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IBM expects unprecedented 5G hypergrowth to begin around mid-decade, and the decisions made by CSPs today are critical The cloud hyperscaler dominance over legacy media companies has been making headlines lately, heightening the pressure on Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to avoid the same fate. The race for CSPs to restructure their business models in a
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The 5G economy is one of incredibly high customer expectations, increasing innovation and competition from unexpected players and new business paradigms enabled by the performance and flexibility of 5G networks. This economy creates new opportunities for service providers to reclaim their right to play in the digital economy by moving up the value chain from
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Viavi Solutions has made optical spectrum analysis a new module option on its Viavi Multiple Application Platform (MAP) Optical Manufacturing Test system, joining 17 other application modules for the MAP system. The MAP wideband optical spectrum analyzer (mOSA) offers a 30% improvement in measurement resolution compared to similar products on the market currently, according to Viavi, which
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The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office is moving to support development and testing of an open-source Standalone 5G software stack from the OpenAirInterface (OAI) Software Alliance, with the launch of OpenAirX-Labs (OAX). The lab launch under PAWR gives a U.S.-based home to work from OAI, which has had its home in Europe, and expands
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Digital Colony has completed its acquisition of DAS and Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless for a total of $854 million. The transaction also includes the assumption of $199 million of the latter’s net debt obligations. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Boingo stockholders will receive $14.00 in cash per share of Boingo’s common stock. As
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 Viavi Solutions has made its virtualized, cloud-based TeraVM O-RAN Central Unit (O-CU) Tester available on AWS Outposts, which the company says makes it the first O-CU test solution deployed on Amazon Web Services’ managed services at the network edge. “As 5G services leverage edge computing, the ability to validate application and infrastructure performance at any point
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Canadian operator Bell Mobility announced the expansion of its 5G network to 23 new markets across Québec, Ontario and Manitoba. Bell 5G’s reach has expanded in Manitoba (St. Andrews and Stonewall), Ontario (Barrie, Burlington, Clarington, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, McNab/Braeside, Moravian, Pickering and Waterloo) and Québec (Ascot Corner, Champlain, Magog, Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Catherine-de Hatley, Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes,
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AT&T has won contracts to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security modernize its networks, and the agency will gain access to FirstNet services as well. AT&T snagged four task orders from DHS to modernize and transform the agency’s telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking services: Specifically, those deals involve the networks of DHS headquarters, Immigration
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Amazon is acquiring MGM Studios’ catalog of 4,000 films and 17,000 television shows for $8.45 billion Amazon is acquiring MGM Studios for $8.45 billion, marking both the tech giant’s second second-largest acquisition behind the 2017 purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and the latest development in a larger restructuring of the media and entertainment industry.
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Keysight Technologies has picked up a software company that focuses on identifying and reducing errors in quantum computing, for an undisclosed sum. Privately-held, venture-backed Canadian company Quantum Benchmark specializes in performance validation, error diagnostics and error suppression software for quantum computing. Its investors including VanEdge Capital and Quantonation. The company, which was spun off from
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On the inauguration day of China Tech day, Qualcomm announced the first 5G-NR IoT modem Qualcomm 315. This is a purpose-built modem for gigabit-class, high-performance Industrial IoT (IIoT) use cases, directly addressing the immediate market need for higher speeds, capacity, and efficiency.  Many often wrongly equate 5G IoT to much-publicized, and over-used applications such as
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Net4Mobility is the joint venture between Swedish mobile operators Tele2 and Telenor Nokia has been selected by Net4Mobility, the joint venture between Swedish mobile operators Tele2 and Telenor, to roll out commercial 5G services across Sweden. The deal spans five years and will see Nokia supply equipment from its AirScale portfolio to help Net4Mobility improve legacy
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Japanese carrier Rakuten Mobile signed two different agreements with compatriot companies Fujitsu and NEC to carry out joint efforts to develop and promote Open RAN solutions for the global market. Rakuten Mobile and Fujitsu said they will collaborate to jointly develop 4G and 5G Open RAN solutions. Fujitsu will develop new O-RAN-based 4G and 5G
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Vodafone UK exec: ‘This is a direct example of how [5G] can revolutionize the healthcare industry’ Clinicians and surgeons at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and University Hospital Llandough are testing the use of Proximie, a global technology platform that allows healthcare workers to virtually “scrub in” to any operating room or lab, with
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