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Edgecore Networks Introduces the Customizable ecCLOUD-VPC

Edgecore Networks | August 30, 2022 | Read time : 02:35 min

Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, today announced their new ecCLOUD service—ecCLOUD-VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)—that allows cloud owners to fully customize the domain, style, and branding of the cloud, creating an exclusive cloud controller for customers, which can also be catered to different business models.

ecCLOUD-VPC not only inherits the powerful functions of ecCLOUD, but is also equipped with additional customization capabilities. With the customizability, ecCLOUD-VPC allows the cloud owner to fully customize the logo, colors, and styles of the cloud UI, which helps to cultivate and retain customer loyalty by maintaining a unified brand image and representing their business domain in all customer communications.

While ecCLOUD can support 500 sites and 500 devices per site with an annual subscription fee, ecCLOUD-VPC can manage up to 5,000 sites, and each site can support up to 500 devices, equipping it with more scalability and flexibility. SIs/MSPs/ISPs can easily monetize through ecCLOUD-VPC by providing customizable cloud services. As digital transformation has become imperative, organizations have rushed to the cloud to execute modernization. With ecCLOUD-VPC, SIs can expand their business and supply multiple VPCs to MSPs/ISPs. MSPs/ISPs can be the cloud owners and provide tiered services to different organizations, or apply ecCLOUD-VPC as a whole to help organizations create their own exclusive cloud without IT staff having to deal with public cloud resources and operations, freeing them up for building applications and services that drive overall business profitability.

“Edgecore ecCLOUD is a feature-rich scalable solution, and now ecCLOUD-VPC makes it more powerful and more capable to provide a variety of application scenarios that not only meet different customer needs, but also help SIs/MSPs/ISPs generate more business possibilities, To experience firsthand, Edgecore now provides a free trial for customers to explore the customizability, scalability, and flexibility of ecCLOUD-VPC.”

Tengtai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks

Availability:
Edgecore ecCLOUD-VPC is now in service. A 3-month free trial is now also available, allowing customers to experience firsthand ecCLOUD-VPC. For more information, please contact sales@edge-core.com.

About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking providing a full line of open Wi-Fi access points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, cell site gateways, aggregation routers, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G OCP AcceptedTM switches that offer choice of commercial and open-source NOS and SDN software.

The vision of Edgecore Networks is to provide connectivity solutions that allow our customers and partners to accomplish more, and the mission is to democratize and provide better access to networking technologies through disaggregation and open-source software.

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Verizon | November 08, 2022

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The program includes dynamic demonstrations by Verizon and Nokia, speaker segments, and panel discussions. “The 5G Innovation Session in New York will give our customers the opportunity to see the next wave of 5G innovations in person, They’ll experience real-world scenarios through dynamic demonstrations and have the opportunity to speak with leaders about the practical applications of edge computing and private networks. They’ll have a chance to discover the many possibilities to optimize and future-proof their businesses and really experience Enterprise Intelligence firsthand.” Iris Meijer, Senior Vice President, Business Marketing and Revenue Operations, Verizon Business The event will be held at the Edge, located at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City, featuring several prominent executives including Massimo Peselli, Chief Revenue Officer, Global Enterprise and Public Sector, Verizon Business; Jennifer Artley, Senior Vice President, 5G Acceleration, Verizon Business; Iris Meijer, Senior Vice President of Business Marketing and Revenue Operations, Verizon Business; Danny Johnson, Director, Product Marketing, Verizon Business; Mark Tina, Vice President, Business Sales, Verizon Business; David De Lancellotti, Vice President, Global Sales, Nokia; Jason Elliott, Head of Cross Portfolio Solutions and Ecosystem Marketing, Nokia; David Lehanski, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Innovation, NHL; and Anil Lalwani, Principal Product Manager, AWS. “Nokia is thrilled to partner with Verizon Business, showcasing our market-leading private wireless networks which transform operations,” said Brian Fitzgerald, Head of Verizon Business at Nokia. “This state-of-the-art technology unlocks an array of Industry 4.0 use cases such as situational analysis, 5G Edge Cloud analytics, IoT automation, and immersive robotics.” Verizon’s Commitment to New York City Verizon invested nearly $4.6 billion dollars in the state of New York in 2021. That investment resulted in new macro cell sites, small cell sites and cellular repeaters which added coverage and capacity to the network and is helping to manage the ever-increasing data usage from NY customers. That capital investment along with Verizon’s 2022 investment fueled the deployment of 5G Ultra Wideband across NY including in Long Island, NYC, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and the greater Buffalo area. Verizon's 5G service also enhances the customer experience in sports and entertainment venues in NY including CitiField, MSG, the Bills Stadium, The National Tennis Center and many more. In addition to deploying 5G Ultra Wideband, network investment was used to increase capacity and coverage on Verizon’s 4G network which will continue to support customers’ use long into the future. Additionally, Verizon's investment fueled growth of FIOS service in all five boroughs in NYC, Long Island and in Upstate NY, and led to increased 2 gigabit upload and download speeds for customers in NYC. Over the last decade, working through nonprofit partners and a suite of programs and resources, Verizon Innovative Learning has committed $1 billion in market value to support digital equity and inclusion within education for some of the most vulnerable populations across the country. The initiative is celebrating 10 years of providing free technology, internet access and resources to schools and educators across America, including Title I schools. In New York City, over 26,000 students have been reached across 29 schools through the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. This academic year, the program has welcomed over 3,500 new students in the NYC Department of Education school district. Additionally, all educators and students have access to Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, our free next-gen online education portal that provides XR content, professional development, and lesson plans. These efforts are part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. Through Citizen Verizon, the company has a goal to provide 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030. Verizon realizes the importance of technology in helping small businesses succeed, which is why the company has a goal to support 1M small businesses by 2030. Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a free online curriculum, was designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today’s digital economy, including access to personalized lesson plans, coaching from experts and networking opportunities with diverse, industry-specific businesses. Since its launch in September 2021, more than 6,000 New York-based businesses have been onboarded to the program. Supporting first responders who serve New York During 2021, the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team deployed multiple times in support of public safety agencies in New York to provide mission-critical communications capabilities to the first responders on the front lines of emergency response operations. Verizon Frontline devices and solutions ranging from mobile hotspots, routers, smart devices and drones, to deployable satellite solutions, such as Satellite Picocells on Trailers (SPOTs), were deployed in support of New York first responders. This support has continued during 2022, as the Verizon Frontline Crisis Response Team has already participated in several public safety operations and training events alongside New York public safety agencies. This ongoing support is provided at no cost to local agencies and represents a continuation of Verizon Frontline’s commitment to investing and innovating in partnership with public safety and government. Switch to the network NYC relies on Because Verizon is the network NYC relies on, we’ve made it easy to switch with our new Welcome Unlimited plan - our best unlimited price ever for unlimited talk, text, and data on Verizon’s 5G Nationwide network. Looking to switch the whole family? Welcome Unlimited starts at just $30 per line1 per month for four lines (plus taxes and fees, with Auto Pay), plus we’ll help you cover the cost to switch with a $240 Verizon e-gift card per line when you bring your own device - that’s up to $9602 for a family of four. You can learn more at verizon.com/plans. Additionally, Verizon now has wireless home and business internet services, powered by 5G Ultra Wideband, in New York City, Jersey City, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. Over 1 million consumer and business customers now have access to Verizon’s fixed wireless offerings, making it the fastest growing part of the business. To sign up, plug in your address at verizon.com/home or verizon.com/5gbusinessinternet and see what service is available. About the 5G Innovation Sessions Verizon’s 5G Innovation Sessions have so far taken place in Atlanta (July), Houston (August), Boston (September), and Los Angeles (October). The final installment of the series will occur in Phoenix on December 6. The events cover a range of themes, including Managed Venue, Fixed Wireless Access, Private 5G, and Mobile Edge Compute. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. 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LimnoTech Selects Senet’s Radio Access Network (RAN) Platform to Deploy LoRaWAN Network Across Great Lakes Region

Senet | November 02, 2022

Senet, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT) and LimnoTech, an environmental science and engineering firm, today announced a partnership to deploy a public LoRaWAN® network across the Great Lakes region of the United States, providing connectivity across area wetlands, parks, coastlines, rural and urban areas, and open waters. The effort is part of a broader rollout of the Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA) Smart Lake Erie Watershed initiative, a state and federally funded program to increase the region’s ability to monitor and manage area waterways and provide opportunities for area businesses, cities, and universities to accelerate water technology development. LimnoTech, and its new subsidiary Freeboard Technology, has partnered with Senet to deploy and manage the network using Senet’s Radio Access Network (RAN) Provider Services, which provide a full suite of tools for network and site planning, gateway procurement and deployment, and RAN management through Senet’s cloud-based RAN Provider Portal. LimnoTech will also be participating in Senet’s patented Low Power Wide Area Virtual Network (LVN™), contributing to the unified carrier-grade LoRaWAN connectivity service managed by Senet across the United States. Using Senet’s RAN planning tools, LimnoTech identified ideal locations for gateway placement. The network buildout started in August 2022 with LimnoTech deploying gateways on a tower, at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center, on buildings at Case Western Reserve University’s Cleveland Campus, on the William Mather ship docked at the Great Lakes Science Center, and atop the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in downtown Cleveland. Additional gateway deployments are planned along the Ohio shoreline and other key inland and urban areas across Northern Ohio. The first uses of the network include transmitting data from specialized buoys that monitor water conditions offshore for the City of Cleveland Water Department near its water intakes. Additional water-focused uses of the network that can take advantage of this new regional network include tracking toxic algal blooms, chemical spills, urban flooding, and other applications that require dozens to hundreds of sensors to monitor environmental conditions. “With Senet’s RAN Provider Services, LimnoTech has been able to rapidly deploy, manage, and expand the network coverage footprint across key portions of the Great Lakes region, creating new business opportunities and enabling organizations to rethink how they plan and pay for connected sensors and environmental monitoring solutions,” said Ed Verhamme, Principal at LimnoTech and President of Freeboard Technology, the Ohio-based company responsible for maintaining portions of the network and hundreds of new sensors deployed in the region. “Because of its cost structure, this first of its kind LoRaWAN network in the region supports research and monitoring that have been limited by the high cost of cellular communication plans and lack of cellular coverage. With LoRaWAN, we’re getting regular connections to areas where cellular coverage isn’t available, including to our buoys 17 miles from shore.” “LimnoTech is a great example of an innovative organization using LoRaWAN technology to solve some of the more critical environmental and sustainability issues we face today, We share in the excitement of LimnoTech and the Cleveland Water Alliance and applaud their approach of operating an open network for water utilities, university researchers, and others who can benefit from the data sharing opportunities across the Lake Erie region.” Bruce Chatterley, CEO of Senet About Senet, Inc. Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by Network Operators, Application Developers, and System Integrators for the on-demand deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks. In addition to industrial and commercial applications, Senet has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across the United States, representing millions of households. With a multi-year head start over competing Low Power Wide Area Network technologies, Senet offers services in over one hundred and eighty countries and owns and operates one of the largest publicly available LoRaWAN® networks in the United States. Our disruptive go-to-market models and critical technical advantages have helped us become a leading connectivity provider with recognized expertise in building and operating global IoT networks. For additional information, visit www.senetco.com. About LimnoTech LimnoTech is an environmental science and engineering firm providing water-related services to clients. Founded in 1975, LimnoTech is an employee-owned company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a new subsidiary, Freeboard Technology, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Its projects have addressed almost every major freshwater issue including watershed assessment and management, climate resiliency, impacts of water withdrawals, wastewater discharges, agricultural runoff, and ecosystem restoration.

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Ookla Names Xfinity the Fastest Internet Provider in Illinois

Comcast Corporation | September 13, 2022

Global network intelligence and connectivity insights leader, Ookla has named Xfinity the fastest Internet provider in Illinois. The recently published Speedtest Global Index rankings, based upon consumer testing of Internet services in the United States in Q2 2022 through Ookla’s speed test website, showed Xfinity coming out on top in 12 states across the country, more than any other provider by a wide margin. Xfinity’s median consumer tested download speeds of 184 megabits per second (Mbps) across Illinois were faster than competitor’s consumer speeds. Ookla’s report provides a real-time view into the Internet speeds that consumers are actually experiencing based on the service tiers they select. “Consumers are using more connected devices in their homes than ever before, We’ve invested billions into our network to deliver our fastest speeds throughout the Illinois and across the country. We are committed to delivering the best possible connectivity experience and will continue to exceed our customers’ growing demand for fast, reliable, and secure Internet connections.” Comcast Regional Senior Vice President John Crowley Xfinity Internet provides an unbeatable connectivity experience with the fastest download speeds, advanced cybersecurity protection, and total control over all the devices connected over WiFi in the home. Recently, Comcast began rolling out its Supersonic Gateway, capable of delivering speeds faster than a Gig and three times more capacity to connect hundreds of devices simultaneously. The new Supersonic WiFi gateway is WiFi 6E capable and is now available to Xfinity Internet Gigabit and Ultrafast customers across the U.S. Faster speeds will be just one of the consumer benefits made possible through Comcast’s continued efforts to evolve its entire network to 10G. 10G is a next-generation technology platform supported by a global collaboration of companies in the Internet industry focused on building networks that stay ahead of consumer demand for connectivity. In addition to enabling multi-gig symmetrical connections, 10G efforts will provide even greater network reliability, lower latency, faster troubleshooting, and increased energy efficiency. More information about the industry’s efforts toward a 10G future can be found here. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia.

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Mouser Dives into the Possibilities of Private 5G Networks in Fifth Empowering Innovation Together Episode

Mouser Electronics | September 15, 2022

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