Infinera and BroadBand Tower Expand Connectivity in Tokyo Metro Area
Infinera announced today that BroadBand Tower, a Tokyo-based data center and cloud services provider, deployed Infinera’s GX Series Compact Modular Platform to expand high-capacity, ultra-low-latency connectivity between its data centers across the Tokyo metropolitan area.

FCC Issues Order on Consent for Customer Robocalls
The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that government contractors must have consent before robocalling consumers.

Microsoft Joins New National Council for Artificial Intelligence
The new National Council for Artificial Intelligence brings together the Brookings Institution, CUNY, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mastercard, Microsoft, Nasdaq, Plug and Play, SUNY, University of Central Florida, and Visa with the goal of maximizing technology to jointly solve specific issues of interest to the industry.

Neural Technologies Lands Deal to Protect Orange Morocco Revenue
Neural Technologies has been awarded a deal by Orange Morocco to deliver its Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management solution. The new partnership will help Orange Morocco to detect and prevent fraud in the Africa and Middle Eastern markets to its 22 million customers.

Windstream Wholesale Completes Fiber Route in Pacific Northwest
Windstream Wholesale today announced the completion of its diverse, high-capacity fiber route from Salt Lake City to Portland and Seattle.

IDTechEx Report Sizes Up Smart City Materials Market
A new IDTechEx report ,“Smart Cities Emerging Materials Markets 2021-2041,” pegs the smart city materials market at $400B.

FCC Adopts Rules to Protect US Communications Security
The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to implement the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, further protecting the security of the United States and the safety of U.S. communications networks.

FCC Votes to Uphold Spending Ban on Huawei Equipment
The Federal Communications Commission today took another important step to secure the nation’s critical communications infrastructure by voting to deny Huawei Technologies Co.’s application for review of a June 30, 2020 order designating the company, as well as its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, as posing a national security threat to the safety of communications networks and the communications supply chain.

FNT Expands Partnership with Belize Telemedia
FNT Software today announced its expanded partnership with Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), the leading telecommunications provider in Belize.

KDDI Chooses Ericsson for 5G Core in Japan
Ericsson has been selected by KDDI to deploy cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core in its 5G Standalone network in Japan, paving the way to ramp-up 5G use case development and realization.

Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft Expand Partnership for Transformation
Deutsche Telekom Group and Microsoft Corp. announced an expansion of their partnership that will help customers of all sizes accelerate their cloud transformation initiatives.

Gilat Lands US Dept of Defense Deal
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Wavestream received a multi-million-dollar order from a customer in support of a military communications program run by the US Department of Defense (DoD).

ADVA and Advantech Announce Joint Virtual Lab
ADVA and Advantech today announced a joint test-drive portal initiative for remote evaluation of SD-WAN and security solutions on universal CPE (uCPE).

Nokia Establishes Strategic 5G Alliance in Japan
Nokia announced the Nokia Local 5G Technology Partnership, a new strategic alliance involving Conexio, Hitachi Kokusai, NS (Nippon Steel) Solutions, Omron and Sharp to accelerate adoption of 5G-based enterprise industry solutions in Japan.

Orange Upgrades Belgium Foreign Affairs Office
The Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs (FPS FA) has signed a new agreement with Orange Business Services to transform its global communications infrastructure.

Iskratel Partners with Ulysse for 10G Fiber in Belgium
Iskratel, a leading European broadband solutions provider and Belgian service provider Ulysse Group, have partnered to deploy an ultra-fast fiber-optic broadband network in Belgium.

FBI Taps AT&T for FirstNet Contract
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is expanding its usage of FirstNet, awarding AT&T a mobility contract for additional FirstNet capabilities to support the FBI’s day-to-day and emergency operations. The agreement, valued at approximately $92 million, is the largest commitment to FirstNet by a law enforcement or public safety agency.

AURORA Joins DE-CIX's New York Internet Exchange
The full-service payment provider AURORA leverages DE-CIX’s platform to improve data connectivity and performance.

FCC Kicks Off Latest 5G Spectrum Auction
The Federal Communications Commission today kicked off its latest 5G spectrum auction, making available 280 megahertz of prime mid-band spectrum in the 3.7-3.98 GHz band, a portion of the C-band. This is the FCC’s largest mid-band 5G spectrum auction to date.

ORBCOMM Launches New Satellite as Accessory Offering
ORBCOMM has launched a new satellite as an accessory offering, which adds two-way, global satellite connectivity to ORBCOMM’s cellular asset tracking and monitoring devices, including new installs and currently fielded units, to create dual-mode capability for its transportation solutions.

Dell'Oro Releases Insights on Ethernet Market Growth
In a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the firm reveals that strong demand for 25 Gbps Ethernet adapters propelled the market to the highest revenue of $638 million in 3Q 2020.

FCC Releases Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Results
The Federal Communications Commission announced today that millions of rural Americans in 49 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will gain access to high-speed Internet service through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction.

Juniper Research Charts Growth in RCS Messaging Traffic
A new study from Juniper Research has found that RCS (Rich Communication Services) business messaging traffic will reach 415 billion messages by 2025; rising from 160 million messages in 2020.

Nokia WING Advances SmartAgri Solution in India
Nokia and Vodafone India Foundation, the CSR arm of Vi, have today announced that they have deployed a Smart Agriculture solution that aims to improve the productivity of farmers in India.

Nokia to Serve as Lead for European 6G Project
Nokia leads the way in the next generation of wireless networks as the overall project leader for Hexa-X, the European Commission’s 6G flagship initiative for research that will drive the overall 6G vision.


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