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Telstra and Infinera Boost Asia Pacific Network Services
Telstra and Infinera unveiled a major boost to Telstra’s network services for customers in Asia Pacific, with a significant increase in fiber capacity to its subsea infrastructure using Infinera’s Infinite Capacity Engine 4 (ICE4).

Windstream Wholesale Expands Long-Haul Core Network to Canada
Windstream Wholesale announced that it will use existing long-haul fiber assets to expand its core network by over 200 miles into Montreal, Quebec. The expansion will connect Windstream’s network within Cologix’s Montreal ecosystem

Kerlink Acquires Majority Stake in Indoor Geolocation Tech Company
Kerlink recently acquired a 51 percent stake in Wyres, a French company that specializes in indoor geolocation technology. This move is consistent with the first of the company’s five-point plan for strategic market growth: to consolidate its technological edge.

IBM and Vodafone Join to Create New Venture
IBM and Vodafone Business announced that they are creating a new venture designed to help companies across Europe and beyond deliver innovation faster and succeed in a digital world. Building on more than two decades of collaboration between the two companies, IBM and Vodafone have entered into a new strategic commercial agreement.

Huawei Completes 5G Trial on 2.6GHz Spectrum
Huawei has completed the 5G NR (New Radio) test at 2.6GHz spectrum in the 5G trial organized by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.

Telefonica UK to Enhance CX with Nokia eSOC Platform
Telefonica Group has selected Nokia as its Service Operation Center vendor to support the operator's journey in the UK from a traditional network-centric operation towards a customer-centric operation with full focus on the customer experience. Nokia's evolved Service Operation Center (eSOC) platform will be implemented for Telefonica UK's 32 million customers.

Windstream Launches WE Connect Portal to Enhance UX
Windstream Enterprises, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced that it is launching WE Connect, a unified services portal and mobile app uniquely designed to elevate the customer experience.

Ooredoo Palestine Selects Optiva to Enhance Customer Experience
Optiva announced that Ooredoo Palestine has agreed to a software upgrade and multi-year support agreement that will assist Ooredoo to further build upon their growth and success.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners to Acquire Bluebird Network
Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, will be acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, with the acquisition to be financed by Uniti.

SDNbucks Selects Nokia Nuage Networks to Power SciSports
SDNbucks has chosen Nokia's Nuage Networks to power SciSports' cloud-based data analytics service for professional soccer organizations around the world.

Windstream to Expand 100 Mbps Broadband Service
Windstream Enterprises will double the availability of 100 Mbps Kinetic Internet Service across its 18-state footprint in the first quarter of 2019.

Ericsson and Qualcomm Add New Frequency Band for 5G
Ericsson and Qualcomm completed the first 5G data call on the 2.6 GHz band, adding a new frequency band to those tested for commercial deployment.

Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom Demo Millimeter Wave Link with 40Gpbs
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom are the first to successfully demonstrate a millimeter wave link with a data transmission rate of 40Gbps in a joint innovation project at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens. An important milestone in the evolution from today’s 10Gbps reality toward the 100Gbps future, the partners achieved four times greater data throughput compared to current commercial millimeter wave solutions to prove the commercial viability of future wireless backhaul technology.

Sprint Completes 5G Data Call Using 2.5 GHz and Massive MIMO
Together with Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies, Sprint completed the world’s first over-the-air 5G data transmission using 2.5 GHz and Massive MIMO on Sprint’s live commercial network.

Senet and Neosen Energy Partner to Extend Campus LoRaWAN
Senet and Neosen Energy announced a partnership to accelerate the widespread deployment of campus-based LoRaWAN IoT networks for asset and personnel tracking and safety systems.

T-Mobile Launches Caller Verified
T-Mobile launched its new Caller Verified technology, its implementation of the STIR and SHAKEN standards. These standards combat illegal caller ID spoofing, which occurs when scammers temporarily hijack a phone number to match the area code and 3-digit prefix of the person they are targeting, making the incoming call look familiar.

Arvada Extends Fiber Network from Minnesota to Nebraska
Arvig, a Minnesota-based broadband service provider, is extending its fiber network from Scott County to the Nebraska Data Centers in Omaha. This project will expand Arvig’s service area by more than 350 fiber route miles, providing a connection from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area directly to Omaha.

Juniper Network Notes Growth in Robotic Process Automation Revenue
New data from Juniper Research has found that Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revenues in banking will reach $1.2 billion by 2023. With an estimated revenue above $200 million in 2018, this represents a growth of over 400 percent over the period.

T-Mobile, Intel, and Ericsson Take Step Toward Nationwide 5G
T-Mobile, Ericsson and Intel have achieved the world’s first 5G data call and video call on 600 MHz, both on a live commercial network.

AGC Networks Expands North American Presence
Global solutions integrator AGC Networks Ltd announced that a newly-formed, wholly owned subsidiary has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Black Box Corporation, a leading digital solutions provider.

Windstream Expands Availability of Kinetic Fiber Internet service
Windstream announced it is expanding the availability of its Kinetic fiber Internet services, with speeds up to 1 Gigabit, to approximately 100,000 commercial locations across 16 states in 2019. The buildout, expected to be largely completed in the first quarter, lays the groundwork for future expansions to meet growing business needs.

RoboSense to Demo MEMS Solid-State LIDAR at CES 2019
RoboSense, a leader in LiDAR perception technology solutions and CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, will publicly demonstrate an upgraded version of their MEMS solid-state LiDAR, an automotive grade solid-state LiDAR designed for the mass production of autonomous vehicles, at CES 2019.

Valeo and Autotalks to Demo V2X Capabilities at CES 2019
Valeo and Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, will display global V2X capabilities integrated in Telematics platform at the upcoming CES 2019.

Consolidated Communications and SimpliSafe Partner on Wireless Security Service
Consolidated Communications, a leading broadband and business communications provider, announced it is partnering with SimpliSafe, the nation's fastest growing home security company, to bring award-winning security services to residential and small business customers across its service area.

Optiva Launches MVNE Platform for Tier 1 Telecom Provider in LATAM
Optiva announced the deployment of a new mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) platform for a LATAM telecom provider.

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