Telecom Industry News

Delta Air Lines, and AT&T Business are leading the commercial airline industry into the 5G era.

Security News

This month’s security news had a decidedly innovative flavor. A new report from VNC laid out five key requirements for secure collaboration, born of lessons learned during the rapid increase in remote working over the last year. These keys can guide companies in providing secure, data-protection-compliant tools and platforms for remote work and collaboration.

DE-CIX has been granted a patent for its new “Blackholing Advanced” service. Blackholing Advanced revolutionizes the defense against Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks directly at Internet exchanges by using individual filtering mechanisms. In another announcement related to innovative security, Oracle is teaming up with the Trade Desk to participate in Unified ID 2.0, a non-commercial, interoperable framework that offers marketers a new approach to consumer identity and privacy protection.

In government cybersecurity news, AT&T has launched a cost-effective unified cybersecurity solution designed to meet the security needs of federal, state and local government agencies.

Cisco announced its intent to acquire Kenna Security, a privately held cybersecurity company headquartered in California. With this acquisition, Cisco will attempt to transform the way security and IT teams collaborate to reduce the attack surface and the time it takes to detect and respond.

NEC announced the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology that makes high-speed decisions while maintaining high accuracy in real-time analysis of time series data. This technology is expected to enable face recognition as well as cyberattack detection and analysis.

Fortinet announced continued progress in its NSE Training Institute, which is focusing on increasing access to training that develops cybersecurity career pathways and connects individuals to employers.

These advancements in security technologies are a good thing, as Juniper Research predicts that the value of losses due to ecommerce fraud will rise this year, from $17.5 billion in 2020 to over $20 billion by 2021, a growth of 18 percent over a single year. These findings were reaffirmed by a new State of the Internet Security Report from Akamai charting the increase in global and financial services-specific web application and credential-stuffing attack traffic from 2019 to 2021.

Network Evolution News

In network evolution news, the world’s first at-airport Wi-Fi 6 network using OpenRoaming from the Wireless Broadband Alliance is now up and running at Brazil’s Sao Paulo airport. Nokia has launched Nokia Smart Node, an indoor mobile module solution to deliver high-quality 4G and 5G indoor mobile coverage for residential and enterprise use and announced additions to its AirScale small cells portfolio, also to enhance 5G indoor and outdoor coverage.  

Data center news also made headlines this month. Digital Fortress unveiled its 100-megawatt Richmond, Virginia campus, a 100-acre addition to the rapidly growing area data center market. Aqua Comms and Telia Carrier have completed a first-of-its-kind trial with Ciena to offer 400GbE commercial services between New York and Frankfurt.

Juniper Networks announced that it has been selected to design and deploy a significant network capacity expansion and upgrade for Telecom Egypt across its national infrastructure. And, Vodafone and Google Cloud have embarked on a new, six-year strategic partnership to drive the use of reliable and secure data analytics, insights, and learning to inform new worldwide digital products and services.

5G News

Delta Air Lines, AT&T Business, and Apple are leading the commercial airline industry into the 5G era. Beginning soon, Delta will equip every flight attendant with an iPhone 12 for an enhanced travel experience for customers onboard.

In 5G trend news, a new report by Ericsson ConsumerLab highlights the impact that 5G is already having on smartphone users worldwide and what they expect the technology to deliver in the future. The survey captured opinions equivalent to 1.3 billion consumers, revealing increases in the use of cloud gaming and AR and decreases of 20 percent or more in Wi-Fi usage after upgrading. In other Ericsson news, the company is working with Telarus to target the SMB market in the United States with a 5G-ready virtual workspace service.


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