How are telecom enterprises leveraging R&D service providers? (Deals/Contracts/ Partnerships)
Altran has won a three year deal worth $ 65 Million to provide chip design and software development and maintenance services to one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies. Altran to provide 3G, 4G, 5G engineering services for next-gen, derivative and legacy ICs
ALTEN set up an engineering service center for the integration of new equipment of the existing network, and the microwave study on millimetre waves for the deployment of the future 5G network for an international telecommunications group
ÅF and Ericsson form a partnership in the Scandinavian market to introduce mobile connectivity for industrial applications
TCS is selected by a leading North American telecom services provider to expand the capabilities of their IoT platform with new state of art features for managing connectivity across IoT devices by implementing a ThingSpace Connectivity Management Solution.
LTTS was awarded a network deployment automation project for a leading telecom customer.
HCL has been engaged by a global technology company to provide eCAD library management, PCB Layout, and mCAD drafting services to the the company’s devices team for the purpose of development of its devices.
Korea Telecom Taps Oracle for 5G Business Services.
HPE collaborates with Samsung and Tech Mahindra to drive transformation of the network edge
An interesting large deal construct. IBM will provide cloud managed service to Vodafone for eight years in a $550 million deal. Another aspect is JV between IBM and Vodafone for building and delivering solutions in areas like AI, cloud, 5G, IoT and software defined networking to Vodafone’s enterprise customers.
How are telecom enterprises organizing their R&D? (GICs/ R&D Best Practices)
Samsung’s India R&D center is its largest R&D center outside Korea and is on hiring mode. It focuses both on global projects as well as India specific projects in areas of 5G, AI, voice interface, etc.
Continental Develops Global 5G-Hybrid-V2X Solution. Till dominant standards emerge, flexible platforms are needed for connected vehicles which can provide connectivity by 4G/5G, DSRC and Cellular V2X.
Intel acqui-hire Ineda Systems in India
Ericsson opens AI R&D centers in India. Will hire 150 experts.
Telstra will open a new innovation and capability center in Bengaluru, India to source talent quickly in emerging areas. This centre will consolidate Telstra presence in India where it already works with many partners.
Qualcomm unveils most powerful 5G modem X55 which can develop up to 7 gigabits per second.
Telecom industry news
Global smartphone shipments decline first time in 2018
35 trial cities in Europe for 5G including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Espoo, Bristol, Stockholm, Berlin, etc.
Foxconn to assemble high-end iPhones in India. It will create 25,000 jobs.
Trouble for Huawei is opportunity for Samsung in telecom gear market
Nvidia to acquire Mellanox for $7 Billion. Mellanox develops data center server chips and other cloud computing products. The two firms count among their clients every cloud provider and computer OEM. Customers include Cisco, Dell, HPE, IBM, Lenovo, Alibaba, AWS, Baidu, Google, Azure, Oracle and Tencent.
Tech Mahindra acquires K-Vision for $1.5 million for telecom services in Japan.
Juniper is acquiring Mist Systems to leverage AI in IT networks.
Google getting into smartwatch. Buys technology and R&D team from Fossil.
AMD Radeon™ GPUs and Developer Tools Tapped for New Generation Gaming Platform, Google Stadia
Telecom consultant/ analyst updates
McKinsey: Cutting through the 5G hype (Link)