Whether it’s important, depressing or just entertaining, the telecoms industry is always one which attracts attention.
Here are the stories we think are worth a second look at this week:
Reports suggest the BT empire is beginning to crumble
No-one in the UK should be in the same league as BT, but poorly executed strategy has kept rivals within touching distance and now the foundations are reportedly being sold off.
Microsoft doubles down on the telco cloud with Metaswitch acquisition
Don’t say you weren’t warned, telecoms industry. The tech big guns are trained on your home turf and they’re not afraid to splash the cash.
Huawei threatened to pull investment from Denmark in response to new screening law
The head of Huawei Denmark sent a letter to the Danish Prime Minister indicating it would rethink its involvement with the country if special security requirements were imposed on it.
Return to work messages start to appear as Twitter hands power to employees
One of the questions which has lingered over the last few weeks is whether the COVID-19 enforced digital transformation will persist in the long-term, though the answer is becoming a bit clearer.
ETSI gets to work on new contact tracing app standard
With countries across Europe all trying to reinvent the wheel with their own contact tracing apps, standardization is long overdue.
Reliance Jio signs a third deal to add another $1.5bn to its bank account
Vista Equity Partners has become the third-largest investor in Reliance Platforms, purchasing a 2.32% equity stake in the disruptive business for $1.5 billion.