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Airbus, Orange, and Capgemini Launch Sobloo, a Copernicus Data and Information Access Service
Airbus, Orange Business Services and Capgemini announced the launch the collaborative platform sobloo to pave the way to a new era of exploitation of Earth Observation (EO) data. To citizens, businesses and organisations from all over the world, sobloo allows easy access to all Copernicus data/information and to additional EO and Non-EO data collections.

Task Force Dagger Foundation Announces TracFone Support for US Special Operations
The nonprofit Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFDF) is announcing new support from TracFone Wireless, Inc. (TracFone), America’s top no-contract cell phone service provider, to help meet the special needs United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) service members and their families.

Microsoft Adds Archive360 FastCollect to Azure Marketplace for Data Compliance
Archive360 announced its FastCollect data migration solution has been added to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Nemont Taps Calix for Cloud Analytics for US Boom Towns
Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) announced Nemont Telephone Cooperative (Nemont) has been using Calix Marketing Cloud to focus and streamline its marketing campaign segmentation to generate new service revenues. A leading local exchange carrier (LEC), Nemont delivers broadband to over 14,000 square miles across the Northeastern part of Montana and into North Dakota, serving varied residential and business subscribers from many small rural communities to growing oil boom cities like Williston, ND.

Nokia Inks 5-year deal with HCL
Nokia announced that it has selected HCL Technologies, a leading global technology company, as part of an important effort of streamlining Nokia's outsourced IT management services.

5G PPP Launches Phase 3 Projects in European Union
The 5G PPP Initiative launched Phase 3 at the EuCNC conference, announcing three new projects that will come on stream from 1 July, 2018. The projects represent an investment by the European Commission of more than 50 million Euros plus a commitment by the ICT industry of several times that amount.

AT&T to Launch NarrowBand IoT Network in U.S. and Mexico
AT&T will launch NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) to meet the growing needs of business customers for a wide range of IoT solutions. Its NB-IoT technology will complement its existing LTE-M network in the U.S. and Mexico.

Sprint Tests Self-driving Robot in NYC
Sprint together with Adaptive Motion Group (AMG) has responded to New York City's call to reduce CO2 emissions debuting the Mobi self-driving robot - designed to charge electric buses, cars and industrial vehicles. The units are solar charged and will move to where they are needed using artificial intelligence, advanced Sprint Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the Sprint 5G mobile network, coming to New York City starting in the first half of 2019.

Broadband Forum and NTT demonstrate disaggregation of PON functions
The Broadband Forum and NTT announced they have successfully demonstrated the disaggregation of time-critical PON functions for 5G networks.

GEANT scales European Backbone Network with Coriant Disaggregated Optical Transport Solution
Deployed to support high-speed Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and alien wavelength applications, the Coriant DCI solution enables GEANT to easily and cost-efficiently boost network capacity across core PoP sites, including London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Paris, Geneva, and Marseilles.

Spectrum Enterprise Expands its Enterprise TV Portfolio
Spectrum Enterprise, the Enterprise unit of Charter Communications, announced an expansion of its enterprise TV portfolio, including more channels, greater platform support and Spectrum U TV, an streaming service offering tailored to meet the needs of college campuses.

Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 to Address Soaring Demand for Internet Exchange Services
DE-CIX selected the Cloud Xpress 2 for the unmatched combination of capacity and simplicity in a compact, easy-to-install optical networking platform.

Comarch completes phase one of Fault Management system implementation for Netia
Comarch has completed the first phase of a project to implement the Comarch Fault Management system for Netia, executed in the second half of 2017. The solution enables telecommunications companies to detect and quickly resolve problems with a service or network.

Nokia and Orange complete Cloud RAN Trial on live network in Poland
Nokia, in collaboration with Orange, applied cloud benefits to radio access in large-scale trial, preparing for future 5G networks.

Flexenclosure Complete Data Center for CenturyLink in Ecuador
Flexenclosure announced it has completed construction of a data centre for global communications and IT provider CenturyLinkin Ecuador. Located in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, CenturyLink will use the facility to expand its data and cloud services portfolio for existing and new business customers.

ADVA-Oscilloquartz Launches enhanced PRTC Solution for 5G Network Timing
Oscilloquartz, an ADVA (FSE: ADV) company, today launched its enhanced primary reference time clock (ePRTC) system to enable unprecedented timing accuracy and stability even when the GNSS signal is lost. The technology provides the ideal timing source for mission-critical transport systems, such as utility networks, government infrastructure and radio access networks, and provides the strict synchronization needed for LTE-A and 5G applications.

Windstream Showcases Hopitality Industry Solution
Windstream Enterprise announced that it will spotlight its Power of One solution at HITEC, the world’s largest hospitality technology show in Houston, June 18-21, 2018.

Mariner xVu Announces Advanced Self-Care Application for Video and Broadband Providers
Mariner xVu announced XpertVu Self Care, an application for service providers to improve subscribers' quality of experience (QoE) by enabling them to self-diagnose and repair.

Proact Partners with NetApp and Cisco to Improve Cloud Infrastructure Delivery
Proact announced has partnered up with NetApp and Cisco to offer the latest FlexPod solutions, including the new Managed Private Cloud service. Based on proven FlexPod architecture, Managed Private Cloud solutions provide customers with new consumption options and increased flexibility.

Sigma wins Smart City Partnership with Liverpool City Council
Sigma Systems announced that it has won the Mayors Challenge Award for Aging Population at the Global Smart City Summit in Liverpool.

AT&T and San Jose Team for Smart City in California
AT&T and the City of San Jose, California announced they are teaming up in a public-private partnership that - with AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology - will foster the creation of a Smart City and bolster San Jose’s place as the most innovative City in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Comcast Outbids Disney with 65 Billion Dollar All-cash Bid for 21st Century Fox
Comcast delivered a letter to the Board of Directors of 21st Century Fox setting forth the terms of a superior proposal by Comcast to acquire the businesses that 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to The Walt Disney Company.

Everywhere Communications Launches to Provide Global Satellite Connectivity
A new company, EVERYWHERE Communications, Inc., has launched to provide satellite and cellular connections for the millions of people and assets that require global connectivity for safety, security and productivity.

TELEHOUSE America and Atlantic Metro Extend Strategic Alliance
TELEHOUSE America, a KDDI Group company announced the expansion of its partner alliance with Atlantic Metro.

Vivo selects Netcracker for B2B BSS Transformation
Netcracker Technology announced that Vivo, the Telefonica Group's Brazilian subsidiary, has selected Netcracker to drive the large-scale B2B transformation associated with delivering a better customer experience and rapidly creating and delivering new enterprise services. The multi-phased program is part of Vivo's broader digitalization initiative and will begin with an evolution of Vivo's lead-to-order technologies and processes.

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