Evolve IP Integrates Business Messaging Into Microsoft Teams; Enhances Microsoft's Direct Routing Solution

Evolve IP | September 17, 2020

Evolve IP®, the world's leading provider of Work Anywhere™ solutions, today announced that it has launched a fully-integrated SMS / business messaging platform for its Microsoft Teams Direct Routing solution. The short message service (SMS/MMS) / texting feature enables users to text anyone via their business phone number directly from within Microsoft Teams or via a Web browser. Since Evolve IP's Work Anywhere solutions, including Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, run natively on every device, employees can text from their business line regardless if they are using a personal, or company issued, tablet, laptop / desktop or mobile device.

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Zyxel Communications to Join Open Networking Foundation Aligning With Projects Focused on Broadband Transformation

Zyxel Communications | January 24, 2022

Zyxel Communications now is a member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit operator-led consortium driving transformation of access and edge network infrastructure.Zyxel will join two of the foundation’s ongoing projects: VOLTHA and SEBA. VOLTHA is an open-source project creating a hardware abstraction for broadband access equipment. It supports the principle of multi-vendor, disaggregated, “any broadband access a service” for the central office. VOLTHA is an access network component of SEBA – a lightweight platform based on a variant of R-CORD. SEBA supports a multitude of virtualized access technologies at the edge of the carrier network, including PON and G.Fast. Through its ONF membership, Zyxel will help bring state of the art white-box hardware to other community members and share expertise in manufacturing and production, driving community cooperation, and delivering easy-to-deploy hardware and software solutions to the world’s service providers. “By bringing Zyxel’s telecommunications experts into the ONF fold, we’ll be better able to solve problems at the edge. We’re ready to get to work,” -Timon Sloane, vice president, marketing and ecosystem at ONF. ONF’s work improving broadband technologies at the edge is critical, now more than ever,” said James Harris, Vice President and Head of Zyxel Communications EMEA. “It’s an honor to join the foundation and help make these advances available to developers around the world. More information about ONF can be found here: https://opennetworking.org/ About Zyxel Communications Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the internet for more than 30 years. Whether establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, Zyxel Communications offers a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that’s keeping service providers ahead of the competition.

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NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

DMS Named A Top CPA Network By mThink For Ninth Consecutive Year

DMS | January 27, 2022

Digital Media Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: DMS), a leading provider of technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions connecting consumers and advertisers, announced for the ninth consecutive year it has received a leading spot on mThink’s Top 20 CPA Networks List. Coming in at No. 2, DMS was recognized for the exceptional and consistent performance of it’s brand-direct advertising solutions, stemming from evaluations by top advertisers and publishers within the worldwide performance marketing community.In addition to earning a leading spot on the mThink “Top 20 CPA Networks” list, DMS was ranked fifth on the mThink “Best Pay-Per-Call Networks” list of 2022. Offering a multitude of custom pay-per-call solutions, DMS provides one of the most extensive offer sets in the industry, unparalleled benefits and service to its publisher partners and effective inbound call campaigns that connect advertisers with high-intent, interested consumers the moment they’re ready to engage. Acting as a point of connection between leading advertisers and successful, high-quality publishers, DMS helps grow businesses by sourcing new, quality customers through more channels than advertisers can reach on their own. DMS leverages the latest tracking and quality assurance technology, proven conversion-enhancing optimization techniques and expert, one-on-one support to help advertisers and publishers achieve their advertising and monetization goals across diverse media channels. “When it comes to DMS, our toolset - inclusive of our first-party data asset, proprietary tech stack and expansive digital media reach - is simply unmatched,With each of these assets working seamlessly together, our team is able to create optionality for consumers while providing businesses with customer acquisition campaigns that scale growth, offer visibility into the customer experience and provide accountability for every media dollar spent. The consistent recognition that DMS has received from mThink is a direct reflection of our ability to create a standout solution portfolio with, and for, our advertiser clients and publisher partners.” -David Cantrell, EVP of Brand Performance for DMS. mThink’s Top 20 CPA Networks listing is informed by a four-month, industry-wide survey, input from a Blue Ribbon Panel of industry experts and weighted data, including expert views, traffic data and measures of industry influence. With nine consecutive rankings, DMS has cemented its position as an innovator and trusted industry leader, continuing to provide top-tier levels of customer service, professionalism and ROI. “We are ecstatic to once again be recognized by our clients, industry peers and colleagues, all of whom have been instrumental in our success and a huge part of our journey at DMS, This continued recognition through mThink is a testament to our incontestable dedication to our client’s success and the strength of our working relationships, many of which extend well past a decade. Our core values have revolved around providing our clients with the best service and solutions the industry has to offer, and will continue to do so.” -Amber Paul, SVP of Distribution for DMS DMS has received consistent recognition for its dynamic performance marketing solutions and experienced team of industry leaders, most recently earning a spot on Inc. magazine’s Best Led Companies of 2021 list. With consistent collaboration, innovation and exceptional management, DMS was selected from more than 10,000 companies, recognizing the profound impact each DMS leader has had on the company, its employees and the larger performance marketing industry. About Digital Media Solutions Digital Media Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: DMS) is a leading provider of technology-enabled digital performance advertising solutions connecting consumers and advertisers within auto, home, health and life insurance plus a long list of top consumer verticals. The DMS first-party data asset, proprietary advertising technology, significant proprietary media distribution and data-driven processes help digital advertising clients de-risk their advertising spend while scaling their customer bases. Learn more at https://digitalmediasolutions.com.

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NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Queclink Unveils Network Solutions to Help Connect Every IoT Device

Queclink | February 16, 2022

Queclink (Stock: 300590. SZ), a world-leading supplier of IoT devices and technologies, announces the launch of its network solutions, helping customers and partners build secure and reliable connectivity for new possibilities. According to Statista, the global number of connected IoT devices is estimated to triple from 8.74 billion in 2020 to more than 25.4 billion active endpoints in 2030. Every object can be connected virtually in the world of IoT.Queclink's network solutions are suitable for a range of user cases, such as industrial automation – intelligent factory, energy, transportation and retail. They also work for various smart city solutions, including street lamp monitoring, public security, enterprise networks and remote site connectivity. The wireless router series combines high-speed cellular connectivity, industrial interfaces and Queclink's unique IoT telematics knowledge. "The global demand expands. It's time to deliver our network solutions that help establish stable and private cellular connectivity for IoT, This kind of connectivity is easy to deploy in a data-massive environment. We have been proactive in IoT that truly has initiated 'Industrial 4.0', at the core of which is to leverage big data for delicacy management. The automotive industry is typical of forerunners." - Edwin Peng, Queclink's Senior Vice President One of the leading automotive companies in China has upgraded the factory digital transformation program and recently chosen Queclink's industrial router series to empower the first test field. With a secure and reliable network, it is possible to collect numerous data, conduct edge computing - analyze and store data locally and privately, and make data-driven decisions accordingly. The already off-the-shelf WR100 and WR200 series are both 4G LTE wireless industrial routers. Queclink has invested the WR300 series (5G version) in the Chinese market and will closely follow the migration from 4G to 5G and promote the WR300 series overseas. About Queclink Since 2009 Queclink Wireless Solutions has been "Driving Smarter IoT".Queclink is a pure play IoT hardware designer and manufacturer working with many well-known industrial and consumer companies to bring innovative IoT solutions to market. Its business units span transportation, asset and mobility, networks and agriculture. With 42 million IoT products delivered to over 140 countries, Queclink inspires data-driven solutions for its worldwide customers.

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DATA CENTER NETWORKING

T-Mobile Invests in Network Resources and Expands Emergency Response Fleet to Keep People Connected When Disasters Strike

T-Mobile | June 03, 2022

T-Mobile is taking big steps to be ready for whatever this year's hurricane and wildfire seasons bring its way. From making massive network resiliency investments that added thousands of backup generators to its resource inventory, to expanding its emergency response fleet to include even more vehicles with Wi-Fi connectivity, to launching a new consumer-focused educational collaboration with The Weather Channel, the Un-carrier wants the communities it serves across the U.S. to know Team Magenta has their backs. “As forecasters predict another round of challenging summer weather events in 2022, T-Mobile teams have been taking proactive steps throughout the year to prepare so we can be there for the communities we serve when they need it most, Investing in our network, expanding our emergency response equipment fleet and preparing our teams to mobilize ensures T-Mobile shows up quickly whenever and wherever we’re needed. Our sincerest hope is that communities won’t be impacted, but we’ll be ready for whatever may come.” T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray Prepared for Any Possibility Disasters can be unpredictable, so T-Mobile teams aim to be ready for any possibility. Before, during and after a weather or disaster event, the Un-carrier focuses on ensuring customers, first responders and communities are supported. Communication and Collaboration Ongoing communication and collaboration between T-Mobile teams and with other partners is critical to staying informed and keeping customers aware of what’s to come. This includes: Working with weather forecasters, including StormGeo, to accurately track events and understand potential severity. Launching a new educational collaboration with The Weather Channel to deliver segments with tips and tricks on how to prepare for, manage through and recover from weather events. Partnering with local authorities on proactive consumer communication, for example, working with California’s electric utilities to issue customer alerts about Public Safety Power Shutoffs that will also help reduce the risk of fires caused by electric infrastructure in extreme weather. Aligning T-Mobile’s network, community and retail teams to develop comprehensive incident response plans that ensure network connections are restored, supplies such as pre-lit devices, portable phone charging banks and charging cables are available, and retail stores can safely reopen to help customers. Bringing those teams together, alongside industry emergency management personnel and state and local government agencies, to practice preparedness exercises. Network and Community Response Readiness When it comes to network readiness, resiliency and redundancy are critical. T-Mobile is taking measures now that will allow the Un-carrier to be able to maintain connectivity with limited interruption even in the worst of conditions, including: Having technicians and engineers ready to staff Network Operations Centers (NOCs) where they’ll monitor network traffic demands and weather impacts wherever they’re needed, 24/7. Equipping T-Mobile’s network switches, data centers, points of presence and other critical sites with more fixed backup generators than ever before, thanks to a multi-year network hardening investment that added thousands of new backup generators and advanced relief and recovery tools in hurricane-prone areas. Significantly increasing the number of portable generators that can restore power to tower locations where permanent generators are not possible and regularly testing all sites. Increasing the size and types of its fleet of emergency response vehicles, including adding Wi-Fi/charging trailers that can pull available wireless signals and provide Wi-Fi connectivity; mobile command centers with computer workstations, integrated charging ports, and satellite and Wi-Fi connectivity; and tow vehicles with satellite/2-way radio communication and storage for phones, charging cords and portable chargers. Proactively staging expert engineers and technicians to quickly assess impacts and begin network restoration with temporary solutions such as Satellite Cells on Wheels (SatCOWs) and Satellite Cells on Light Trucks (SatCOLTs). How Customers Can Be Ready Customers can take steps to prepare themselves before and during weather events, too. Here are a few: Download The Weather Channel TV app on your smart TV or streaming device and check out NOAA’s National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center to get tips and track storms. Make a disaster kit with a list of emergency numbers and waterproof, resealable bags and chargers. Download the Red Cross and FEMA apps, subscribe to/connect with local authorities’ text alerts and social networks and enable Wireless Emergency Alerts on your phone. Keep your mobile devices fully charged. If power outages and other service interruptions occur: Set up Wi-Fi Calling. IMPORTANT: If you call 911 using Wi-Fi Calling, give the operator your address. Keep calls to a minimum and as short as possible or send text messages. About T-Mobile T-Mobile US, Inc. is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint.

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