How Partners and MSSPS Can Help Customers Through SD-WAN and SD-Branch Deployment

Channel Futures | March 17, 2020

For both enterprises and small and midsize businesses, network evolution has been accelerated through the adoption of cloud-first strategies. This network expansion often happens slowly, without centralized control or secure oversight. In some cases, however, these networks develop quickly, driven by new cloud-enabled strategies such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD), the internet of things (IoT), and software as a service (SaaS). Such rapid expansion generally causes networks to suffer from less centralized control and secure oversight. As employees seek out the tools and services necessary to stay competitive in the modern digital economy, the rate at which these technologies are being added to your customers’ networks is noteworthy. With this new technology, network traffic increases can be significant, and oftentimes the legacy architectures that exist within the network simply cannot handle the new need for bandwidth.

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Sandvine's Application and Network Intelligence Helps Fuel SK Telecom's 5G Private Enterprise Network Service

Sandvine | January 15, 2022

SK Telecom is fueling its pioneering 5G Private Enterprise Network Service using Sandvine's Application and Network Intelligence portfolio on private cloud. The solution is helping SK Telecom accelerate business expansion in verticals such as manufacturing, energy transmission and government. The service is expected to open the door to future network slicing and mobile edge computing (MEC) services. John Abraham, Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason, said: Enterprises represent a massive opportunity for service providers in the 5G era, and network slicing and mobile edge computing will be central for businesses to accelerate the development of new services and capitalize on the promise of ultra-low latency apps and services. To successfully deliver the performance and reliability enterprises demand from 5G private networks, service providers will need in-depth analysis and insight about what's happening across their networks, apps, devices, and customer experiences. "When talking about 5G innovations like self-driving cars and smart factories, it's important that service providers have deep time-place-occasion application intelligence including analytics, optimization, security, and usage-based plans to meet the needs of enterprise customers. As SK Telecom builds momentum around its cloud-based 5G Standalone Private Enterprise Network Service, Sandvine is excited to contribute to services that provide superior application quality of experience for emerging real-time applications in IoT, AR/VR, and at the mobile edge." -Lyn Cantor, CEO, Sandvine About Sandvine Sandvine's cloud-based Application and Network Intelligence portfolio helps customers deliver high quality, optimized experiences to consumers and enterprises. Customers use our solutions to analyze, optimize, and monetize application experiences using contextual machine learning-based insights and real-time actions. Market-leading classification of more than 95% of traffic across mobile and fixed networks by user, application, device, and location creates uniquely rich, real-time data that significantly enhances interactions between users and applications and drives revenues. For more visit http://www.sandvine.com or follow Sandvine on Twitter @Sandvine.

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WIRELESS

Airties Selected by Deutsche Telekom for Smart Wi-Fi Deployments in Various Markets Across Europe

Airties | April 04, 2022

Airties, the most widely deployed supplier of managed Wi-Fi solutions to service providers globally, today announced that it has signed a comprehensive agreement with Deutsche Telekom to deploy Airties' suite of Smart Wi-Fi products and services across DT-Europe. Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 242 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed-network lines, and 22 million broadband lines. Late last year, Deutsche Telekom disclosed that it is using RDK open source software to standardize core functions of their broadband gateways. Under this agreement with Airties, Deutsche Telekom will also deploy Airties Edge software to further enhance their subscribers' broadband gateways and Airties Cloud to provide home performance management and optimization to customers throughout several markets in Europe. Further details about country-specific rollouts and offers will be disclosed by Deutsche Telekom at a later date. "Providing exceptional home broadband is of paramount importance to Deutsche Telekom, and that includes delivering the best possible Wi-Fi to our customers," said Pedro Bandeira, Vice President of Product and New Business at Deutsche Telekom. "After examining the market, we selected Airties because of the proven quality, scalability, and versatility of their Smart Wi-Fi portfolio. We look forward to bringing these advanced Wi-Fi capabilities to our customers in the months ahead." Deutsche Telekom is a clear global leader when it comes to embracing technological innovations that improve the lives of their customers. Having consistent, quality home Wi-Fi is more essential than ever before, and Deutsche Telekom fully recognizes this across its various markets. We are honored that Deutsche Telekom selected Airties to help them provide a managed Smart Wi-Fi experience to their customers throughout Europe." Philippe Alcaras, CEO of Airties. Airties' unique hybrid cloud-edge architecture leverages both the embedded intelligence in customer premises equipment (CPE) and the cloud to maximize responsiveness and performance. Airties Edge is smart Wi-Fi software that intelligently directs consumers' devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, game consoles, IoT, smart home devices, etc.) to the best available channel and band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), based on real-time network conditions. This software enables an existing home gateway/modem to double as an intelligent Wi-Fi access point, improving the quality and stability of connectivity within the home. Airties Cloud orchestrates Wi-Fi across homes, optimizing operator gateways and extenders in real-time to ensure a better quality of experience for consumers, while providing insights on connected devices. It allows operators to address evolving consumer needs, such as cybersecurity, through a suite of digital services. Airties Cloud also integrates with the Airties Vision companion app which provides real time data for consumers to manage their in-home wireless experience. Airties Cloud now actively manages more than 33 million homes and supports more than 646 million actively connected devices across the globe. About Airties Airties is the most widely deployed provider of managed Wi-Fi solutions to operators around the globe. Airties Smart Wi-Fi portfolio includes Airties Edge, smart Wi-Fi software for gateways; Airties Cloud, a cloud-based management platform and its companion app, Airties Vision; and Wi-Fi mesh extenders. Operators turn to Airties for the design, implementation, and ongoing optimization of their customers' broadband experience. Some of Airties' customers include Altice USA, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Singtel, Sky, Telia, Telstra, Vodafone, and many others.

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WIRELESS

Reach Mobile Secures Additional $16 Million in Funding; Company Formally Announces ReachNEXT Platform

Reach Mobile | June 08, 2022

Reach Mobile today formally announced the company has secured an additional $8 Million in funding, bringing its two-quarter fundraise to $16 Million, for a total of $35.6 Million in funding to date. The company also announced the formal introduction of ReachNEXT, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that accelerates and streamlines how companies bring network-based services to market. ReachNEXT offers a one-stop-shop for launching and operating use cases such as MVNO, Fixed Wireless Access, Failover Internet, and IOT with unprecedented simplicity and speed. Clients of ReachNEXT range from emerging lifestyle brands to broadband providers reaching millions of homes. Virtually everything needed to operate a network-based service can be found in the cloud-native platform, including the front-end customer experiences, back office customer care and operations portals, and the network integration itself. Capabilities include billing, policy, catalog and data plan management, provisioning, layered security, and customer care, which can be deployed as an end-to-end solution, plug-and-play modules, or REST APIs. "Demand for turnkey mobile and fixed wireless offerings is skyrocketing, particularly among ISPs, The platform provides a clear path to market for innovative offers that have previously taken years and millions to build." Reach Mobile CEO, Harjot Saluja "Reach is popularizing the idea that network-based services can be launched quickly and easily by companies without wireless expertise," said Jake Maas, Executive Vice President at Graham Holdings Company, a lead investor in Reach Mobile's recent $8 million funding round. "We're excited to help Reach double-down in the domestic broadband space and fuel growth in new geographies and use cases." "ReachNEXT is built on the premise that cloud-native and software-defined networks will redefine how networks are leveraged and drive new monetization opportunities for carriers, solution providers, and enterprises," added Saluja. "It's our mission to make network-based services quicker to launch and easier to manage, and we believe the entire mobile ecosystem stands to benefit." About Reach Mobile Reach Mobile has integrated with more than 50 carriers across 75 countries and currently supports 40mm monthly active users with its first use case, toll-free data. Reach Mobile believes that connecting people and things to network possibilities will ultimately create a better world. With offices in Boston, Bangalore, and Ottawa, Reach Mobile is fueled by a decade of wireless expertise and the innovative spirit of a startup. Reach Mobile is the creator of ReachNEXT, a global SaaS platform that radically simplifies how network-based services are launched and operated.

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5G

VVDN Technologies announces 5G open RAN IPs for Radio Units and Distribution Units

VVDN | April 26, 2022

VVDN Technologies, a leading provider of engineering, manufacturing and digital services, announced its further development in its ORAN IPs to help OEMs, Telcos and System Integrators, design and deploy enterprise grade as well as macro–ORAN Radio Units and Distribution Units (DU) on option 7.2 split. VVDN 5G ORAN IP Portfolio includes: Fronthaul and baseband layer 1 Low PHY IP fully compatible with ORAN on option 7.2 Full inline baseband layer 1 High PHY running on FPGA for option 7.2 split DU LDPC and PTP offload for DU VVDN's IP stacks are ORAN compliant, Interop tested, runs on FPGA and portable to run on custom ASIC as well. Further they can support different flavours such as single/dual/tri-band RU's for 2T2R/4T4R/8T8R (with optional beamforming), multiple carriers and bandwidths. These IPs can be leveraged by RU/DU ODMs/OEMs, 5G custom ASIC companies, Test & Measurement (T&M) companies and other 5G equipment manufacturing companies for their quick development and rollout of 5G solutions. VVDN is also planning to bring hardware IP's in DU space which would be announced very soon. VVDN's focus and investment to develop these IPR's would ensure India leads in the 5G space and serve global customers in implementing their product. About VVDN Technologies: VVDN is a premier Product Engineering & Manufacturing company focused on designing & manufacturing end-to-end products in the domains of 5G, Networking & Wi-Fi, Vision, IoT, Cloud & Apps. VVDN's India HQ is located at Global Innovation Park, Manesar, Gurugram, India, and it's North America HQ is located in Fremont, CA, USA. VVDN serves global customers across several regions including the US, Canada, Europe, India, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. VVDN has 10 advanced Product Design and Engineering Centres in India, which are fully equipped to design & test the complete hardware & software required to develop a complete product or solution. VVDN's 5 world-class Manufacturing facilities are located at Manesar, Gurgaon, India which includes in-house best-in-class SMT Factory, Molding & Tooling Factory, Product Assembly Factory, Die Casting Factory and Product Certifications labs. VVDN's Engineering & Manufacturing facilities are fully complied to develop & manufacture Enterprise, Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive-grade products.

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