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Orange Acquires Basefarm to Support Enterprise Cloud Offering
Orange announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Basefarm through its enterprise subsidiary Orange Business Services following the approbation of the relevant competition authorities. Basefarm is a leading European player in cloud-based infrastructure and services, as well as the management of critical applications and data analysis.

Sprint and LG to Launch 5G Smartphone in U.S. in Early 2019
Sprint and LG confirmed a significant wireless milestone as it works with LG Electronics USA to deliver the first mobile 5G smartphone in the U.S. in the first half of 2019.

Great Lakes Energy Cooperative Taps Calix for Network Transformation
GLE has selected the Calix Vantage Support Service to accelerate its Truestream fiber network initiative that will bring advanced services, including gigabit internet, voice, and managed whole home Wi-Fi to its members in northern Michigan.

Quantenna makes Leap in Mobile Customer Experience, Exceeds 1Gbps Throughput
Breakthrough performance was achieved between Quantenna based access points and a wireless adapter based on the Intel Wireless-AC 9260.

Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF Encourage Norwegian Businesses to Partner on the new Norwegian Open AI Lab
Telenor is among Norway's largest companies joining forces in establishing a national powerhouse for artificial intelligence in Norway.

INCOMPAS Files Opposition and Motion for Summary Denial in response to USTelecom Forbearance Petition
The internet and competitive networks association INCOMPAS made two filings at the FCC , making the case that small network builders are driving the future of fiber deployment

DataXoom and Samsung SDS America Partner for Enterprise Wearable Solution
This initiative utilizes the Samsung smartwatch and custom developed applications to transform a consumer-based device into a purpose-built tool for the enterprise.

ERM Advanced Telematics launches StarLink Tracker with WiFi, Complete Connected Car Unit
International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics has launched a versatile telematics product that integrates advanced vehicle tracking, driver behavior monitoring, theft prevention, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 4G cellular capabilities in a single device.

Accelirate Launches New Automation Accelerator Program RPA90X
90-day Automation Accelerator program is designed to get a company’s Automation Initiatives in shape by identifying the right processes to show immediate return of man-hours back to the business.

Cybersecurity Breaches to Result in Over 146 Billion Records Being Stolen by 2023
A new report by Juniper Research, The Future of Cybercrime and Security, found that over 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals in 2023 alone, an increase of 175% over the 12 billion records expected to be compromised in 2018, resulting in a cumulative loss of over 146 billion records for the whole period.

Vivacom launches 4G Voice service and Wi-Fi calling in Bulgaria
Vivacom and Ericsson will deploy 4G Voice service (Voice over LTE) and Wi-Fi calling services in Bulgaria to offer high-definition voice services.

Kerlink and AdriNet to Expand Kerlink's Distribution Network in Adriatic Market
Kerlink and AdriNet have joined forces to speed adoption of LoRaTM low-power, wide-area networks across the entire Adriatic region with Kerlink’s products and services.

NAI Manufacturing Plant Achieves Zero Defects for One Year
NAI, a manufacturer of global connectivity solutions for high performance systems used in the industrial technology, telecom, data and medical industries, announced they have achieved zero-defect manufacturing in their Hermosillo, Mexico Plant 2 for one year.

Windstream brings Faster Broadband Speeds to Poteau with Fixed Wireless Technology
About 900 locations in Poteau are covered by this first phase of the project. When the project is completed later this year, about 8,800 locations in the Poteau area will qualify for fixed wireless broadband.

Apica Systems raises $12.7M USD in New Funding
Apica Systems, performance monitoring and testing solutions provider, announced today it has raised new funding from its existing investors to fuel growth in its performance and testing business.

Meta Networks joins Symantec Technology Integration Partner Program
Meta Networks today announced the company has joined the Symantec Technology Integration Partner Program (TIPP) in a collaborative effort to combat cybercrime and secure its cloud network-as-as-service.

Brazil's Copel Telecom Scales State-of-the-Art Fiber Optic Internet with Coriant 200G Solution
Coriant announced that Copel Telecom in Brazil has deployed 200G optical transmission technology from Coriant to scale its fiber optic backbone network in the State of Parana.

Telit Powers New Range of First Responder Routers from Centrix IP
Telit and Centrix IP (Agile Interoperable Solutions, AIS) announce they have joined forcesto offer a new range of powerful, durable, portable devices for first responder communications.

Mist Collaborates with VMware to Create a Seamless Wireless LAN (WLAN) / Wide Area Network (WAN) Experience
Mist’s AI-driven WLAN Combined with VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud Provides Unique LAN, WAN, and Cloud Visibility and Facilitates Troubleshooting into User Network Experiences.

BullsEye Telecom Launches VirtualTech
BullsEye Telecom's new product, called VirtualTech, allows the company to remotely diagnose and solve intermittent and chronic telecommunication network issues.

Aricent extends Open Source Collaboration with CableLabs to deliver Kubernetes Platform for NFV
Aricent and CableLabs collaborate on a self-managed and optimized virtual infrastructure platform on the Kubernetes and the Docker container model.

KPN Improves the Safety of Self-driving Cars with Ericsson
One of the leading telecom and ICT providers in the Netherlands, KPN, has selected Ericsson to explore the use of 5G for self-driving cars and applications to increase traffic safety at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, Netherlands.

FCC Proposes Reimbursement Rules for LPTV, TV Translator, and FM Stations Under 2018 Reimbursement Expansion Act
The Federal Communications Commission proposed rules to implement a recent Congressional directive to reimburse certain Low Power TV (LPTV), TV translator, and FM stations for costs incurred as a result of the Commission’s incentive auction.

Denmark, Estonia, and Sweden Lead in Telecom Maturity According to BuddeComm Index
BuddeComm’s Telecoms Maturity Index (TMI) analyses the broadband, mobile and fixed Line markets of a country as well as a range of economic parameters to rank it on a scale of 1 to 100 and compare it to its region. The European TMI revealed the market leaders as follows: Denmark is the top-ranking country in Europe with a Telecoms Maturity Index score of 98, followed by Estonia (94) and Sweden (91).

FCC Prepares for November 14 5G Spectrum Auction in US
Today, the Federal Communications Commission established the application and bidding procedures for the upcoming Spectrum Frontiers auctions of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service licenses in the 28 GHz (27.5-28.35 GHz) and 24 GHz (24.25-24.45, 24.75-25.25 GHz) bands.

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