Nokia and Google Cloud are collaborating strategically to transform Nokia's digital infrastructure

prnewswire | October 14, 2020

Nokia and Google Cloud today announced a five-year strategic collaboration that will see Nokia migrate its on-premise IT infrastructure onto Google Cloud. Nokia will migrate its data centers and servers around the world, as well as various software applications, onto Google Cloud infrastructure. The deal reflects Nokia's important operational shift to a cloud-first IT strategy and its aggressive efforts to strengthen and transform its digital operations globally in order to expand collaboration and innovation capabilities of Nokia employees and to enhance its delivery to customers. The agreement is expected to drive meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings over time due to a reduction in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption, and hardware capacity purchasing needs.

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As businesses adapt to increasingly dynamic markets, winning in today’s connected world requires an intelligent, elastic, and extensible IT infrastructure that can advance corporate strategy and execution. To elevate and broaden their value proposition, IT departments must automate recurring processes.

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As businesses adapt to increasingly dynamic markets, winning in today’s connected world requires an intelligent, elastic, and extensible IT infrastructure that can advance corporate strategy and execution. To elevate and broaden their value proposition, IT departments must automate recurring processes.

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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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With MicroDLynx II, ABB Provides High Current and Power Density for Compact IT Equipment

ABB | April 26, 2021

Pushing the limits of advanced IT and networking devices requires advances in component density and functionality. This means building board-level power modules in ever-shrinking, high-density packages for power and electrical engineers. The latest MicroDLynx IITM DC-DC from ABB helps satisfy the power requirements of demanding, data-hungry applications by offering highly accurate voltage control in a compact, 232-mm2 footprint – with a power density of 167 A/in2. The new MicroDLynx II power modules, the latest addition to ABB's established DLynx II family of DC-DC converters, provide the precision power needed for equipment such as high-speed switches and routers, AI processors, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), high-current field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processors, and ARM-based processors – all in a small footprint. Performance and Control Features of the new MicroDLynx II non-isolated, high-density DC-DC converters – or UJT060 DC-DC converters – include: • DC input voltage range of 7.5 to 14.4 volts (V). • Precisely regulated, programmable output voltages of 0.5 to 2 V. • Ability to link in parallel configurations of up to four units to achieve maximum output currents of 240A. • Advanced digital controls and monitoring via PMBus 1.3 that creates “black box” fault detection for advanced diagnostics. PMBus commands can be set to record and store a wide range of parameters. • 88% high-efficiency power conversion from 12V input to 1V output, reducing energy consumption and improving thermal management. • Minimal power thermal derating from airflow and ambient temperatures. • Fully tested and IPC9592-qualified modules that can help reduce application time-to-market and design risk while also improving field reliability. • Low transient and ripple attribute to meet load input voltage requirements. New Digital Power Insights ProGUI III ABB has released a new version of its validated Digital Power Insight software tool, in addition to the MicroDLynx II DC-DC converters. The Digital Power Insight software works with ABB's digital devices, such as AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies, digital bus converters, and point-of-load/voltage regulator modules, to allow communication between the power supplies and customer end-use equipment through a PMBus interface. Customers can conveniently find the best product for their application needs and digitally test various options as a result of this. The updated ProGUI III software version blends previous versions of the Digital Power Insight tool (including the graphical user interface, command-line interface, and initial ProGUI versions) into a single software solution for all ABB Power Conversion digital power supplies and modules, including the latest UJT060 MicroDLynx II. ABB Power Conversion serves customers in fast-changing, mission-critical environments where information, access, and response times are redefining their markets. They provide integrated, end-to-end utility solutions and services around the power landscape, providing the power quality, reliability, and efficiency required to maximize uptime in the most critical applications. About ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes social and industrial transformation to create a more productive, sustainable future. ABB pushes the limits of technology by adding software to its electrification, robotics, automation, and motion resources to drive success to new heights. ABB's success is driven by over 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries and has a legacy of innovation dating back more than 130 years.

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Rakuten Symphony, Intel and Juniper Networks Introduce Next Generation Distributed RAN and Transport Solution

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. About Intel 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.

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