The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN) has announced its "Cloud Native Manifesto: An Operator View." This important overview outlines key requirements and principles for cloud-native telecom from the perspective of an operator. It also provides a clear picture of the industry's necessary focus in order to hasten the adoption of cloud-native solutions on mobile networks.

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Vodafone and Project Kuiper, Amazon’s low Earth orbit satellite (LEO) communications initiative, have announced a strategic collaboration through which Vodafone and Vodacom plan to use Project Kuiper’s network to extend the reach of 4G/5G services to more of their customers in Europe and Africa.

Read more: Vodafone Taps Into Low Orbit Satellite Power to Extend Connectivity

OQ Technology has announced the signing of a new MoU with Aramco that aims to further strengthen their existing collaboration and focus on automation and Satellite IoT connectivity for Aramco's remote site infrastructures.

Read more: OQ Technology and Aramco Strengthen Ties With New Technology Connectivity MoU

AST SpaceMobile, Inc. announced the successful completion of the first-ever two-way voice calls directly to everyday, unmodified smartphones using the BlueWalker 3 (BW3) satellite. This is the first time anyone has ever achieved a direct voice connection from space to everyday cellular devices, demonstrating a significant advancement in AST SpaceMobile’s mission to provide connectivity to the nearly 50% of the global population who remain unconnected to cellular broadband.

Read more: First Space-Based Voice Call Made via LEO Satellite to Unmodified Smartphones

OQ Technology and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) are proud to announce their strong partnership for the launch of the PHI-Demo satellite, part of the Payload Hosting Initiative (PHI). The satellite is carrying groundbreaking technologies to be tested in space for the very first time, marking a milestone achievement for both organizations.

Read more: MBRSC, OQ Technology Set to Launch PHI-Demo Satellite on June 27th

Arabsat announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Loft Orbital (Loft) to collaborate on the mission definition for a future infrastructure in low earth orbit (LEO). Both companies will work together to create the infrastructure that will cater to the needs of various sectors of Arabsat's customers.

Read more: Arabsat, Loft Orbital to Provide LEO Satellite Infrastructure

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