1NCE | January 04, 2022
Global IoT Carrier 1NCE and Amazon Web Services (AWS) join forces pushing forward the expansion of 1NCEs IoT platform on a global scale, bringing its cloud native IoT offering closer to its customers worldwide. The collaboration further aims to strengthen ties between the two companies and to develop the Next Level IoT Software speeding up global deployment of IoT projects.
1NCE has developed a unique software offering on AWS that enables IoT developers to quickly integrate cellular IoT connectivity into their own solutions with plug & play functionalities.
The collaboration allows for the expansion of the 1NCE IoT platform via AWS infrastructure globally, significantly increasing its overall platform performance. It will literally bring the 1NCE IoT platform closer to its customers, wherever they are.
"This intensified engagement with AWS also allows us to boost our network and IoT software portfolio at greatly improved conditions and with the appropriate know-how,We can leverage synergies between the AWS infrastructure and our IoT platform which helps us to develop our next Level IoT Software at low costs. This is a prerequisite to implement new features into our existing IoT Flat Rate offering, like protocol conversion, energy management and localization services."
Younes Allaki, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at 1NCE
1NCE is a global IoT powerhouse funded by Softbank and the German Telecommunication giant Deutsche Telekom with direct access to its networks and roaming partners via 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, NB-IoT and LTE-M in over 100 countries worldwide. 1NCE enables business customers to easily connect their IoT devices for 10 US$ for 10 years.
With its IoT Flat Rate offering 1NCE has proven to be a real disruptor within the IoT world, 1NCE is leveraging AWS to deliver reliable IoT services by combining secure connectivity with sophisticated software applications.
Due to its close relationship with Deutsche Telekom and Amazon Web Services, 1NCE has obtained a leading position in costs and features counting more than 7,000 customers and 10 million managed connections to date. With "1NCE For All" customers can order up to 100 SIM cards for free exclusively at AWS Marketplace. 1NCE is showcasing its IoT services at this year's CES in LAS Vegas from January 5-7 at booth 10343.
1NCE - the inventor of the "IoT Flat Rate" - is a global IoT platform carrier offering fast, secure, and reliable cellular connectivity and software services in more than 100 countries worldwide. 1NCE cooperates with Deutsche Telekom AG and its roaming partners to support all common mobile communication standards such as 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, NB-IoT and LTE-M.
The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate is designed to last over the entire lifetime of an IoT device with a one-off payment. This makes IoT applications for use cases like smart metering, asset tracking or vehicle telematics affordable and scalable. 1NCE also offers its technology to mobile platform operators as a Platform-as-a-Service solution. The company - headquartered in Cologne, Germany - was founded in 2017 together with Deutsche Telekom AG and has 150 staff in Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Hong Kong, and Riga.
Rakuten Symphony | October 27, 2021
Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks, and Rakuten Symphony today announced a collaborative effort to develop Symware, a pioneering, carrier-grade Open RAN (Radio Access Network) solution for mobile network operators to modernize radio cell sites by leveraging the latest cloud-native architecture. This Symware multipurpose edge appliance provides operators with the flexibility to densify their network, accommodate various network topologies, and support new features while reducing the required hardware per site.
Mobile network operators around the world are starting to deploy Open RAN and cloud-native architecture in their networks, which will provide them greater agility, enable smarter security, and empower them with new levels of automation while broadening and securing their supply chain.
“Rakuten Symphony constantly looks to introduce leading-edge innovations to accelerate network transformations,With our partners, we have developed a cost-performance optimized appliance that simplifies the cell site deployment for 4G, 5G and future generations of mobile technology. Symware provides operators with the ultimate future-proof cell site solution that enables them to flexibly densify their network and accommodate various network topologies at the lowest cost.”
Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Symphony
The Symware multipurpose edge appliance combines the containerized cell site routing functionality and a containerized Distributed Unit on a single general purpose server platform, which significantly reduces the capital and operating expenditures for an operator. Offering consistent carrier-grade routing stack across both physical and virtual Radio Access Networks, the solution readily enables 5G network slicing features both in RAN and transport domains including slice isolation, slice monitoring and dynamic traffic steering through segment routing. The solution supports automation with zero-touch provisioning, rolling updates, telemetry and analytics for all the components, and is based on the Kubernetes® ecosystem for orchestration and networking.
Dan Rodriguez, Intel corporate vice president and general manager, Network Platforms Group added, “We continue to see the industry shift to take advantage of the many benefits provided by the cloudification of the RAN. By utilizing our Next Generation Intel® Xeon® D Processors and FlexRANTM reference software, this collaboration showcases how RAN workloads can be consolidated onto a single server and meet the performance, capacity and cost requirements of 5G RAN deployments.”
Raj Yavatkar, Juniper’s CTO, stated “Removing the obstacles of deploying ORAN in disaggregated production networks is critical for 5G growth. Integrated routing and ORAN in a single platform delivers cost and operational benefits for network operators. Combined with industry leading Intel technology and Rakuten’s DU software, Juniper’s disaggregated and state-of-art routing stack offers operators a unique solution for delivering differentiated 5G services including network slicing.”
Developed with Rakuten Symphony’s unmatched know-how and experience with cloud-native and Open RAN-based networks, leading containerized RAN software from Altiostar, a Rakuten Symphony company, Next Generation Intel® Xeon® D Processors and FlexRANTM reference software, and Juniper’s carrier-hardened cloud-native routing stack, Symware will give operators more opportunity to create innovations within their networks, while broadening and securing their supply chain.
Intel is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality.
About Rakuten Symphony
Rakuten Symphony, a Rakuten Group organization with operations across Japan, Singapore, India, EMEA, and the United States, develops and brings to the global marketplace cloud-native, open RAN telco infrastructure platforms, services and solutions, through the Rakuten Communications Platform.
Minim | October 04, 2021
Minim, Inc. the creator of intelligent networking products, today announced it joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Open Converged Wireless (OCW) Project Group and will be supporting the Open Source TIP OpenWiFi Project. Minim and TIP OpenWiFi members are evaluating the use of Minim’s intelligent connectivity software as a standard element in the Project Group’s OpenWiFi framework. This move would allow ISPs and OEMs to activate Minim or any other Wi-Fi management software that supports OpenWiFi’s new subscriber management framework on TIP OpenWiFi compliant devices.
TIP OpenWiFi was unveiled in May 2021 and is a community-developed, fully disaggregated Wi-Fi system, including Access Point (AP) hardware, an open-source AP network operating system (NOS) and an SDK to build Cloud native Wi-Fi Controller & management software for Wi-Fi Service Providers and Enterprises, making it possible for Access points, Cloud controllers and over-the-top analytics solutions, from different vendors to interoperate and work together on the same Wi-Fi network, with confidence.
OpenWiFi has the potential to unlock extensive opportunities for both Minim and our customers,We have seen first-hand fragmented and proprietary router firmwares can slow down new product innovation. OpenWiFi is a promising Wi-Fi platform for us to standardize a Minim solution across our own hardware portfolio while contributing value alongside a vibrant ecosystem of solution providers. We look forward to continued research and development with the global TIP community
Alec Rooney, CTO, Minim
Minim is currently working with OpenWiFi developers on a joint roadmap, targeting full integration and platform data exchange in the first half of 2022. Upon successful integration and testing, Minim plans to leverage its OpenWiFi-based MinimOS in its own product portfolio, as well as offer the managed firmware to third parties.
“TIP OpenWiFi promises to lower WiFi infrastructure cost and accelerate innovation,” stated Adlane Fellah, Senior Analyst at Maravedis. “At a time when WiFi is playing a key role in our lives, OpenWiFi is set to disrupt the WiFi vendor-lock model by bringing a common set of features that are open for everyone to leverage. It also enables a potential marketplace for WiFi vendors like Minim to be inherently interoperable and bring unique and extensive value to home WiFi service delivery.”
About the Telecom Infra Project (TIP)
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. Half of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet, and for those who are, connectivity is often insufficient. This limits access to the multitude of consumer and commercial benefits provided by the internet, thereby impacting GDP growth globally. However, a lack of flexibility in the current solutions - exacerbated by a limited choice in technology providers - makes it challenging for operators to efficiently build and upgrade networks. Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of diverse participants that includes hundreds of companies - from service providers and technology partners, to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders. We are working together to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs - now and in the decades to come.
Minim, Inc. is the creator of intelligent networking products that dependably connect people to the information they need and the people they love. Headquartered in Manchester, NH, the company delivers smart software-driven communications products under the globally recognized Motorola brand and Minim® trademark. Minim end users benefit from a personalized and secure WiFi experience, leading to happy and safe homes where things just work.