Mobile Technology and Wireless Communication News Headline Updated on 29 May 2020 – SmarTone, AT&T, Virgin Media, Clearfield, GTT Communications, and more

The headline on 29 May 2020

SmarTone deploys 5G across Hong Kong using Ericsson’s spectrum sharing technology. Soure: SmarTone deploys 5G broadly across Hong Kong using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing

AT&T taps Salesforce to help deliver new connected experiences for the carrier’s customers. Source: AT&T Selects Salesforce to Accelerate its Customer Experience Vision

Virgin Media won’t reopen its network of retail stores once the coronavirus lockdown has been lifted. Source: Broadband TV News > Virgin Media retail stores to close

GTT Communications announced this week that Richard Calder will be stepping down June 1 from his roles as president and CEO. Source: GTT Announces Management Changes

The headline on 28 May 2020

Broadpeak tapped MobiledgeX edge compute infrastructure to create 5G video experiences. Source: Broadpeak Makes High-Quality 5G Video Experiences a Reality With MobiledgeX Edge Compute Infrastructure

Mirantis announced the general availability of Docker Enterprise 3.1, the first major release since the company acquired Docker Enterprise last year. Source: Mirantis Launches New Docker Enterprise Release, Adds the Only Production-Ready Kubernetes Clusters on Windows Servers and Industry Leading SLAs

SIEM vendor Exabeam announced updates to its Exabeam Partner Program, including the rollout of a formalized practice for managed security service providers (MSSPs) and managed detection and response (MDR) providers. Source: Exabeam Unveils Enhanced Partner Program for MSSPs and MDR Providers

Fiber network components supplier Clearfield introduced the Aerial Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH) to its StreetSmart portfolio. Source: The Sky Is the Limit With New StreetSmart Aerial Fiber Distribution Hub From Clearfield

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou lost a key court battle in her fight against U.S. extradition. Source: CNBC > Huawei CFO loses major battle in extradition fight as U.S.-China tensions escalate

Nokia veteran Sari Baldauf took over as chairwoman of the Finnish telecom vendor, succeeding Risto Siilasmaa. Source: Reuters > Nokia veteran Sari Baldauf takes over as 5G battle rages

The headline on 27 May 2020

After working with a European Tier 1 service provider, Ekinops recently released its 10G-capable Ethernet access devices (EAD), which includes routers and VPN gateways. Source: EKINOPS successfully enters the 10G access market

Juniper Networks announced that its Contrail Enterprise Multicloud platform was picked by Japan’s Net One Systems as its common services management platform. Source: Net One Systems Adopts Juniper Networks’ Contrail Enterprise Multicloud as Common Services Management Platform for Customers

Apple plans to reopen about 100 U.S. retail stores. Source: Reuters > Apple to reopen about 100 U.S. stores, most with curbside pickup

The headline on 26 May 2020

Extreme Networks announced that starting in July, all new ExtremeCloud IQ Pilot subscribers will have access to unlimited data for the lifetime of their subscriptions. Source: Extreme First Networking Company to Offer Unlimited Data

Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) recently completed an upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network connecting East Asia to Europe via Egypt. Source: Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium Deploys Infinera to Double Capacity on Intercontinental Cable System

Telia has launched commercial 5G in Sweden with vendor partner Ericsson. Source: Telia Company launches Ericsson-powered commercial 5G in Sweden

South Korea mobile operator KT announced it’s using 5G self-driving freight carts at its logistics center. Source: KT Commercializes 5G Self-Driving Freight Carts

Verizon secured municipal license agreements from 22 communities in New York to expedite infrastructure builds to increase 4G LTE capacity and roll out 5G. Source: Verizon network investment on its way to 22 Upstate communities

The headline on 22 May 2020

Under its Kinetic Business brand, Windstream has launched a VMware/VeloCloud-based SD-WAN service for SMBs. Source: Kinetic Business Launches SD-WAN for Small Business Partners

According to Bloomberg, bankrupt Frontier Communications has received court approval to pay $37.7 million in employee retention bonuses. Source: Seeking Alpha > Bankrupt Frontier gets court OK to pay retention bonuses

Twilio announced it will power the communications for New York City’s contact tracing initiative. Source: Twilio to Power Communications for New York City’s Contact Tracing Initiative

The headline on 21 May 2020

Keysight Technologies announced that China Unicom has selected the company’s 5G device testing solutions to ensure 5G smartphones and consumer premises equipment (CPE) comply to the latest 5G new radio (NR) standards. Source: Keysight 5G Device Test and Validation Solutions Selected by China Unicom

Mavenir’s John Baker, SVP of Business Development, has joined the board of the OpenRAN Policy Coalition. Source: MAVENIR ELECTED TO OPENRAN POLICY COALITION BOARD

Wireless networking company EnGenius is expanding on its Client Timeline feature to enable contract tracing for COVID-19 infections via Wi-Fi. Source: New Contact Tracking to Assist in Pandemic

SoftBank plans to sell 5% of its domestic telecom unit, worth $3.1 billion, in an effort to raise $41 billion through asset sales. Source: Reuters > SoftBank to sell $3.1 billion worth of Japan telco unit stake

Virgin Media has connected 34,000 homes in the North London borough of Barnet to its FTTP network. Source: Virgin Media completes 34,000 homes network expansion in Barnet