Microsoft gives away SONiC networking kit as part of the Open Compute Project

| August 1, 2016

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Microsoft took a big step into the world of free, open-source software yesterday when it announced it is giving away its Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) as part of its work with the Facebook-founded Open Compute Project (OCP).

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

Article | February 13, 2020

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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A strong US 5G sector promises good jobs and better security

Article | April 2, 2020

On Dec. 12, 1901, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi demonstrated the very first transatlantic radio-wave transmission and ushered in a new age of wireless communications. More than a century later, wireless technology still is one of our primary sources of communication. But as our radio-wave highways become increasingly congested, each new generation of wireless technology is forced to ascend into higher and higher frequencies. The fifth generation of wireless technology, known as “5G,” will expand into spectrum bands Marconi could never have foreseen. Because it will allow data to be transmitted more quickly and efficiently than ever before, 5G technology has the potential to improve everything from search and rescue missions and medical care to transportation, real-time language translation and precision farming. It could allow firefighters to use thermal imaging to see through smoke and locate victims more easily. It could help specialists perform remote robotic surgery on patients who are far away.

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Why is Elon Musk launching so many satellites into space?

Article | April 8, 2020

SpaceX founder Elon Musk first announced a plan to launch thousands of satellites into space in 2015 as part of a broadband internet service project called Starlink. Musk's initiated the project "to deploy the world's most advanced broadband internet system," according to SpaceX's Starlink website. "With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet, and a global network unbounded by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable," the site reads.

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The tool to improve AI transparency has arrived: AI Registers

Article | May 11, 2021

Transparency, explainability and trust are big and pressing topics in AI/ML today. Nobody wants to find themselves at the receiving end of a black AI box system that makes consequential decisions (e.g., about jobs, healthcare, citizenship, etc.), especially if those decision are unfair, biased, or just plainly not in our favor. And most organizations agree that consumer trust and confidence that AI is being used ethically and transparently are key to unlocking its true potential. And while there are literally hundreds of documents describing and prescribing AI principles, frameworks and other good things, last year there was no practical tool that could help with implementing transparency. And this tool is AI registers… The Cities of Helsinki and Amsterdam jointly announce the launch of their public AI registers. The two registers were developed in collaboration with Saidot.ai, a Finnish company which specializes in “bringing transparency to consumer services” and which, to the best of my knowledge, is the only vendor in this space. The idea for the company grew from the personal frustration of its founder and CEO, Meeri Haataja, who was “seeing how important transparency of AI is for the future of each one of us, and not being able to find too many meaningful ways to act on it.”

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ExteNet Systems, Inc.

ExteNet is a leading owner and provider of Distributed Networks in North America. We design, own and operate multi-carrier - often referred to as “neutral-host” - and multi-technology Distributed Networks to ensure multiple wireless service providers (WSPs) can provide their 3G and 4G LTE wireless voice and data services in the most effective and efficient manner in both Outdoor and Indoor settings.

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