Telecom Italia Sparkle , the international services arm of Telecom Italia, has landed the contract to act as network administrator and run the network operations center for the SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable system, which connects Asia and the Middle East with Europe and has a landing station in Sicily.
Telefónica has chosen Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT)'s Mobile Application Platform as its "reference platform" for mobile development, the two companies have announced. The Spanish operator says the move is part of its strategy to "deploy multi-tenant, multi-operator solutions based on open standards" that can help expand its ecosystem of application developers, "enable them to reuse code and foster greater cooperation between Telefónica's operators around the world." The operator has been using Red Hat's system in some markets since 2012 but the system is now the global reference platform for the group, which covers multiple European and Latin American markets.
T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. has chosen Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)'s Revenue Manager software as part of its network transformation. The operator is aiming to replace all existing real-time charging and intelligent network functions with a cloud-based convergent BSS across all its lines of business.
UK regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation in relation to its Wholesale Local Access (WLA) market review, which examines the market for access connections used to provide voice and broadband services to residential and business consumers.