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What’s up with… Verizon and Verana, BT, ETSI, 5G Evolution

In today’s industry roundup: 5G small-cell alternative Verana conducts field trial at Verizon; BT’s revenues diminished due to the “difficult economic background” that caused its losses; The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is adding software development groups to its specification development mix; and more.

Alternative Radio Access Network (RAN) Systems Vendor Verena Networks she has He got a field experience With a major US operator Verizonwhich is the status of startup companies 5G mmWave Integrated Access and Delivery (IAB) solution through its paces. According to the vendor, the mmWave 5G small cells can provide wireless connectivity to other Verana 5G small cells while still providing 5G access to smartphones and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) devices. Verana’s scalable, multi-hop IAB solution reduces the number of optical fiber transmission links required to build an mmWave 5G network by more than 90% – reducing capital and operational expenditures, while increasing flexibility in site selection and speed of network deployment. Verana, which says its virtual RAN solution is fully compliant with 3GPP standards and O-RAN Alliance specifications, It raised $28 million in the second round This past April, its total funding had increased to $43 million. According to Verana, Verizon’s joint venture unit, Verizon Ventures, is one of the company’s investors, participating in both rounds of the company’s financing (although not sharing its stake size).

British Telecom BT group It reported a 3% year-on-year decrease in total revenue for the third quarter of financial year 2022 (ending 31 December 2022), falling from £5.37 billion to £5.21 billion. The operator’s consumer segment saw the largest decline (6% drop to £2.4 billion), followed by its enterprise unit (3% drop to £1.25 billion) and its global division (2% drop to £857 million). in openreachBT’s semi-autonomous wholesale fixed access network unit, revenue rose 4% year-on-year to £1.4 billion. The company also published its results for the nine months ended December 31, 2022, which showed a 1% drop in revenue to £15.6 billion, as price increases and improved Openreach and consumer trading were offset by lower sales of strategic equipment in global migration. from MVNO [mobile virtual network operator] customer, BT Sport revenue removed, legacy products down,” the company noted. CAPEX (capex) rose 3% to £3.9 billion because Openreach’s increased investment in fixed network infrastructure offset investment in spectrum over the previous year. He commented BT’s CEO, Philip Jansen, emphasized that BT “has grown its revenue and EBITDA on a pro forma, like for like, basis, despite a difficult economic backdrop” and noted that the group is also “moving forward with cost cutting to deliver £3 billion in annual savings by the end of FY25.” Jansen also claimed that BT is building full fiber with “the fury,” with 9.6 million buildings now having access to these networks, of which 29% are already connected. The 5G network, which reaches Managed by EE’s mobile division, to 60% of the population in the UK Overall, the results were better than expected, with BT’s share price jumping 6.3% to 131.75p on the London Stock Exchange. See more.

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)the European industrial body known as Industry Standards Groups (ISGs), will be formed Software Development Groups (SDGs) in an effort to “adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of technology and standards development.” According to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), “The development of software accompanying the standards will speed up the standardization process, provide faster feedback loops and improve the quality of standards.” The Sustainable Development Goals will beDesigned for collaborative software development “and will use tools and processes developers are already familiar with.” Read more.

still with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)in whichPen Source Collection TeraFlowSDN Just announced the second version of the TeraFlowSDN Controller, “an innovative and powerful SDN controller and orchestrator tool.” Read more.

Facebook owner meta It reported disappointing earnings, with a 55% year-over-year decline in net income for the fourth quarter of 2022 to $4.7 billion, and revenue down 4% year-on-year to $32.2 billion. Costs and expenses were also on the rise, rising 22% to $87.66 billion, including a $4.20 billion fee for restructuring efforts, such as The largest layoff in its historyannounced near the end of the year. But for 2023, the company expects to save money, as it now expects capex (capital expenditure) to be between $30 billion and $33 billion, down from a previous estimate of $34 billion to $37 billion. This also reflects its intentions to spend less on building data centers, as well as mass job cuts. Total expenses for the full year 2023 are expected to be in the range of $89 to $95 billion, down from a previous forecast of $94 to $100 billion “due to slower expected growth in payroll expenses and cost of revenue,” the company noted in its statement. Financial advertisement. Given expectations of the lower cost and the $40 billion increase in the share repurchase authorization, shares were up about 20% in after-hours trading Wednesday when the results were released.

T-Mobile US It added 524,000 customers to its Fixed Wireless High-Speed ​​Internet Access (FWA) service during the fourth quarter of 2022, bringing the total added last year to 2 million customers and the total FWA customer base to 2.6 million, the operator reported as part of its latest service. Earnings report. 5G-enabled FWA broadband access services have been a huge success for both T-Mobile and Verizon over the past year. T-Mobile added 6.4 million postpaid customers in 2022 and grew total service revenue for the full year by more than 5% to $61.3 billion. The company’s full earnings announcement can be found here here.

Severn Trentthe second largest water utility in the UK, it is claimed “Diverting” wastewater management Experimenting with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Machine Learning (ML) system to help improve control of “waste flow,” a seemingly innocuous phrase that could actually include the fact that harmful untreated sewage is discharged into rivers and streams. . In recent years, climate change has seen periods of prolonged, violent rainfall in the UK, with runoff often flooding sewers and causing severe pollution events. In 2021 an investigation by Britain’s largest independent television station, ITV, found that in 2020 Severn Trent (which provides services across the Midlands and parts of southwest England) was one of the worst offenders of discharging polluted sewage. Figures from Britain’s Environment Agency, which monitors river pollution, showed that Severn Trent released untreated waste into waterways 60,982 times in 2020, over a period of 558,698 hours – the equivalent of 64 years’ worth of sewage! The trial of the new technology will continue until 2025. It is part of the Ofwat innovation fund for water regulation, and is designed to at least moderate the frequency and length of emergency or preventive discharges. Severn Trent says its network will be enhanced by the ability of AI to better predict weather conditions, anticipate maintenance and control waste flows more efficiently. The system will enable pumping stations to operate autonomously, in real time, thus reducing overflow activations. Britain’s Met Office says that between 2020 and 2080 UK summers will be 60% drier while winters will be 30% wetter, so an increase in droughts and floods will be a fact of life. Severn Trent collaborates with the existing British telecom company, BT, on the artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and machine learning aspects of the system and is working with other water companies, including Thames Water and South-West Water as well as Rockwell Automation, 8 Power, Blackburn Starling and the University of Exeter. Rich Welwin, Head of Asset Intelligence and Innovation at Severn Trent, said: “By turning to innovation and developing artificial intelligence, this technology is able to predict and get the network in perfect condition. So, when we know that heavy rain is expected, the network will automatically improve Storing the grid ready for auxiliary flow and diverting the flow away from floods and hot spots reducing risks of flooding and pollution Not only does the project itself provide a whole host of great benefits, but the lessons we found from this experience could revolutionize how we manage waste grids in the future. Which, in the end, will be a great result for our clients.” And much less unpleasant smell.

Ericsson Completed a trial of multiple networking chips on laptops connected to a cellular network and claims to demonstrate the technology’s capabilities for several consumer and enterprise use cases. Utilization Intel Processors are working on MicrosoftIn Windows 11, interoperability development testing (IoDT) demonstrated the use of network slicing for applications, such as mobile games and collaboration tools. The trial also used User Equipment Path Selection Policy (URSP), a capability that enables devices to automatically select a segment based on application needs, and then select solutions from Ericsson to “secure end-user service differentiation.” The three companies will present the demo during MWC Barcelona 2023. Find out more.

Later in the year, the Canadian company GHGSat It will launch the world’s first commercial Earth-observing satellite with a single mission and objective, from orbit, to monitor the amount of carbon dioxide in the planet’s atmosphere and locate individual “super-emitter” source locations. The data will be for sale, primarily, to governments, financial services markets and other bodies interested in tracking emissions estimates. The new Canadian satellite, GHGSat-C10, will be a specialized addition to the existing GHGSat A constellation of six satellites that monitors methane emissions. The new satellite will use the same shortwave infrared sensor as a methane sniffer, but will be tuned to the specific and unique light signature of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Furthermore, the new satellite will have a ground-level focus of 25 square metres, which will allow it to detect and calculate emissions from individual industrial facilities around the world. It is programmed to a detection limit of 1 megaton of carbon dioxide per year, and thus will identify large emitters, such as oil refineries, power plants and aluminum smelters. As Dr. Stefan German, CEO of GHGSat, he told the BBC: “It’s not like we have to find big emitters of CO2; we already know where they are…we know where the big power plants in the world are; we know where the aluminum smelters are. So, it’s more about being able to check the emissions.” The 2015 Paris climate agreement requires countries to compile and publish carbon dioxide inventories. Independent monitoring of claimed emissions limits can only be a good thing. “We’ll see how we continue but we have the aspiration to launch more CO2 satellites. Ultimately, we would like to have at least monthly coverage of every major source of CO2 in the world, and maybe weekly coverage of every source in the world,” added Dr. Germain. Until now, tracking and monitoring carbon dioxide emissions has been the responsibility of many national and international space agencies and departments, such as NASA. It’s been 14 years since the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched its “Ibuki” (Japanese word for “breathing”) as the world’s first Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Satellite or GOSAT. It measures 56,000 sites tracking greenhouse gas emissions and concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, and shares data with NASA in the United States and scientific organizations around the world. Now the Canadian GHGSat-C10 is showing that it can also be a commercial project.

– TelecomTV staff