Mobile Technology and Wireless Communication News Headline Updated on 20 May 2020 – Nokia, KDDI, FCC, Geoverse, Fat Pipe, MEF, 6WIND, and more

The headline on 20 May 2020

Virtual router vendor 6WIND announced it has added new features for its Turbo Router. Source: FatPipe Networks Appoints AT&T Business Solutions Vice President of Technical Sales as New Senior Vice President of Strategic Business

MEF announced that 24 service providers from around the world now offer a combined total of 77 certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN and Carrier Ethernet services. Source: MEF Celebrates 24 Certified MEF 3.0 Service Providers

Fat Pipe announced that former AT&T VP Phil Hinson has joined the company’s senior management team as senior vice president of strategic business. Source: 6WIND vRouter 3.0: New Feature Release Available for Download

Geoverse and CTS have teamed up for portable private LTE solutions to serve temporary enterprise demand. Source: UPDATE — Geoverse and CTS Partner to Offer Portable Private LTE Solutions to Serve the Temporary Enterprise

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced a new 5G infrastructure upgrade order is teed up for the agency’s June agenda. Source: CARR ANNOUNCES 5G UPGRADE ORDER ON FCC’S JUNE AGENDA

Nokia and Japan’s KDDI conducted a proof-of-concept on a fully virtualized cloud RAN to support 5G. Source: Nokia and KDDI conduct PoC on fully virtualized Cloud RAN to support 5G era

The headline on 19 May 2020

Telefónica UK has picked Ciena to migrate legacy traffic onto a new packet network capable of supporting 5G, IoT and other next-generation applications. Source: Ciena Selected to Deploy Leading-Edge Packet Network for Telefónica UK

CTIA announced Global Resale’s Austin, Texas Global Headquarters is the first CTIA authorized service center for high-volume device refurbishment. Source: CTIA Certification Appoints Its First Authorized Service Center

ZTE and China Mobile deploy a cloud-based 5G transport management and control system. Source: ZTE and China Mobile announce large-scale deployment of cloud-based 5G transport management and control system

Nokia clocked a 5G speed record using millimeter wave spectrum and Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) to achieve 4.7 Gbps. Source: Nokia achieves world-record 5G speeds

The headline on 18 May 2020

NTT Corporation announced a joint research agreement with Intel to define and create future communications infrastructure technologies. Source: NTT Announces Technology Collaboration Targeted at Next Generation Communications Infrastructure for Innovative Optical & Wireless Network

Nokia’s Nuage Networks announced it has worked with stc Bahrain to launch a managed SD-WAN solution. Source: stc launching AgileWAN in collaboration with NOKIA offering a complete managed SD-WAN service

Huawei said the Trump administration’s move to curb its global chip supply chain was arbitrary, and that it would impact the company’s business. Source: Reuters > Huawei calls U.S. move to curb chips supply ‘arbitrary’, expects business impact

SoftBank is reportedly in talks to sell a significant portion of its T-Mobile stake to Deutsche Telekom. Source: WSJ > SoftBank in Talks to Sell T-Mobile Shares to Deutsche Telekom

The U.S. tightened rules to prevent chipmakers using U.S. technology from supplying China’s Huawei. Source: Bloomberg > U.S. Tightens Rules to Crack Down on Huawei’s Chip Supply

The headline on 15 May 2020

GTT has expanded its managed SD-WAN service offering in the Americas region by partnering with Silver Peak. Source: GTT Expands Managed SD-WAN Service Offering in Americas

The Trump administration on Friday moved to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei Technologies from global chipmakers. Source: Reuters > U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers as China eyes retaliation

The headline on 14 May 2020

Megaport has deployed a software-defined networking cloud on-ramp in EdgeConneX’s Warsaw data center facility. Source: Megaport Deploys New SDN Cloud On-Ramp in EdgeConneX Warsaw Data Center Facility

Stack Infrastructure announced plans for the expansion of its data center campus in Atlanta, bringing its total critical capacity in the market to 20MW. Source: STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Further Expands Atlanta Presence with Land Purchase

Siemens Mobility has entered into a partnership with Ondas Networks to bring new MC-IoT capable radios to the North American rail market. Source: Siemens Mobility and Ondas Networks bring next-gen wireless communications to North American Rail Market

Wi-Fi solutions provider AirTies and Sweepr announced a strategic alliance to help service providers reduce operating costs by identifying and resolving home connectivity issues and pre-empting calls to customer care centers. Source: Sweepr > AirTies and Sweepr Announce New Strategic Alliance

The headline on 13 May 2020

Harmonic announced its CableOS Reef, which is a new Remote PHY Shelf (RPS) that can deliver converged services over existing HFC networks. Source: Harmonic Enables Acceleration of Cable Broadband Upgrades and Capacity Expansion

Enterprise cloud computing vendor Nutanix announced that it has promoted Christian Alvarez to senior vice president of worldwide channels. Source: Nutanix Announces Promotion of Christian Alvarez to Head of Worldwide Channels Organization

The headline on 12 May 2020

Ekinops announced its first OTN switch customer by finalizing a deal with a major provider of telecommunication and digital solutions in EMEA. Source: Ekinops First Commercial Win for the Newly Acquired OTN Switching Technology

Netcracker Technology announced it’s working with Microsoft to offer its digital BSS/OSS and orchestration applications on Microsoft Azure. Source: Netcracker Offers AI-Driven Digital BSS/OSS to Microsoft Azure

Melody Investment Advisors acquired 90% of Uniti Tower in a $220 million cash deal that includes more than 500 U.S.-based towers. Source: Melody Investment Advisors Acquires Wireless Towers from Uniti

AT&T and Cisco have introduced Webex Calling with AT&T, aimed at expanding access to cloud-based phone capabilities for businesses. Source: AT&T and Cisco Make Cloud Voice Capabilities Accessible for More Businesses

Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon 786G Mobile Platform, designed to enable immersive gaming experiences with global 5G support and on-device AI. Source: Qualcomm Addresses Growing Demand for 5G by Announcing New Snapdragon 768G Mobile Platform

The headline on 12 May 2020

Redline Communications Group announced that the RDL-6000 Ellipse now supports the CBRS 3.5 GHz band. Source: Redline Communications Announces RDL-6000 Ellipse for CBRS Industrial LTE

Select Apple stores in the U.S. began reopening today. Source: 9to5Mac > [Update: Anchorage store reopens May 15] COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened?

As part of its next generation core network, Airtel has picked IBM and Red Hat to build its new telco cloud. Source: Airtel Selects IBM and Red Hat to build Open Hybrid Cloud Network

Telia Carrier has expanded its U.S. footprint by deploying Ciena’s coherent optical solution to double its fiber capacity. Source: Telia Carrier Expands U.S. Footprint with Ciena

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