Mobile Technology and Wireless Communication News Headline Updated on 08 May 2020 – Microsoft, FCC, Vista Equity Partners, and more

The headline on 08 May 2020

Microsoft will build its first data center region in Italy under a $1.5 billion investment plan as the U.S. company expands its cloud computing services to more locations across the world. Source: Reuters > Microsoft to invest $1.5 billion in Italian cloud business

U.S. private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners is pouring $1.5 billion into India’s Jio Platforms for a 2.3% stake, a move that follows Facebook’s recent $5.7 billion investment in the mobile and tech giant. Source: WSJ > Vista Follows Facebook Into India’s Jio With $1.5 Billion Digital Bet

At its May 13 meeting, the FCC will consider realigning the 900 MHz band to create a new six-megahertz broadband channel for industries. Source: Commission Meeting Agenda > FCC TO HOLD OPEN COMMISSION MEETING BY TELECONFERENCE WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020

The headline on 06 May 2020

Verizon is teaming up with Google to offer its next-gen cloud-gaming Stadia platform. Source: Update: Verizon teams up with Google to offer next-gen cloud gaming experience

EdgeConneX boasts Nvidia support for intelligent edge applications for enterprise. Source: EdgeConneX Brings the Intelligent Edge Mainstream with NVIDIA

Adva upgrades its timing technology to help mobile network operators meet stringent 5G sync requirements. Source: ADVA upgrades timing technology to provide risk-free route to 5G

Everstream announced a long-term, strategic fiber agreement with Uniti Fiber to operate and maintain an 80-mile fiber network in Milwaukee. Source: Telecom Reseller > Everstream Enters into Long-Term Fiber IRU Agreement that Deepens Network in Milwaukee

In Wednesday’s first quarter earnings, Equinix recorded its 69th straight positive quarter. Source: TechCrunch > Equinix just recorded its 69th straight positive quarter

The headline on 06 May 2020

NTT West has picked Fortinet’s SD-WAN solutions as the foundation of its “FLET’S SDx” subscription service. Source: NTT West Chooses Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch to Deliver Security-Driven Networking Services

Criterion Networks announced it has become a Cisco MINT (mentored install network training) partner for customers’ SD-WAN proof-of-concept trials and installations. Source: Criterion Networks Joins Cisco MINT Partner Program

Epsilon has appointed former BT, Colt and Sony executive Craig Forrester as its chief financial officer. Source: Epsilon Appoints Craig Forrester as Group Chief Financial Officer

Samsung’s chief said Wednesday that he won’t hand over corporate control of the electronics giant to his children, in a bid to avoid controversy over succession. Source: Nikkei > Samsung chief rules out children inheriting control of chaebol

The U.S. is reportedly close to signing a new rule allowing U.S. companies to work with Huawei on setting 5G standards. Source: Reuters > Exclusive: U.S. drafts rule to allow Huawei and U.S. firms to work together on 5G standards

Airspan Networks announced a collaboration with ON Semiconductor on Wi-Fi 6 solutions for fixed wireless access (FWA) applications. Source: Airspan Networks Extends Collaboration With ON Semiconductor on Wi-Fi 6 Solutions for Fixed Wireless Access Applications

The headline on 05 May 2020

During the IBM Think Digital conference on Tuesday, IBM and Red Hat announced a new series of edge computing and multi-cloud solutions for 5G and enterprises. Source: IBM and Red Hat Launch New Edge Computing Solutions for the 5G Era

Southern Telecom has named industry veteran Michael E. Britt as its new president and CEO. Source: Savannah Business Journal > MICHAEL E. BRITT named Southern Telecom President and CEO

Remote access provider remote.it announced the release of a free image for Raspberry Pi devices that transforms a single-board computer into a full-featured remote work appliance. Source: Secure Remote Access provider remote.it releases software image to transform Raspberry Pis into secure Remote Work Appliances

ExteNet Systems is delivering mobile broadband to Philadelphia’s One Penn Center via its neutral-host in-building distributed antenna system (DAS). Source: ExteNet Systems Making the Iconic One Penn Center Mobile

Apple and Google said they’ll ban the use of location tracking in apps that use the coronavirus contact tracing system the tech companies are building. Source: Reuters > Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

The headline on 04 May 2020

Keysight Technologies announced that has gained approval from 3GPP for 5G new radio (NR) protocol test cases that support carrier aggregation (CA) technology. Source: Keysight First to Gain Approval from 3GPP for 5G New Radio Protocol Test Cases that Support Carrier Aggregation

Ericsson is reportedly seeking bids for a $2 billion sale of its U.S. call routing unit Iconectiv. Source: Bloomberg > Ericsson Seeks Bids for $2 Billion Sale of Iconectiv

Telefonica confirmed it’s in talks with Liberty Global to merge their respective businesses in Britain. Source: Reuters > Telefonica shares rise on O2-Virgin Media merger talks

Germany-based M-net has picked Adtran for its Gigabit fiber expansion to serve residential and business customers. Source: M-net Selects ADTRAN for Gigabit Fiber Extension Network Build

The headline on 01 May 2020

Samsung said it ranks first in the number of granted patents for 5G. Source: Samsung Announced as Leader in Patents Granted for 5G by IPlytics

The FCC extended its Keep Americans Connected Pledge through June 30, with service providers promising to continue service, waive late fees and keep Wi-Fi spots open until that time. Source: CHAIRMAN PAI EXTENDS KEEP AMERICANS CONNECTED PLEDGE THROUGH END OF JUNE DUE TO ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The House Judiciary Committee demanded on Friday that Jeff Bezos testify after Democratic leaders said they suspected Amazon of lying to Congress. Source: CNBC > House Judiciary Committee asks Jeff Bezos to testify about whether Amazon misled Congress