Mobile Industry Extra: May 2022

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Ericsson reshuffles team to execute strategy

Ericsson has created and revamped several of its internal teams, claiming the changes will permit the company to maintain its ‘technological leadership’ equally information technology continues to invest in 5G, IoT, cloud services and AI.

A new Business Area Deject Software and Services unit of measurement is to be headed by Per Narvinger and a new Business Surface area Enterprise Wireless Solutions squad willled by George Milhearn. Meanwhile a new Group Function Global Operations will be introduced, led by Moti Gyamlani.


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Openreach announces more full fibre locations

Openreach has revealed 56 more locations in the UK that will be upgraded to total fibre broadband. The BT division has already connected 7 million properties to the network and plans to reach 25 meg by 2026.

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Carrier billing spend for digital goods to exceed $74bn in 2026

More consumers are paying for digital goods via their mobile bill than always before. Juniper Research predicts that the amount spent will exceed $74bn within four years – upward from $54bn in 2022, with digital games driving much of this growth.


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GSMA warns ‘imbalances’ could undermine Internet growth

Mobile industry torso the GSMA says operators are disproportionately affected by regulations, taxes and spectrum costs when compared to other Internet companies. It has published a study that argues unless these issues are addressed, then they volition not be able to invest in infrastructure that will benefit the unabridged Internet value chain.

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Virgin Media O2 business gets new director of SMB

Virgin Media O2 Business concern has named Catherine Amran is its director of SMB. The operator, formed through a merger last yr, has besides detailed a ‘Become more’ tech fund for medium businesses to assist their digital transformation.


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Omdia expects 1.3bn 5G connections in 2022

New research suggests 5G will account for lx% of global mobile service revenues in 40% of all connections globally past 2026. In the short term, more connections volition be added this year than the by 3 years combined, reaching 1.3bn by 2022.

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Vodafone adds former Ofcom CEO to its lath

Informa CEO Stephen Carter has been appointed non-executive director of Vodafone. Carter previously held senior executive positions at Alcatel Lucent, is a not-executive director of United Utilities, and was the first chief executive of regulator Ofcom.


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BT connects 7.2m to full fibre

BT has now continued 7.2 million homes and businesses, with 25% of premises able to access the network taking out a subscription. Revenues were downward two%to £20.9 billion, while profitability increased past the aforementioned per centum. Meanwhile, the company’s cost savings target has been extended from £2 billion by the end of 2024 to £2.5 billion by 2025.

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Vodafone names former Arm and Orange execs to its board

Vodafone has appointed former ARM chief executive Simon Segars and the former Orange and French republic Televisions executive Delphine Ernotte Cunci as non-executive directors. The operator hipes the appointments volition provide additional feel in the technology, media, and telecoms industries.


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Nearly 2,000 cities around the earth now accept 5G

5G is now available in 1,947 cities across the world, with 635 added in 2021 and two being continued every unmarried day. Viavi’due south ‘state of 5G report’ institute that there were 72 countries with a next-generation network, with United States and China having the virtually 5G cities.


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Community Fibre passes 500,000 London homes

Full fibre provider Community Fibre’s network is at present available to one-half a 1000000 homes and 116,000 businesses in the capital. Information technology says the milestone is a primal achievement as it seeks to accomplish its goal of reaching 2.ii million properties past the end of 2024.

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5G voice users to reach 2.5bn by 2026

A study by Juniper Research has found the number of Vocalism-over-5G users will increase from 290 1000000 in 2022 to two.five billion by 2026. The technology will help mobile operators compete with OTT services past offering interactive calling directly within a native phone application.

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Former Vodafone CTO joins BAI Communications

BAI Communications has appointed industry veteran Steve Pusey every bit chair of its lath. Pusey served ix years as Vodafone CTO, having also had spells at Nortel and BT.