Monday Roundup: Iliad, Tele2, NTT Docomo, NEC, Alepo, Italtel, HPE, Telus

February 26th, 2024 by · Leave a Comment

With MWC underway, a whole bunch of collaboration is being announced.  Here is one bit of consolidation and a series of technology partnerships from different parts of the globe to keep up with:

Iliad has agreed to buy nearly 20% of the Swedish operator Tele2. Iliad, which is led by the French investor Xavier Niel, is spending $1.26B to acquire a stake currently owned by Kinnevik. Iliad has been looking to consolidate assets in Europe, buying 2.5% of Vodafone two years ago and having made several bids to buy Vodafone Italy.

NTT DOCOMO has selected NEC’s virtualized radio access network technology. DOCOMO will be deploying vRAN on its 5G commercial networks in Japan as well as internationally through the OREX ecosystems. DOCOMO hopes to find cost and power savings through the use of nextgen vRAN capabilities.

Alepo has announced a partnership with Italtel S.p.A. Italtel will leverage Alepo’s 5G technology in its ICT service opfferings, and more specifically for private 5G networks. The two hope that their joint solution will speed adoption across a wide range of industry verticals.

And Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that it is working with TELUS. The Canadian provider will use HPE’s 5G Open RAN technology across some 3,000 sites, deploying HPE ProLiant DL110 Gen11 servers. TELUS is looking to achieve an enhanced customer experience through instantaneously-responsive connectivity.


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Categories: Mergers and Acquisitions · Software · Telecom Equipment · Wireless

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