Technology Industry News

Vodafone called on the government to protect small and medium-sized businesses by providing additional resources for the National Cyber Security Centre.
Nokia and du signed a four-year 5G expansion deal. As part of the agreement, Nokia will deploy the new 5G sites with its Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) technology. Nokia also announced that it has achieved a 5G speed record during a trial with Turk Telekom in the Turkish capital city, Ankara. In Europe, ADVA announced that Vodafone Romania is using its carrier-grade network operating system in a key trial of disaggregated cell site gateway technology in a live nationwide network.

IoT and Connectivity News

IoT and connectivity news peppered with innovation poured in from all corners of the world this month. A new report from Juniper Research has found that the number of eSIMS installed in connected devices will increase from 1.2 billion in 2021 to 3.4 billion in 2025, representing growth of 180 percent over the next four years.

With the proliferation of connected things continuing apace, Unitas Global has unveiled its Unitas Nexus Marketplace, the world’s first automated connectivity platform dedicated to connecting enterprise edge locations to the cloud.

In other IoT news, Telenor Group announces it is unifying its IoT offering across the Nordics and internationally. The Nordic IoT portfolio and the global Telenor Connexion portfolio will be gathered under the brand Telenor IoT.

Telefonica and Fibocom Wireless, which focuses on the integrated innovation of IoT and blockchain, have signed a collaboration partnership to create joint solutions combining these technologies.

Looking toward growth in the Industrial Internet of Things, Seeq has announced new packaging of its IIoT advanced analytics software as Seeq Team and Seeq Enterprise.

Security News

In the UK, Vodafone called on the government to protect small and medium-sized businesses by providing additional resources for the National Cyber Security Centre. The announcement came as a new report shows almost a quarter of SMEs, the equivalent of 1.3 million businesses, say they could not continue to operate following a cyber-attack.

According to the Nexusguard Q3 2020 Threat Report, the increase in online gaming over the last year has attracted attention from attackers, resulting in nearly 77 percent of cyberattacks targeting online gaming and gambling industries in Q3 2020.

Recognizing growing and changing cybersecurity threats to businesses, AT&T is expanding its portfolio of managed security services through its alliance with Fortinet to make Secure Access Service Edge SASE a reality for enterprises. Telefonica has globally launched a next-generation cybersecurity services brand, called 'NextDefense,' to provide large enterprises with a modern, effective, and intelligent detection and response capability against cyber-attacks.

With spam calls and texts cluttering up users’ devices, carriers and companies are stepping up their security. This month, T-Mobile announced the next milestone in its leading Scam Shield Un-carrier move to protect customers from invasive scams and unwanted robocalls. Mobileum and Global Message Services announced their partnership to provide MNOs an integrated solution that protects networks against smishing and SMS spam, while allowing them to monetize A2P and other SMS traffic.

Cloud News

In cloud news, Nokia has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to develop new, cloud-based 5G radio solutions. The collaboration will lead to the development of solutions and use cases to solve key 5G scenarios for businesses worldwide.

IBM announced that its hybrid cloud services are now available across multiple environments on any cloud, on premises or at the edge via IBM Cloud Satellite. Lumen Technologies and IBM have integrated IBM Cloud Satellite with the Lumen edge platform to enable customers to harness hybrid cloud services in near real-time and build innovative solutions at the edge.

Orange Business Services has been selected by GEANT as one of its preferred partners in its Open Clouds for Research Environments project OCRE.

To provide cloud security, EdgeConneX and Cloudflare will deploy Cloudflare’s solution in 16 EdgeConneX data centers worldwide, with additional facility deployments planned for 2021. 


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