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By: Thomas Board, Pipeline

The festive holidays are officially behind us and news is flowing in at a rapid pace as companies are keen to show us the exciting innovations they have in store for the new year. News also has begun ramping up in preparation of Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona in February, an event that we will be attending to share our insights in Pipeline's Mobile Experience issue next month.

This month’s top industry news stories are summarized below. To view current breaking news in real-time, visit Pipeline’s News Center, follow Pipeline on social media, or subscribe to receive our weekly telecom industry news summary.

Network & 5G News

Pervasive Mobility is our issue theme this month, so we’ll begin by rounding up the best stories in the Network & 5G space. Nokia has signed a new patent cross-license agreement with Honor covering both parties’ fundamental inventions in 5G and other cellular technologies. Vivo and Ericsson provided additional 5G infrastructure at "The Town" festival venue to boost network capacity and coverage with installation of Massive MIMO radios and the latest generation of the Ericsson RAN Compute products. Netcracker Technology announced that European operator Andorra Telecom has successfully implemented its cutting-edge, cloud-native BSS and OSS solutions on AWS, which will revolutionize the telecom landscape in the Principality of Andorra. Fortinet released the industry’s only comprehensive secure networking solution integrated with Wi-Fi 7.

Telstra International and Trans Pacific Networks partnered on the Echo cable, the first subsea cable to directly connect the US to Singapore, creating a new route and delivering vital connectivity in the Trans-Pacific. Cradlepoint released their E100 5G Enterprise Router, specifically designed to support retail and small office applications, including POS, video surveillance, inventory applications, and IoT. Vocus will deploy Ciena's industry-leading WaveLogic 6 Extreme 1.6 Tb/s coherent technology across its long haul and metro links. Bandwidth IG's latest network expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area will deliver over 310 route miles and more than 2 million fiber miles to one of the largest data center markets in the world.

The European Commission has authorized a consortium led by Deutsche Telekom to build testing infrastructure for quantum key distribution, which will enable the evaluation of European manufacturers’ QKD devices. The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded VIAVI Solutions a grant from the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund’s first Notice of Funding Opportunity. The grant provides $21.7 million in funding over a three-year performance period for the VIAVI Automated Lab-as-a-Service for Open RAN.

AI & Analytics News

In AI & Analytics news, Deutsche Telekom is supporting business customers with a new service to defend against attacks on cell phones and tablets. The APPVISORY Secure App Check service automatically checks applications for security and scans apps for vulnerabilities before and after installation. Diffblue found dramatically increased demand for AI-powered software unit testing solutions, data protection. A technology supported by artificial intelligence to scans apps for vulnerabilities before and after installation. Diffblue found dramatically increased demand for AI-powered software unit testing solutions, especially among banks, as firms rush to meet new, stringent software code quality regulations. Bluebeam introduced two new AI features in the works for early 2024 and Bluebeam Labs, a collaborative, co-creation workspace in Bluebeam Cloud. Bluebeam has invested in AI for more than a decade in its flagship product Bluebeam Revu and has a rich history of delivering innovation for AEC professionals. launched a powerful AI-powered loss prevention solution to detect suspicious behavior inside retail stores. The first-of-its-kind, the solution is designed to combat the growing problem of "shrink" and empowers retailers to optimize their loss prevention efforts, protect their bottom line, and improve the customer experience. On


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