Extreme Networks Completes Acquisition of Aerohive Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a San Jose, California-based software-driven networking company, completed the acquisition of Aerohive Networks, (NYSE: HIVE), a Milpitas, CA-based developer and provider of cloud-managed networking solutions. According to a press release published in June, Extreme acquired the outstanding shares of common stock of Aerohive at a price of $4.45 per share in cash, representing an aggregate purchase price of approximately $272m. Accounting for Aerohive’s net cash balance of $62 million at the end of March, the deal is equivalent to an enterprise value of $210m. The acquisition of Aerohive adds cloud management and edge capabilities to Extreme’s portfolio of edge to cloud software-driven networking solutions. It expands Extreme’s technology leadership in Wi-Fi and NAC, adding cloud-managed Wi-Fi and NAC solutions to complement its on-premises Wi-Fi and NAC technology. It also brings new SD-WAN capabilities to Extreme’s solutions mix.

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Ericsson’s 5G platform adds unique core and business communication capabilities

Article | September 28, 2023

To leverage the full benefits of 5G and cloud native investments, orchestration and automation are now a critical matter of business. Ericsson’s 5G platform is now being strengthened with new solutions that enable smarter business. David Bjore, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson, says: “Through our core networks, service providers can get to market faster and can capitalize on new services, through leading consumer and enterprise communication and monetization solutions, enabling them to stay ahead in the race for 5G business, today and tomorrow.”

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Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Infrastructure

Ericsson researchers top 4.3Gbps downlink on 5G millimeter wave

Article | June 16, 2023

With a technical specification comprising 8 component carriers (8CC) aggregating 800MHz of millimeter wave spectrum, Ericsson engineers achieved delivery rates of 4.3Gbps – the fastest 5G speed to date. Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air to an industry partner test device during interoperability testing. The commercial solution, including network and terminal support, will be available to 5G consumers during 2020.

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Data Center Networking

Intelligence Brief: How is 5G changing network ownership?

Article | July 5, 2023

5G necessitates a different network strategy. Unlike previous generations, 5G deployment is not only about adding more sites and increasing backhaul capacity. In fact, it is more about rethinking the whole network architecture to make it agile. The high capacity requirements of 5G will necessitate the use of small cells in cities and areas of high footfall (such as airports) to complement national macro networks. Private networks (for example to sell into enterprise customers) and the concept of a neutral host (such as for sports stadiums) are further examples of diversification.

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5G Needs Edge Computing to Deliver on Its Promises

Article | February 11, 2020

Edge computing will be a key enabler for 5G to deliver on its bandwidth and latency requirements. In the short term, it can enable developers to provide a “5G experience” at scale. In the long term, it will be necessary to optimise customer experience for real-time, data hungry applications. Telecoms operators have reported that 5G in the lab can deliver network speeds that are more than twenty times faster than LTE1. But, this does not reflect the experience of the average user. And 5G roll out in many countries will be limited in terms of coverage and capabilities for several more years, given that the ultra-low latency standards will only be revealed in 3GPP’s Release 16 later this year. This is why it is likely that, for 5G to deliver on its promises, it must be coupled with edge computing.

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UScellular Selects Casa Systems for Self-Install 5G Outdoor Fixed Wireless Access Devices

GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2023

Casa Systems (Nasdaq: CASA) today announced that UScellular selected the Company’s new AurusLINK Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) outdoor device to provide a high-speed broadband internet solution for homes and businesses. Casa Systems’ AurusLINK was selected for its compact, self-install outdoor design that quickly and reliably connects to the 5G network for a superior FWA broadband internet experience. With nearly five million customers nationwide, UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States. Its Home Internet customer base has doubled over the past 18 months, and it recently celebrated passing 100,000 customers. As UScellular looks to accelerate its Home Internet growth, Casa Systems’ AurusLINK – which is being branded as the ‘UScellular Outdoor Receiver’ – will expand the operator’s addressable market with an FWA device that is simple to install by customers across diverse urban, suburban, and rural markets. In addition, it reliably and consistently delivers true broadband speeds – eliminating the challenge many in-home 5G gateways face with poor signal strength and slower speeds. “With its nationwide 5G footprint and diverse spectrum assets, UScellular is an innovative wireless operator that selected the AurusLINK as a complete, self-install solution to fuel the expansion of its Home Internet service to more customers,” said Steve Collins, SVP of Access Devices at Casa Systems. “UScellular’s customers will enjoy superior coverage and seamless connectivity as our devices and smartphone app ensure the optimal signal and performance to reduce product returns and churn issues associated with more traditional in-home 5G gateways. We look forward to working with UScellular to continue to provide access devices that maximize the capacity, reach and performance of their 5G network.” Similar in size to a smartphone, the AurusLINK/UScellular Outdoor Receiver addresses the needs of today’s customers with its compact design and simple, self-install device that provides immediate internet service. Leveraging over a decade of fixed wireless expertise including several large deployments with Tier 1 operators around the world, Casa Systems’ FWA offerings deliver an unmatched user installation experience with the world’s most advanced tools. This complete solution equips customers with everything necessary for installation in various locations including an easy-to-use app with step-by-step instructions and network intelligence to locate the best 5G signal. “Adding a self-installed external device to our in-home connectivity solutions gives our customers more flexibility to choose the option that provides the best performance for them,” said Eric Jagher, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at UScellular. “We are committed to providing our customers with fast, reliable connectivity, and Casa Systems offers proven technology that delivers reliable, high-performance 5G services that will make a real difference in our customers’ lives.” Beyond FWA, the two companies are collaborating on bringing innovative hardware and software solutions to market to support UScellular’s growth strategies. For more information about Casa Systems’ extensive FWA portfolio, visit https://www.casa-systems.com/product-categories/fixed-wireless/ About Casa Systems, Inc. Casa Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASA) delivers the core-to-customer building blocks to speed 5G transformation with future-proof solutions and cutting-edge bandwidth for all access types. In today’s increasingly personalized world, Casa Systems creates disruptive architectures built specifically to meet the needs of service provider networks. Our suite of open, cloud-native network solutions unlocks new ways for service providers to build networks without boundaries and maximizes revenue-generating capabilities. Commercially deployed in more than 70 countries, Casa Systems serves over 475 Tier 1 and regional service providers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.casa-systems.com/.

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Redzone Wireless Joins Cradlepoint's Partner Program to Advance Internet Continuity and Backup Solutions

Prnewswire | April 19, 2023

Redzone Wireless today announced a partnership with Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions. The partnership enables Redzone to deliver Cradlepoint wireless WAN solutions across Maine and New England. As a member of Cradlepoint's 5-star Partner Program, Redzone can accelerate the implementation of wireless WAN infrastructure for branch, mobile and IOT connectivity. Redzone operates one of the largest licensed midband 2.5 GHz networks in the U.S., providing fixed wireless home and business Internet service to thousands of customers in all of Maine's sixteen counties and several island communities. The company's experience includes a number of pioneering first deployments in rural underserved areas. A global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge Solutions, Cradlepoint's NetCloud platform and cellular routers deliver a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things anywhere. Cradlepoint is the first to deliver comprehensive 5G solutions for business, combining its NetCloud platform with a clean-sheet-of-paper design for new 5G modems and antenna systems. "There's a massive opportunity to provide organizations with robust wireless WAN solutions that create a secure, controllable and manageable infrastructure," said Eric Purcell, SVP, Global Partner and Alliances at Cradlepoint. "As a member of the Cradlepoint Partner program, Redzone can deliver unique and best-in-class Wireless WAN to help their customers transform businesses with flexible broadband access." Members of Cradlepoint's Partner Program benefit from best-in-class training, implementation guides, and educational and demand-generation tools to help drive customer engagement and success. Redzone will be able to hit the ground-floor of the quickly expanding wireless WAN market. "Businesses are increasingly looking to Redzone to provide internet diversity and back-up connectivity, and for day-1 internet service at job sites where wired connections are not immediately available," said Jim McKenna, CEO & Founder of Redzone. "Cradlepoint's wireless WAN solutions unlock an exciting new use-case for the deployment of our licensed midband 2.5 GHz spectrum, allowing us to meet the needs of this emerging market head on." To learn more on Redzone, please visit www.redzonewireless.com. For more information on Cradlepoint's Partner Program, visit https://cradlepoint.com/partners/for-partners/. About Cradlepoint Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge solutions. Cradlepoint's NetCloud™ platform and cellular routers deliver a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things — anywhere. More than 25,000 businesses and government agencies worldwide, including many Global 2000 organizations and top public sector agencies, rely on Cradlepoint to keep mission-critical sites, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected. Cradlepoint was founded in 2006, acquired by Ericsson in 2020, and operates today as a standalone subsidiary within Ericsson's Business Area Technologies and New Businesses. Cradlepoint is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and India and international offices in the UK and Australia. www.cradlepoint.com About Redzone Wireless Established in 2006, Redzone is a leading fixed wireless internet service provider serving thousands of residential and business customers in Maine. The company operates exclusively on licensed midband 2.5 GHz spectrum in the last mile, enabling it to provide deep non-line-of-sight coverage in rural and underserved areas. Redzone is based in Rockland, ME. Learn more at www.redzonewireless.com

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Tarana’s ngFWA Technology Helps VGI Bring Broadband Speeds to Texas Communities

Tarana | January 30, 2023

Leading Gigabit 1 (G1) fixed wireless access (ngFWA) platform manufacturer, Tarana Wireless, Inc., with Texas-based internet service provider, VGI Technology, recently announced the development of their active G1 deployments in Horseshoe bay and Marble Falls, Texas. Tarana, with its ngFWA has created a new broadband technology with over a decade of R&D, this has also created a new category. The new technology incorporates non-line-of-sight (NLoS) performance, and true interference cancellation for both unlicensed and licensed spectrums, which are industry breakthroughs. This development enables internet service providers to offer broadband speeds where is fiber installation is impossible or impractical. VGI Team had observed speeds of up to 600 Mbps in an urban setting with high level of disturbance with their pilot product in late 2021. This led to VGI team actively offering customers wireless internet capabilities on active G1 networks. Traditional FWA setups could only offer 5-50 Mbps service plans, but with Tarana’s ngFWA wireless G1 capabilities, customers in Horsehoe Bay and Marble Falls can get up to 400 Mbps via the VGI’s G1 network. Mike Calabrese, VP of Worldwide Sales at Tarana, said, “VGI’s service areas are a prime example of why the Tarana team set out to flip the script on fixed wireless. The residents of Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay no longer have to sacrifice quality internet to live there. We are very proud to be a part of this achievement and look forward to more success stories with the team at VGI.” (Source – Business Wire) About Tarana Wireless, Inc. Tarana offers quick, inexpensive internet connectivity. Its next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) technology is implemented in its first commercial platform, Gigabit 1, after a decade of research and development and more than $400M of investment (G1). Using either licensed or unlicensed spectrum, it enables an increase in broadband economics in both developed and underprivileged countries. More than 200 service providers around the world have welcomed G1 since it began production in the middle of 2021.

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Wireless

UScellular Selects Casa Systems for Self-Install 5G Outdoor Fixed Wireless Access Devices

GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2023

Casa Systems (Nasdaq: CASA) today announced that UScellular selected the Company’s new AurusLINK Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) outdoor device to provide a high-speed broadband internet solution for homes and businesses. Casa Systems’ AurusLINK was selected for its compact, self-install outdoor design that quickly and reliably connects to the 5G network for a superior FWA broadband internet experience. With nearly five million customers nationwide, UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States. Its Home Internet customer base has doubled over the past 18 months, and it recently celebrated passing 100,000 customers. As UScellular looks to accelerate its Home Internet growth, Casa Systems’ AurusLINK – which is being branded as the ‘UScellular Outdoor Receiver’ – will expand the operator’s addressable market with an FWA device that is simple to install by customers across diverse urban, suburban, and rural markets. In addition, it reliably and consistently delivers true broadband speeds – eliminating the challenge many in-home 5G gateways face with poor signal strength and slower speeds. “With its nationwide 5G footprint and diverse spectrum assets, UScellular is an innovative wireless operator that selected the AurusLINK as a complete, self-install solution to fuel the expansion of its Home Internet service to more customers,” said Steve Collins, SVP of Access Devices at Casa Systems. “UScellular’s customers will enjoy superior coverage and seamless connectivity as our devices and smartphone app ensure the optimal signal and performance to reduce product returns and churn issues associated with more traditional in-home 5G gateways. We look forward to working with UScellular to continue to provide access devices that maximize the capacity, reach and performance of their 5G network.” Similar in size to a smartphone, the AurusLINK/UScellular Outdoor Receiver addresses the needs of today’s customers with its compact design and simple, self-install device that provides immediate internet service. Leveraging over a decade of fixed wireless expertise including several large deployments with Tier 1 operators around the world, Casa Systems’ FWA offerings deliver an unmatched user installation experience with the world’s most advanced tools. This complete solution equips customers with everything necessary for installation in various locations including an easy-to-use app with step-by-step instructions and network intelligence to locate the best 5G signal. “Adding a self-installed external device to our in-home connectivity solutions gives our customers more flexibility to choose the option that provides the best performance for them,” said Eric Jagher, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at UScellular. “We are committed to providing our customers with fast, reliable connectivity, and Casa Systems offers proven technology that delivers reliable, high-performance 5G services that will make a real difference in our customers’ lives.” Beyond FWA, the two companies are collaborating on bringing innovative hardware and software solutions to market to support UScellular’s growth strategies. For more information about Casa Systems’ extensive FWA portfolio, visit https://www.casa-systems.com/product-categories/fixed-wireless/ About Casa Systems, Inc. Casa Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASA) delivers the core-to-customer building blocks to speed 5G transformation with future-proof solutions and cutting-edge bandwidth for all access types. In today’s increasingly personalized world, Casa Systems creates disruptive architectures built specifically to meet the needs of service provider networks. Our suite of open, cloud-native network solutions unlocks new ways for service providers to build networks without boundaries and maximizes revenue-generating capabilities. Commercially deployed in more than 70 countries, Casa Systems serves over 475 Tier 1 and regional service providers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.casa-systems.com/.

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Redzone Wireless Joins Cradlepoint's Partner Program to Advance Internet Continuity and Backup Solutions

Prnewswire | April 19, 2023

Redzone Wireless today announced a partnership with Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions. The partnership enables Redzone to deliver Cradlepoint wireless WAN solutions across Maine and New England. As a member of Cradlepoint's 5-star Partner Program, Redzone can accelerate the implementation of wireless WAN infrastructure for branch, mobile and IOT connectivity. Redzone operates one of the largest licensed midband 2.5 GHz networks in the U.S., providing fixed wireless home and business Internet service to thousands of customers in all of Maine's sixteen counties and several island communities. The company's experience includes a number of pioneering first deployments in rural underserved areas. A global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge Solutions, Cradlepoint's NetCloud platform and cellular routers deliver a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things anywhere. Cradlepoint is the first to deliver comprehensive 5G solutions for business, combining its NetCloud platform with a clean-sheet-of-paper design for new 5G modems and antenna systems. "There's a massive opportunity to provide organizations with robust wireless WAN solutions that create a secure, controllable and manageable infrastructure," said Eric Purcell, SVP, Global Partner and Alliances at Cradlepoint. "As a member of the Cradlepoint Partner program, Redzone can deliver unique and best-in-class Wireless WAN to help their customers transform businesses with flexible broadband access." Members of Cradlepoint's Partner Program benefit from best-in-class training, implementation guides, and educational and demand-generation tools to help drive customer engagement and success. Redzone will be able to hit the ground-floor of the quickly expanding wireless WAN market. "Businesses are increasingly looking to Redzone to provide internet diversity and back-up connectivity, and for day-1 internet service at job sites where wired connections are not immediately available," said Jim McKenna, CEO & Founder of Redzone. "Cradlepoint's wireless WAN solutions unlock an exciting new use-case for the deployment of our licensed midband 2.5 GHz spectrum, allowing us to meet the needs of this emerging market head on." To learn more on Redzone, please visit www.redzonewireless.com. For more information on Cradlepoint's Partner Program, visit https://cradlepoint.com/partners/for-partners/. About Cradlepoint Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge solutions. Cradlepoint's NetCloud™ platform and cellular routers deliver a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things — anywhere. More than 25,000 businesses and government agencies worldwide, including many Global 2000 organizations and top public sector agencies, rely on Cradlepoint to keep mission-critical sites, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected. Cradlepoint was founded in 2006, acquired by Ericsson in 2020, and operates today as a standalone subsidiary within Ericsson's Business Area Technologies and New Businesses. Cradlepoint is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and India and international offices in the UK and Australia. www.cradlepoint.com About Redzone Wireless Established in 2006, Redzone is a leading fixed wireless internet service provider serving thousands of residential and business customers in Maine. The company operates exclusively on licensed midband 2.5 GHz spectrum in the last mile, enabling it to provide deep non-line-of-sight coverage in rural and underserved areas. Redzone is based in Rockland, ME. Learn more at www.redzonewireless.com

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Tarana’s ngFWA Technology Helps VGI Bring Broadband Speeds to Texas Communities

Tarana | January 30, 2023

Leading Gigabit 1 (G1) fixed wireless access (ngFWA) platform manufacturer, Tarana Wireless, Inc., with Texas-based internet service provider, VGI Technology, recently announced the development of their active G1 deployments in Horseshoe bay and Marble Falls, Texas. Tarana, with its ngFWA has created a new broadband technology with over a decade of R&D, this has also created a new category. The new technology incorporates non-line-of-sight (NLoS) performance, and true interference cancellation for both unlicensed and licensed spectrums, which are industry breakthroughs. This development enables internet service providers to offer broadband speeds where is fiber installation is impossible or impractical. VGI Team had observed speeds of up to 600 Mbps in an urban setting with high level of disturbance with their pilot product in late 2021. This led to VGI team actively offering customers wireless internet capabilities on active G1 networks. Traditional FWA setups could only offer 5-50 Mbps service plans, but with Tarana’s ngFWA wireless G1 capabilities, customers in Horsehoe Bay and Marble Falls can get up to 400 Mbps via the VGI’s G1 network. Mike Calabrese, VP of Worldwide Sales at Tarana, said, “VGI’s service areas are a prime example of why the Tarana team set out to flip the script on fixed wireless. The residents of Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay no longer have to sacrifice quality internet to live there. We are very proud to be a part of this achievement and look forward to more success stories with the team at VGI.” (Source – Business Wire) About Tarana Wireless, Inc. Tarana offers quick, inexpensive internet connectivity. Its next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) technology is implemented in its first commercial platform, Gigabit 1, after a decade of research and development and more than $400M of investment (G1). Using either licensed or unlicensed spectrum, it enables an increase in broadband economics in both developed and underprivileged countries. More than 200 service providers around the world have welcomed G1 since it began production in the middle of 2021.

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