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Facebook wants to embrace mobile carriers instead of compete against them

2021-01-23 |

Despite concerns to the contrary, Facebook has no ambition towards being a wireless operator, ISP or any other kind of hardware or software supplier.Speaking during a keynote address at Thursday’s FierceTelecom Blitz Week, Facebook’s Dan Rabinovitsj said the social media company wants to partner with…

Reimagining telecoms: Four ways businesses can be bolder in 2021 | Light Reading

2021-01-22 |

In 2020, telcos rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic as a force for societal good, providing a secure platform for human connection. This was well-received, with 66% of US consumers indicating that mobile phone providers served customers better than adjacent sectors, such as…

Avery Design Announces CXL™ 2.0 VIP

2021-01-22 |

TEWKSBURY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avery Design Systems, leader in functional verification solutions today announced availability of CXL 2.0 VIP. Computer Express Link™ (CXL) is an open industry-standard interconnect offering coherency and memory semantics using high- bandwidth, low-latency connectivity between host processor and devices such as accelerators, memory…

Vodafone UK CTO Petty to lead group digital in new tech strategy | Light Reading

2021-01-22 |

Vodafone is to carry out a restructuring of its networks and technology departments that will put Scott Petty, the current chief technology officer of its UK business, in charge of digital and services at group level, Light Reading has learned. Under the forthcoming shake-up, Alberto…

How fast can vaccination against covid-19 make a difference?

2021-01-22 |

HOSPITALS AROUND the world are, once again, buckling under a torrent of covid-19 patients. In places as far apart as London, Cape Town and Los Angeles ambulances wait for hours to unload the sick, and refrigerated lorries have been brought in to hold the dead….

China’s jabs may have an important role

2021-01-22 |

IN MEDICAL SCIENCE, fortune rarely favours endeavours that begin by skirting phase-three trials—those that test a new drug or vaccine on lots of people in a rigorously controlled way. Yet this is exactly how a number of Chinese covid-19 vaccines arrived in the world last…

Irradiating small animals used as fish food makes them bigger

2021-01-22 |

THE WORLD’S fisheries are overexploited. One way to relieve pressure on them is to increase the yield of fish farms. And one way to do that is to improve the quality of the food fed to the livestock in those farms. Abe Tomoko, of the…

How to separate oxygen from air using magnets

2021-01-22 |

OXYGEN IS VITAL. Literally so for breathing, and thus for many hospital patients. And metaphorically for industries ranging from steelmaking to pharmaceuticals, which use it in their processes. The world market for the gas is therefore large. Various estimates put it as having been between…

Where a rodent lives may determine how clever it is

2021-01-22 |

AESOP’S FABLE about the town mouse and the country mouse concentrates on the dangers of city living and rather sneers at its advantages. Yet advantages there are, for mice and men alike, as long as those involved are able to grasp them. That, though, requires…

Vodafone likes edge computing with hyperscalers, Cox is skeptical

2021-01-22 |

Vodafone Business works with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM and Alibaba to provide edge services to its customers. And Vodafone recently announced that it is bringing AWS Wavelength service to the U.K. this spring and will expand Wavelength to Germany later this year.Vodafone will embed…

BT snags a $40M contract to provide services to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2021-01-22 |

BT has landed a $40 million contract to provide software-defined network services to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With the contract in hand, BT will provide communications services to embassies and consulates in 120 countries. The initial contract is for four years, but there’s…

Biden names Rosenworcel as acting head of FCC | Light Reading

2021-01-21 |

WASHINGTON Today, President Joseph R. Biden designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. “I am honored to be designated as the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission by President Biden. I thank the President for the opportunity to…

Arista Networks to Announce Q4 and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results on Thursday, February 18th 2021

2021-01-21 |

Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Events SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE:ANET) will release its financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 after U.S. markets close on Thursday, February 18th, 2021. The results will be included in a press…

Sierra Wireless Announces the Planned Retirement of President and CEO Kent Thexton

2021-01-21 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading IoT solutions provider, today announced that Kent Thexton plans to retire from his position as President & CEO. Kent has committed to remain with the Company until June 30th to allow his successor to…

Verizon uses Samsung’s virtualized 5G | Light Reading

2021-01-21 |

SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced its latest 5G advancement with the recent rollout of the company’s vRAN 2.0 solutions, the first fully virtualized commercial 5G RAN delivered end-to-end from a single vendor. This will help create more programmable networks that dynamically and efficiently…

Cellnex forms Dutch tower venture with DT | Light Reading

2021-01-21 |

Cellnex Telecom, the aggressively expansionist Spanish mobile tower company, is increasing its presence in the Netherlands through a new mobile tower venture with Deutsche Telekom (DT). The move, which follows the recent closure of Cellnex’s acquisition of CK Hutchison’s telecommunications tower assets in Austria, Denmark…

Platform9 Accelerates DevOps Productivity with Latest Kubernetes Release

2021-01-21 |

Newest updates offer unmatched flexibility through the industry’s first multi-version SaaS managed Kubernetes platform, one-click cluster creation, and effortless observability and logging for accelerated troubleshooting MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Platform9, the first company to provide open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds, today announced…

Zigbee Alliance Taps Marketing & Strategy Leaders to Guide Global IoT Initiatives as Interest Soars Around Connectivity Standards and the Transformative Project Connected Home over IP (Project CHIP)

2021-01-21 |

Consulting and Industry Veteran Michelle Mindala-Freeman Brings Decades of Digital Know-How to New Post; Standards Marketing Director Krista Ingram Joins Team to Accelerate Alliance Marketing Initiatives DAVIS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IoT–The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for…

Semtech and Meshed Leverage the LoRaWAN® Protocol to Monitor City Public Health

2021-01-21 |

Meshed’s nCounter solution provides insight into the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on local communities CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Meshed Pty Ltd (Meshed IoT Integrators), Australia’s premier…

Iron Mountain Incorporated Announces Tax Treatment of 2020 Distributions

2021-01-21 |

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, announced the tax treatment for all 2020 distributions on its common stock.       Form 1099 Box 1a Form 1099 Box 1b Form 1099 Box 2a Form 1099 Box…

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