Oracle | September 23, 2021
BT Group—the UK's largest mobile and broadband provider—has selected Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management to optimize its network resources and bring new 5G offerings to market faster. The solution will enable BT to quickly and seamlessly test and implement 5G services—such as live streaming and zero-rated 5G content—across its EE mobile network.
Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management makes it easier for network engineers to design, test and deploy new services across both 4G and 5G networks. Oracle's easy-to-use policy design engine will enable BT to test and quickly implement new 5G service plans and experiences, such as live streaming and augmented reality (AR), reducing testing and implementation time to a matter of minutes, instead of months. Oracle's policy management will also give BT the flexibility to optimize network and subscriber resources to launch 5G-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) service offerings to consumer and enterprise customers.
Leveraging Oracle's built-in analytics function and support for edge-routing, BT will be able to make intelligent policy decisions using subscriber, class of service, quality of services (QoS) and network resource data in real-time to deliver the best, most reliable experience for customers.
BT Group, and EE in particular, have a long-standing, successful track record with Oracle.As we move to this next evolution in networking, Oracle is helping us reduce complexity with solutions that ease the migration to 5G and provide the flexibility needed both to introduce innovative new services, and also ensure we're offering our customers the right levels of service according to their needs. Working with Oracle further supports our ambitions towards delivering a mobile network that continues to exceed customer expectations.
Howard Watson, Chief Technology Officer, BT.
BT chose Oracle Communications for this initiative based on Oracle's decades of network infrastructure and security expertise in multivendor networks worldwide.
Providing a reliable and unified customer experience during the 4G to 5G migration process is essential for ensuring long-term market uptake of 5G services.Oracle provides a best-in-class converged policy solution that leverages the cloud native technologies needed to successfully deploy the next generation mobile network in the UK.
Caroline Chappell, Analysis Mason.
Oracle Communications Consulting (OCC) will support the policy solution implementation and the eventual migration of BT's 4G voice and data services services to 5G; assisting BT with policy design, optimization and 5G software testing using Oracle's Automated Testing Suite.
"Oracle Communications technology is helping forward-thinking operators such as BT, future-proof their 5G vision," said Andrew Morawski, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications, Networks. "With a unified, future-ready policy management platform, BT can optimize network resources appropriately and bring new, innovative services and experiences to customers more quickly."
BT also leverages a variety of other Oracle Communications network products, for 3G and 4G SIP and Diameter Signaling solutions.
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Qualtrics | June 21, 2022
The Qualtrics XM/OS can now be accessed locally through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in Japan, according to Qualtrics, the leader and developer of the experience management (XM) category. Qualtrics has recently moved into a new local office to meet the increased demand from local businesses and governments utilizing the platform to improve customer and employee experiences.
Since launching in Japan in 2018, Qualtrics has rapidly expanded its local operations to assist companies like Shiseido Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Fujitsu, and Lixil in capturing and understanding everything customers and employees are saying about their company and brand and acting on those insights with empathy, speed, and scale. Qualtrics helps companies, academics, and governments discover and keep consumers, as well as attract, retain, and develop people by listening to what matters most to customers and workers and then taking quick, actionable steps.
Qualtrics XM/OS is now available in Japan through the AWS Cloud, allowing companies to use the company's products locally to help them comply with key industry standards and security needs. Qualtrics' Japanese clients will benefit from the highest levels of availability, performance, and resilience through the local solution, allowing them to acquire meaningful customer and staff insights faster and more efficiently. Qualtrics' existing products in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific will be supplemented by the additional capabilities in Japan.
The new Qualtrics Japan offices, which cover over 19,500 square feet in the Shin-Marunouchi Building in front of Tokyo Station, are designed to support a productive hybrid work paradigm for the company's expanding staff in Japan. It is one of Qualtrics' first new offices since the pandemic, with customized spaces, technology, and processes for in-office and remote staff to promote enhanced collaboration and preferred modes of working.
"Japan is a key market for Qualtrics globally, and these latest developments reinforce our long-term commitment to the country, expanding the services, support, and expertise offered. In these uncertain times, experience management is more important than ever and Qualtrics gives Japanese organizations the ultimate advantage by helping them build deeper, personal relationships at scale to drive meaningful business outcomes," said Satoru Kumashiro, Country Manager for Qualtrics in Japan.
Qualtrics has established the Ukrainian Refugee Support Platform in collaboration with SAP to help link refugees from Ukraine with providers in Japan who can assist them before, during, and after their stay in the country. The Nippon Foundation is one of the organizations that use the platform.
SiTune | July 26, 2021
SiTune, the pioneer of mmWave Antennas to Algorithms, and MixComm, the innovator of several generations of state-of-the-art RF and Mixed-signal System on a Chip, announced a partnership to create 5G mmWave reference designs. These solutions will be based on SiTune's IceWings RF transceiver and MixComm's mmWave solutions, including the newly announced SUMMIT2629 Beamformer Front End IC ECLIPSE3741 Antenna in Package.
SiTune and MixComm have both been acknowledged for creating high-performance, low-energy 5G solutions. Customers will be able to design systems that optimize performance and thermal efficiency while maintaining an optimum bill of materials and a short time to market due to this collaboration. In addition, the two firms' initial reference designs will be suitable for 5G O-RAN infrastructure such as small cells and customer premises equipment.
About SiTune Corporation
SiTune Corporation is a pioneer in developing several generations of cutting-edge RF and mixed-signal Systems on a Chip for 5G wireless transceivers and broadcast receivers. Tuners for sophisticated multi-channel TVs, Set-top Boxes, and Mobile TVs are presently available from SiTune. SiTune products are defined by their unique architecture and design, which results in reduced power consumption and better performance. SiTune is based in San Jose, California.
About MixComm Inc.
MixComm, headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, is the leading provider of mmWave Antennas to Algorithms solutions for future wireless applications and industries. MixComm launched the first in a range of millimeter-wave devices in 2020, delivering new levels of performance and integration for 5G infrastructure and Satellite Communication. Kairos Ventures is funding the company's technology, which is based on discoveries from Dr. Krishnaswamy's CoSMIC lab at Columbia University.