A couple network expansions, a bit of M&A, and another shift toward cloud-native.
Colt Technology Services has moved into South Korea in force. The global network operator has established PoPs in four data centers in the Seoul metro area. The expansion of the Colt IQ network will enable 40G Ethernet to enterprise customers in the Korean marketplace, whether that means Korean enterprises looking for global connectivity or international enterprises seeking connectivity into the Korean peninsula.
Orange Business Services’ depth in the healthcare vertical just got greater. The company’s subsidiary Enovacom has acquired Exelus, a French telemedicine specialist that offers digital tools to enable healthcare professionals to operate remotely. Exelus serves 25% of EMS organizations in France. By combining those tools with Orange Business’s managed service portfolio, Enovacom will look for revenue growth both within and beyond France.
Tampnet is working with Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat to enhance Europe’s aviation network over the North Sea. Eight additional antenna sites on offshore production platforms connected by Tampnet’s subsea links will be added to the 300+ ground-based LTE footprint. Five will be out in the North Sea, and the other three within the coastal waters of Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway. The European Aviation Network provides connectivity to travellers on enabled flights above the continent.
And Nokia is moving its IMS Voice Core into the cloud. The vendor is consolidating various 3GPP functionalities into a single cloud native network function, promising improved energy efficiency by 10-20%. Session Border Controller, Call Session Control Function, Telephony Application Server and Media Resource Function will be encapuslated as microservices. Nokia hopes its new cloud-native communications solution will fit the bill with service providers looking to streamline and upgrade their voice core.
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