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netsapiens Announces New Release of SNAPsolution with Enhanced Unified Communications Features for Managed Service Providers
netsapiens announced that it has officially released v39 of its award-winning, signature SNAPsolution platform. Already provided to current users as a free download, the updates greatly increase the level of flexibility and efficiency managed service providers can leverage to meet their end-users’ evolving communications needs.

AT&T Edge Solutions now Includes Cisco ENCS
Business customers can now get Cisco’s Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) virtualization platform from AT&T, managed by AT&T.

Shentel Gives Boost to Business Customers
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel), a local provider of cable, internet and wireless services, announced it has significantly boosted the internet speed of its existing business customers. The typical Shentel business customer now has triple the speed for the exact same price.

KOCOWA Celebrates Korean Internet TV Content Popularity in US
Korea Content Platform (KCP) LLC, a joint venture between the three leading Korean broadcasters (KBS, MBC and SBS), is celebrating the one-year anniversary launch of its Internet subscription service, KOCOWA, which streams the most popular Korean television programs on-demand in the United States.

Quantenna and Aerial Launch Strategic Partnership for Wi-Fi Motion Detection Using AI
Quantenna Communications, a provider of high performance Wi-Fi solutions, and Aerial Technologies, a pioneer in wireless motion analytics powered by AI, announced the two companies are bringing the latest in Wi-Fi motion detection technology to the market through their strategic partnership.

Orange Acquires Enterprise Cloud Company, Basefarm for 350 Million Euros
Following a competitive tender process initiated by Abry Partners for its stake in Basefarm, the Orange Group, through its enterprise subsidiary Orange Business Services, has announced today the signature of a contract to acquire 100% of the company’s capital for an enterprise value of 350 million euros.

MagnaChip Introduces Planar-type Hall-effect Sensors for IoT, Mobile, and Automotive Applications
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, announced today that it now offers planar-type Hall-effect sensors for foundry customers.

Winstream Goes BIG with Kinetic
Windstream announced the launch of a new campaign for its Kinetic by Windstream brand, highlighting the company’s network investment and continued commitment to deliver premium broadband speeds to more customers.

Tri Cascade Expands IoT Smart Home Tech with Skydrop Partnership
Tri Cascade, a subsidiary of SkyFidelity and an Internet of Things (IoT) technology company, announced a new strategic partnership with Skydrop, a pioneer in smart sprinkler controllers and technology. With this partnership, Tri Cascade will utilize it’s industry leading NB (narrowband)-IoT technology to further enhance Skydrop's current smart irrigation system and integrate Skydrop's solution into Tri Cascade’s suite of interconnected IoT smart neighborhood technology.

Ericsson, Telstra, and Intel Move 5G Out of the Lab and Into the Real World
Ericsson, Telstra and Intel have successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast Australia in a multivendor setup. With this achievement, the companies have taken 5G out of the lab and into a real-world mobile network environment.

Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom Partner in North Africa
Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom today jointly announced a new Partner Market agreement for Tunisia. This will be Vodafone’s first such partnership in North Africa.

Vodafone Completes Acquisition of CYTA Hellas for 118 Million Euros
Vodafone Group today announces that Vodafone-Panafon Hellenic Telecommunications Company has completed the acquisition of CYTA Telecommunications Hellas S.A. for a total enterprise value of 118 million Euros.

Federos Partners with Windward Consulting Group
Federos announced a reseller partner relationship with Windward Consulting Group, Inc., a global consultancy group that solves service management challenges for data center and network operations.

Radisys Launches Open Business Accelerator Program
Radisys announced that it has launched a new channel partner program, Open Business Accelerator, that is targeted at go-to-market solution partners to accelerate and expand the sales of disruptive open telecom solutions to service providers.

Telco Systems and FatPipe Networks Team on SD-WAN
Telco Systems and FatPipe Networks announced that the two companies are partnering to provide an open uCPE solution for offering real-time SD-WAN VNF services.

Juniper Predicts IoT Security Spending to Reach $6 Billion by 2023
A new study from Juniper Research found that spending on IoT (Internet of Things) cybersecurity solutions is set to reach over $6 billion globally by 2023. It highlighted rapid growth, with spending by product and service providers (in consumer markets) and end-customers (in industrial and public services markets) to rise nearly 300% over the forecast period.

Sprint Deploys All-wireless Small Cell 'Magic Box' in 100 Pittsburgh Buildings
Sprint announced that its award-winning, all-wireless small cell Magic Box solution is slated for deployment in approximately 100 City of Pittsburgh buildings to provide connectivity for the nation’s first fully integrated Energy Savings as a Service initiative.

Coriant Launches Network Operating Systems for IP/MPLS
Coriant announced the introduction of the Coriant Network Operating System (NOS), a true carrier-class, disaggregated IP/MPLS software solution for evolving carrier, enterprise, and cloud networks.

Radisys Launches Disaggregated Virtual Media Server
Radisys announced the release of its MediaEngine Virtual Media Server that supports a wide range of cloud architectures to enable rich-media applications deployed anywhere in the network - from the core to the network edge to the enterprise.

Gilat and Telesat Team on Tech for Low Earth Orbit Satellites
Gilat Satellite Networks announced a collaborative project with Telesat for development of broadband communication technology using low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. CIIRDF will fund the project to facilitate faster and more secure data transmission over satellite.

Ericsson Broadens Smile Across India
Ericsson has expanded the Connect to Learn initiative in India. The company’s mobile broadband solutions now provide internet connectivity and access to a digital education program at 34 centers run by its partner Smile Foundation. The centers make it possible for underprivileged youth to develop skills such as English proficiency and computer literacy through the Smile Twin E-learning Programme, with the objective of helping them find jobs in the retail and service sectors.

Sterlite to Acquire Metallurgica
Sterlite Tech, an end-to-end global technology provider for smarter digital networks, today announced the signing of definitive agreements for acquisition of a European specialised optical cable manufacturer based in Italy.

Nokia and China Mobile Launch AI Lab for 5G and Edge Cloud Services
Nokia and China Mobile have signed an MoU to investigate the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimize future networks and enable the delivery of new Edge Cloud and 5G services.

Seliro Opens Software Development Center in Poland
To further strengthen the execution of Seliro’s mission to enable broadband-, and mobile operators to offer a new set of services to their end-consumer market, Seliro AB now opens a new Software Development center in Warsaw, Poland. The establishment in Poland will play an instrumental role in fulfilling the mission to address the ever-growing demand for software solutions within a smart home environment.

Wind Tre selects Ericsson for RAN Modernization in Italy
Ericsson has been selected by Wind Tre to modernize its Radio Access Network (RAN) across Italy. The deal will see the implementation of the Ericsson Radio System (ERS) product portfolio into the Italian communications service provider’s network starting October 2018, including new ERS Radios, and ERS Basebands to improve network quality and user experience for the company’s 31 million customers.

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