Verizon Public Sector secured a $495 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency, Layer 2 wide area network services in support of critical research. Verizon’s solutions, which include switch, router, firewall and edge compute capabilities, will connect 200 different Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) laboratories and High Performance
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Dell Technologies and Dish have formed a strategic infrastructure agreement to support the latter’s Open RAN-based 5G network in the U.S. Under this partnership, Dell Technologies will provide Dish with network and edge-compute infrastructure. “By collaborating with Dell Technologies, we will have the hardware and software infrastructure needed to harness the power and potential of
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Services of all kinds are today largely digital — customers expect it, and businesses have benefited from it, saving time and money and agilely expanding services. “As a service” is the new watchword for IT, security and web services, and telecom needs to adopt “as a service” as well. Customers have become accustomed to the
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The US Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to advance a plan to ban approvals for equipment in US telecommunications networks from Chinese companies deemed national security threats like Huawei and ZTE. Under proposed rules that won initial approval, the FCC could also revoke prior equipment authorisations issued to Chinese companies. A Huawei spokesperson, in an
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 A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded US warnings that participation of a Chinese company posed a security threat, two sources told Reuters. The former Huawei Marine Networks, now called HMN Technologies and majority owned by Shanghai-listed Hengtong Optic-Electric, submitted a bid
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Nokia will be the sole supplier of 5G radio equipment for the Danish network joint venture between Telia and Telenor, which recently picked up new spectrum to enable it to forge ahead with 5G rollout. Nokia was always going to be the vendor of choice for the JV, known in English as TT-Network. It has
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MTN this week became the latest major telco to commit to deploying OpenRAN technology, which it claims will be a “game-changer” in emerging markets. The South African company, which has operations in around 20 markets in Africa and the Middle East, said it is working with vendor partners Altiostar, Mavenir, Parallel Wireless, Tech Mahindra and
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Instagram Reels are getting ads. The company announced today it’s launching ads in its short-form video platform and TikTok rival, Reels, to businesses and advertisers worldwide. The ads will be up to 30 seconds in length, like Reels themselves, and vertical in format, similar to ads found in Instagram Stories. Also like Reels, the new
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American Tower Corporation and global insurer and investment firm Allianz, announced that Allianz Capital Partners and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund, will acquire a 10% stake in ATC Europe. The transaction is valued at over 530 million euros ($633 million), reinforcing a more than €8.8 billion enterprise value for ATC Europe. American Tower will retain
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Finnish vendor Nokia announced that it has opened its first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Center at its offices in Dallas, Texas. The new facility is designed to support the development of partnerships among O-RAN vendors that will help with the verification, introduction, and launch of O-RAN compliant solutions to market, Nokia said in
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As 5G is being deployed, the latest in wireless technology is bringing new use cases and potential revenue streams to life. It is also bringing new demands to network deployment and testing. Even though 5G is still in its early days, networks are already evolving as operators deploy new spectrum in the low, mid and
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Test and measurement firm EXFO is excited about its latest UK deal but the real story is happening behind closed doors, as shareholders and directors grapple with an ownership struggle. EXFO will provide its testing solutions to UK altnet Hyperoptic, which is building out full fibre broadband in various towns and cities in the UK,
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Motorola Edge Berlin, Motorola Edge Berlin NA, Motorola Edge Kyoto, and Motorola Edge Pstar are speculated to be codenames for upcoming smartphones from the Lenovo-owned company. These are said to be the successors to Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ from April last year. Now, a publication has shared some specifications for these models, suggesting that
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The latest deal in the action-packed telecoms towers sector sees asset manager Allianz Capital Partners taking a half-billion-euro stake in American Tower’s European division. Both companies are pitching it as a partnership, but it’s hard to ignore the financial side of the transaction. Subject to regulatory approvals, Allianz Capital Partners will purchase a 10% stake
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The trend of operators outsourcing as much of their infrastructure as possible to public cloud giants continued with the launch of Vodafone’s first European multi-access Edge computing services. The heavy lifting is being done by AWS (Amazon Web Services) Wavelength, which has been available since 2019. Since Vodafone was one of the first companies to
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