NETWORK SECURITY

TerraMaster Launches New F2-423 and F4-423 Intel Quad-core NAS offers Twin 2.5GbE and Twin M.2 SSD Caching

TerraMaster | April 25, 2022

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TerraMaster, specialists in innovative storage products, have announced its latest F2-423 (2-bay) and F4-423 (4-bay) NAS devices. As a powerful entry point for prosumer and SMB use, the F2-423 and F4-423 offer superb performance even in multi-user environments and features that integrate within office IT systems. Both can be further expanded with TerraMaster USB DAS devices to provide multiple or extended storage spaces that growth as a business does.

Upgraded Performance and Reliable Operation
The F2-423 and F4-423 features an upgraded Celeron N5105/5095 quad-core CPU with faster peak speeds of 2.9GHz, while also improving power-efficiency versus the previous generation. An in-chip AES-NI engine provides real-time encryption capability, and a dedicated 4K multimedia decoding engine means video streaming direct from the NAS is reliable and power-efficient. Generational performance improvements are notable: in high workload scenarios, the 423-series performs up to 50% better than the previous generation, with a 37% increase in file and photo retrieval speeds, a 35% increase in database response speeds, and a 40% increase in webpage PHP response speeds.

Twin 2.5GbE Connectivity
Two 2.5GbE ports can be used individually or aggregated for 5Gb/s network bandwidth. Data transmission speeds can reach up to 283 MB/s in real-world scenarios (Seagate IronWolf 18TB, RAID 0), providing a cost-effective solution for multi-user, high workload file access.

Business-centric Applications
Support for many file services (SMB, AFP, SFTP/FTP, iSCSI, NFS, and WebDAV) enables the F2-423 and F4-423 to successfully address cross-platform file service needs of different network environments. Both the F2-423 and F4-423 support Windows AD domain and LDAP required for seamless incorporation into existing business IT environments, while its permission management helps ensures data security. A variety of backup solutions including Cloud-based services are supported, as well as professional virtualization apps, including VirtualBox and Docker, and by cooperating with Docker-compose and Portainer.

About TerraMaster
TerraMaster is a professional brand focuses on providing innovative storage products, including network attached storage, direct attached storage and thunderbolt 3 storage that has become increasingly popular in over 40 countries and regions. The brand has been developing storage technology for 10 years, addressing the needs of customers such as small and medium businesses and home users. With the core competitiveness in excellent hardware design and strong software developing ability, TerraMaster are well known among customers with the great reliability and value.

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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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MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE

T-Mobile and AAA Team Up to Keep Customers Safe and Connected on the Go

T-Mobile | June 20, 2022

AAA, one of North America’s largest and most trusted membership organizations, and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS), America’s Un-carrier, today announced T-Mobile is AAA’s Official Wireless Partner just in time for summer road trip season. To kick things off, T-Mobile customers can get a FREE year of AAA Classic or Basic membership starting June 21. that means free 24-hour roadside assistance including towing, flat tire service, battery service and more for all T-Mobile Magenta, Magenta MAX and eligible small business customers. So say goodbye to road trip woes and hit Route 66 without worry. Four out of five Americans are expected to take a road trip this summer,1 but nothing will ruin a vacation faster than being lost with spotty service or stranded by a breakdown. With the most 5G coverage on U.S. highways and main roads – more than twice the next provider – and legendary, trusted 24-hour roadside assistance, it just makes sense these two marquee brands are joining forces. T-Mobile’s network is the one AAA can rely on to keep their members connected along miles of roads across America. And now, a fleet of AAA’s own tow trucks will be equipped with 5G-connected tablets and phones to connect AAA service drivers with consumers in need. "We know everyone is eager to travel — over 80% of consumers are planning to take a road trip this summer. So naturally, teaming up with widely trusted AAA was a no-brainer, This collaboration was built to help customers from both brands stay safer when they hit the road, and stay better connected with unbeatable 5G coverage across America’s highways.” Mike Sievert, CEO, T-Mobile Access to AAA’s renowned roadside assistance is just one of many benefits T-Mobile customers will enjoy when they become AAA members. For over 120 years, AAA has proudly served its members by offering a wide array of automotive and travel services, discounts and rewards to over 80,000 retailers across the country, options for home, auto and life insurance, free identity theft protection and best-in-class financial services. “Bringing the power of our two brands together is a game changer for consumers,” said Marshall Doney, President and CEO, AAA. “AAA’s unmatched suite of services and benefits paired with T-Mobile’s extraordinary 5G network will give travelers everything they need to keep their road trip on track this summer and beyond.” And of course, there’s more for AAA members. AAA members can now get up to $100 via virtual prepaid Mastercard for activating a new account and switching two lines to the Un-carrier. This can be combined with other offers, like a $200 rebate for each of up to five new lines brought over to T-Mobile on a qualifying rate plan. Together, that could get you $500 for switching two qualifying lines. If they need a device along with it, they can pick from ANY of the current device offers, including deals to get a 5G phone, and save even more. Boom. Welcome to the Un-carrier. One year On Us is for consumers and TFB Biz accts w/ SSN 12 or less lines & is not for commercial use. Eligible voice plan, registration, and validation required. Subscription automatically renews at up to $83/year after year On US. Cancel anytime. AAA Up to $100: After $50/line rebate via virtual prepaid Mastercard when you port-in up to 2 voice lines on a new T-Mobile account. Requires registration and validation. Up to $100: Offer Via $200 virtual prepaid card per line for up to 5 switched MAX lines; allow 8 weeks. Qualifying credit, service, and port-ins required. Cards issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member FDIC; no cash access & expires in 6 months. Highway Miles: Based on analysis by T-Mobile of Ookla® CoverageRight™ from Q1 2022 and Speedtest Intelligence® 5G background scans in Q1 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. 5G: Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see T-Mobile.com. About AAA Started in 1902 by automotive enthusiasts who wanted to chart a path for better roads in America and advocate for safe mobility, AAA has transformed into one of North America’s largest membership organizations. Today, AAA provides roadside assistance, travel, discounts, financial and insurance services to enhance the life journey of 62 million members across North America, including 56 million in the United States. To learn more about all AAA offers or become a member, visit AAA.com. About T-Mobile US, Inc. T-Mobile U.S. 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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DISH and T-Mobile Expand Network Services Partnership

DISH Network Corporation | June 27, 2022

DISH Network and T-Mobile signed an amendment to the 2020 Master Network Services Agreement (MNSA) that provides customers of DISH's retail wireless brands, including Boost Mobile, access to T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network. The amendment, which will become effective upon approval by the United States Department of Justice, incorporates financial and operational changes, including improved pricing and enhanced roaming solutions for DISH 5G customers in consideration of an annual minimum revenue commitment through the remaining term of the MNSA. "We are pleased to have reached new terms with T-Mobile that provide DISH with the ability to be more competitive and to meet our customers' evolving needs," said John Swieringa, president and COO, DISH Wireless. "DISH's 5G network now covers more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, and this amendment gives our customers enhanced access to nationwide coverage and in-market roaming while we continue to deploy our own 5G network." "T-Mobile is building a national, Ultra Capacity 5G network with unprecedented capacity, which has put us in a unique position to support partners like DISH, While DISH customers will benefit from our network, this deal also locks in a multi-billion dollar revenue commitment for our business. It's a win-win." Mike Katz, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile DISH is committed to providing competition in the wireless market as the nation's fourth facilities-based carrier and the company will continue to expand coverage of DISH's 5G network. About DISH Network: DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 200 company. About T-Mobile: T-Mobile U.S. Inc. is America's supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 5G 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 create 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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NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Inseego MiFi X PRO 5G UW hotspot now available at Verizon

Inseego | August 17, 2022

Inseego Corp. a leader in 5G and intelligent IoT device-to-cloud solutions, today introduced the new MiFi® X PRO 5G UW mobile hotspot, delivering the full range of 5G connectivity including C-Band, along with Wi-Fi 6 for performance that packs more power and flexibility into one of the market’s most trusted mobile hotspots for business all while retaining its all-day battery life1. The new MiFi® X PRO 5G UW is Verizon’s third generation 5G mobile hotspot by Inseego and now available to order in stores and online here. “Inseego is committed to transforming the way businesses stay connected,” said Chuck Becher, SVP and GM of Carrier Solutions at Inseego. “The invention of MiFi® well over a decade ago revolutionized mobile broadband by empowering people with Wi-Fi on-the-go. MiFi X PRO marks a new era for the MiFi® brand — one in which the performance, security, and flexibility once again sets the pace for innovation. We’re thrilled to reveal its first availability in North America with our partner Verizon.” The MiFi X PRO 5G mobile hotspot: the trusted get-it done companion Strong, reliable performance – Don’t miss a beat. Experience low latency and very high speeds with connectivity to Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband2 and C-Band with fewer glitchy video calls and fewer glitchy worksite connections. Security and peace of mind – Connect with confidence. VPN pass-through, hacker prevention, password protection, and WPA3 prevents brute force attacks and increases protection no matter where business (or off-hours fun) happens. Long-lasting power – No unplanned downtime. The rechargeable 5050 mAh battery and Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology, built-in power management features, and battery share to charge other devices, will keep things running all day (or night). Easy to setup and manage - The Inseego Mobile™ app for Android and iOS enables users to quickly manage device settings from their phone or tablet. Superior technology and flexible connectivity options – The new MiFi X PRO 5G UW features proprietary antenna design and performance algorithms combined with Snapdragon® X65/X62 5G Modem-RF System3 to bring out the best in the network. And the RJ45 Ethernet port provides a direct internet connection for extra flexibility. “We are pleased to expand our collaboration with Inseego, and this milestone highlights our shared commitment to driving innovation to help ensure consumers have access to fast, reliable, and flexible expanded 5G wireless experiences wherever life takes them, The Snapdragon X65/X62 5G Modem-RF Systems’ expansive feature sets, band support and spectrum aggregation capabilities are designed to offer the ultimate 5G deployment flexibility to operators globally.” Gautam Sheoran, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc Battery life and activity may vary depending on the number of connected devices and activity, including use of Ethernet. The MiFi X PRO UW for Verizon supports Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. Depending on region, the MiFi X PRO series features either the Snapdragon X65 or X62 5G Modem-RF System. About Inseego Corp. Inseego Corp.is an industry leader in smart device-to-cloud solutions that extend the 5G network edge, enabling broader 5G coverage, multi-gigabit data speeds, low latency and strong security to deliver highly reliable internet access. Inseego’s mobile broadband, fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions and software platform incorporate the most advanced technologies (including 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6 and others) into a wide range of innovative products that provide robust connectivity indoors, outdoors and in the harshest industrial environments. Designed and developed in the USA, Inseego products and SaaS solutions build on the company’s patented technologies to provide the highest quality wireless connectivity for service provider, enterprise, and government entities worldwide.

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