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Nokia and EDF Test LPWA and IoT Technology for Industries
Nokia has been selected by French power utility EDF's R&D unit to test the performance of LPWA wireless networking technologies and key emerging standards for Internet of Things (IoT) device connectivity to support critical operations for industries.

Windstream Expands Broadband Access to Rural Locations in NY
Windstream has been awarded $2.7 million in Phase 3 of the New NY Broadband Program. The fund will support Windstream’s deployment of high-speed broadband to 751 rural locations in Western New York.

Adax Deploys Virtualized Signaling Gateway Solution
Adax has launched the Adax vGW, a virtualized, signaling gateway solution that can be implemented on datacenter servers.

Orange Cyberdefense and Check Point Launch Mobile Threat Protection for Enterprises
Orange Cyberdefense and Check Point Software Technologies have teamed up to deliver a new Orange service called Mobile Threat Protection to help multinational enterprises safeguard their mobile device fleets against current and emerging threats.

Potential Transaction Between Vodafone and Liberty Global
Vodafone confirms that it is in early stage discussions with Liberty Global regarding the potential acquisition of certain overlapping continental European assets owned by Liberty Global.

Orange to Boost E-Health Portfolio with Enovacom Acquisition
Orange Business Services has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Enovacom to help strengthen their e-health portfolio.

Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, and Hamburg Port Authority Test 5G in Industrial Environment
Testing of 5G is to commence in an industrial environment in the Port of Hamburg, with the Hamburg Port Authority, Deutsche Telekom and Nokia commissioning an 8000-hectare area with which to carry out key tests of various aspects of 5G functionality, including network slicing.

TIM and Juniper Networks Drive Telco Cloud Evolution
Juniper Networks and TIM have initiated a joint agreement to collaborate on the research and development of an innovative cloud-oriented network infrastructure.

Verizon Deploys High-Speed Broadband to 15,500 Locations in New York
Verizon announced that it has been awarded $70.7 million in funding that will support their deployment of high-speed broadband to more than 15,500 rural locations in upstate New York.

Amdocs Acquires Vubiquity to Enhance Digital Content Capabilities
Amdocs announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vubiquity and are excited about the acquisition with the increased capacity to now deliver enhanced digital content capabilities for network operators, video distributors, OTT companies, content owners and content producers.

AT&T Invests in Fiber Footprint for Businesses Nationwide
AT&T is continuing to invest in expanding their fiber footprint to provide businesses of all sizes with advanced technology and communications services.

Juniper Research Predicts AI Spending to Reach $7.3 Billion by 2022
A new study from Juniper Research has found that global retailer spending on AI will reach $7.3 billion per annum by 2022, up from an estimated $2 billion in 2018, as retailers target new avenues to increase personalization of the customer experience.

FCC Improves WEA for Phones
The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to improve the geographic targeting of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), a system that delivers critical warnings and information to the public on their wireless phones.

Columbia Sportswear Implements Microsoft Cloud to Drive Digital Transformation
Columbia Sportswear Co. and Microsoft Corp. have announced plans to collaborate on enhancing Columbia Sportswear's global consumer experience and drive its digital transformation using intelligent cloud technology.

AT&T Wants to Accelerate Network White Box Adoption through Open Source Project dNOS
AT&T is working to provide the industry with a more open, flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional integrated networking equipment. AT&T intends to open source a project called the Disaggregated Network Operating System, or dNOS, hosted by The Linux Foundation.

Nokia Reduces Costs by Implementing Future X Network Architecture for 5G
On the day Nokia unveiled its ReefShark chipsets, the company has outlined the scope of its Future X architecture for 5G, the basis for its new reference silicon design and the foundation of its 5G technology and services portfolio.

hoopo Improves Low-Power Geolocation Solutions for IoT
hoopo announced the launch of the company, $1.5 million in funding, and its geolocation solution for low-power wide area (LPWA) networks.

Vansbro Municipality Taps Digpro's dpCom to Improve Workflow and Fiber Networks in Sweden
Digpro has been chosen by Vansbro Municipality in Sweden to provide the geographic information system dpCom for their fiber networks and better cooperate with other municipal network owners in the immediate area.

Nokia Unveils ReefShark Chipsets to Gain 5G Performance Boost
Nokia has unveiled its new ReefShark chipsets, which leverage in-house silicon expertise to dramatically reduce the size, cost and power consumption of operators' networks and meet the massive compute and radio requirements of 5G.

Nokia Enables Operators to Develop Cloud Strategies with New Cloud Collaboration Hubs
Nokia is strengthening its cloud and data center services by opening Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hubs in Singapore, Irving, Texas and a third one in Reading, UK. The hubs are execution centers where multivendor cloud services from strategy and design to execution and delivery are provided.

Windstream Provides Cloud Migration Assistance at Avaya ENGAGE
Windstream announced extensive plans for Avaya ENGAGE 2018, which will be held Jan. 28-31 at the New Orleans Convention Center. In addition to serving as an ENGAGE sponsor, Windstream is orchestrating multiple activities to assist attendees planning to migrate their premises-based systems to the cloud.

Verizon Delivers Live 400 Gbps Technology in Successful Field Trial
Verizon has achieved another industry first with the completion of a successful field trial delivering live 400 Gbps Ethernet traffic on a single wavelength between MPLS Core routers over its Packet-Optical network.

Nokia to Launch MulteFire Small Cell to Help Industries, Enterprises and Operators with Private LTE
Nokia is to launch the world's first MulteFire small cell that will enable industries, enterprises, smart cities and mobile service providers to leverage global unlicensed spectrum for secure, high-capacity and high-coverage private LTE networks.

Smart and PLDT Tap Amdocs for AI in 7 Year Agreement
Phillippine telco, PLDT and its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications, announced that they have entered into agreements with Amdocs to upgrade and manage business technology systems serving PLDT and Smart customers, with the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

HKT Helps Enterprises Transform with Multiple IoT Technologies
HKT has established an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with multiple connectivity technologies in Hong Kong. In both fixed and mobile arenas, HKT is positioned to ride on multiple IoT technologies such as NB-IoT, LoRa, 3G, 4G, LTE-M and Wi-Fi to assist enterprises to transform their business and capture growth potential.

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