NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Resound Networks Enters a New Frontier for Broadband Wireless: Cost-Effective, Fixed Wireless Gigabit Service

Resound Networks & Tarana | December 01, 2021

-Resound Networks announced their successful demonstration of gigabit-tier service over a wireless network in unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum built with Tarana’s unique G1 platform.Using commercially-available equipment from Tarana, the Resound team demonstrated connections up to 1 Gbps downlink and 500 Mbps uplink at distances over 5 miles in near-line-of-sight conditions. This performance exceeded the minimum requirement for RDOF* gigabit-tier service, and set a new benchmark in broadband wireless access performance.

 “We’ve worked hard with Tarana to perfect the G1 platform to produce gigabit-tier speeds and continue to achieve those great results at further and further distances. The results have been impressive and will allow Resound to expedite deployments requiring gigabit-tier speeds. In the future we expect to deploy Tarana in areas we would have served with fiber.”

-Tyson Curtis, CEO of Resound

Basil Alwan, CEO of Tarana, added, Beyond more rapid deployment, the unique architecture of the G1 platform also gives Resound higher capital efficiency, since capacity to fulfill gig-tier service can be easily layered onto the radio network incrementally over time as customer demand requires.

Resound will be expanding their G1-powered network from their base in Pampa to cover areas throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma over the next 5 years.

RDOF (the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund) is the Commission’s most recent initiative in their ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide in the US. Winners in the FCC-administered reverse-auction process are obligated to offer and fulfill a range of service tiers in their targeted geographies.

About Resound Networks
Resound Networks was founded in 2015 as a rural-focused ISP determined to close the digital divide. The company is based in Pampa, Texas, and its carrier-class network provides coverage to over 300,000 homes throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Resound plans to expand its network coverage to multiple neighboring states beginning in 2022. For more information visit www.resoundnetworks.com.

About Tarana
Tarana Wireless, Inc. is the industry’s performance leader in broadband wireless access network solutions, powered by a number of well-proven breakthroughs in perfect, multidimensional optimization of radio signals. Its G1 access platform overcomes previously insurmountable network economics challenges for service providers in both mainstream broadband and underserved markets, using free unlicensed spectrum. Commercial deployments of G1 have exploded from zero to 1.7 million households passed its first seven months of production. The company is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with additional research and development in Pune, India. Please visit https://www.taranawireless.com for more information.

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Keysight Selected by Fibocom to Perform Comprehensive Testing of Wireless Modules Developed for 5G and IoT Applications

Keysight Technologies | December 21, 2021

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Fibocom has selected the company’s 5G solutions to perform comprehensive testing, verification and optimization of wireless modules developed for 5G and internet of things (IoT) applications.Fibocom, a global supplier of wireless communication modules and solutions headquartered in Shenzhen, China, expanded its use of Keysight’s 5G test platforms to effectively design, develop and manufacture a wide range of solutions for a diverse number of domestic and international markets. Keysight’s 5G test solutions have enabled Fibocom to develop modules integrated with 5G customer premises equipment (CPE), routers, mobile hotspots, personal computers (PCs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and gaming consoles. “Keysight appreciates Fibocom’s continued confidence in our 5G test solutions, allowing the company to develop wireless modules that device manufactures implement into consumer products such as notebooks and PCs,Keysight’s integrated solutions, built on common hardware and software platforms, enable Fibocom to rapidly and cost-effectively launch new products for a diverse range of market demands.” -Cao Peng, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group Keysight and Fibocom, working together since 2019, have developed strong partnerships with leading 5G chipset vendors. Fibocom is part of a connected ecosystem that uses Keysight’s 5G test platforms to accelerate design verification, conformance validation and carrier acceptance. Reliable test results, shared across this ecosystem of vendors, mobile operators and test houses, enable Fibocom to quickly introduce high-performance 5G modules. “As a provider of end-to-end IoT wireless communication solutions for telecom operators, IoT equipment manufacturers and IoT system integrators, we rely on Keysight’s solid portfolio of solutions across multiple cellular and non-cellular technologies, 5G-enabled PCs offer users secure high-speed connectivity at home, in the office and while on the move.” -Dan Schieler, senior vice president of IoT Overseas Sales Department at Fibocom Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions, based on the company’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, enable Fibocom to verify the performance of modules across both frequency 1 (FR1) and FR2 (mmWave) spectrum bands. Keysight combines the UXM 5G with the company’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) chamber to create integrated 5G mmWave over the-air (OTA) test tools that generate highly accurate measurements. This enables Fibocom to confidently explore design boundaries. About Keysight Technologies Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com

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Axon Wireless partners with LoginID® to offer Mobile Operator agents and customers the ability to register their mobile SIM

Axon Wireless | April 08, 2022

Axon Wireless, a global player in banking and mobile SIM customer onboarding, announced today that it has signed an agreement with LoginID, to integrate its FIDO-certified passwordless authentication into the Axon Wireless customer provisioning platform. Axon Wireless currently supports Mobile Operators and banks across 10 countries, onboarding on average 3 million customers per month, with over 250 million identities registered with its Axon Face2Face registration software. Axon is also a supplier of biometric registration hardware devices to complement the Face2Face platform and provides an end-to-end solution to its customers, having provided over 50,000 devices and enabling over 20,000 field agents to perform their customer onboarding duties. The integration of FIDO for Mobile Operator agents helps eliminate vulnerabilities with traditional login and passwords, preventing account takeovers and other attack vectors. The use of FIDO2 biometric authentication to secure communications for mobile and banking customers is becoming integral. According to the mobile industry association GSMA, the growth of mobile subscribers in Africa between 2020 and 2025 is poised to grow from 495M to 615M. While the growth of mobile internet users during this same period is forecast to grow from 303M to 474M. Multiple African and Asian countries are currently considering the use of biometrics to be linked to mobile accounts to prevent fraudsters from attacks such as account takeovers, phishing and SIM swaps. "This will be a first for MEA", said Romeo Pestana, COO of Axon Wireless. "Axon Wireless will utilize FIDO biometric security as a part of their digital onboarding services. LoginIDs SDKs make it simple to integrate and provide a highly scalable platform to support our current customer base, and growth into the future." Axon Wireless has been a leader in adopting technology that can provide an edge for their business. By introducing FIDO as part of their process for onboarding customers they are demonstrating they are utilizing the most secure and compliant technology for securing customer interactions, and staying ahead of regulator compliance requirements that are becoming the norm" Thierry Siminger, Head, Telecom Business Unit, GM MEA at LoginID. About Axon Wireless Axon Wireless is a South African based company with R&D, technical support, marketing and sales teams based in South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Austria. Axon Wireless initially created the Axon Face2Face platform for SIM card and Mobile Wallet registration requirements in South Africa and today has grown into a respected Customer Onboarding and Biometrics partner to its many customers across Africa, Middle East and Asia.

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GIGABYTE Revisits CES and Invites Participants to Explore Industries From a Different Perspective

GIGABYTE | January 03, 2022

GIGABYTE is joining CES Virtual with its website extension – INDUSTRY – to present products and solutions that propel digital transformation in industries such as 5G & telecom, automotive, creative & gaming, data centers, manufacturing, and retail. GIGABYTE takes pride in having an incredibly deep portfolio of enterprise products that support cloud, edge, and data centers. There are over 75 servers for AMD EPYC CPU alone, as well as Intel Xeon Scalable CPU, and over 10 servers for Ampere Altra CPU, and not to forget over 20 server motherboards. GIGABYTE offers edge servers developed based on Arm architecture. These high-density Arm servers, using Ampere’s massive 80 / 128 core CPU, provide the performance, storage, network, and above all, the flexibility to be deployed for the next generation of telecommunications where processing work needs to be done on-site. GIGABYTE’s server solutions are also applicable to various industries, and are highly valued by large and small high-tech companies, medical, scientific, academic research, and public institutions, etc., and have successfully assisted them in innovation and breakthroughs in their fields. Our industries are undergoing an invigorating metamorphosis as AI, HPC, IoT, and other breakthroughs bring about a paradigm shift. MyelinTek Inc., an investee company of GIGABYTE developed a deep learning system MLSteam, which includes optimized AI software stacking and comprehensive management tools in a user-friendly interface to make it easier for scientists to train and develop AI integration for autonomous vehicles. With the rapid development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology, GIGABYTE designs decision-making control units for different types of autonomous vehicles, as well as customized products such as ADAS ECUs, TCUs, assisting vehicles designers to develop their ideal products and improve the automotive industry. GIGABYTE has years of proven experience in embedded computers and brought its latest generation of embedded systems to increase the operability of storage, logistic, and manufacturing facilities while lowering labor and management costs with the innovation of AGV, AMR, and Industrial Automation Security System. In the post-pandemic era, GIGABYTE’s embedded solutions integrated with AI and IoT technology helped automate the operation and management of open space rentals, allowing such new services to flourish. GIGABYTE’s reputation to invent top-notch products with innovative VRM and thermal design makes the task to optimize overclocking performance on the latest Intel® Core™ CPUs easy and effective. The Z690 series motherboards provide beyond the essential features and power for both professional creators and gamers alike. Performance is the key to both immersive gameplay and smooth workflow, and GIGABYTE has taken performance above all else with this generation’s AORUS gaming laptops and the AERO creator laptops which are to be released in early 2022. About GIGABYTE it has recently launched INDUSTRY to demonstrate its most pivotal products and solutions for different industries. One of the biggest highlights of the platform is its live chat function. GIGABYTE has arranged experts, who have keen insights on the industries, to standby the live chat and answer questions and inquiries made by CES visitors and buyers as they would at the physical venue. The live chat uses AI-generated avatars to show the status of its live experts, and also as a way to embrace the ‘metaverse’ where virtual merges with reality. The INDUSTRY platform will host all products and solutions GIGABYTE is presenting at CES including trendy topics highlighted in the event and more. GIGABYTE welcomes all visitors to connect through this digital platform and see their industries from different perspectives.

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Rakuten Symphony Selects VIAVI to Accelerate 5G Open vRAN From Lab to Field

Rakuten | April 23, 2022

Viavi Solutions Inc. today announced that Rakuten Symphony has chosen the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester to validate performance of its solutions from the lab to the field. The principal objective of this testbed is to maximize resolution of any issues in the lab in order to accelerate deployment at scale, and it has been designed to simulate a citywide network. Open RAN has become more widely accepted and implemented around the globe, with almost 100 service providers and vendors participating in the most recent O-RAN Global PlugFest. As its technology moves from the lab into the field, Rakuten Symphony is seeking partners with expertise in that transition, including VIAVI for network test and measurement. VIAVI is supporting Rakuten Symphony with instrumentation strengthened with decades of experience supporting the world's leading service providers and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) in the lab and the field. With over 85% of NEMs using TM500 for gNodeB (gNB) development, the company's solutions offer unmatched scalability, stability, performance and fidelity to 3GPP specifications as implemented in live networks. Key features include: Testing high numbers of 5G gNB carriers at system level Testing high order MIMO and Carrier Aggregation features Complex mobility, handover and I-RAT functionality between 4G and 5G Testing thousands of UEs over multiple carriers Testing Public Warning System (PWS) and link adaptation features. "After working with lab test vendors in earlier stages of our technology development, we turned to VIAVI because of their expertise across lab validation, field deployment and service assurance of mobile networks," said Srinivas Gudladana, Head of RAN Engineering, Rakuten Symphony. "Our Open vRAN architecture is designed to enable service providers to automate operations and monetize the network, and VIAVI's test platform is vital to fulfilling that promise." "As vendors across the industry develop open, cloud-native and disaggregated architectures, precise testing against user expectations of service quality as well as 3GPP parameters is more critical than ever to ensure success at scale," said Rajesh Rao, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, VIAVI. "We are excited to help Rakuten Symphony optimize their Open vRAN solutions based on our unique experience from lab to field to assurance for over 200 service providers worldwide." About VIAVI VIAVI is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, government and avionics. We help these customers harness the power of instruments, automation, intelligence and virtualization to Command the network. VIAVI is also a leader in light management solutions for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and defense applications.

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