ETSI Releases Report on Citizen Issues for Smart Cities
The ETSI Human Factors Technical Committee has released ETSI TR 103 455, a Technical Report that assesses the different citizen-related issues that smart city-related standardization in the ICT domain needs to address.

Yandex Transforms DCI Infrastructure to 600G with ADVA
ADVA today announced that Yandex has transformed its data center interconnect (DCI) infrastructure into a 600Gbit/s transport network using the ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex.

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Hosts Global Summit 2020
The DSA Global Summit 2020 united industry leaders to accelerate spectrum sharing.

NTT DOCOMO Selects NEC for 5G SA Mobile Core in Japan
NEC Corporation today announced its selection by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. as a vendor of a 5G mobile core network compatible with Standalone (SA) 5G that NTT DOCOMO plans to launch in 2021.

Samsung and KT Deploy 5G SA and NSA Common Core in South Korea
Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd. and KT Corporation (KT) announced they have successfully deployed Korea’s first 5G Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) common core in KT’s commercial network.

IDTechEX Releases Report on Smart City Hardware Growth
The new IDTechEx report, “Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts” explains how $0.1 to $0.5 trillion smart city budgets are often not in the richest countries and certainly not centered on snooping.

Vodafone Egypt Expands Network Capacity with Spectrum Acquisition
Vodafone Egypt has acquired 40 MHz of 2.6 GHz TDD spectrum from the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA).

T-Mobile to Pay $200M to Resolve Sprint Lifeline Investigation
The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve an investigation of its subsidiary Sprint’s compliance with the Commission’s rules regarding waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program for low-income consumers.

Juniper Research Releases Report on AI and Automation in Banking
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of unsecured loans issued via AI underwriting platforms will reach $315 billion in 2025, up from just $24 billion in 2020.

Ericsson and Telia Add Lithuania to Nordics and Baltics Alliance
Telia and Ericsson have added Lithuania to their Nordics and Baltics alliance to deploy next-generation 5G in the region.

FCC Announces Expanded High-Speed Broadband Access for Puerto Rico
The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today announced that funding through Stage 2 of the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund will result in all locations in Puerto Rico having access to fixed broadband service with speeds of at least 100 Mbps.

Cambridge Broadband Networks Group Pushes Toward Next-Gen FWA
Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG) has today revealed its newest developments, as the business pushes forward to lead the next generation of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA).

Ericsson Completes Cradlepoint Acquisition
Ericsson has completed its acquisition of Cradlepoint, the US-based market leader in Wireless WAN Edge 4G and 5G solutions for the enterprise market.

New Juniper Research Study Charts Growth in Industrial IoT Connections
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of Industrial IoT connections will increase from 17.7 billion in 2020 to 36.8 billion in 2025; representing an overall growth rate of 107 percent.

Dell'Oro Group Predicts SASE Market Growth Through 2024
A new report from Dell'Oro Group finds the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 116 percent over the next five years (2019-2024).

Beep to Bring Self-Driving Shuttles to Yellowstone National Park
Beep, a Florida-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider today announced they will deploy the first autonomous shuttles at Yellowstone National Park with the National Parks Service (NPS) in May 2021.

Nokia and Shaw Launch Western Canada's First Private LTE Mining Network
Shaw Business today announced the deployment of Western Canada’s first-ever industrial-grade Private LTE mining network for Teck Resources Limited (Teck), providing significantly greater coverage and connectivity at Teck’s Elkview Operations in British Columbia.

New FCC Announces Bidding Start in Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction
The Federal Communications Commission today announced the start of bidding in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction, which will target up to $16 billion to deploy networks to serve up to 10.25 million Americans that currently lack access to fixed broadband service meeting the Commission’s benchmark speeds.

DartPoints Acquires Metro Data Centers
DartPoints acquires Metro Data Centers to expand its North American footprint to Central Ohio.

Bluebird Network Completes Its Underground Data Center Expansion
Bluebird Network announces the completion of its $11.5 million expansion of the Bluebird Underground Data Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Nokia Deploys 5G Solutions for Vodacom South Africa
Nokia today announced that it is enabling ultra-fast 5G services for Vodacom South Africa’s customers by deploying its 5G radio, core and fixed network solutions across Vodacom’s network. Vodacom is using Nokia’s 2G, 3G, 4G and fibre access networks, as well as 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and mobile broadband services.

Precision OT Unveils New Transceiver for Optical Networking
Precision OT, a leading provider of optical transceivers and related active/passive optical components, is proud to announce a breakthrough in delivering 100G DWDM to the edge of modern access networks.

BT Chooses Ericsson for 5G in UK Cities
BT and EE customers are set to benefit from Ericsson 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) connectivity following the company’s selection as BT’s 5G RAN provider in the UK capitals London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff and other major cities.

ADVA Joins O-RAN Alliance
ADVA today announced that it has joined the O-RAN ALLIANCE, a global ecosystem of mobile network operators and technology suppliers driving intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable mobile networks.

ORBCOMM and Inmarsat Extend Agreement for Global IoT Service
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, today announced that they will extend their agreement through at least 2035 and enhance their strategic partnership.


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