What’s up with… Bouygues, AT&T and Cisco, RAN market growth, Access Evolution

The healthy growth of the French operator Bouygues Telecom and the addition of 5G connectivity to AT&T’s IoT services are leading in today’s news summary.

The French operator Bouygues Telecom reported an impressive set of figures for the first half of 2021 with revenues of 3.47 billion euros, an increase of 14% compared to the same period in 2020, although this number is increased by additional sales since the acquisition of MVNO Euro -Information Telecom (EIT), which added 2.1 million mobile users to its customer base: Even eliminating this, Bouygues Telecom’s sales still increased by 5%. As a result of the acquisition of EIT, which has now been renamed Bouygues Telecom Business Distribution (BTBD), as well as organic growth, Bouygues Telecom already has 14.5 million mobile customers (excluding machine connections): It also has almost 4 , 3 million fixed line customers, of which 1.9 million are FTTH customers, with 346,000 in the first half. The operator currently passes through 20.9 million French premises with its fiber access network. Read more.

In collaboration with its partner, Cisco AT&T makes its 5G network available to its IoT customers. “The AT&T 5G network is now ready to provide lower latency and faster speeds for implementing IoT to corporate customers using 5G certified devices,” the operator said. Its existing IoT service, used by companies in sectors such as manufacturing and transportation, uses the operator’s 4G LTE and cellular IoT networks managed by a Cisco-based Control Center. Now, “adding the capabilities of AT&T’s national under-6GHz 5G network enables businesses such as manufacturing, automotive and entertainment to take advantage of the higher bandwidth and lower latency currently available to more than 251 million people in the whole country, “AT&T said this message.

The year-round radio access network (RAN) equipment market is expected to grow faster than expected at a rate of between 10% and 15% compared to 2020, according to updated note on prospects from the Dell’Oro Group. This means that the global RAN market could cost up to $ 40 billion this year.

Dell’Oro is also updating the mobile core network market, which is still growing but at a slower pace due to the indecision of operators in many parts of the world regarding their 5G stand-alone network infrastructure plans,according to the research house. However, operators in the Asia-Pacific region are not holding back, with the region accounting for 70% of all major 5G investments in the second quarter of this year.

The broadband supplier Calix has introduced new line card solutions, E7-2 Intelligent modular system XG801 and CE201, to “simplify the implementation of software-defined XGS-PON networks and speed up the reception of 100G transport, even in temperature-hardened environments such as cabinets”. Read more.

All the Big Technology companies have taken action to address cybersecurity threats since meeting with US President Joe Biden. reports TechCrunch.