What’s up with… Reliance Jio and Google Cloud, roaming charges for Brits, Cisco and Rakuten, Digital Platforms & Services

The main link between the telecommunications and hyperscale in India and the depressing post-Brexit news for at least some Britons is the main news in today’s review.

The leading mobile operator in India, Reliance Jio, merges with Google Cloud to provide 5G services to consumers and businesses. The operator will use the distributed infrastructure of the cloud giant to provide its services, and the two companies will merge to offer end-to-end 5G services to Indian corporate users. In addition, Google and Jio shared more details about their jointly developed smartphone made for India JioPhone Next. And as part of a broader deal, Reliance Group’s sales divisions will use Google’s cloud platforms to improve efficiency and scale. See for more details this message.

It was almost inevitable … BT’s mobile division, EE, became the first mobile operator in the UK to reintroduce roaming charges for customers traveling to the EU, a solution that would have been illegal before Brexit. But now that EE has decided that from January 2022, every customer who joins the network or upgrades after 7 July will pay £ 2 a day to use their tariff services in most of Europe (excluding the Republic of Ireland) is probably only a matter of time before O2, Three and Vodafone do the same. He will be a bold Brexit supporter who will stand up, saying this is a great example of how Britain is taking back control as a result of leaving the European Union. See for more details this BBC report.

Rakuten Mobile is preparing for the launch of IoT and corporate services by strengthening its backbone network with Cisco technology. The alternative Japanese operator is implementing vendor segmentation routing over IPv6 (SRv6) and Cisco Routed Optical Networking, a move that will “increase network resilience and support a wider range of service level agreements (SLAs) that are essential for future 5G and IoT services. ” Read more.

IPO of Starlink, the satellite internet access services company currently operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, will take place after Starlink’s cash flow is more predictable, Musk said in response to a question asked on Twitter. See more this CNBC report.

Speaking of which … A SpaceX The rocket will launch three satellites built in the United Kingdom into orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida late Friday. The small constellation was built with money provided by the European Space Agency (ESA), of which the United Kingdom remains a member, although it has left the EU, and will monitor the climate and monitor endangered wildlife. Two of the satellites were built by Spire in Glasgow, Scotland, and are designed to provide optical intersatellite connectivity to transmit very high volumes of data from orbit to earth stations at high speed. Meanwhile, Lacuna Space in Oxford, England, has provided extremely high-tech sensors to support ground-based IoT devices in vast areas of the earth. They will monitor the global environment and support farmers by providing data on animal and crop health and water and soil management. The third satellite is from Hampshire’s space missions in southern England. It will include a demonstration payload for Lacuna Space’s IoT satellite service. This is a high-profit radio, defined by broadband software, which will allow a wide variety of applications from radar tracking of marine vessels to the creation of heat maps for 4G mobile use.

Radisys, an experienced telecommunications technology developer now part of Reliance Jio’s portfolio, merges COMSovereign to bring together a range of open 5G and end solutions together to “accelerate the deployment of 5G networks in the defense, public safety and commercial services markets”. Part of the technology mix is ​​the Multi-access Edge Cloud (MEC) platform developed by Saguna, which was acquired by COMSovereign in May. For more information on what Radisys and COMSovereign do together, see this message.

In the US after three weeks the Board of Directors of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a plan to pay large and small telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE infrastructure outside their networks as quickly as possible. If accepted and will be, each operator that has received Universal Service Funds (USF) will receive monetary compensation for the costs associated with the removal of Chinese equipment. The USF receives $ 9 billion a year in taxpayers’ money to increase broadband and Internet access. The plan was originally to restore those telecommunications with fewer than 2 million subscribers, but after the U.S. Congress voted through an additional $ 1.9 billion to ensure the swift removal of Huawei and ZTE, the FCC will compensate operators who have up to 10 million customers.

So, you’re a farmer in rural Wales, you don’t make a great financial profit from traditional farming, but you get a little boost by renting out pieces of your property as telecommunication mast sites, when suddenly the rental income you get drops from £ 5,500. up to £ 3.50 per year! You would not be happy. Ed Bailey, the subject quoted in this little story, who runs the coastal town of Harlech in Gwynedd, North Wales, spits feathers. It is just one of many affected by the implications of the 2017 Electronic Communications Code (ECC) 2017; legislation that should have allowed service providers to engage in “joint negotiations” with farmers in order to reach mutually acceptable limited reductions in the rates paid to them in order to have mobile communication masts on their land. According to the ECC, rent calculations are based on estimates of the minimum value of agricultural land and do not take into account the value of telecommunications equipment located on that land. The idea was that the agreed reductions would lead to more money to deploy more new masts and provide better mobile service. The reality is that farmers face the unilateral imposition of mass layoffs – up to 99 percent or more – on the rents they receive, and they do not return until they wait until the end of the land lease and then ask for the masts. to be removed. Farmers are losing much-needed income, even as the realities of Brexit reach home in agricultural communities, while telecoms in Wales face the possibility of removing masts meaning reduced mobile connectivity. The protests came to naught. Telecommunications companies have deep pockets and phalanxes of well-paid lawyers capable of driving small farmers who have little money, as they don’t mind paying expensive court costs to dispute their losses. Plaid Cymru (Wales’ nationalist left-wing political party) has taken up the farmer’s cause in Parliament, and the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Authority (DCMS) is now “advising” on the alleged involuntary impact of the code and signaling that it will be changed. A statement from the department said: “Our priority is to level the country with better mobile coverage and in order to do so quickly, fair prices need to be agreed for the right to access land and install new equipment. We are aware of the concerns raised. on code and we have confirmed that we will adopt legislation to promote fairer, faster and more joint negotiations with network operators. “Meanwhile, as we report elsewhere, in another example of ‘regaining control’ after Brexit. EE, BT’s mobile office, has announced it will resume roaming charges for calls made by Britons from Europe, a practice banned when the UK was a member of the EU. Six months ago, EE confirmed that it has no plans to reimburse roaming charges. Someone was telling pork.