prnewswire | October 15, 2020
Everipedia, a market leading blockchain knowledge company has integrated with Chainlink, the largest decentralized oracle network in the world, to build oracle infrastructure to sign and publish US election race calls on the blockchain. The Everipedia Chainlink node will provide smart contracts access to U.S. election data backed by a cryptographic proof that can be used to verify the data from our node comes directly from the original Associated Press API to which Everipedia has exclusive, authenticated access. With this verifiable data available on-chain, smart contract developers can create new financial products based on the outcome of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, such as prediction markets, derivatives and beyond, all of which can be created, executed and settled with the utmost reliability.
IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Ceragon Networks Ltd | November 09, 2021
Ceragon Networks Ltd. the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, announced today that following a public tender RAI WAY S.p.A., Italy's publicly listed national TV and radio network provider, has selected Ceragon's solutions and services to deploy and maintain its wireless transport network. Ceragon will help RAI WAY increase its revenues and differentiate its business by enabling it to offer its services to local TV broadcasters. It will support RAI WAY by delivering a full turnkey solution, which includes its IP-20 Platform microwave solutions as well as network design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance services. Ceragon was awarded two tenders, with contracts valued at a total of $2.1 million.
Ceragon was looking to support RAI WAY in its challenge to deploy new telecommunication infrastructures to be used by local TV broadcasters, as well as renew its own network to support a new TV broadcasting standard (DVB-T2/HEVC). After issuing a public tender, and carefully examining multiple competitive bids against technical and operational efficiency requirements, RAI WAY selected Ceragon. Ceragon's proven experience and success with similar large-scale turnkey projects, and its field-proven rapid deployment capabilities was a key differentiator. What's more, with the RAI WAY network requiring a multitude of installation scenarios due to challenges such as site occupancy and frequency interferences, the Ceragon solution flexibility proved to be of immense value.
"Ceragon is experiencing significant growth in Europe, and particularly in Italy. We have completed previous successful deployments in the Broadcasting industry in Europe and are excited to have RAI WAY as a new customer, supporting it in its mission. Our turnkey offering provides the utmost flexibility and rapid deployment to assure RAI WAY fast time-to-market and drive its business growth. With our offering, RAI WAY can focus on its core business, knowing Ceragon's dedicated local team will take care of all its wireless transport needs every step of the way – with full responsibility to supply, install, commission, and maintain its systems. We are proud of this cooperation with RAI WAY as it is aligned with our strategy to provide end-to-end solutions to our customers that include products and full services."
Doron Arazi, Ceragon Networks CEO
About RAI WAY S.P.A.
Rai Way manages and develops the terrestrial broadcast infrastructure which carries the television and radio signals of RAI, Italy's national public broadcasting company, and provides services to its business customers. Rai Way has an extensive experience and technological, engineering and organizational know-how in the Italian media and broadcast infrastructure market. Such a unique expertise, together with the skills and ongoing training of its around 600 employees, makes Rai Way an ideal partner for any companies and entities seeking for integrated solutions to develop their network and transmit their signals. Rai Way operates throughout the national territory and can rely on its headquarters in Rome, 20local network centers and more than 2,300 sites across Italy.
About Ceragon Networks
Ceragon Networks Ltd. is the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport. With a vision to create equal digital opportunities for all people around the world, we bring communication capabilities everywhere by delivering robust, fiber-like wireless connectivity. We help operators and other service providers to increase operational efficiency and enhance end-customers' quality of experience with quick-to-deploy wireless backhaul and fronthaul solutions. Our customers include service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies, and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 5G & 4G broadband wireless connectivity, mission-critical multimedia services, stabilized communications, and other applications at high reliability and speed.
Ceragon's unique multicore technology and disaggregated approach to wireless transport provide highly reliable, fast to deploy, high-capacity wireless transport for 5G and 4G networks with minimal use of spectrum, power, real estate, and labor resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization, positioning Ceragon as a leading solutions provider for the 5G era. We deliver a complete portfolio of turnkey end-to-end AI-based managed and professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 400 service providers, as well as more than 800 private network owners, in more than 140 countries.
Extreme Networks, Inc. | September 29, 2021
Extreme Networks Inc. a cloud-driven networking company, today announced it has successfully implemented support of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) OpenRoaming™ at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV) in Portugal. OpenRoaming enables students, teachers, and other users on IPV's campus to connect to a high-speed, secure, carrier-grade Wi-Fi 6 network wherever they are, indoors and outdoors, without experiencing disruption to their wireless network connection. IPV is the first organization in Portugal to participate in WBA OpenRoaming.
In addition to OpenRoaming, Extreme has led the market in Wi-Fi carrier offload for 4G and 5G networks. In February of 2020, the company partnered with Verizon to create "smart stadium" technology at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Verizon's wireless network was linked to ExtremeWireless™ Wi-Fi access points and ExtremeAnalytics™ software, providing seamless connectivity and authentication for fans in and around the stadium. Extreme currently offers RADSec and carrier offload with all major wireless carriers in the U.S.
WBA OpenRoaming delivers seamless handoff from any number of cellular networks to Wi-Fi, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity for users much like how smartphones connect instantly to various telecommunications networks. Extreme worked with Aptilo Networks to bring OpenRoaming to IPV's campus alongside a Wi-Fi 6 network deployment. Now, students, staff, and visitors can connect to the IPV campus network without requiring manual authentication. This results in better experiences for users and a reduced workload for IPV's IT team, who previously had to manually authorize every network user from outside of Viseu to access on-campus Wi-Fi.
Simplified connectivity for users and reduced demands on IT: Previously, European regulations forced IPV's IT team to add and remove network users manually, including staff members and students, making it complicated to access Wi-Fi on campus. With OpenRoaming, students and staff on IPV's campuses can easily connect to the wireless network without losing account settings or history, and the IT team can focus on furthering the use of technology across the IPV campus.
Improved student outcomes and opportunities: OpenRoaming simplifies IPV's ability to expand programming and bring new events to campus, without requiring the IT team to set up secure network access each time. They can provision different levels of service for different users and events depending on specific needs. IPV's student base can now access resources through the same user account across all their devices on IPV's campus without paying for a broadband connection or setting up a new account.
Increased wireless network security: IPV and similar organizations can benefit from the freedom of OpenRoaming without opening themselves to potential security risks or failing to comply with local regulations. OpenRoaming leverages existing security protocols such as Passpoint, RADSec, and standards 802.1x and 802.11i to ensure network security without compromising user privacy. It pairs Wi-Fi network providers with identity providers, such as mobile operators and ISPs, who register authenticated users and enable them to connect to any participating wireless network automatically.
OpenRoaming is key in delivering seamless, secure access to Wi-Fi, which is a necessity for modern higher education institutions like IPV that seek to provide students with the best possible resources for learning. WBA members like Extreme are helping deliver reliable, high-speed connectivity around the globe and we are proud to support them as our world becomes more reliant on wireless networks.
Tiago Rodrigues, CEO, Wireless Broadband Alliance
Luís Almeida, Senior Network Administrator, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu
"IPV is incredibly excited to be part of WBA OpenRoaming. This implementation will improve user experiences for everyone who accesses Wi-Fi on our campus – students, teachers, employees, visitors, and participants in the various national and international conferences we host – not to mention reduced stress for our IT team in managing the network. Our experience with Extreme throughout this project has been wonderful, and we hope to be an example of what OpenRoaming can achieve for other institutions and communities across Europe as the project continues to grow."
Nabil Bukhari, Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Extreme Networks
"Open roaming between 5G and Wi-Fi networks is critical in enabling next-generation consumer experiences and the Infinite Enterprise. Seamless and secure connectivity inside and outside of buildings makes things like smart cities and working and learning from anywhere a possibility. Extreme is proud to be part of the WBA's consortium of industry leaders that are striving to make connectivity more seamless and accessible, and we're confident it will have a positive impact for everyone on IPV's campus."
About the Wireless Broadband Alliance
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is the global organization that connects people with the latest Wi-Fi initiatives. Founded in 2003, the vision of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to drive seamless, interoperable service experiences via Wi-Fi within the global wireless ecosystem. WBA's mission is to enable collaboration between service providers, technology companies, cities, regulators and organizations to achieve that vision. WBA's membership is comprised of major operators, identity providers and leading technology companies across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision.