VERSES Identifies New Path to AGI
VERSES announced that it has penned an open letter and invitation to OpenAI to collaborate on the pursuit of artificial general intelligence.

Advantest and Amarisoft Collaborate for 5G and IoT Device Testing
Advantest announced it is collaborating with wireless solution provider Amarisoft to enable users of Amarisoft’s 4G and 5G AMARI Callboxes to leverage Advantest’s Micro Line Test test management software. Via their existing AMARI Callbox, Amarisoft customers can access the Advantest software’s enhanced user interface, designed for maximum ease of use, and operator-certified test plans developed through close collaboration with leading telecommunications network carriers.

Ericsson and Agribusiness Connect to Advance 5G Enterprise Potential
Ericsson announced that under a new Memorandum of Understanding with Agribusiness Connect they aim to create new industry value by utilizing the high speed, low latency and large real-time data handing capabilities of Ericsson’s 5G solutions in public and private networks.

Nokia and Varnion to Enhance Superior Broadband Experience with PON
Nokia announced that Varnion Technology Semesta (Varnion), an Internet Service Provider focused on the hospitality industry, will use Nokia’s solution including Nokia Altiplano Access Controller, Lightspan MF, and Lightspan DF fiber platforms, to modernize its broadband network. Varnion is upgrading its local area network infrastructure from switch-based to PON-based.

IBM watsonx to Support South Fulton PD in Georgia
IBM announced that the South Fulton Police Department (SFPD) in South Fulton, GA has engaged IBM to help its officers rapidly access relevant data in the course of their day-to-day work.

Nokia Extends Partner Program to Accelerate Drones-As-A-Service Business
Nokia announced the extension of a Drones-as-a-Service partner program with existing private wireless partners to provide Nokia Drone Networks benefits to industries in North America. Through this collaboration, enterprises and service providers will be able to rapidly realize the capabilities of drones, in a way that meets the needs of their business as well as benefit from new use cases and revenue streams.

Akoustis Receives Wi-Fi 6E Design Win
Akoustis Technologies announced that its patented XBAW filters are designed into a new tri-band Wi-Fi 6E consumer access point platform.

Nokia Completes Quantum-Safe Networks PoC in Greece
Nokia announced it has successfully completed a proof of concept of Quantum-Safe Networks in a complex optical network ring topology across three locations in Greece with HellasQCI, the Greek National Quantum Communication Infrastructure Consortium. Nokia successfully demonstrated hybrid key generation using both classic and quantum physics to generate and distribute Quantum-Safe keys for encrypted optical services.

VIAVI Provides Benchmarking and Validation Across Eight Countries
VIAVI shared the company’s role in the Fall 2023 O-RAN PlugFest organized by the O-RAN ALLIANCE and hosted by industry leaders. VIAVI delivered industry-leading benchmarking and validation for RAN Intelligent Controller testing and training for AI-enabled applications including energy efficiency; security testing; and conformance and end-to-end testing of new products. The company also improved testing efficiency with real-time analysis and automation.

Fortinet Releases New OT Security Solutions and Services
Fortinet announced the latest release of new, integrated operational technology security solutions and services. These additions further distance Fortinet’s industry-leading OT Security Platform from the rest of the market.

NATO Selects IBM to Further Enhance Alliance's Cybersecurity Resilience
Contract with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) will help strengthen the Alliance's cybersecurity posture with improved security visibility and asset management across all NATO enterprise networks starting in January 2024.

Nokia, Arm, and HPE Demonstrate Cloud RAN Flexibility in Lab Trial
Nokia announced that it has completed a joint lab trial of Cloud RAN with In-Line acceleration with partners Arm and Hewlett Packard Enterprise at Nokia’s Open Cloud RAN Innovation Center in Dallas, Texas. The successful trial, which saw the completion of an end-to-end Cloud RAN L3 data call, demonstrated the flexibility of Nokia’s Cloud RAN solution using In-Line accelerator architecture which works seamlessly on multiple silicon architectures.

Cisco to Provide San Jose Earthquakes with Wi-Fi 6 Stadium Connectivity
Cisco announced that it has partnered with Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes to install its Wi-Fi 6 technology at PayPal Park. As an official technology partner, Cisco will leverage its solutions across networking and wireless to provide fans and team operators with secure, seamless Wi-Fi connectivity when the 2024 MLS season kicks off.

CrowdStrike Announces General Availability of Falcon Data Protection
CrowdStrike announced the general availability of CrowdStrike Falcon Data Protection, liberating customers from legacy data loss prevention products with a modern, frictionless approach to data security that prevents adversary exfiltration and accidental leakage. With this latest offering for the AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform, customers can consolidate costly and ineffective DLP point products with CrowdStrike’s single, revolutionary lightweight agent.

Fortinet Supports Launch of Quantum-Safe VPN Communications
Arqit, BT Group and Fortinet announced the launch of a commercially available, integrated product for quantum-safe virtual private network communications using Symmetric Key Agreement. This announcement follows the successful trial of quantum-safe tunnels between three BT sites in London, Exeter, and Adastral Park in Suffolk.

TransUnion Finds 51% Of Consumers Report Being Targeted For Mobile Fraud
TransUnion announced that their 2023 Telecommunications Consumer Report found that around one-third of consumers experience fraud attempts multiple times per week, if not daily. The most common attacks include social engineering schemes that try to convince consumers to give sensitive information, like phishing, which typically occurs via email; vishing, which happens via phone calls and voice messages; and SMSishing, which occurs over text message.

Mobilicom Receives Order from the U.S. Defense Industry Drone Manufacturer
Mobilicom announced it has received another follow-on commercial scale order from a U.S. based Tier 1 defense & drone manufacturer to place repeat, production scale orders for Mobilicom’s field-proven solutions.

Study Finds Majority of Mobile App Developers Are Using Generative AI
Kobiton announced the results of a study on mobile app development and testing. A key takeaway is that the use of AI tools for mobile app development and testing is growing, and developers and testers are excited to further expand the use of these tools.

Netcracker Adopts TM Forum Open Digital Architecture Principles and Standards for Telcos
Netcracker Technology announced that it is one of the first vendors to be certified as Ready for ODA by TM Forum. Open Digital Architecture provides the framework and interoperable software building blocks to help operators accelerate business growth and maximize efficiency.

Singtel Successfully Trials 5G Redcap Technology For IoT Devices In Singapore
Singtel announced that it has successfully completed Singapore’s first trial of reduced capability technology - the next evolution of 5G radio technology, also known as RedCap, on its live 5G network in collaboration with Ericsson and MediaTek. RedCap is specifically designed to support mid-tier Internet of Things devices, like smartwatches and industrial sensors.

Nokia And Windstream Wholesale Achieve 800GE Service Readiness
Nokia and Windstream announced the successful trial of 800 Gigabit Ethernet service transmission over a single 800 Gb/s wavelength over a 1,386-kilometer link across Windstream’s live network. Utilizing Nokia FP5 IP service routing platforms with 800GE interfaces and Nokia optical transport platforms with 6th generation super coherent Photonic Service Engine technology.

Vi Partners With Anritsu
Anritsu and Vodafone Idea Limited announced that Vi that has partnered with Anritsu to provide end-to-end enhanced calling experience for customers on VoLTE in India. Maintaining a high-quality voice service is vital to ensure excellent customer experience.

Swisscom Deploys Netcracker Network Domain Orchestration
Netcracker Technology announced that its long-standing customer Swisscom has deployed Netcracker’s Network Domain Orchestration solution to modernize the IT landscape of the operator’s new terabit IP transport aggregation network. This initiative is part of a large-scale OSS transformation program at Swisscom to create a more flexible, future-proof and automated modern digital architecture with lower operational costs.

Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Begin Deployment of Open RAN Network
Nokia and Deutsche Telekom announced that they have begun to deploy a multi-vendor Open RAN network with Fujitsu in Germany. The technology is fully integrated into DT’s live commercial network and the initial cluster will provide 2G, 4G, and 5G commercial services to customers in the Neubrandenburg area of Northern Germany.

Nokia 5G Core SaaS and Network as Code Platform to Be Used in Finland
Nokia announced that its 5G Standalone Core SaaS has been selected by Telia Finland as part of a European Union-funded innovation program to give the operator a fully automated and scalable software model for delivering greater business agility and faster time to value in rolling out and monetizing 5G network services.


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