TikTok joins GSMA

20 December 2022

TikTok has joined the GSMA as an industry member and says it intends to ‘work with our industry partners to advocate the development of new mobile communication technologies and form lasting business relationships in our global community.’

The app will reportedly share its knowledge, provide industry insights, and support innovative initiatives ‘that will benefit everyone in the telecommunications ecosystem.’

“With its powerful influence on culture and massive monthly user base of over one billion, TikTok has captured the world’s attention over the past few years,” said Lara Dewar, chief marketing officer, GSMA. “We’re excited to welcome TikTok as an industry member to work together on initiatives that benefit the entire mobile ecosystem.”

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Telecom Namibia invests in smart city fibre

20 December 2022

Telecom Namibia has signed a partnership agreement with OMDis Town Transform Agency (OMDis) to deploy 67.6km of optical fibre in Oranjemund at a total cost of N$12 million, as part of a project to transform the town into a smart city.

“A smart city requires connectivity between citizens, service providers and government,” said said Amanda Hauuanga, deputy chair of the board of Telecom Namibia. “Telecom Namibia understands the central role connectivity plays in a smart city ecosystem and therefore we believe we are the most appropriate partner to help OMDis transform Oranjemund into a smart city with all things digital.”

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Sepura deploys 500,000th TETRA radio

20 December 2022

Sepura has deployed its 500,000th TETRA radio in Germany, with the landmark device being put to work on the Munich city underground rail network.

Stadwerke München has been running a major project to renew the radio system in the city’s underground network. As part of this solution, network managers selected Sepura - through its German partners SELECTRIC Nachrichten-Systeme GmbH - to provide a fleet of more than 1,800 SC20 TETRA radios and accessories for the new network.

“Sepura products are known around the world as tough, reliable products,” said Hendrik Pieper, managing director at SELECTRIC. “We have achieved success in the world’s largest TETRA market by combining Sepura products with outstanding customer service to users in public safety and commercial organisations throughout the country. We look forward to continuing to support these customers in the future.”

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Omantel launches 400GbE DCI via Ciena DC

20 December 2022

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), has launched a 400GbE DCI service utilizing Ciena’s Data Center Interconnect solution. The service is designed to meet the rapidly rising connectivity demands of Omantel’s wholesale, cloud and content provider customers while delivering a superior customer experience through optimized performance.

Omantel’s 400GbE DCI service runs on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics and is managed by the Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. The solution gives Omantel the ability to deploy 100G and, for the first time, 400GbE DCI connectivity over wavelengths up to 800Gbps to accommodate increasing network traffic.

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