IT & Telecom Industry News

By: Thomas Board, Pipeline

The technology news continued to pick up pace, and Pipeline has been covering it as it breaks. From hyperscalers to exciting startups, innovation is happening across the board.

This month’s top industry news stories are summarized below. To view current breaking news in real-time, visit Pipeline’s News Center, follow Pipeline on social media, or subscribe to receive our weekly industry enterprise and communications technology news summary.

Automation & Support Systems News

As this is our Automation & Support Systems issue, we'll begin our news roundup in the B/OSS space and beyond. Play has extended its relationship with Netcracker for professional services and Digital BSS, which provides support for a number of functions, from on boarding new subscribers to service activation, including billing and payments. Ciena's Blue Planet division has launched a major enhancement to its intelligent automation software portfolio with the first-of-its-kind Blue Planet Cloud Native Platform. Leveraging Kubernetes technology to support multiple modular Operating Support System applications, the new platform will allow Communications Service Providers to simplify and automate their OSS environments. Cerillion has successfully migrated Telesur’s fixed line customers onto its convergent B/OSS platform. This marks the full completion of this large digital transformation project, following the earlier migration of all prepaid and postpaid mobile services, allowing Telesur to decommission its legacy support systems.

DELTA Fiber Nederland has chosen Amdocs as their strategic collaborator under a long-term agreement to support its monetization systems. This collaboration will provide the Dutch fiber and cable network operator with ongoing development support and software maintenance for their monetization engine, empowering DELTA to unlock new opportunities for sales growth. Keysight released RFPro Circuit, a next-generation radio frequency simulation tool targeting the complex, multi-physics requirements of today's RF integrated circuit designers. Wireless, automotive, and satellite designers can now deliver robust designs that overcome performance challenges in dense 3D packaging, taking advantage of interoperability and automation to form complex workflows. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Analytics News

In AI & Analytics News, Microsoft and The Coca-Cola Company announced a five-year strategic partnership. As part of the partnership, Coca-Cola has made a $1.1 billion commitment to Microsoft Cloud and its generative AI capabilities. SAP revealed AI advancements in its supply chain solutions that will unleash a transformative wave of productivity, efficiency and precision in manufacturing. AI-driven insights from real-time data will help companies use their own data to make better decisions across supply chains, streamline product development, and improve manufacturing efficiency. Reka has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support its mission to advance science and build generative AI models for the benefit of humanity and enterprises. Working in collaboration with Oracle, Reka will also make its multimodal models, supporting over 20 languages and trained on OCI AI Infrastructure powered by NVIDIA GPUs, available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.


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