDIA was thwartedbut Amon indicated that it would also be interested in forming a consortium of Arm customers from the semiconductor industry to acquire Arm outright.

Canadian operators Rogers Communications And the Shaw Telecom You have postpone their scheme C$20.4 billion ($16.1 billion USD) merger First announced in March last yearAnd the Even they make an agreement with the country’s competition watchdog. Although Rogers claimed that the two companies “strongly believe the transaction is in the best interests of Canada’s consumers, businesses and economy,” she added that settling with the authorities would be “the best path forward” to realizing the full benefits of the merger. While the deal is on hold, the two telecom companies aim to address the concerns of the commissioner who opposes the deal over concerns that it could harm competition in the market. The final move Rogers and Shaw make comes after the deal is done to the Competition Court of Canada. The companies want to avoid this and have claimed that they will oppose the move if a court hearing is required.

Olivettithe Internet of Things arm of Tim (Telecom Italia) Mindfulnessthe business unit of fabbricadigitale Srl specializing in “technology platforms for managing cities of the future”, to strengthen its position in the smart city sector and strengthen TIM Urban Genius, which is “the solution designed to enable local authorities to adopt a smart and sustainable city model”. Read more.

The renovation revolution is heating up as cash-strapped Brits turn to used cellphones… As the out-of-control cost-of-living crisis grows more difficult in the UK, with almost anything going up in price every day, search by OswichThe popular and influential price comparison service and swap site shows that 22 million mobile customers are actively considering buying refurbished phones rather than new ones. If these intentions become a reality, it would take £2 billion off the market for new phones. The trend was well under way last year when more than a million Brits, mainly but not exclusively in the 18-34 age group, bought refurbished phones. Most refurbished phones are pre-show models or used devices that have been returned to the manufacturer for repair and then released for resale, most with limited, short-term warranties. The Uswitch report shows that 34 percent of consumers considering getting a refurbished phone do so because they want to go green and reduce e-waste. 24 per cent of UK consumers say they want to save money by buying a used model phone, and 40 per cent say new smartphones are now too expensive to replace every year or two and are no longer a top priority ‘must have’ a tool . However, 39 percent of customers say they would not buy a refurbished cell phone due to concerns that cell phones arrive with unfixed faults that will not be covered by the less comprehensive warranties that come with a new phone. Moreover, 28 percent expressed concerns that the battery life of used models would be compromised and it would be impossible to change them from cell phones. However, there is a huge potential market for renovation companies that do things right and provide the right guarantees to do great business.

According to The Daily Telegraph, an upscale UK broad-based conservative and pro-establishment newspaper, the UK government is leaning towards selling Newport Weaver Labthe nation’s largest semiconductor company, to an American venture capital/private equity consortium despite the fact that its sale to Nexperia, a Netherlands-based company wholly owned by Wingtech of Shanghai, China, actually closed down last year. As TelecomTV reported last week, Britain’s Secretary of State for Business, Kwasi Quarting, is recalling his powers under the country’s new national security and investment law to make a “full national security assessment” and “return” the £63m. , the deal that was not initially scrutinized and approved in 2021 when Kwarteng decided not to investigate it because it was, in his words, “too unimportant”. Now though America Ron Black, who has over 25 years in the global semiconductor and technology industry, contacted Quarting to say it had up to £300m in funding available from a consortium of 10 investors to acquire and expand the Newport Wafer Fab. He adds that unless it can be conclusively shown that Wingtech is not a threat to the UK’s national security, it “should be considered a risk and, as such, should not be approved”. Black has first-hand experience of Chinese business scams and attempted boardroom coups. In 2020, as CEO of Britain’s Imagination Technologies, he and his directors threatened to resign en masse in protest of an attempted power grab by China Reform Holdings, even though the Chinese had made solemn and binding promises to be non-interfering passive investors. . China Reform said when it did its part that once it took control of Imagination it would transfer everything, locks, stocks, barrels and intellectual property assets to China. Fortunately, the coup failed. Perhaps the Secretary of State for Business should have paid better attention to that unsoothing episode and looked more closely at the “minor” purchase of Nexperia which turned out to be anything but.

The older brother transfers to Chinese schools. In China, the authorities have introduced the “Super SIM hard wallet” designed for use by schoolchildren and students. The phone looks like a thick, old-fashioned feature phone and serves as a composite ID device, a digital payments terminal, and a kind of phone with very limited features and capabilities paired with a geo-personal tracker. It’s being piloted at Hainan Lu Xun Middle School in Sanya on the south coast of Hainan Island, one of China’s warmest, sunniest, and most popular tourist destinations – though it’s on its way to becoming an Orwellian dystopia. If current trials are successful, carrying a Super SIM to school and college will be mandatory. The ID/Wallet/Phone/Tracker uses NFC technology to enable students to make payments using Chinese Central Bank digital currency to designated and authorized merchants on and off campus. Audio and video calls can be made to and from the “designated” numbers and emergency services can be contacted. The Super SIM Hard Wallet is designed and developed by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in partnership with mobile network operators such as China Mobile. An English-language press release from Sina News Agency said, “After the implementation of the RMB digital student smart card project, through the construction of a new digital campus system, the pain points of the complex management platform of the school and the inconvenience of the home-school interaction has been resolved. The school can realize The closed loop of the capital chain and reduce the risk of cash collection and payment.Parents and the school can view the location of students through the platform, inquire about the route and early warning records, effectively ensure the safety of students, and reassure parents.” Isn’t technology great?