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Smart City Lighting to Save Cities $15 Billion by 2023
New data from Juniper Research has revealed that smart street lighting deployments will realise $15 billion in cumulative energy savings for cities to 2023.

VLC Technology Can Advance Smart City, Smart Home Development
Visible Light Communication (VLC), modulated with G.hn technology, is set to be the next major innovation in realising the full potential of both the Smart Home and the Smart City, according to HomeGrid Forum.

Consolidated Communications Releases Enhanced Cloud Secure Solution
Consolidated Communications announced it has bolstered its Cloud Secure solution for businesses by adding new, geographically diverse Cloud Secure environments and offering a new Security Lifecycle Review to provide businesses a customized report of security threats and vulnerabilities on their networks.

Wireless Broadband Alliance and Mettis to Launch WiFi 6 Industry 4.0 Trial
The Wireless Broadband Alliance, a leading organization in support of the adoption of next generation Wi-Fi services across the Wi-Fi ecosystem, has announced the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial, as part of its ongoing Wi-Fi 6 program.

Orange Cyberdefense and Gatewatcher Launch Strategic Security Partnership
For the first time, two companies with French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) accreditation have established a strategic partnership to protect the security of Operators of Vital Importance (OIV) and Operators of Essential Services (OSE).

Ericsson and Swisscom Switch On First Commercial 5G Network in Europe
Ericsson and Swisscom, the largest telecommunications service provider in Switzerland, have switched on the first large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe to support commercially available smartphones.

Cisco, Swarm Technologies and UTStarcom Join Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Cisco Systems, Swarm Technologies and UTStarcom have joined the Alliance, as more and more companies are introducing wireless technologies that enable the full range of narrowband and wideband applications by tapping into shared spectrum bands.

Juniper Releases New Findings on Blockchain Transaction Growth
New research by Juniper Research found that the number of cross-border transactions recorded on the blockchain will surge to 1.3 billion by 2023, a CAGR of 82 percent over the next 4 years.

FCC Eliminates Rule Inflating Rural Phone Rates
The FCC has repealed the 'rate floor' rule, heading off potential increases of up to 50% in rural local telephone rates.

Cloud Gaming Projected to Be 25 Percent of 5G Traffic
According to mobile operator executives attending Openwave Mobility’s Mobile Video Industry Council (MOVIC) Livecast, most operators believe that cloud gaming could represent 25 to 50 percent of 5G data traffic by 2022, based on the rapid progression of cloud gaming services in recent months.

Windstream Integrates Unified Communications with Amazon Alexa
Windstream Enterprise announced that its OfficeSuite UC skill is now certified by Amazon and published live for Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.

Orange to Implement Global WAN for Polynt
Polynt, a leading provider of chemical composites used in the production of plastics, paints, inks and adhesives, has signed a five-year contract with Orange Business Services for a global wide area network (WAN).

ANTEL and Nokia Complete First 5G Call in Latin America
Nokia and ANTEL, the Uruguayan state owned operator, successfully completed the installation of the first 5G commercial network in Latin America.

Epsilon Establishes Its First PoP in Malaysia
Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications Service Provider, has partnered with SEAX Singapore to establish its first Point of Presence (PoP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The deployment will extend Epsilon’s global reach in the Asia Pacific, enabling its customers and partners to interconnect with an ecosystem of network operators in Malaysia.

AT&T's Mobile 5G Now Live in 7 More US Cities
AT&T’s mobile 5G service is now live in parts of 7 more cities, including Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. There are now 19 cities across the nation where AT&T is the only carrier to offer mobile 5G service to businesses and consumers.

Telco Systems and VMware Collaborate to Simplify VNF Service Deployments
Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, today announced technology collaboration with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.

SiFi Plans to Deliver First US FiberCity
International fiber optic network developer SiFi Networks (SiFi), whose aim is to revolutionize the North American telecoms market, will deliver the USA’s largest privately funded open access FiberCity in Fullerton, California.

Consolidated Communications Brings 1GB Speeds to Rural New York
Consolidated Communications, Inc. today announced the company has launched 1 Gigabit broadband services within its New York service areas over a new FTTP technology, which will significantly increase broadband speeds and on-demand capabilities for residents and businesses.

Telstra and Broadpeak Launch Intelligent Device Optimization Solution
Telstra and Broadpeak a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, announced the launch of the Intelligent Device Optimization (IDO) solution.

Imagine Updates Ad Inventory Optimization Platform
Imagine Communications announced today that its breakthrough ad inventory optimization platform has been updated to ease the transition to impression-based ad buys.

Microsoft and OpenClassrooms Launch AI Training Partnership
Microsoft Corp. and online education leader OpenClassrooms are announcing a new partnership to train and prepare students for artificial intelligence (AI) jobs in the workplace.

Microsoft and BMW Partner on Open Manufacturing Platform for Industrial IoT
Microsoft and BMW are partners in a new initiative to drive open industrial IoT development and help grow a community to build future Industry 4.0 solutions.

Juniper Research Predicts Digital Content Spend to Triple by 2024
The proportion of worldwide digital content paid for via carrier billing is expected to nearly double over the next 5 years, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Broadband Forum Advances Connected Home Market with USP Plugfest
Broadband Forum's third-annual USP Plugfest demonstrates growing interest in leveraging USP to accelerate and monetize new, innovative connected home services.

TIM Brasil Taps Gilat to Enable 4G Services and Agribusiness IoT
TIM Brasil, a leading mobile operator with the largest 4G coverage in Brazil, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that TIM Brasil selected Gilat’s satellite backhaul solution to enable 4G services to unserved areas, such as highways and small towns, as well as to the agribusiness IoT market.

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