FCC Hits Robocaller with $10M Fine
The Federal Communications Commission today fined a robocaller $9,918,000 for illegally using caller ID spoofing with the intent to cause harm.

Enea Shares Top Trends Shaping 5G Mobile Data
Enea gathered insights on what global operators can expect this year from a cross-section of mobile industry thought leaders including AT&T, Telefonica, RootMetrics, Tutela, Analysys Mason, Strategy Analytics and ABI Research.

Nokia Extends T-Mobile Deal
Nokia today announced a continuation of its long standing T-Mobile partnership with a five-year deal.

SatADSL and Telespazio Brazil Partner for Connectivity in Brazil
A new path to accessing Brazil’s connectivity market has been laid out for satellite service providers with the announcement of a partnership between SatADSL and Telespazio.

Tier 1 Mobile Provider Taps Allot Secure for Cybersecurity Service
Allot Ltd., a leading global provider of innovative network intelligence and security-as-a-service (SECaaS) solutions for communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises, today announced that a tier-1 mobile service provider in Europe has selected Allot Secure solutions to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity services to its consumer, SOHO and small business customers.

Orange Deploys SD-WAN for BNP Paribas in France
BNP Paribas has chosen Orange Business Services to deploy an SD-WAN solution in more than 1,800 bank branches across France.

New Firstlight and Evergent Integrate Capabilities for OTT Boost
Firstlight Media and Evergent Technologies are integrating their cloud-based capabilities to help OTT and pay-TV providers deliver end-to-end solutions that optimize and monetize audiences.

Media and Tech Leaders Team Up to Launch Streaming Platform Struum
Former senior-level Disney and Discovery streaming, television, and technology executives have teamed up to develop a new breed of streaming service, backed by a multi-million dollar investment from former Disney CEO Michael Eisner through his Tornante Company.

Nokia and M1 Forge Partnership for 5G in Singapore
Nokia and M1 have signed a partnership agreement to deploy Nokia’s cloud-native Core software in order to drive Singapore’s 5G standalone network launch in 2021.

GO Taps Cerillon for BSS in Malta
Cerillion, an innovator in digital monetization and customer management solutions, today announced a major new project with GO, Malta's leading communications provider, which will see them upgrade their core business support system (BSS) platform to Cerillion 8.2 and implement additional Cerillion modules including the Convergent Charging System and Enterprise Product Catalogue.

Azercosmos and SatADSL Partner for Central Asian Satellite Connectivity
Azercosmos and SatADSL have signed a partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Central Asia.

Microsoft Forges Partnership with Broad Institute and Verily for Health Innovation
On Monday, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily, an Alphabet company, and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate new innovations in biomedicine through the Terra platform. Terra, originally developed by Verily and the Broad Institute, is a secure, scalable, open-source platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools and collaborate.

ADVA Expands into Packet Network Disaggregation
ADVA today announced the expansion of its Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem to include disaggregated packet networking.

New Juniper Research Study Pegs RCS Users Growing to 4 Billion
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of users of RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging will reach 3.9 billion by 2025; rising from 1.2 billion in 2020.

FCC Proposes Fines for EBS Spectrum Violations
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines on 10 entities for apparently failing to provide the educational services required by Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum licenses they hold. The parties also apparently failed to meet their obligations to maintain local program committees to inform the use of their respective licenses in the 2.5 GHz band.

Tele2 Selects Nokia for 5G Enhancement in Nordics, Baltics
Nokia today announced that it has been selected by Tele2 to deploy Standalone (SA) 5G Core and Voice over 5G (Vo5G) to enhance its cloud infrastructure and improve data and voice connectivity for Tele2’s subscribers in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Deployment is expected to start in 2021

New Juniper Study Predicts QR Code Payment Growth
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of QR code payment users will exceed 2.2 billion in 2025, up from 1.5 billion in 2020; equating to 29 percent of all mobile phone users across the world in 2025.

Vodafone and Telefonica Move to Commercialize UK Tower Co
Vodafone Group Plc's UK subsidiary, Vodafone Limited and Telefonica UK Limited today announce the commercialization of Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited, the 50:50 owned joint venture company that owns and manages their passive tower infrastructure in the United Kingdom.

PurpleLab Partners with Datavant on Healthcare Insights
Datavant, the leader in helping healthcare organizations safely connect their data, and PurpleLab, a cloud-based, multi-tenant healthcare data and analytics platform provider, announced a strategic partnership that will enable PurpleLab to accelerate their efforts to link real-world data (RWD) to create actionable insights for the life science as well as payers and provider organizations.

Ribbon Enables Datora Network Upgrade
Ribbon Communications Inc., a global provider of real time communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that Datora is migrating its network from Ribbon's appliance-based SBCs to Ribbon's cloud-native SBC Software Edition (SBC SWe).

Valuate Releases Mobile Security Market Report
The global mobile security market size was valued at USD 19.83 Billion in 2019, and is projected to reach USD 122.89 Billion by 2027, according to a new report from Valuate.

Iskratel Brings Broadband to Highest City in the World
Thousands of residents in the highest city in the world are to receive a fibre broadband connection thanks to the deployment of a GPON broadband network from leading European provider of sustainable broadband-access solutions Iskratel today.

Nokia Expands 5G Partnership with Zain KSA in Saudi Arabia
Nokia today announced an expansion of its strategic 5G partnership with Zain KSA to rollout 60,000 FastMile 5G Gateway 3.1 with eSIM across Saudi Arabia over the next 12 months.

ETSI Launches MEC Sandbox for App Developers
ETSI announces the launch of ETSI MEC Sandbox, available at The Sandbox is designed to allow application developers to experience and interact with an implementation of ETSI MEC APIs and test out their applications.

FCC Asks for Public Input on Emergency Broadband Program
The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today issued a request for comment on how best to administer a new $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program created by Congress to help low-income consumers access the Internet.


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