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Altran is working with Qualcomm to provide 5G NR software for improved 5G public & private network solutions

globenewswire | February 15, 2021

Altran, a piece of the Capgemini Group, declared plans today for its pre-incorporated and approved 5G NR (new radio) programming offering on the Qualcomm® 5G RAN stage for little cells (FSM100xx), in a joint effort with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. This arrangement is intended to quicken improvement time and lower advancement cost for unique hardware producers (OEMs) fabricating high velocity, low-inertness private and public 5G little cells and radio units dependent on the Qualcomm 5G RAN stage while making an open 5G radio access organization (RAN) arrangement with upgraded Altran 5G L2 and L3 RAN programming. The product arrangement tends to both Sub6 and mmWave sending use cases for telecom administrators, private organizations, and both coordinated undertaking and open radio access organization (O-RAN)- agreeable endeavor little cells.

As per a new report by Grand View Research, the worldwide little cell 5G organization market is projected to reach $28 billion USD by 2027, developing at an accumulate yearly pace of 78%. Fuelling this dangerous development will be Intelligent Industry change, venture use cases and telecom administrators' and private 5G organizations' requirement for better indoor inclusion. This commitment among Altran and Qualcomm Technologies intends to give a develop 5G stage tending to these necessities alongside utilization for CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) across numerous vertical business sectors, public security and safeguard strategic interchanges situations.

Altran's 5G programming system assists OEMs with quickening their 5G RAN arrangement advancement and gives a decision to the first gadget producer (ODM) people group to coordinate Altran 5G programming as an autonomous programming arrangement into their disaggregated open RAN equipment. The product underpins both independent (SA) and non-independent (NSA) methods of activity, supporting upgraded versatile broadband (eMBB), super solid and low-inactivity interchanges (URLCC) and enormous machine-type correspondences (mMTC) arrangement use cases for broadcast communications, undertaking and mechanical arrangements. Altran likewise offers its edge registering programming as a component of its 5G private organization offering, which makes a start to finish answer for the two undertakings and telecom administrators.

“This 5G relationship is built on longstanding, trusted and successful cooperation between both companies from the 4G era, and leverages the in-depth expertise the companies bring in enabling 5G connectivity infrastructure,” said Brian Bronson, Managing Director for the Americas & APAC, Engineering and R&D at Capgemini. “Altran 5G CU and DU Control Plane software and the Qualcomm 5G RAN platform for small cells together aim to be a transformative force for private and public 5G networks. This combination of the industry’s best independent, feature-rich 5G control plane and a mature 5G RAN platform will accelerate development of the overall 5G OEM and ODM ecosystem.”

“Qualcomm Technologies is very happy to be working with Altran to usher in the 5G era by accelerating impactful private and public 5G networking use cases, and helping our customers get to market faster and with better products,” said Gerardo Giaretta, Senior Director of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Building on the successful cooperation in 4G, Altran software and the Qualcomm 5G RAN platform for small cells are designed to provide a powerful combination to help our customers unlock the full potential of 5G mmWave and sub-6 networks.”

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The decision to virtualize desktops affects multiple aspects of an IT organization, including infrastructure and storage requirements, application delivery, end-user devices, and technical support. In addition, correctly architecting, deploying, and managing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can be challenging due to the large number of solution components contained within the architecture.

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The decision to virtualize desktops affects multiple aspects of an IT organization, including infrastructure and storage requirements, application delivery, end-user devices, and technical support. In addition, correctly architecting, deploying, and managing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can be challenging due to the large number of solution components contained within the architecture.

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Sofant Technologies, a 5G and Satellite Phased Array Antenna Manufacturer Raises £740k in Oversubscribed Funding Round led by EMV Capital

Sofant Technologies | April 29, 2021

Sofant Technologies has finished a follow-on raise money of £740,000 in an oversubscribed top-up financing round drove by funding financial backer EMV Capital. They raise support expands on a year ago's £2.3m pre-arrangement A round for the Edinburgh-based 5G and satellite interchanges receiving wire engineer. Cooperation in the round included key existing financial backers, including Kelvin Capital and the Scottish Investment Bank. Reflecting solid developments throughout the year, the financing round incorporates a cost for every offer inspires of 40% in under one year since its last speculation round in July 2020. Sofant is at present profiting from a worldwide rush of speculation to overhaul broadband satellite correspondence frameworks. The organization likewise hopes to profit by the rollout of high band 5G networks across the UK and the remainder of the world. It intends to utilize this new subsidizing to grow its group, as the organization speeds up its framework combination with satellite network administrators and other last clients. Sofant is the UK's chief in radio recurrence microelectromechanical frameworks (RF MEMS)- based receiving wires for satellite and 5G telecoms frameworks. The organization's exclusive, profoundly proficient licensed radio technology stage furnishes the UK and Europe with a local, industry-driving technology answer for a few significant difficulties confronting remote correspondence frameworks. In satellite interchanges and 5G, its technology lessens the force utilization of electronically filtered radio wire exhibits by over 70%, with lower creation and upkeep costs contrasted with other arising arrangements. Since the 2020 venture round, Sofant has created developing industry acknowledgment, with help from worldwide makers and development accomplices. Sofant has as of late employed a CFO to help them scale-up up business exercises inside the business. Among Sofant's development programs are model receiving wire clusters subsidized by the European Space Agency. EMV Capital is a funding financial backer zeroed in on B2B organizations in the healthcare, supportability, and industrials areas. EMVC's interests in UK, Israel, and the US cover a scope of advances including mechanical technology and AI, AI, materials science, IoT, progressed designing, powerful hardware, and wellbeing tech. Sofant CEO David Wither said, "Our designing group keeps on gaining huge headway on the development of our center technology stage. We have additionally gained incredible headway in the development of a biological system of corporate accomplices who will assume key parts in the commercialization of Sofant's problematic, low-power radio wire technology. "This top-up venture will assist the organization with finishing a few activities in front of our forthcoming arrangement A subsidizing round." Dr. Ilian Iliev, Managing Director of EMV Capital remarked, "Since our underlying venture, we have seen the Sofant group gain fast headway in this deliberately essential technology for the UK's telecoms area." "In the outcome of COVID-19, store network solidification and key unwavering quality have become a critical need for Western governments. Sofant is very much situated to give this local, solid accomplice in building protected, dependable, and quick network frameworks." About Sofant Technologies Sofant Technologies is a main edge radio technology organization situated in Edinburgh. The organization is applying its restrictive RF MEMS technology to build up a very low force, a minimal effort stage that takes care of force utilization and warmth issues in 5G and satellite interchanges radio wire frameworks. Sofant utilizes a fabless semiconductor plan of action which empowers it to use since a long time ago settled high volume, ease creation techniques. This positions Sofant to offer its clients game-changing execution with ensured adaptability and minimal effort. About EMV Capital EMV Capital Ltd (EMVC) is a London-put-together Honor-winning financial backer centered with respect to B2B organizations in the healthcare, maintainability, and industrials areas. EMVC's interests in UK, Israel, and the US cover a scope of advances including mechanical technology and AI, AI, materials science, IoT, progressed designing, power gadgets, and Health-Tech. EMVC's model is to build up a redid venture system for each organization, joining its network of financial backers from Family Offices, Wealth Managers, Institutional VC financial backers, and Corporate VC reserves. EMVC perceives the advantages of corporate commitment for beginning phase technology organizations, with EMVC's group having driven and organized speculations close by a portion of the world's driving enterprises. Where fitting, EMVC can help organizations quickly track their speculation preparation through its environment of counselors and specialist co-ops.

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Benu Networks Shortlisted in Telecom Infra Project’s OpenBNG RFI

Benu Networks | December 07, 2021

Benu Networks, the company transforming the service provider network edge, today announced that their SD-Edge platform has been named by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to the shortlist for the multi-operator OpenBNG RFI released earlier this year. The RFI, jointly produced by BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Vodafone, shortlisted those companies whose solutions met the requirements defined for a next generation Broadband Network Gateway (BNG). The selection was made after an exhaustive and detailed evaluation of the responses to the OpenBNG RFI which contained nearly 2,000 requirements across routing, BNG capabilities, and provider edge MPLS services. “Benu is extremely proud to have our SD-Edge platform named to the shortlist for such an important initiative by this esteemed group of service providers,It is validation of our efforts to provide network edge technology so service providers can deliver innovative services, improve customer experience, and simultaneously lower total cost of ownership.” Ajay Manuja, CEO of Benu Networks “With global demand for bandwidth growing, our fixed networks are more critical than ever,” said Rafael Cantó Palancar, co-chair of the TIP Fixed Broadband Project Group. “Benu Networks brings valuable support and expertise in this domain, and we look forward to working with them on test and validation activities during the next phases of the project.” The OpenBNG initiative, part of the TIP Fixed Broadband (FiBr) Project Group, is a significant example of industry consensus to taking an innovative approach to wireline network infrastructure, which underpins 100% of Internet traffic including the backhaul for 5G mobile connections. The Benu SD-Edge platform is already broadly deployed across five continents and supports a variety of network functions including Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), Wi-Fi Access Gateway (WAG), Trusted WAG (TWAG), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Gateway, and 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF). As part of the TIP selection process, Benu will move into the test and validation phase in the first half of 2022. About Benu Networks: Benu Networks is a leading software and solutions provider, simplifying the industry’s most complex edge networks. With a comprehensive set of products and innovative solutions coupled with over a decade in the industry, Benu Networks delivers solutions to instantly transform legacy access networks, elastically manage services, and carve the path to 5G.

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For the ground-breaking Full Fibre initiative, EXFO partners with Openreach

prnewswire | January 07, 2021

EXFO Inc , the interchanges business' test, checking and investigation specialists, and Openreach, the United Kingdom's biggest computerized foundation firm, today reported their joint effort on a significant activity to quicken Full Fiber organization, and improve the nature of assemble and experience for clients across the UK. The venture is basic for conveying cutting edge Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) organizations, which give the advanced foundation needed to work, learn and mingle. As a feature of its industry-driving Fiber First program, Openreach has focused on conveying 20 million homes passed with FTTP by the mid-to late 2020s, expecting it has the correct venture conditions. Openreach has likewise dedicated to working out this new advanced framework to 4.5 million premises before the finish of March 2021. Following a serious delicate cycle, Openreach has granted EXFO an agreement to supply optical test heads and test access exchanging for this activity. With its cloud-based Nova Fiber arrangement, EXFO will prepare Openreach to guarantee its fabricate, along these lines quickening the program and dodging exorbitant return visits to fix association issues—extra "truck moves" more than twofold administrators testing costs.1 Following establishment, Openreach will have the option to distantly screen its fiber framework supporting the in-life activities of its Full Fiber administration. This declaration comes as Openreach hit a record fabricate rate for its Full Fiber broadband program. Openreach engineers are presently conveying quicker, more solid availability to another 40,000 homes and organizations consistently, or what might be compared to a home at regular intervals. Peter Bell, Director, Network Technology, Openreach: "We know that now more than ever that being connected matters. We're convinced that our new Full Fibre network can play a crucial role in keeping the nation connected. This year, our build has been gathering pace and momentum, and we're determined to match that rapid speed of deployment with the highest standards of build quality build and customer service. EXFO will help us get there. As a long-term Openreach partner, EXFO was selected thanks to its proven ability to provide fast, automated qualification of fibre builds, and for its unique iOLM OTDR technology. We're committed to working with the best-in-class to maintain our position as the UK's leading Full Fibre builder and we're excited to lead the way as we continue to deliver high-quality network connections to homes and businesses across the UK." Wim te Niet, Vice President, Sales – EMEA, EXFO: "Openreach is an early mover in adopting permanent fibre monitoring technology, which will eventually cover all households in the UK. Currently, the FTTH/B penetration rate in the UK stands at 18%2, and Openreach has an ambitious plan to build out Full Fibre to millions of households and businesses. We see a similar wave in other key European markets like Germany. I believe network operators across Europe will soon follow Openreach's lead to ensure first-time-right installations, reduce turn-up failures, and substantially reduce truck rolls for service calls. As for markets with high FTTH/B penetration rates, telecom operators are finding they need sophisticated automated monitoring tools to ensure superior customer experience. EXFO's innovative Nova Fiber solution gives them these abilities." About EXFO EXFO (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) develops smarter test, monitoring and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, webscale companies and equipment manufacturers in the global communications industry. Our customers count on us to deliver superior network performance, service reliability and subscriber insights. They count on our unique blend of equipment, software and services to accelerate digital transformations related to fibre, 4G/LTE and 5G deployments. They count on our expertise with automation, real-time troubleshooting and big data analytics, which are critical to their business performance. We've spent over 35 years earning this trust, and today 1,900 EXFO employees in over 25 countries work side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center and beyond. About Openreach Openreach Limited is the UK's digital network business. We're 35,000 people, working in every community to connect homes, schools, shops, banks, hospitals, libraries, mobile phone masts, broadcasters, governments and businesses – large and small – to the world. Our mission is to build the best possible network, with the highest quality service, making sure that everyone in the UK can be connected. We work on behalf of more than 660 communications providers like SKY, TalkTalk, Vodafone, BT and Zen, and our broadband network is the biggest in the UK, passing more than 31.8m UK premises. Over the last decade we've invested more than £14 billion into our network and, at more than 185 million kilometres, it's now long enough to wrap around the world 4,617 times. Today we're building an even faster, more reliable and future-proof broadband network which will be the UK's digital platform for decades to come. We're making progress towards our FTTP target to reach 20m premises by mid-to late 2020s. We've also hired more than 3,000 trainee engineers this past financial year to help us build that network and deliver better service across the country. Openreach is a highly regulated, wholly owned, and independently governed unit of the BT Group. More than 90 per cent of our revenues come from services that are regulated by Ofcom and any company can access our products under equivalent prices, terms and conditions. For the year ended 31 March 2020, we reported revenue of £5bn.

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