Why Arista Networks Is Buying Big Switch Networks

Cloud networking leader Arista Networks recently announced it has acquired Big Switch Networks. These are the details about the deal. Cloud networking leader Arista Networks recently announced it has acquired Big Switch Networks, which is a network monitoring and SDN (Software Defined Networking) pioneer. Arista Networks is known for providing a complete cloud networking suite with rich capabilities in all critical areas of the campus, data center, and public cloud. And the acquisition of Big Switch will further strengthen the company’s network monitoring and observability suite delivered through Arista’s software platform CloudVision and DANZ (Data ANalyZer) capabilities.

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Axonius

For organizations that see opportunity in today’s always-on and always-connected reality, Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that lets IT and Security teams see devices for what they are in order to manage and secure all. By easily integrating with customers’ existing management and security technologies, and using an extensible plugin infrastructure to add custom logic, customers are able to get a unified view of all devices – both known and unknown.

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Unified Communications, Network Security

Recognizing Virtual Meeting Fatigue and What You Can Do About It

Article | July 10, 2023

I’m a new-ish remote worker and, although I love 99% of everything associated with it, lately, after every virtual meeting I have, I’m feeling exhausted and drained. And not in the normal, everyday work exhausted and drained kind of way. It’s a peculiar combination of eye strain, headaches, and general malaise that I really only experience after a long day of virtual meetings. I was curious if others were feeling the same so I did a completely non-scientific study of my remote work friends to see how they’ve been feeling. Turns out, I’m not alone. Workers everywhere are going through a huge transition as the work from anywhere model has accelerated at breakneck speed since the pandemic. Although some parts of the world are slowly returning to a new normal, many employers, including Tangoe, have made the decision to keep the work from anywhere model while some organizations are electing to use a hybrid model of partly remote, partly in-office.

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Enterprise Mobility

4G vs. 5G: We Explain the Difference and Why You Need to Care

Article | June 15, 2023

Latency – the time it takes for devices to communicate with each other or with the server that’s imparting information – was already pretty low with 4G, but 5G will basically make it disappear. This development is great news for new tech forays into remote real-time gaming and self-driving cars, as the communication needs to be instantaneous for hiccup-free gameplay and to guarantee the safety of passengers. lthough there has been much media coverage regarding 5G’s health-related dangers and conspiracy-driven connection to the coronavirus, many people are still in the dark about what the 5G network can bring to the everyday internet user.

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5G

NOT SO FAST: HOW CORONAVIRUS IS DELAYING THE 5G ROLLOUT

Article | September 28, 2023

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been relentlessly spreading across the world. Countless events, both international and domestic, big and small, have been either postponed or canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. This was supposed to be the year the 5G network rollout would make the technology mainstream and widely available. But the much-anticipated rollout of the lightning-quick 5G network may now be in the slow lane. Because of the increasing spread of the disease in many European countries, various 5G network spectrum regulators have postponed the long-awaited auction of the 5G spectrum. These auctions were crucial for network providers to launch or expand the already existing 5G network systems.

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Building Deterministic, Service-Based and Endogenous Security Networks in Data-Centric Way

Article | July 6, 2021

With continuous development and wide application of new-generation information technologies, digitalization, networkization, and intelligentization have become important directions of economic and social transformation and upgrade. The development and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) all depend on data. Thus, data has become a production factor and the basis of digital economy. Data in the digital era can be compared to petroleum in the industrial era. However, data is intangible and infinite, and there’s a HUGE amount of data being generated every minute. How to make good use of data to create value has become the key to success in the era of digital economy.

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Axonius

For organizations that see opportunity in today’s always-on and always-connected reality, Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that lets IT and Security teams see devices for what they are in order to manage and secure all. By easily integrating with customers’ existing management and security technologies, and using an extensible plugin infrastructure to add custom logic, customers are able to get a unified view of all devices – both known and unknown.

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Mobile Infrastructure,Network Infrastructure

T-Mobile’s 5G Network Slicing Beta is Revolutionizing Video-calling

T‑Mobile | September 06, 2023

T-Mobile launches network slicing beta targeting developers, with an initial emphasis on elevating video calling applications. Network slicing, enabled by 5G SA, offers tailored network performance based on specific use case requirements. This opportunity is geared towards developers seeking to enhance video calling apps, leveraging its exclusive nationwide 5G SA network. T-Mobile, a leading 5G network provider, has launched a network slicing beta for developers, initially targeting video calling applications. The network slicing beta is available for iOS developers in Seattle and San Francisco, with Android expansion expected later this year as device manufacturers slice. This solution aims to enhance video calling applications by leveraging the capabilities of 5G standalone architecture (5G SA). Developers engage with the capabilities at T-Mobile's 5G Hub for comprehensive testing and validation. Through the solution, video calling app developers can experience the beta by registering through T-Mobile's developer platform, DevEdge. Considering the rising demand for video calling applications fueled by remote work and the need for seamless connectivity, the company recognizes the importance of optimizing network conditions. It plans to expand the beta program to include more application types and use cases. T-Mobile is aggressively expanding its 5G coverage, offering developers the ability to create customized network slices that help enhance their applications by ensuring consistent uplink and downlink speeds, lower latency, and increased reliability. The Un-carrier's 5G network serves 326 million people across two million square miles—surpassing the combined coverage of AT&T and Verizon. Furthermore, T-Mobile's high-speed Ultra Capacity 5G is accessible to 285 million people nationwide. Notably, T-Mobile has set ambitious plans to extend Ultra Capacity 5G to an even broader audience, with a target of reaching 300 million individuals within the current year. This ambitious undertaking solidifies its standing as a dominant force in 5G coverage. Additionally, T-Mobile allows developers to work closely with the company's engineers at the 5G Hub for rigorous testing and validation. This collaborative endeavor brings together developers from renowned industry leaders such as Dialpad Ai, Google, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Video Communications and many others. It symbolizes a collective effort to push the boundaries of innovation in video calling applications and the broader landscape of 5G technology. “The wireless industry has talked about 5G network slicing for years and at T-Mobile we’ve been putting in the work to bring it to life. Thanks to our nationwide 5G SA network, T-Mobile is the only operator in the country capable of unlocking this technology so developers can immediately begin creating applications that can one day provide tangible benefits to wireless users everywhere.” -Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

UST Expands Offerings in the Telecom Space with Acquisition of MobileComm

PR Newswire | September 01, 2023

UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, has acquired MobileComm, a global telecom engineering firm with over 21 years of experience in telecommunications and wireless engineering services. The acquisition of Dallas-based Mobilecomm and the integration of its over 1300 employees will significantly strengthen UST's telecommunications practice and position the company to continue building upon its growth in this dynamic sector. MobileComm was founded in 2002 and operates across the US, India, and Canada. Its experienced team of experts brings a diverse set of capabilities in wireless engineering. For 21 years, MobileComm has supported some of the largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs) for a range of initiatives, including wireless network modernization, 5G network rollout, network performance enhancement, RF engineering, private cellular networks, and Open RAN. As telco workloads move to the cloud and open networks standardize, managing complex multi-vendor, multi-technology, and multi-cloud networks have become increasingly critical to success. This strategic acquisition will enable UST to merge its deep experience in cloud and devsecops with MobileComm's wireless engineering capabilities, providing unique offerings for Communications Service Provider (CSP) customers. Furthermore, by combining UST's domain expertise in other key verticals with Mobilecomm's wireless engineering expertise, UST can bring industry-curated 5G (Private Cellular) use cases, providing new monetization opportunities to CSPs. Adding these capabilities to UST's already strong telecommunications division positions the company to deepen existing client relationships while expanding its global client base. "We are proud to announce the acquisition of MobileComm. We believe this strategic move will further empower UST to continue developing our wide range of compelling solutions in the telecommunications sector. We are now better positioned to leverage our existing technologies and client relationships to expand the scope of our offerings and deliver bespoke solutions that accelerate digital transformation. UST will build upon this momentum by continuing to invest in the network engineering space," said Aravind Nandanan, General Manager, Telecommunications, UST. "UST has earned a reputation as a key driver of innovation across a number of sectors, and we are excited to join them as we look to leverage the assets and experience of MobileComm to continue building on UST's success in the telecommunications industry," said Harvinder Cheema, Chief Executive Officer, MobileComm. About MobileComm Professionals Inc MobileComm is a global frontrunner in deploying and modernizing wireless networks, heightening performance standards, constructing Private cellular networks, and executing Open RAN solutions. Their expertise empowers network operators to craft exceptional customer experiences. Organizations worldwide rely on MobileComm's adept wireless network specialists and in-house platforms driven by machine learning and predictive analytics, expediting deployment processes and mitigating potential risks. At the heart of MobileComm, a center of excellence propels unmatched solutions for 5G network design, implementation, and performance optimization.

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

KORE Empowers National Retailer's Digital Transformation with 5G Connectivity

PR Newswire | August 31, 2023

KORE, a global leader in IoT solutions and a pioneering IoT hyperscaler and provider of IoT Connectivity, Solutions and Analytics, today announced its collaboration with a major national retailer to catalyze its digital transformation. By delivering advanced 5G connectivity, KORE is powering a nationwide shift towards digital-first retail, from security systems to customer experiences. In a world where digital prowess is paramount, reliable connectivity is the cornerstone of innovation. KORE's 5G solutions and services, including failover options, provide the link for these retailers to reimagine inventory management, business operations, and customer service. "Long gone are the days of interrupted sales or laborious stock checks," said Romil Bahl, KORE's President and CEO. "KORE's 5G connectivity will ensure business continuity for this retail chain, even when primary connections fail, while also putting agile inventory and operations management in action." KORE's commitment to its customers goes beyond connectivity. The company's hardware sourcing and managed services streamline installations and configurations, ensuring a frictionless digital transition. This digital transformation isn't just about mitigating risks; it's about affordability and efficiency. Bahl emphasizes, "KORE's 5G service guarantees reliability and eliminates hefty building costs, a stark contrast to the burdensome expense of wired services." KORE's alliance with the national retailer signals a turning point for retail, where 5G connectivity pioneers a new era. Retailers nationwide are embracing this transformation, driven by the agility, efficiency, and robustness of KORE's advanced solutions. About KORE KORE is a pioneer, leader, and trusted advisor delivering mission critical IoT solutions and services. We empower organizations of all sizes to improve operational and business results by simplifying the complexity of IoT. Our deep IoT knowledge and experience, global reach, purpose-built solutions, and deployment agility accelerate and materially impact our customers' business outcomes.

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Mobile Infrastructure,Network Infrastructure

T-Mobile’s 5G Network Slicing Beta is Revolutionizing Video-calling

T‑Mobile | September 06, 2023

T-Mobile launches network slicing beta targeting developers, with an initial emphasis on elevating video calling applications. Network slicing, enabled by 5G SA, offers tailored network performance based on specific use case requirements. This opportunity is geared towards developers seeking to enhance video calling apps, leveraging its exclusive nationwide 5G SA network. T-Mobile, a leading 5G network provider, has launched a network slicing beta for developers, initially targeting video calling applications. The network slicing beta is available for iOS developers in Seattle and San Francisco, with Android expansion expected later this year as device manufacturers slice. This solution aims to enhance video calling applications by leveraging the capabilities of 5G standalone architecture (5G SA). Developers engage with the capabilities at T-Mobile's 5G Hub for comprehensive testing and validation. Through the solution, video calling app developers can experience the beta by registering through T-Mobile's developer platform, DevEdge. Considering the rising demand for video calling applications fueled by remote work and the need for seamless connectivity, the company recognizes the importance of optimizing network conditions. It plans to expand the beta program to include more application types and use cases. T-Mobile is aggressively expanding its 5G coverage, offering developers the ability to create customized network slices that help enhance their applications by ensuring consistent uplink and downlink speeds, lower latency, and increased reliability. The Un-carrier's 5G network serves 326 million people across two million square miles—surpassing the combined coverage of AT&T and Verizon. Furthermore, T-Mobile's high-speed Ultra Capacity 5G is accessible to 285 million people nationwide. Notably, T-Mobile has set ambitious plans to extend Ultra Capacity 5G to an even broader audience, with a target of reaching 300 million individuals within the current year. This ambitious undertaking solidifies its standing as a dominant force in 5G coverage. Additionally, T-Mobile allows developers to work closely with the company's engineers at the 5G Hub for rigorous testing and validation. This collaborative endeavor brings together developers from renowned industry leaders such as Dialpad Ai, Google, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Video Communications and many others. It symbolizes a collective effort to push the boundaries of innovation in video calling applications and the broader landscape of 5G technology. “The wireless industry has talked about 5G network slicing for years and at T-Mobile we’ve been putting in the work to bring it to life. Thanks to our nationwide 5G SA network, T-Mobile is the only operator in the country capable of unlocking this technology so developers can immediately begin creating applications that can one day provide tangible benefits to wireless users everywhere.” -Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

UST Expands Offerings in the Telecom Space with Acquisition of MobileComm

PR Newswire | September 01, 2023

UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, has acquired MobileComm, a global telecom engineering firm with over 21 years of experience in telecommunications and wireless engineering services. The acquisition of Dallas-based Mobilecomm and the integration of its over 1300 employees will significantly strengthen UST's telecommunications practice and position the company to continue building upon its growth in this dynamic sector. MobileComm was founded in 2002 and operates across the US, India, and Canada. Its experienced team of experts brings a diverse set of capabilities in wireless engineering. For 21 years, MobileComm has supported some of the largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs) for a range of initiatives, including wireless network modernization, 5G network rollout, network performance enhancement, RF engineering, private cellular networks, and Open RAN. As telco workloads move to the cloud and open networks standardize, managing complex multi-vendor, multi-technology, and multi-cloud networks have become increasingly critical to success. This strategic acquisition will enable UST to merge its deep experience in cloud and devsecops with MobileComm's wireless engineering capabilities, providing unique offerings for Communications Service Provider (CSP) customers. Furthermore, by combining UST's domain expertise in other key verticals with Mobilecomm's wireless engineering expertise, UST can bring industry-curated 5G (Private Cellular) use cases, providing new monetization opportunities to CSPs. Adding these capabilities to UST's already strong telecommunications division positions the company to deepen existing client relationships while expanding its global client base. "We are proud to announce the acquisition of MobileComm. We believe this strategic move will further empower UST to continue developing our wide range of compelling solutions in the telecommunications sector. We are now better positioned to leverage our existing technologies and client relationships to expand the scope of our offerings and deliver bespoke solutions that accelerate digital transformation. UST will build upon this momentum by continuing to invest in the network engineering space," said Aravind Nandanan, General Manager, Telecommunications, UST. "UST has earned a reputation as a key driver of innovation across a number of sectors, and we are excited to join them as we look to leverage the assets and experience of MobileComm to continue building on UST's success in the telecommunications industry," said Harvinder Cheema, Chief Executive Officer, MobileComm. About MobileComm Professionals Inc MobileComm is a global frontrunner in deploying and modernizing wireless networks, heightening performance standards, constructing Private cellular networks, and executing Open RAN solutions. Their expertise empowers network operators to craft exceptional customer experiences. Organizations worldwide rely on MobileComm's adept wireless network specialists and in-house platforms driven by machine learning and predictive analytics, expediting deployment processes and mitigating potential risks. At the heart of MobileComm, a center of excellence propels unmatched solutions for 5G network design, implementation, and performance optimization.

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Mobile OS,Wan Technologies

KORE Empowers National Retailer's Digital Transformation with 5G Connectivity

PR Newswire | August 31, 2023

KORE, a global leader in IoT solutions and a pioneering IoT hyperscaler and provider of IoT Connectivity, Solutions and Analytics, today announced its collaboration with a major national retailer to catalyze its digital transformation. By delivering advanced 5G connectivity, KORE is powering a nationwide shift towards digital-first retail, from security systems to customer experiences. In a world where digital prowess is paramount, reliable connectivity is the cornerstone of innovation. KORE's 5G solutions and services, including failover options, provide the link for these retailers to reimagine inventory management, business operations, and customer service. "Long gone are the days of interrupted sales or laborious stock checks," said Romil Bahl, KORE's President and CEO. "KORE's 5G connectivity will ensure business continuity for this retail chain, even when primary connections fail, while also putting agile inventory and operations management in action." KORE's commitment to its customers goes beyond connectivity. The company's hardware sourcing and managed services streamline installations and configurations, ensuring a frictionless digital transition. This digital transformation isn't just about mitigating risks; it's about affordability and efficiency. Bahl emphasizes, "KORE's 5G service guarantees reliability and eliminates hefty building costs, a stark contrast to the burdensome expense of wired services." KORE's alliance with the national retailer signals a turning point for retail, where 5G connectivity pioneers a new era. Retailers nationwide are embracing this transformation, driven by the agility, efficiency, and robustness of KORE's advanced solutions. About KORE KORE is a pioneer, leader, and trusted advisor delivering mission critical IoT solutions and services. We empower organizations of all sizes to improve operational and business results by simplifying the complexity of IoT. Our deep IoT knowledge and experience, global reach, purpose-built solutions, and deployment agility accelerate and materially impact our customers' business outcomes.

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