AVIWEST Launches HE4000 HEVC Encoder Enable Live UHD 4K video
AVIWEST announced the HE4000 HEVC encoder, the broadcast industry's first encoder to enable live UHD (4K) video delivery over unmanaged networks in a compact ½-RU design that reduces space requirements, enabling broadcasters to cost-effectively address consumer demand for superior-quality live content, delivered via 4G/LTE, satellite (Ka- and Ku-band, BGAN), wired IP network, or a combination of IP links.

Cleareon Acquires Data Center Assets for Dark Fiber Networks in NYC
Cleareon announces that it has acquired significant data center assets in and around the New York City (NYC) metropolitan area.

Southern Telecom Announces New Dark Fiber Routes in Southeast US
Southern Telecom announces new underground fiber routes and colocation facilities are being planned and constructed as part of a network fiber strategy across the Southeast.

VicTrack and Dali Launch Public Safety DAS for MTM Railways with Black-Spots
VicTrack and Dali Wireless announced the successful deployment of the new digital public safety communications system for the Protective Services Officers (PSO) working at selected Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) railway stations.

Symantec Taps Microsoft Azure Cloud to Deliver Global Cybersecurity
Microsoft Corp. announced that Symantec Corp. is using the Microsoft Azure cloud to help deliver its Norton consumer products to a global community of more than 50 million people and families.

Sprint and Gilat Collaborate to Expand Network Coverage
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. announced that Sprint has expanded its contract with Gilat to include a three-year managed service project to expand its network coverage.

Du and Nokia Roll Out SDAN in Preparation for 5G in Middle East
Du announced that it is the first provider in the Middle East to trial Software Defined Access Networks (SDAN) technology on NG-PON and establish an intelligent network capable of supporting future needs.

EE Launches NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 with 4G Wi-Fi
EE announced the exclusive launch of the NETGEAR Nighthawk M1, the latest addition to its range of 4G WiFi devices.

Ericsson Releases 5G Readiness Survey for 2017
Ericsson announces results of annual 5G readiness survey, which compiles 5G-related plans and activities among 37 operators. The report shows that many operators have accelerated preparations for the new technology and trials are being carried out by 78 percent of the respondents.

Cisco Updates Intent-Based Networking for Data Centers with ACI
Cisco announced updates to its Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution that makes it easier for customers to adopt and advance intent-based networking for their data centers and private cloud environments.

Huawei Deploys Over 560 SDN/NFV Commercial Projects Globally
Huawei announced that it has deployed over 560 SDN/NFV commercial projects worldwide.

Senet and G+D Mobile Security to Boost LoRaWAN IoT Connectivity
G+D Mobile Security and Senet Inc. partner to strengthen security of LoRaWAN connectivity across the IoT ecosystem.

Du and Ericsson Partner to Monetize IoT Services in Middle East
Ericsson and Du have partnered to accelerate digitalization in the mid-east region by enabling faster introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) services.

AT&T and FirstNet Launch Developer Program for First Responders
FirstNet and AT&T announced the launch of the first developer program geared toward America’s first responders.

Netia Taps Comarch for Network Management
Netia chose Comarch Fault Management, a central network monitoring system. The implemented system allows telecoms companies to detect network issues and service incidents promptly, enabling an immediate response.

FCC Fines Individual for False Alarms on NYPD Radio
The Federal Communications Commission has imposed a fine proposed last spring against a New York City resident for operating a radio transmitter on frequencies that the Commission has licensed to the New York Police Department (NYPD), causing interference with the NYPD’s radio system.

Smart Launches Personalized Customer Engagement Solution Powered by Amdocs aia
Amdocs announced that Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has deployed a solution powered by Amdocs aia enabling personalized and contextualized customer engagement.

Juniper Research Says AI Chatbots Help Save $3.6Billion in Healthcare by 2022
A new report from Juniper Research has found that annual cost savings derived from the adoption of chatbots in healthcare will reach $3.6 billion globally by 2022, up from an estimated $2.8 million in 2017.

WOW!'s Biggest Expansion Yet Brings Service to Over 35,000 in MI
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone announced the availability of services to residents and businesses in Livonia, Michigan.

Vodafone Americas Foundation Puts out the Call for Wireless Innovations
The Vodafone Americas Foundation announced the opening of its tenth annual Wireless Innovation ProjectTM (WIP) competition, seeking the latest connected innovations designed for social good.

EXFO Launches C-RAN Solution Fronthaul Test Solution for 5G
EXFO Inc. announced the release of the FTB-740G V2, an all-in-one fronthaul test solution which combines multiservice testing and fiber characterization of any passive CWDM or DWDM networks.

Microsoft Ventures, Madrona Group, Notion Capital, and Vertex are Funding the Future with Innovate.AI
Microsoft Ventures, in collaboration with Madrona Venture Group, Notion Capital and Vertex Ventures Israel, announced a global competition, Innovate.AI, aimed at uncovering emerging startups working to progress the future of artificial intelligence. In total, Microsoft Ventures and its partners will award $3.5M in venture funding and $2M in Azure credits.

Nokia and WOW! Deploy First Commercial vDAA
Nokia and WOW! announced the industry’s first commercial virtualized Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) deployment.

U.S. Army Targets AT&T to Modernize Communications Globally
AT&T announced it has been selected by the U.S. Army to unify and modernize communications capabilities for nearly 1 million users globally.

Proximus Taps Cloudify to Provide NFV and Cloud-Native Orchestration Platform
Cloudify announced it has been selected by Proximus and will be part of a multi-vendor team tasked with helping the company implement a next-generation, cloud-native orchestration platform in its adoption of NFV to virtualized cloud network in Belgium.


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