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Mobile Technology and Wireless Communication News Headline Updated on 15 October 2019

The headline on 15 October 2019

Radwin announced TV White Space (TVWS) solution that taps into unused TV channels in the 470-698 MHz band to connect unserved rural customers. TVWS solution complements RADWIN’s existing carrier-grade sub 6GHz portfolio supported by RADWIN’s OSS tools to address all operational aspects of the network lifecycle. Source: RADWIN > New TV White Space Solution from RADWIN Drives Broadband to Remote Communities

Radwin announced TV White Space (TVWS) solution
Radwin announced TV White Space (TVWS) solution

Google announced new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones pre-order started, selling through major U.S. carriers for the first time, including Verizon, AT&T, C Spire, Cellcom, Google Fi, Spectrum Mobile (Charter), Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Visible and Xfinity Mobile (Comcast). Source: Google Store > Google Pixel 4

MEF announced 115 sponsors and partners lined up for MEF19 global networking event on November 18-22, 2019, at the JW Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles, California. Source: Telecom Reseller > MEF19 Enjoys Support from 115 Sponsors and Partners

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) announced they have helped create the first publicly demonstrated lab instance of hosting the CloudCO architecture as a Broadband Forum Open Broadband Lab (OB-Lab), working directly with industry partners BT, Swisscom, TIM, Altice Labs, DZS, Nokia, VMware, and EANTC to demonstrate the integration of the test platform which will be showcased at Broadband World Forum 2019 (BBWF) in Amsterdam, Netherlands this week. Source: BusinessWire > Groundbreaking CloudCO Demo at Broadband World Forum 2019 Made Possible by UNH-IOL’s Role as Open Broadband Lab

Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS) announced a partnership with Nokia to deploy software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) services built on Nokia’s Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) for start-ups and enterprises. Source: Vodafone Idea Limited > VODAFONE IDEA BUSINESS SERVICES AND NOKIA PARTNER TO LAUNCH SD-WAN TO HELP BUSINESSES DRIVE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The headline on 14 October 2019

ETSI published a new white paper, entitled Network Transformation: Orchestration, Network, and Service Management Framework, written by several of its Industry Specification Groups’ (ISG) chairs. This ETSI white paper gives an insight into how ETSI tackles these network transformation challenges through network function virtualization (NFV), multi-access edge computing (MEC), experiential networked intelligence (ENI) and zero-touch network service management (ZSM). Source: ETSI Newsroom > ETSI publishes a white paper on Network Transformation – Building on key technologies for 5G

Mile High Networks will deploy ExteNet Systems commercial Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz band solutions for residential and business use in the U.S. Source: PR Newswire > ExteNet Systems Announces Commercial CBRS at Mile High Networks

Watch Communications partnership with Ericsson to use Connect America Fund II to deliver internet services to rural communities in Midwest including Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana with fixed wireless access (FWA) network and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum. Source: PR Newswire > Watch Communications chooses Ericsson to build rural FWA services in the Midwest

Nokia and Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) completed the first 5G end-to-end live network trials in Indonesia using Nokia radio on millimeter-wave 28 GHz spectrum frequencies. Source: Nokia Press Release > Nokia and Hutchison 3 complete first 5G end-to-end live network trial in Indonesia

Quectel Wireless Solutions announced completed industry’s first 5G data call over 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) module that fully complies with 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standards. Source: PR Newswire > Quectel Achieves Industry’s First 5G Data Call over 5G mmWave Module

ipoque GmbH announced partner with Cardinality and Dell for joint telco data analytics platform, R&S Net Sensor OEM is integrated in Cardinality’s Perception platform running on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers for customers to access big data and traffic analytics based on the latest processing and IP probing technologies. Source: BusinessWire > Rohde & Schwarz, Cardinality and Dell Introduce Joint Telco Data Analytics Solution

Amdocs will provide Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solution to VodafoneZiggo, enable Dutch enterprises to design, deploy, and monitor virtual cloud networks on-demand, enabling smart and agile enterprises. Source: Amdocs Press Release > AMDOCS NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION SOLUTIONS SELECTED BY VODAFONEZIGGO TO ENABLE DUTCH ENTERPRISES’ MOVE TO SERVICE CLOUD NETWORKS

The headline on 12 October 2019

Huawei and Sunrise have achieved a top 5G network speed of 3.67 Gbps downlink with multiple 5G smartphones in one 5G cell in Zürich, Switzerland. The test is performed based on C-Band 100MHz bandwidth in Sunrise commercial network with Huawei 5G commercial network equipment fully conforming to 3GPP standards. Source: Huawei News > 3.67Gbps, Sunrise and Huawei Set Record in 5G Network Speed

T-Mobile announced it topped the J.D. Power Wireless Business Customer Satisfaction Study for all three segments — very small, small/medium and enterprise, the third consecutive year. Source: T-Mobile News > Three Segments. Three Wins. Three Times in a Row. T-Mobile Owned the J.D. Power Wireless Business Customer Satisfaction Study… Again

Report from Ericsson – 5G for business: a 2030 market compass report, estimates that 5G-enabled business-to-business (B2B) industry digitalization market for service providers could be valued USD 700 billion by 2030, which corresponds to 47% of the total 5G-enabled market expected to be served by ICT players. Source: Erisson News > Ericsson 5G report: industry digitalization could be a USD 700 billion market by 2030

5G for business: a 2030 market compass report, estimates that the industry digitalization market could be valued USD 700 billion by 2030.
5G for business: a 2030 market compass report, estimates that the industry digitalization market could be valued USD 700 billion by 2030.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorizes over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 22,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 14 states. Source: FCC Authorizes Over $61.8 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband

SAP CEO Bill McDermott stood down, handing the task of completing the company’s transition to cloud computing to new co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein. SAP’s shares up 7% in early trading. Source: Reuters > SAP reverts to co-CEOs after showman McDermott’s decade of growth
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Media and Video News Headline Updated on 16 October 2019

The headline on 16 October 2019

Adobe is canceling all subscriptions to its Creative Cloud software in Venezuela, thanks to Trump’s sanctions against the country. As in, subscriptions suspended, accounts deleted, no refunds, no further purchases — “no sales, service, support, refunds, credits, etc.” Venezuelan users can’t even use Adobe’s free products.

Gutenberg, the new WordPress block editor, is almost a year old. The big headline is that nothing broke. There were bugs; they’re smoothing them out. More blocks are being added to the editor, and building your own blocks is now way easier than it used to be. The Gutenberg roadmap is pretty extensive, and it looks like it’s here to stay: “Phase 3 will focus on collaboration and multi-user editing. Phase 4 will contain support for multilingual sites.” And 44% of respondents in a really non-conclusive 50-person Twitter poll said they liked Gutenberg more.

The headline on 15 October 2019

Akamai increases security enhancements to its Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, include: increased insight into bot activity, extended access security with device posture, enhanced agility with WAF rule evaluation mode and real-time content protection to stop piracy. Source: Akamai > Akamai Edge Platform Increases Security Protections For Content, Sites, And Apps Enhancements Accelerate Cloud Transformation and Improve Security

Amobee is extending partnership with DoubleVerify to launch an expansion of fraud prevention solution include connected TV inventory, ensure a fraud free experience for brands and agencies . Source: BusinessWire > Amobee Launches Fraud Free Guarantee for Connected TV Inventory, Part of a Comprehensive Solution to Detect and Block Fraudulent Inventory

Rakuten TV launched AVOD service in Europe to provide ad-supported channels that offer Hollywood, local and exclusive content for free. Source: BusinessWire > Rakuten TV Launches its AVOD Service in Europe

Rakuten TV's new UI 4.0 including
Rakuten TV’s new UI 4.0 including “Free” section

TV Time acquired Mediamorph, combination of TV Time’s Sentiment Data and Mediamorph’s Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform maximize revenue of client’s digital business. Source: PR Newswire > TV Time Acquires Mediamorph, the Leading Content Value Management Platform Powering Top Entertainment Brands
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Gaming News Headline Updated on 9 October 2019

Headline on 09 October 2019

Sony revealed more details about PlayStation 5 (PS5) and confirmed schedule to release in 2020 year-end sales season, key info as below:

  • Equipped with SSD.
  • With adaptive triggers that can offer varying levels of resistance to make shooting a bow and arrow feel like the real thing.
  • Improved haptics feedback to replace rumble in the controller.
  • Charged with USB Type-C.
  • Reads physical media via 4K Blu-ray drive, improvement to an actual 4K player.
  • Games will be released on 100GB discs.
  • Players will have more granular control of which parts of a game they install or uninstall.
Sony revealed more details about PlayStation 5 and confirmed release in late 2020
Sony revealed more details about PlayStation 5 and confirmed release in late 2020

Source: Kotaku > The PlayStation 5 Will Launch In Late 2020, And Yes, It’s Called The PS5

Headline on 08 October 2019

Zojoi announced that Argonus and the Gods of Stone is available on PC via Steam and Humble Stores, costs $19.99 | £15.49 | €16.79, the Argonautica package is $9.99 | £7.19 | €8.19 and the Olympus Edition is available at 10% off.

Player Omega and Super League Gaming announced partnership to help foster ongoing growth of eSports communities in local markets by providing esports players, fans and local organizers with monthly events in each market where Player Omega debuts in 2020. Super League Gaming also will be participating in Player Omega’s inaugural event on November 9-10 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

Conan ExilesDebaucheries Of Derketo DLC Pack free update is now available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with wide variety of new building pieces, outfits, emotes and access to brand-new Wine Cellar dungeon, where you will find the new Khari Warrior and Khari Priest armor sets.

Modus Games and Frozenbyte released a launch trailer to celebrate the arrival of Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam, with both on its own and within the series-spanning Trine: Ultimate Collection, which also includes Trine Enhanced Edition, Trine 2: Complete Story, and Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power.

New metroidvania 2019 Outbuddies for PC via Steam planned release on 15th October 2019, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Team17 and Playtonic Games have launched Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam and GOG. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair follows the duo as they once again unite to overcome the dastardly Capital B, who has captured Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion and built a seemingly impervious fortress, ‘The Impossible Lair’! Source: team17 > Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – Out Today!

Headline on 07 October 2019

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing to PC on November 5, with its graphical enhancements and extra content. Exclusive bonuses include Outlaw Survival Kit, War Horse, treasure map, and 50 gold bars cash bonus for Story Mode for those willing to pre-order it through Rockstar’s game launcher start at 11am ET on October 9.

Calex Légal filed class-action lawsuit against Epic Games on behalf of the parents of two children, claims that playing Fortnite causes the brain to release dopamine in the same way as taking drugs and Epic Games knew Fortnite was dangerously addictive but failed to warn players of the risks.


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Navigation Guide for Windows and SQL Server 2008 / R2 End of Support (EOS)

SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 EOS means Microsoft will no longer make product improvements, accept warranty claims, or provide security or non-security patches. Extended support is only available for limited time, at a steep price. You then face a decision: How will you respond to this new normal?

Navigation Guide for Windows and SQL Server 2008 / R2 End of Support (EOS)
Navigation Guide for Windows and SQL Server 2008 / R2 End of Support (EOS)

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How to Harden Defenses With Security Analytics in Security Operation Centers (SOC)

Your machine data has a record of all of the activity that takes place across your infrastructure. It’s become the single most valuable asset in the enterprise, as the secrets to business optimization lie within the scores of microtransactions, including the ability to detect, investigate and respond to threats. And let’s be real: the stakes are high. Some of the largest, most profitable companies in the world have been brought to their knees by malware that might have been detected with better tools.

How to Harden Defenses With Security Analytics in Security Operation Centers (SOC). Image: ShutterStock
How to Harden Defenses With Security Analytics in Security Operation Centers (SOC). Image: ShutterStock

Bottom line? It’s time to step up your security game. If you don’t have actionable insights to detect and respond to emerging and current threats, you’re not reaping the rewards of modern security information event management (SIEM) technology. Find out what you (and your SIEM) are missing and how to harden your defenses.

Read on this article and discover how to:

  • Strengthen your defenses with real-time monitoring, user behavior analytics, security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR).
  • Maintain and evolve SOC rules to better detect and respond to the changing threat landscape.
  • Execute best practices for investigations, and automate effective response actions based on recommended guidance.

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Towards the better Datacenter Operation and Management with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is emerging quickly as a key tool in the operation and management of data centers. As data centers continue to become more business-critical, more technologically complex and networked, and more reliant on empirical/data-driven rather than ‘hunch’ decision making so human capabilities are proving increasing challenged in managing the data center environment.

Towards the better Datacenter Operation and Management with Artificial Intelligence
Towards the better Datacenter Operation and Management with Artificial Intelligence

The complexity of management increases further as data centers become absorbed into portfolios of digital infrastructure comprised of different storage processing and distribution environments. The complexity of management increases further as data centers become absorbed into portfolios of digital infrastructure comprised of different storage, processing and distribution environments.

Almost 20% of 600 data center owners and operators in a 2019 DCD survey indicate that they are currently deploying AI in their datacentres and a similar proportion have this as a future priority. Continue reading “Towards the better Datacenter Operation and Management with Artificial Intelligence”

Strategy to Achieve Wireless Retail Growth in Cell Phone Industry

An email a day keeps growing strong. Every day for a week you’ll receive an eCourse email that provides tips or ideas that can help you implement and achieve your growth potential. Best of all, it’s tailored specifically for the wireless industry!

Strategy to Achieve Wireless Retail Growth in Cell Phone Industry
Strategy to Achieve Wireless Retail Growth in Cell Phone Industry

As a retailer, you’ve got to make a big splash in the pool of competition to capture the attention of potential customers. In an ever-changing industry like wireless, staying on top of the trends with the most innovative technology is a must.

iQmetrix has been an industry leader for 20 years, with a vast knowledge of all things wireless. To help your business grow, we decided to share our know-how. With the first-ever Growth in Wireless eCourse, you’ll find tips, tricks, and takeaways to optimize in-store processes and achieve your growth strategy. Read on this article for tangible, actionable ideas to start to optimizing your wireless store’s growth potential.

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3 Business Models to Cut Chip and IC Production Manufacturing Costs

ASIC production is a part-science, part-art discipline that not only requires a technical understanding but has great financial implications.

3 Business Models to Cut Chip and IC Production Manufacturing Costs
3 Business Models to Cut Chip and IC Production Manufacturing Costs

Manufacturing costs include wafer production, packaging and QA activities such as electrical tests in order to secure correct working products. Generally speaking, the more your company is involved in these activities, the lower production costs can be. However, taking full ownership over production is often not possible, nor financially wise.

By reading this article, you’ll learn about:

  • The cons and pros of three common business models for chip and IC production
  • The financial impact of each of the models
  • The production volume breakeven points where one model has an obvious financial benefit over another

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How to Overcome Hybrid Cloud Barriers With As-a-Service Platforms

Legacy infrastructures are failing to meet the requirements of digital transformation. As enterprises become more hyperconnected and data-driven, IT must evolve from monolithic and manual to agile and automated. Hybrid cloud provides a platform for delivering flexible capacity with efficiency and cost control, yet many companies struggle with their hybrid cloud initiatives.

How to Overcome Hybrid Cloud Barriers With As-a-Service Platforms
How to Overcome Hybrid Cloud Barriers With As-a-Service Platforms

A successful hybrid cloud can accelerate, simplify, and reduce the costs of your infrastructure − but barriers to adoption can hold you back. Read this white paper to explore the three hybrid cloud roadblocks you can avoid with as-a-service hybrid cloud platforms that accelerate adoption and how as-a-service platforms ease hybrid cloud migration, management, and cost control.
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How Carrier Ethernet LAN Add Value to Enterprise Solutions for Bandwidth Demands

As our global economy becomes increasingly digitized, traditional business LAN networks are feeling the strain. Voice, data, high-res video, large file transfers, cloud services and online applications demand the fast, smooth flow of data in real-time. Yet many businesses are held back by network complexity and multiple independent connections. That’s where Carrier Ethernet comes in: a long-trusted, smart solution for meeting the ever-increasing bandwidth demands that are pushing the limits of traditional T1, Frame Relay and Asynchronous Transfer Mode LANs.

How Carrier Ethernet LAN Add Value to Enterprise Solutions for Bandwidth Demands
How Carrier Ethernet LAN Add Value to Enterprise Solutions for Bandwidth Demands

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Why Cloud Onramps and SD-WAN Aren’t Enough for Cloud Connectivity

When choosing the right cloud connectivity option, it’s important to compare the popular solutions used today: DIY cloud onramp, SD-WAN, or a multi-cloud networking platform.

Why Cloud Onramps and SD-WAN Aren’t Enough for Cloud Connectivity
Why Cloud Onramps and SD-WAN Aren’t Enough for Cloud Connectivity

Read on this article to learn why cloud onramps and SD-WAN aren’t enough. Inside you’ll learn:

Three Phase Approach for Cloud Migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Companies of all sizes are reinventing themselves on Amazon Web Services (AWS) every day. They are evolving their businesses, their processes, and their technologies to maintain a competitive advantage and to support changing business objectives. Teams are being retrained to adapt to changing roles in IT organizations; internal processes are being modified to enable lean, agile methodologies to thrive; and tools and technologies are being updated to enable innovation, modernization, and transformation.

Three Phase Approach for Cloud Migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Three Phase Approach for Cloud Migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS Migration Competency Partner, Rackspace accelerates the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, and security, they help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments.

This whitepaper covers some of the challenges of application migration seen by those who have adopted the journey, and highlights best practices including:

  • The common challenges faced by business, both technical and non-technical
  • The 5Rs common approaches to migrate applications to the cloud
  • How to maximize ROI for your organization through a phased approach

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Dates, Questions and Test Strategies for Holiday Season 2019

The holiday season is one of the most profitable and busiest times of the year for retailers. Make sure you’re set up for success with Justuno’s 2019 Holiday Guide.

Dates, Questions and Test Strategies for Holiday Season 2019
Dates, Questions and Test Strategies for Holiday Season 2019

Inside you’ll find:

  • Important dates
  • Questions you should ask
  • Strategies and creative tips
  • Best practices for holiday campaigns

Read on the comprehensive guide to onsite holiday marketing and get started prepping for the season. Continue reading “Dates, Questions and Test Strategies for Holiday Season 2019”

Grow Your Small Businesses with These Three Instagram Marketing Tips

Instagram continues to be one of the most popular social media networking sites on the Internet. Online marketing experts say that entrepreneurs operating a small business should have an active profile on this platform. Taking such a step can help them to build the brand image of the products in the market. Moreover, the owners will be in a position to cater to the needs of a large online targeted audience. If the proprietors are successful in convincing these Instagram followers to buy their products, they notice an increase in revenues.

Grow Your Small Businesses with These Three Instagram Marketing Tips
Grow Your Small Businesses with These Three Instagram Marketing Tips

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Key Questions To Consider When Selecting SD-WAN Supplier

Finding the best SD-WAN fit starts with evaluating branch WAN bandwidth and application requirements.

Key Questions To Consider When Selecting SD-WAN Supplier
Key Questions To Consider When Selecting SD-WAN Supplier

Software-defined WAN traffic is exploding, and so is the number of technology providers competing for enterprise SD-WAN customers. Here are some key issues to consider as IT pros investigate SD-WAN deployment options and weigh the importance of features such as application prioritization, multi-cloud support, and integrated network security.
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SD-WAN Can Help To Solve Challenges of Multi-Cloud Environment

Cooperation between SD-WAN vendors and cloud service providers contributes to easily managed cloud connections across multiple cloud providers and creates a secure, low-latency multicloud environment.

SD-WAN Can Help To Solve Challenges of Multi-Cloud Environment
SD-WAN Can Help To Solve Challenges of Multi-Cloud Environment

With SD-WAN becoming remote users’ primary access to cloud-based applications, and with organizations deploying multicloud environments to optimize performance, it’s important for IT pros to choose SD-WAN technology that supports secure, low-latency, and easy-to-manage connectivity to their cloud providers.
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