In surprise choice, Zoom hitches wagon to Oracle for growing infrastructure needs

techcrunch | April 28, 2020

With the company growing in leaps and bounds, Zoom went shopping for a cloud infrastructure vendor to help it with its growing scale problem. In a surprising choice, the company went with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Zoom  has become the go-to video conferencing service as much of the world has shut down due to the pandemic, and life needs to go on somehow. It has gone on via video conferencing with Zoom growing from 200 million active users in February to 300 million in March. That kind of growth puts a wee bit of pressure on your infrastructure, and Zoom clearly needed to beef up its game. What’s surprising is that it chose Oracle,  a company whose infrastructure market share registers as a strong niche player in Synergy Research’s latest survey in February. It is well behind market leaders including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and even IBM (and that’s saying something).

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In order to exploit the potential value of Big Data, infrastructure solutions optimally suitable for the customer-specific use case are a mandatory prerequisite. However, infrastructures can only be as good as their ingredients. What should you look out for when building a Big Data infrastructure? What are the requirements with regard to the infrastructure products used? This whitepaper illustrates the most significant aspects.

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Synaptics Opens Wireless Research and Development Center in France

Synaptics | February 23, 2022

Synaptics Incorporated announced the opening of a wireless research and development center in the Sophia Antipolis technology park in southeast France. Focused on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hardware and software development, the facility will serve as a hub for the design of Synaptics’ next-generation short-range wireless connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). “Our wireless connectivity technology is an essential differentiator for us as we continue to expand into high-growth IoT applications which now represent our largest revenue category,” said Synaptics’ CEO, Michael Hurlston. “The center adds to the investments Synaptics has already made in wireless, including the acquisition of Broadcom’s Wireless IoT Business in 2020 and the more recent acquisition of DSP Group, with its ULE and Bluetooth technology. Synaptics has already put together a team at the new center with a combined 130 years of experience and is looking to add talent as quickly as possible.” “Locating an engineering center here makes strategic sense on many levels, France offers an extremely supportive environment to help scale operations for fast-growing technology companies like Synaptics, and Sophia Antipolis is a well-known hotbed of innovation, particularly in the areas of analog and RF circuit design. The Synaptics France team will be a vital part of our global R&D efforts and we are very excited to become an integral part of the technology community here.” Venkat Kodavati, SVP and Chief Product Officer at Synaptics “It is a pleasure to welcome Synaptics—an innovative, global technology developer—to tap the depth of talent and infrastructure benefits our region offers,” said Philippe Servetti, CEO of Invest in Côte d'Azur, a public body dedicated to helping companies to quickly get established in France. “The Côte d'Azur region is increasingly recognized as a center of excellence for semiconductor design, and Synaptics’ track record of success and highly respected engineering capabilities, particularly in the area of wireless and the IoT, will be a perfect fit for our ecosystem here.” Synaptics offers a range of advanced wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ULE, Zigbee, and GNSS technology. Its high-performance, low-power solutions help engineer exceptional experiences in the home, in the car, on the go, and at the office. It recently announced its innovative Triple Combo™ platform that combines three wireless interfaces—Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and IEEE 802.15.4—with support for Thread, Zigbee, and Matter. The three radios come on a single chip to enable integration and interoperability across heterogenous devices and networks. About Sophia Antipolis Home to 2500 electronics, computing, telecommunication, and biotechnology companies employing more than 38,00 people, Sophia-Antipolis is a 2,400 hectare technology park located in southeast France. The park is supported by the Sophia-Antipolis Foundation whose mission is to encourage “technological and scientific innovation and research projects at the service of mankind and the environment.” Sophia Antipolis is named after Sophie Glikman-Tourmarkine, the wife of French Senator Pierre Laffitte, who founded the park. About Synaptics Incorporated: Synaptics is changing the way humans engage with connected devices and data, engineering exceptional experiences throughout the home, at work, in the car, and on the go. Synaptics is the partner of choice for the world’s most innovative intelligent system providers who are integrating multiple experiential technologies into platforms that make our digital lives more productive, insightful, secure, and enjoyable. These customers combine Synaptics’ differentiated technologies in touch, display, and biometrics with a new generation of advanced connectivity and AI-enhanced video, vision, audio, speech, and security processing.

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InfiniteWorld updates its listing progress through a business combination with Aries

InfiniteWorld | May 30, 2022

Aries I Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, and Infinite Assets, Inc., a premium Metaverse infrastructure platform that helps brands to create, monetize, and drive consumer engagement with digital content, are pleased to provide various updates reflecting substantial progress toward consummating the previously announced business combination between InfiniteWorld and Aries later this year. Brad Allen, a media and technology expert, has agreed to join InfiniteWorld as its Chief Executive Officer, the Company and Aries are thrilled to announce. Most recently, Mr. Allen served as Executive Chairman of Vaunt, a sports and entertainment IP development and content company for athletes, artists, and creators. In addition, he formerly served as Executive Chairman of NextVR, a virtual reality startup that was later acquired by Apple. He has decades of experience working in the technology, media, sports, and finance industries around the world, as well as serving on the boards of several private and public firms. In addition, Yonathan Lapchik, who has been acting as InfiniteWorld's CEO and is a Co-Founder of the Company, will continue to work with the company as a Senior Advisor to the CEO and as the CEO of InfiniteWorld's Web 3.0 partner, SUKU. "I am excited and honored to be joining InfiniteWorld at this inflection point in the Company's development and at the very early days of what we believe to be a rapidly opening market for all elements of the Metaverse and Web 3.0, including digital asset creation, infrastructure, and engagement. InfiniteWorld has capabilities that I believe are well-positioned at the intersection of digital content, content creators large and small, communities of users and consumers, and next generation engagement and marketing strategies for brands around the world. I look forward to a successful business combination with Aries and our ability to grow and develop as one of the first pure-play Metaverse companies in the public markets" stated Mr. Allen. Mr. Lapchik stated, "InfiniteWorld has experienced strong momentum this year, which puts us in a position to bring on Brad Allen, a seasoned sports, media and technology executive, to take the company to the next level of growth. It's a bittersweet moment for me but we have always anticipated bringing on new leadership for this phase. Serving as CEO of both InfiniteWorld and SUKU at the same time has been my true pleasure and I believe has been beneficial for both companies. Brad can now help InfiniteWorld transition into its next stage as a public entity. This will allow me to devote more energy to my passion for decentralization through SUKU, which I believe will help deepen InfiniteWorld's integration with other decentralized Web 3.0 ecosystems and communities." All critical workstreams linked to the business combination and InfiniteWorld becoming a public company later this year are being actively worked on by InfiniteWorld and Aries. As a result, the transaction can be completed with no minimum cash requirement.

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Ceragon Selected to Provide Connectivity to Remote Indonesian Islands and Regions

Ceragon Networks Ltd | September 27, 2021

Ceragon Networks Ltd. the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, announced today that it has secured a multi-million-dollar contract to design and supply a microwave network in Indonesia as part of an ambitious government project to provide Internet and telecom access to rural areas in the country, including schools, government offices, and hospitals. In this project, Ceragon is the primary vendor selected to provide the wireless transmission solutions for the 4G LTE access network, including design and project management services. With 16,056 islands, extreme humidity that ranges between 70-90%, heavy rainfall, and climbing cases of COVID-19, the project poses a challenge for Indonesia in the achievement of its Universal Service Obligation goal. Ceragon's solutions and services will help finish the project on time. Ceragon's all-outdoor microwave solutions, based on the IP-20 platform, will contribute to cost savings on site construction thanks to their small footprint and minimum power consumption. Its Advance Space Diversity (ASD) solution will optimize the tower load in addition to saving overall logistic costs and speeding up the construction schedule. Ceragon's ASD solution requires fewer total antennas compared to other providers, creating a competitive advantage for both Ceragon and its customers. We are very excited to participate in projects that are aligned with our vision to enable equal digital opportunities to all citizens of the world. As governments around the world intensify rural digitization, our all-outdoor high performance, low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) products and our expertise in providing full turnkey solutions position us as a leading vendor to win such projects. We have a strong presence in Indonesia, including long-term experience deploying our solutions in the country. I believe it is our reputed high-value technology, designed to save costs which is critical in such projects, that has differentiated us from our competition. Doron Arazi, CEO of Ceragon Networks About Ceragon Networks Ceragon Networks Ltd. is the global innovator and leading solutions provider of 5G wireless transport. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers' quality of experience with innovative 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 provides 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 150 countries.

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