Join Telecom Times at MEF 2019

The MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase at MEF19 will feature demonstrations involving more than 45 service and technology providers MEF19 is the global event showcasing network services for the digital economy, where transformation leaders converge and innovate. MEF19 focuses on accelerating the industry transition to dynamic, assured, and certified services across a global federation of automated networks. Emerging cloud-centric “MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with … Continue reading Join Telecom Times at MEF 2019

Cisco to underpin AI powered contact center strategy with CloudCherry acquisition

Cisco is set to snap up CloudCherry, a Salt Lake City based Customer Experience Management (CEM) specialist that provides rich APIs, predictive analytics, and customer journey mapping with integrated sentiment analysis. Cisco said the purchase of the firm, with the majority of its employees based in Bangalore, Indi, aligned with its strategy around the cognitive and collaborative contact center. This approach will see Cisco focusing … Continue reading Cisco to underpin AI powered contact center strategy with CloudCherry acquisition

US network builder Spectrum Global Solutions highlights key demand uptick in 5G rollout lead-up

Florida-based comms network infrastructure specialist Spectrum Global Solutions has flagged it recently received US$3.6 million in new contract awards across all of the firm’s operating subsidiaries. According to the company, the new contract awards include work orders from both new and existing customers, and are predominantly for infrastructure projects as network operators prepare for a nationwide implementation of 5G. “We are pleased to announce over … Continue reading US network builder Spectrum Global Solutions highlights key demand uptick in 5G rollout lead-up

US adds 46 Huawei affiliates to Entity List, extends export licence

The United States Department of Commerce has added a further 46 Huawei affiliates to its Entity List, a move the Chinese telecommunications technology manufacturer claims is politically motivated and has “nothing to do with national security”. The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) said on 19 August it had identified 46 additional Huawei Technologies affiliates that “require inclusion on the Entity … Continue reading US adds 46 Huawei affiliates to Entity List, extends export licence

GlobalData: T-Mobile, Sprint merger rescued by Dish Network

Following news that the US Department of Justice has approved the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, Tammy Parker, Technology Analyst at GlobalData, offers her view on the impact on the US mobile sector “T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint took a giant step forward, thanks to an unlikely rescue from Dish Network, which pulled a rabbit out of its hat to set itself up as a … Continue reading GlobalData: T-Mobile, Sprint merger rescued by Dish Network

Motorola Solutions ads to video security arsenal with purchase of US mobile video firm WatchGuard

Motorola Solutions has purchased WatchGuard, a US-based primary mobile video specialist, expanding its video security platform that currently includes fixed cameras and advanced analytics from Avigilon and license plate recognition (LPR) cameras and software from Vigilant Solutions. Motorola said WatchGuard designs and manufactures in-car video systems, body-worn cameras, evidence management systems and software. “Its solutions enable law enforcement users to capture, manage, store and share high-quality … Continue reading Motorola Solutions ads to video security arsenal with purchase of US mobile video firm WatchGuard

Mivatek opts for new name, business model

US mobile-cloud video-IoT specialist Mivatek Smart Connect is changing its trade name to Miotta, effective January 1, 2019. The new name Miotta stands for Mobile IoT Territorial Autonomy, as the company expands into PaaS and SaaS technology.  Previously gearing its platform towards the B2C video-verified security and safety market, as well as producing a number of connected smart devices (sold direct to consumer), Miotta will now provide internet/cellular … Continue reading Mivatek opts for new name, business model

Data analytics key to cyber threat detection: Siemens

Key industrial cybersecurity officials from government and private industry have gathered in Houston to review new ways of tackling the growing threat of cyber attacks in the energy sector. Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head of Industrial Cyber and Digital Security at Siemens said digital technology and the cyber world in general were evolving too fast for government and private industry to fully keep … Continue reading Data analytics key to cyber threat detection: Siemens

Infomart Data Centers names Brian Cox as new chief exec

US wholesale data center specialist Infomart Data Centers has appointed Brian Cox as CEO and member of the board of directors. Cox succeeds Phil Koen, who became interim CEO in June and will remain actively involved in the company as a member of the board of directors. Cox – the most recent of several key executive hires at Infomart – will head a leadership formation … Continue reading Infomart Data Centers names Brian Cox as new chief exec

Small Cell Forum welcomes FCC decision to lower barriers to 5G rollouts

Small Cell Forum, the telecoms organization driving network densification on a global scale has hailed a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prevent city and town governments from charging mobile carriers up to  US$2 billion worth of fees in relation to the deployment of wireless equipment, including small cells. “The announcement represents a huge step forward to removing bureaucratic barriers standing in the … Continue reading Small Cell Forum welcomes FCC decision to lower barriers to 5G rollouts