Syniverse | September 30, 2022
Syniverse, “the world’s most connected company”, today said it is collaborating with Athonet and Federated Wireless to integrate Syniverse’s Global SIM and Syniverse’s IP eXchange (IPX) solution with Athonet’s and Federated Wireless’ architectures and enable a mobile device to roam between private and public networks. This first of its kind solution built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available through Federated Wireless’ private network capability.
For more than three decades, Syniverse has been the global leader enabling public or private cellular roaming for mobile devices. Syniverse now extends this capability for mobile devices on a private network to roam onto a public or private network and back again to a private network. This is important because many private networks are deployed as ‘private islands’ without public connectivity. Syniverse’s patented solution extends connectivity beyond the island but also restores it for devices making their return to the island. Many devices in areas such as asset tracking, logistics, and campus networks need to roam freely between private and public mobile networks. Syniverse solves this via a dedicated interoperability solution.
The growing importance of private networks
“It is only with the advent of 5G technology that high speeds have been consistent enough that the desire for private cellular networks has become particularly widespread,” said Juniper Research in their report titled, Why Private Networks Are the Key to Realising Industry 4.0. “Most use cases for private networks are for enterprise connectivity. However, the main value of these networks will be the services carried out on the private networks that would generally not be possible if deployed on a public network.” Private wireless value and growth can be fully met when extending connectivity beyond isolated island deployments.
Logistics is one example which has a variety of operational uses for private networks, regardless of their mode of transport. Both ports and airports require a large amount of goods tracking, and hybrid private networks that extend to cellular public networks enable continued connectivity for these mobile devices. The key benefit in most cases is real-time data feedback to enable automation and real-time data visibility and analytics.
Syniverse said it is initially offering its joint solution with Athonet and Federated Wireless to enterprises in logistics, asset management and tracking, education, and government markets.
How the solution works
Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless jointly enable an enterprise private network to facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices to be utilized both when in the private network as well as when the device leaves the private network and onto a public cellular network. While in the private network, the device will connect to Federated Wireless’ Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) enabled access points and will register on Athonet’s AWS-hosted private wireless services.
Upon leaving the private network, the connection to the public network is achieved via Syniverse’s Global subscriber identity module (SIM) and Internet eXchange (IPX) solution which ensures successful service via Syniverse’s global roaming partner networks.
Finally, when a mobile device returns to the private network, Syniverse patented technology allows for the device to re-register seamlessly on to the private network even when there is overlapping public cellular network coverage. This is crucial in ensuring the mobile device latches on to private network resources as soon as they become available instead of continuing to be registered on to a public network.
John McRae, President, Carrier, Syniverse
“Syniverse is the leading company that allows more than 800 mobile operators to roam between networks. We are now bringing that capability to thousands of private wireless networks through our partnership with Athonet and Federated Wireless. Enterprises can buy one solution and will get three partners to help build, operate, and connect an enterprise’s private network. For enterprises who want to get started with private networks here is an easily deployable solution which allows full global SIM connectivity integration with public networks thanks to Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless.”
Simon O’Donnell, President, Athonet USA
“Private networks are ushering in new ways of doing business for enterprises and wireless service providers, and as the leading mobile core provider, Athonet brings the security, reliability, and flexibility they require. This new solution, available on AWS with Athonet, Syniverse and Federated Wireless, will enable customers to more easily implement a private network and quickly take advantage of the benefits.”
“The big takeaway here, if you’re an IT or OT leader, is scale and simplicity. Together, Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless make it incredibly easy to turn on new applications and devices with 5G private wireless with integrated roaming functionality to extend your most important IoT deployments anywhere your teams operate and do business.”
Chris Swan, Chief Commercial Officer, Federated Wireless
Syniverse is the world’s most connected company. We seamlessly connect the world’s networks, devices, and people, so the world can unlock the full power of communications.
Our secure, global technology powers the world’s leading carriers, top Forbes Global 2000 companies, and billions of people, devices, and transactions every day. Our engagement platform delivers better, smarter experiences that strengthen relationships between businesses, customers, and employees.
Athonet is a leader in private cellular network technology, delivering a mobile core to enterprises and communication service providers to connect applications, devices, and radios. With more than 10 years of experience in delivering 4G/5G mobile core solutions to customers and partners in every region of the world, Athonet supports key industries where network control, mobility, security, performance, reliability, and cost are important for business outcomes. Find out more http://www.athonet.com/.
About Federated Wireless
Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless is the leading innovator of private wireless and shared spectrum services. The company’s partner ecosystem includes more than 50 solution and edge partners, all of which are dedicated to advancing the development and deployment of shared spectrum services. Federated Wireless’ customer base includes companies spanning the telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing, energy, hospitality, education, retail, office space, municipal and other verticals, with use cases ranging from Private Wireless and Industrial IoT to network densification and mobile offload.
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Ayla Networks | July 29, 2022
Ayla Networks, whose Internet of Things (IoT) platform rapidly transforms any device into a smart, connected product, today announced support for smart home manufacturers and retailers that intend to adopt the Matter standard, the new connectivity protocol to be released later this year.
Until now, interconnectivity among smart home devices has been complex. Matter solves that problem with a standard that ensures seamless and secure connectivity with all Matter-compliant devices within the home.
“Matter essentially levels the playing field for seamless interconnectivity of smart home devices, so it’s time for manufacturers to rethink their value propositions and provide products that focus on the user experience,” “As a member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance leading the initiative, Ayla is ready now to support customers moving to Matter.”
Jonathan Cobb, CEO of Ayla Networks
Ayla also makes it easier for smart home device manufacturers to connect their devices locally and to the cloud, thanks to its partnership with Espressif in which Espressif is offering the option of Ayla software on its Matter-compliant chipsets and modules.
Ayla IoT Platform Provides Distinctive Customer Value
Device manufacturers, smart home platforms, and retailers want to preserve the day-to-day metrics of their devices and maintain a relationship with their customers. However, connectivity standardization could lead to overly simplistic functionality, driven by third-party apps and ecosystems. To avoid this outcome, Ayla provides developers and retailers with apps, tools and metrics to enable them to perform data analytics on the data generated by their connected devices, so they can better understand their smart home products’ usage and performance to enhance their value to users.
“Ayla ensures that you have an excellent, branded user experience as a hedge against customers leaving your ecosystem,” said Cobb. “As IoT platform experts, we’ll not only help integrate your products into the Matter standard, we’ll also future-proof your solution as standards and use cases evolve.”
Going Beyond the Standard
Matter is a significant initiative for device compatibility, but Matter does not encompass the entire smart home solution. That is why Ayla provides manufacturers and retailers a comprehensive Matter-compliant platform that includes functionality not addressed by the Matter standard. This includes features such as cloud access, device management, user management, device schedules, support for non-Matter devices, data analytics and a proven 5-star user app.
Manufacturers Rely on Ayla
Since its founding in 2010, Ayla has been the IoT platform behind connected products from leading consumer brands, including SharkNinja, Owlet, Canadian Tire, Kenmore, Hunter Fan, Fujitsu and Schneider Electric. These brands leverage Ayla’s smart home and IoT experience to remain ahead of the market with competitive, connected solutions.
About Ayla Networks
Ayla Networks, a member of the Connectivity Standards Alliance leading the Matter initiative, enables consumer device manufacturers and retailers to realize better business outcomes through IoT solutions. Ayla’s software platform includes device, cloud, application, analytics and machine learning capabilities to drive the development and launch of differentiated connected products and services. By leveraging the Ayla IoT platform, solution providers can realize future-proofed, secure, connected products in the shortest time with the least risk.
365 Data Centers | August 09, 2022
365 Data Centers, a leading provider of network-centric colocation and other Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Sungard’s U.S. colocation and network business.
365 is acquiring the international colocation brand’s data center facilities and customers in 8 strategic edge markets along with its U.S. network infrastructure, routes, and customers. The transaction will complement 365’s existing data center presence in Boca Raton, Bridgewater (NJ), Buffalo, Chicago, Commack (NY), Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Herndon (VA), Nashville, Philadelphia, New York City, and Tampa, and its interconnected, resilient, low latency, nationwide fiber network.
Once this acquisition is closed and integrated, 365 will feature:
20 interconnected network-centric Data Centers
1,000,000 data center square feet which includes ample expansion space
53 MW of available power
105 Carriers across the platform with about 300 Carrier Points-of-Presence (PoPs)
90 additional network PoPs outside the 20 Data Centers
Direct on-ramps from each Data Center to the public clouds
Cloud storage, cloud compute, BaaS, DRaaS, and business continuity offerings
1,700 carrier, content, and enterprise customers
“This acquisition demonstrates 365 Data Centers’ adherence to its network-centric colocation growth strategy, We have already successfully doubled our business two times since inception in 2017 by acquiring, financing, integrating, and growing quality assets. We look forward to doing the same with the addition of the Sungard colocation and network portfolio, which will further enable us to provide quality services, grow our customer base, and deliver exceptional financial performance, all of which benefits our customers, employees, and investors.”
Bob DeSantis, 365 Data Centers CEO
Sungard employees associated with the acquired business are expected to continue to serve existing customers and will be complemented by the 365 technical team. Added DeSantis, “We look forward to having Sungard professionals join 365 and wowing our entire customer base with the combined talents of over 200 dedicated employees.”
Funding for the transaction has already been secured from 365’s existing equity owners, including Stonecourt Capital which invests capital from some of the world’s largest family offices, institutions and sovereign wealth funds, and the Company’s bank syndicate, which represents the premier lenders to the data center industry.
The deal is expected to close during the next three months. This transaction further solidifies 365’s position as one of the largest privately held IaaS providers operating in the Eastern United States with direct network connectivity to owned facilities in key western markets to serve customers with those geographic requirements.
About 365 Data Centers: 365 Data Centers is a leading provider of hybrid Data Center solutions in 12 strategic, primarily edge, markets. Along with network-centric Data Centers in Boca Raton, Bridgewater (NJ), Buffalo, Chicago, Commack (NY), Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Herndon (VA), Nashville, Philadelphia, New York City, and Tampa, the company operates an interconnected, resilient, low latency, nationwide fiber network. 365 serves more than 1,300 customers.
365’s robust, carrier-neutral ecosystem and secure, reliable edge colocation, network, IP, DRaaS, BaaS, cloud compute and storage, and business continuity services help organizations reduce costs, drive innovation, and improve their customer experience. 365 Data Centers supports mission-critical application infrastructure by providing industry leading Service Level Agreement protections and adhering to industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, SSAE 18, and ISAE 3402. 365 Data Centers’ corporate office is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.
MatSing | September 27, 2022
MatSing, the pioneer of high-capacity lens antennas, today announced its latest deployment at Acrisure Stadium, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Deployed by Verizon, 60 of MatSing’s innovative lens antennas will provide superior connected experience for fans and patrons on Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband and Nationwide networks at the stadium.
Supporting all bands and frequencies, including C-Band, was a key requirement for the ultra 5G network at Acrisure Stadium. The lens antennas are deployed to cover the upper bowl seating areas of the stadium. Fans who want to post to socials, check their fantasy rosters or share highlights will find improved mobile connectivity capable of supporting the bandwidth needed for these experiences.
“Providing ultra-fast and high-capacity networks for an immersive experience is imperative today, and we are pleased to be a Verizon partner as they continue to densify 5G nationwide,” said MatSing CEO Bo Larsson. “As a leading antenna provider at venues and events globally, we connect millions of people and devices. Capable of providing up to 48 high-capacity coverage sectors, the added connectivity will augment the venue experience while enabling the low latency, ultra-fast applications promised by 5G. We are pleased to meet the requirements of the C-Band spectrum and be a part of the network that will elevate the game-day and event experience at the venue for years to come.”
While C-Band has been aggressively deployed outdoors in the US over the past year, the carrier focus is now shifting to provisioning C-Band indoors especially in large venues. As an early adopter, Acrisure Stadium will be one of the first football venues to support C-Band and deliver 5G ultra connections.
“As we prioritize quality in every facet of our 5G projects, we select the highest performing network elements possible, For the Acrisure Stadium network, we are extremely pleased with the choice of MatSing as a major antenna provider. MatSing lens antennas are known to outperform other types of antennas, and the rapid deployment and seamless integration into the Verizon network set them apart.”
Kevin Schmonsees, Chief Technology Officer and Founder at Beam Wireless
The deployment of the lens antennas comes just in time for the Pittsburgh Steelers latest season, with Steeler Nation getting to experience the improved mobile connectivity for the first time during the September 18 home game against the New England Patriots.
Founded in 2005, MatSing has developed and patented new meta-materials to create the world’s first lightweight and multibeam Lens Antennas. This new approach for high-performance, high-capacity antenna design is more efficient and offers key advantages over traditional antennas, the ability to provide broadband coverage, emit and maintain multiple beams, and to do so cleanly with minimal RF interference. Nationwide coverage isn’t the only critical challenge facing telecoms companies, and MatSing’s Lens antenna solution is ideal to meet the capacity demands at outdoor events, stadiums and macro uses in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Each antenna can provide multiple independent sectors, up to 48, providing the highest capacity across multiple bands with the fewest antennas possible. MatSing lens technology is the perfect fit for 4G LTE and 5G mobile broadband coverage, and it is the most cost-effective network densification tool in the industry.
About Beam Wireless
Beam Wireless provides wireless solutions and services no matter how simple or complex the scope requirements. We offer total turn-key DAS, DRAN, 5G, Small Cell, Public Safety, and Private LTE (CBRS) solutions and services from project start to project finish. Once a system is deployed, we offer continued maintenance support via our proprietary MAGNIFY monitoring solution.