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Mobile Technology and Wireless Communication News Headline Updated on 30 Apr 2020 – TeraGo, Picocom, Orange, Zoom, Microsoft, and more

The headline on 30 Apr 2020

Canada’s TeraGo announced that 5G technical trials have commenced at TeraGo’s Thornhill office location in the Toronto area using 38 GHz 5G fixed wireless network equipment from Nokia. Source: TeraGo Commences 5G Fixed Wireless Technical Trials

Picocom has licensed and deployed the CEVA-XC12 DSP in its forthcoming distributed unit baseband offload System-on-Chip for 5G small cells. Source: Picocom License CEVA DSP for 5G New Radio Infrastructure SoC

Orange posted higher revenues for the first quarter on Thursday, as a business in its French home market improved despite the onset of the coronavirus. Source: Reuters > Telecom operator Orange posts higher sales as France business picks up despite virus

Zoom’s shares dropped as much as 8.7% on Thursday after the company walked back claims it has 300 million daily active users. Source: CNBC > Zoom walks back claims it has 300 million daily, active users

Microsoft beat Wall Street sales and profit expectations, powered by sharp demand for its Teams chat and cloud services. Source: Reuters > Microsoft revenue beats as remote work boosts Teams

A new whitepaper from ABI Research explores why 6 GHz is so important to the future of Wi-Fi. Source: With Wi-Fi Capacity Stressed by Remote Workforces and Changing Connectivity Needs, 6 GHz will Provide Faster, Lower Latency, and More Reliable Wi-Fi Coverage

AT&T and iHeart Media are donating thousands of phone chargers to hospitals nationwide as part of cross-carrier COVID-19 relief efforts. Source: AT&T and iHeartMedia Donate Phone Chargers to Hospitals

ZTE and Qualcomm achieved a 5G-enabled Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call over 700 MHz spectrum. Source: ZTE and Qualcomm Achieve Industry’s First Voice Over NR Call in the 700 MHz Band

Huawei and China Mobile deployed a 5G base station atop Mount Everest, claiming the highest 5G site at an altitude of 6,500 meters. Source: China Mobile and Huawei Deliver World’s Highest 5G

The headline on 29 Apr 2020

Cloudera has picked Red Hat’s OpenShift as the preferred container solution for its Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) private cloud. Source: Cloudera Selects Red Hat OpenShift as the Preferred Container Solution for Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud

Datacenter vendor Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced it’s using Red Hat’s OpenShift on its QxStack with Cloud Native Platform to support virtual machines and containers. Source: total telecom > QCT “QxStack with Cloud Native Platform” Accelerates Cloud-native Transformation

Samsung feels the impact as COVID-19 hits 5G phones in Europe and U.S. Source: Reuters > Samsung’s phone fortunes wane as COVID-19 hits 5G phones in Europe and U.S.

T-Mobile is donating nearly 40,000 phone chargers to hospitals nationwide to help keep isolated COVID-19 patients connected. Source: T-Mobile Donating Nearly 40,000 Phone Chargers to Hospitals Nationwide in Latest COVID-19 Relief Effort

The headline on 28 Apr 2020

Cumulus Networks has added lifecycle management to its NetQ to streamline and automate network operations. Source: Yahoo Finance > Cumulus Networks Adds Lifecycle Management to NetQ, Making Adoption of Open Networking Easier than Ever

Along with Vodafone and Verizon, TDS has launched a remote virtual agent from TechSee to keep its installers safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Source: TDS launches new virtual tech visit tool

The Industrial Internet Consortium and Automotive Edge Computing Consortium have formed a liaison partnership to define architectural principles meant to harmonize the industrial internet for the automotive industry. Source: THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET CONSORTIUM AND AUTOMOTIVE EDGE COMPUTING CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCE LIAISON PARTNERSHIP

Telit launched a CBRS-only version of what it calls the world’s first mPCIe Gigabit LTE data card. Source: Telit Launches CBRS-Only Version of the World’s First mPCIe Gigabit LTE Data Card

The headline on 27 Apr 2020

On Monday, Red Hat announced a series of updates to its Ansible Automation Platform, which was first announced late last year. Source: ZDNet > Red Hat announces updates to the Ansible Automation Platform

Google is in talks to acquire D2iQ, an enterprise cloud software company formerly known as Mesosphere. Source: Axios > Scoop: Google in talks to acquire D2iQ

Ericsson will deploy 5G RAN in three regions in Thailand for service provider True Corporation. Source: True Corporation Thailand selects Ericsson 5G RAN

Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere resigns from the company’s board more than a month early. Source: Business Insider > Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere abruptly resigns from the company’s board, more than a month before his term was set to expire

The headline on 24 Apr 2020

KDDI America announced this week that it now offers single-source colocation, cloud migration and connectivity services for enterprises. Source: KDDI America Announces It Now Offers Single-Source Colocation, Cloud Migration, Connectivity Services for Enterprises

Citing national security risks, the FCC said on Friday it could revoke the ability of four Chinese government-controlled telecommunications companies to operate in the United States. (Reuters > FCC may halt U.S. operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecom firms

French market regulator fined U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management 20 million euros for obstructing an investigation into a takeover bid. Source: Financial Times > French markets regulator fines hedge fund Elliott €20m

India telecom operator Vodafone Idea has expanded OpenRAN deployments using Mavenir’s 4G solutions. Source: VODAFONE IDEA DEPLOYS MAVENIR OPENRAN SOLUTION

Ericsson is helping ABB Power Grids to increase productivity with 5G-ready factory connectivity in Sweden. Source: ABB Power Grids to increase productivity with 5G-ready factory connectivity

The headline on 23 Apr 2020

Adtran and Plume team up to improve the performance and security for Smart Home services. Source: ADTRAN and Plume® Collaborate to Advance the Smart Home Experience

During its Q1 earnings report, Adva said its revenues were 3.5% year-over-year to $143.1 million, and that it was canceling its 2020 guidance due to the impact of the coronavirus. Source: ADVA posts quarterly revenues of EUR 132.7 million for Q1 2020

The Zigbee Alliance and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) are working together to bring further standardization and system interoperability to the IoT luminaires space. Source: Zigbee Alliance and DiiA Collaborate to Standardize DALI-Zigbee Gateways

The headline on 22 Apr 2020

Ciena’s Blue Planet is contributing new functionality and code to the Linux Foundation’s ONAP to help accelerate automation for service providers. Source: Blue Planet Contributes to ONAP to Accelerate Automation Initiatives

Facebook will spend $5.7 billion to take just under 10% of Reliance Industries’ digital unit, seeking to roll out services for India’s grocers and other small businesses by capitalizing upon WhatsApp’s extensive reach within the country. Source: Reuters > Facebook bets on India with $5.7 billion Reliance deal

The headline on 21 Apr 2020

NEC announced a global strategic partnership with Intermedia that includes the joint development of the contact center and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solutions, NEC UNIVERGE BLUE ® CONNECT, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE. Source: NEC and Intermedia Announce Strategic Global Partnership to Deliver Cloud Communications, Collaboration, and Contact Center Solutions

CommScope announced Ruckus Analytics, a new cloud service that taps AI and machine learning for IT organizations. Source: CommScope Brings Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to RUCKUS Analytics

CommScope announced Ruckus Analytics, a new cloud service that delivers network intelligence and simplifies service assurance to improve customer experiences. CommScope brings #ML & #AI to #networking with RUCKUS #Analytics. Source: CommScope Brings Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to RUCKUS Analytics

CommScope announced Ruckus Analytics, a new cloud service that delivers network intelligence and simplifies service assurance to improve customer experiences.

CommScope announced Ruckus Analytics, a new cloud service that delivers network intelligence and simplifies service assurance to improve customer experiences.

Arm has joined the O-RAN Alliance to advance efforts to deploy open, interoperable, and cloud-native 5G infrastructure. Source: Arm Enables Open Platforms in 5G RAN, Joins O-RAN Alliance to Foster Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Infrastructure

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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