Telefonica Enhances User Experience with Deployment of 7 New Nodes
Telefonica International Wholesale Services extends virtualization adoption with the deployment of 7 new Network Functions Hubs, which have been deployed in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

NYIIX Tackles Soaring Data Demands with ADVA's Metro Solution
ADVA announced that Telehouse America/NYIIX has deployed its FSP 3000 CloudConnect to tackle soaring data demand in its metro network.

Enterprises Gain Mobile Device Insight with Verizon's SD WLAN
Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced the launch of Software Defined Wireless Local Area Network (SD WLAN), a user-centric wireless LAN managed solution which is part of Verizon’s Virtual Network Services portfolio.

Ericsson, Qualcomm, Telstra and NETGEAR Attain 4G Speeds in Successful Trial
Telstra, Ericsson, NETGEAR and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced they have achieved 4G speeds of up to 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in lab testing using a new commercially announced chipset.

Com Hem Deploys Harmonic's CableOS to Deliver High-Speed Broadband
Harmonic announced that Com Hem is using Harmonic's CableOS virtualized CCAP solution to deliver faster broadband speeds to the Nordic region.

Nokia Addresses Security Threats in the Era of Digital Transformation
Nokia is addressing rising security threats to telecom networks by launching its Security Risk Index assessment service and Managed Security Service.

AT&T and Accenture Team up for Business Transformation
AT&T and Accenture are embarking on a multi-year project to improve business by transforming older business applications into faster, more flexible microservices.

Tango Networks Launches Kinetic Cloud, a Cloud-Enabled Mobile Convergence Service
Tango Networks unveiled Kinetic Cloud, a cloud-powered enterprise mobility enablement solution delivering communications control, compliance and productivity to the workforce natively on any mobile phone.

Telefonica and FAO Improve Agriculture by Implementing Innovation and Digitization Initiatives
Telefonica and the FAO have signed an alliance to collaborate in the development and implementation of innovation, digitization and data analysis initiatives in the agricultural sector aimed at promoting the development of agriculture, food safety, and nutrition.

Coriant and Prodea Accelerate Global IoT Service Adoption
Coriant and Prodea announced that they have joined forces to accelerate global adoption of IoT services by simplifying go-to-market deployment across multiple vertical markets.

Shentel and Hitron Launch Wall to Wall Wi-Fi
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) announced that they have teamed up with Hitron Technologies to launch Wall to Wall Wi-Fi to enhance and extend their Wi-Fi service within customers' homes.

Vodafone 4G Mini Mobile Mast in Successful Trial
Vodafone UK has achieved a successful trial of a new 4G mini mobile mast in the small village of Porthcurno on the southern Cornish coast, providing customers with 4G mobile data speeds of more than 200Mbps.

Ericsson Supports Singtel to Achieve 1Gbps Speed on Quad-Band FDD/TDD CA Network
Singtel has achieved the world’s first 1Gbps mobile peak speed on Ericsson’s quad-band FDD/TDD Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology.

AT&T to Purchase 520 MW of Wind Power from NextEra Energy Resources
AT&T will purchase 520 megawatts (MW) of wind power through two agreements with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources.

EE Connects Over 580,000 Homes in the UK with Deployment of 4G Home Broadband Antenna
EE unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect 580,000 homes across the UK, especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps.

ETSI Releases Warning Statement on European Commission's Proposal of Cybersecurity Act
ETSI has just released a position paper on the European Commission proposal of Cybersecurity Act (Regulation 2017/0225).

Ericsson Launches 5G RAN Commercial Software
Ericsson launches 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) commercial software, based on the recently approved first 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standard and finalizes 5G-readiness for operators by enhancing its 5G Platform with new solutions for the radio and core network.

Blue Danube Deploys 5G-Ready Massive MIMO System
Blue Danube Systems introduced its second-generation 5G-ready Massive MIMO system, the BeamCraft 600 series.

Calix and SKY Cable Drive Network Transformation to Fiber in Manila
Calix, Inc. announced SKY Cable Corporation (SKY Cable) will leverage end-to-end solutions from Calix to drive an expansive network transformation to fiber with plans to serve the greater metropolitan areas of Manila and Rizal.

VodafoneZiggo Deploys Ericsson Packet Core to Deliver Solutions on Cloud Platforms
Ericsson has announced that their virtual Evolved Packet Core solution will be deployed on VodafoneZiggo’s common cloud infrastructure during second half of 2018.

Nokia and Qualcomm Complete 5G NR Tests of Network and Devices
Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies have successfully completed interoperability testing in the 3.5Ghz and 28Ghz spectrum compliant with the global 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 standard, which was formally confirmed in December, and using the commercially available Nokia AirScale base station and device prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies.

Orange and Cisco Bring SD-WAN VNF to Life
Orange Business Services showcased the next push of its global SD-WAN portfolio with the first onboarding of a Cisco SD-WAN virtual network function (VNF) on the Cisco Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS).

Iskratel Announced 2 PON Solutions for Cost-Effective Migration
Iskratel announced two new universal next-generation PON solutions, the 8-port multi-PON blade and the 16-port GPON blade, both designed to enable a lucrative and controlled upgrade to next-generation networks, such as NG-PON2 and XGS-PON.

Netcracker and NEC Lead ETSI NFV License Management Standardization
NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology Corporation announced its leading role in the creation of the first report on NFV license management by the European Telecom Standards Institute (ETSI).

Juniper Research Predicts Banking RPA Revenue to Reach $900 Million by 2022
New data from Juniper Research has found that banking RPA (robotic process automation) software and services revenue will reach close to $900 million by 2022.


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