Microsoft FastCollect Helps Drive Down Cloud Data Storage Costs
Microsoft cloud announces its latest generation of FastCollect for SharePoint, including new features to analyze and report on SharePoint file consumption and to extend SharePoint Online to more affordable Azure cloud storage tiers and drive down cloud data storage cost.

Microsoft Ignite Spotlights Cloud, AI and Mixed Reality for Digital Transformation
Microsoft Corp. on Monday welcomed over 25,000 business customers to its annual IT event, Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Fla., where the company showcased how it is infusing cloud, AI and mixed reality across it products to help customers visualize and create the future of business.

EE Launches Enhanced HD Voice to Enable High-Quality 4G Mobile Calling
EE launches Enhanced HD Voice to upgrade its network and become the first operator in the UK to support the next generation of voice service while enabling the highest quality mobile phone calls ever on the latest smartphones.

Orange and EBV Elektronik Launch Live Booster to Deliver IoT Connectivity
Orange and EBV Elektronik launch new Live Booster programme to ease and accelerate the adoption of cellular IoT connectivity for object makers.

Infinera and Seaborn Set Subsea Benchmark on Seabras-1
Infinera and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) announced the successful completion of a subsea field trial with XTS-3300 on Seabras-1, demonstrating the industry’s highest spectral efficiency on an ultra-long-haul subsea cable.

Transatel Provides LTE Connectivity to VAIO Laptops in Japan
New VAIO S11 and VAIO S13 laptops will be delivered in Japan equipped with Windows 10 and a ready-to-go LTE cellular data network SIM card. Transatel is the service provider of the new cellular capability, with prepaid data plans developed specifically for VAIO laptop end-users.

Huawei and Brocade Get Hyperactive with Big Data Analysis and Storage
Huawei and Brocade jointly released a high-performance active-active big data analysis and storage network solution powered by OceanStor Dorado V3 AFAs coupled with Brocade Gen-6 Fibre Channel and SX6 DR (Disaster Recovery) switch modules.

SK Telecom Shows Off 5G Self-driving Car During Test Run
SK Telecom's self-driving car traveled 26 kilometers in real traffic conditions at a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on 5G Network. Plans to keep developing innovative self-driving technologies, while conducting more test drives in various environments. Needless to say, it was a successful test run.

DT Launches First Global, Enterprise Network Powered by ngena
Deutsche Telekom (DT) is offering its corporate customers rapidly deployable enterprise network connections and services. The new telecommunications offering powered by the ngena network, The Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance.

Sicap Secures BYOD for Apple and Android Devices
Sicap Schweiz AG announced that its EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) solution offers enterprises and users increased security as it improves full mobile device management capabilities for the world’s two leading mobile ecosystems; Google Android and Apple iOS.

Vodafone Survey Says: Cyber Security Tied to Businesses Growth
Vodafone says the Innovation Accelerator highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 percent of high-growth companies seeing information security as an enabler of new business opportunities, rather than simply a means of defense.

Aricent Announces the Launch of Two 5G Frameworks for NEMs
Aricent announced the launch of two 5G ready software frameworks for NEM (network equipment manufacturers) to fast track their next-generation product roadmaps based on an agile, virtualized and scalable architecture capable of delivering multiple services simultaneously.

DeviceBits Takes a Bite out of Apple Customer Support
DeviceBits is all too familiar with iOS releases and the hoards of questions and issues that surround downloads of a major release by the tech giant. Now their AI will assist Apple by making iOS 11 available at call centers for training, education, and support purposes for agents.

Partner Communications Selects Cloudify and VMware to Launch V-NET
Cloudify and VMware announced the companies are helping Partner Communications to launch its new vCPE and SD-WAN solution called V-NET. This will implement a novel approach to NFV (network functions virtualization) that has resulted in a rapid conversion to NFV and a reduction in cost-per-customer to deliver network services.

Digpro Tapped for Visualization of Multiple Fiber Networks in Sweden
Digpro has been selected to provide the three Swedish neighbouring municipalities Dorotea, Asele and Vilhelmina with the geographic information system dpCom for their fiber networks.

Ericsson Study Claims Network Slicing is the Most Efficient Method for Achieving Scalability
Ericsson study quantifies network slicing benefits for operators. When coupled with operational automation, network slicing is proven to be a smart investment to reduce operating expenditures and increase CAPEX efficiency, while enabling fast implementation and better utilization of devices related to the IoT (Internet of Things).

FirstNet and AT&T Partner to Bring Advanced Technologies to Idaho's First Responders
Idaho is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Governor Butch Otter announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.

Topaz Connects Ship to Shore with Orange Business Services
Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with Orange Business Services for a Maritime Connect solution that connects its fleet at sea and supports the corporate network.

Texas to Transform Wireless Devices and Apps for First Responders
Texas is making another major move to strengthen public safety and enhance emergency preparedness across the state. Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision to partner with FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.

NETSCOUT Launches New Business Analytics Solution for Network Data
NETSCOUT announced the launch of its nGenius Business Analytics solution. This solution delivers the industry’s first next-generation smart data approach to analytics that makes wired data consumable for Big Data applications in a scalable, cost-effective manner.

TATA Communications and Kerlink Roll Out World's Largest LoRaWAN IoT Network
Kerlink announced its expansion into India with the creation of a subsidiary that will coordinate the company’s partnership with Tata Communications and the emerging IoT ecosystem to deploy the world’s largest LoRaWAN network.

AT&T and FirstNet Team to Deliver Wireless Broadband Network for First Responders
Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland will advance communications for first responders by opting in to the FirstNet and AT&T plan. This state-of-the-art plan will deliver a wireless broadband network to Maryland’s public safety community, allowing for faster, more informed and better coordinated responses.

Comcast, Liberty, and Midcontinent Bolster Cable-Tec Expo Remote PHY Seminar Lineup
Remote PHY architectures that can improve network performance and capacity, reduce costs, and increase operational simplicity for next-generation cable services will be the focus of a special seminar featuring leading operators and technology suppliers on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at SCTE ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017.

Ukkoverkot Taps Nokia for Public Safety Services in Finland
Nokia to modernize private nationwide LTE network for Finland's Ukkoverkot, supporting industrial and public safety services

Apple Users in US and UK Prefer Fingers to Faces, According to Juniper
A new survey conducted by Juniper Research has found that over 40% of iOS users in the US and UK consider themselves unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology.


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