Orange Announces Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud to Accelerate Its IT Infrastructure Transformation

Orange | July 28, 2020

Orange and Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Orange’s IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing. The agreement reinforces Orange’s commitment, as set out in its Engage 2025 plan, to drive its internal transformation through the innovative and widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data in order to improve operational efficiency and the customer experience. The collaboration will also pave the way for the development of new advanced cloud, edge computing and cybersecurity services that will open up business opportunities for both Google Cloud and Orange.

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The Internet of Things (IOT) offers unparalleled convenience, such as the ability to lock/ unlock car doors remotely. But, with this convenience comes potential security risks including: Intellectual Property (IP) theft, malfunctions that result in unsafe IOT device operation and authorization, and even eavesdropping between mobile devices and the IOT devices that they control. In this video, Jonathan Carter and Patrick Kehoe of Arxan Technologies explain how Arxan Application Protection for IBM Solutions can be utilized to combat such threats and improve your mobile IT security preparedness.

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The Internet of Things (IOT) offers unparalleled convenience, such as the ability to lock/ unlock car doors remotely. But, with this convenience comes potential security risks including: Intellectual Property (IP) theft, malfunctions that result in unsafe IOT device operation and authorization, and even eavesdropping between mobile devices and the IOT devices that they control. In this video, Jonathan Carter and Patrick Kehoe of Arxan Technologies explain how Arxan Application Protection for IBM Solutions can be utilized to combat such threats and improve your mobile IT security preparedness.

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ExteNet Systems Announces Exclusive, Expanded Partnership with T-Mobile

ExteNet Systems, LLC | November 29, 2022

ExteNet Systems, a leading privately held owner of LTE/5G wireless and fiber neutral-host communications infrastructure, today announced it has entered an exclusive agreement with T-Mobile to deploy digital wireless infrastructure in large sports, entertainment, hospitality and transportation venues, as well as to rationalize and decommission T-Mobile's overlapping network assets inherited from its merger with Sprint. The agreement, which expands ExteNet's existing relationship with T-Mobile as a primary wireless carrier in its contracted venues, is expected to deliver best-in-class wireless communications in commercial sites, creating unparalleled experiences for guests and users. Under the terms of the agreement, ExteNet will deploy, own and operate the digital wireless infrastructure for large venues, and every venue contract couples ExteNet's infrastructure deployment with T-Mobile, as the first committed carrier. This represents an industry first in enabling the extension of 5G wireless capabilities and state-of-the-art technology to fans and guests, with deployment timeframes up to two times faster. "We are thrilled to continue building our relationship with T-Mobile to bring high-quality and cost-effective infrastructure operations to our clients and venue partners. "This collaboration enables a turnkey, win-win road map for T-Mobile's consumer and business clients alike as we bring a revolutionary Un-carrier approach to venue contracting." Rich Coyle, ExteNet Systems Chief Executive Officer As part of the expanded partnership, ExteNet will rationalize T-Mobile's small cell framework and upgrade existing infrastructure, implementing a high-quality and cost-effective solution to deliver streamlined, faster and more efficient 5G wireless networks. These enhancements, which will be done without any service interruptions, are expected to provide a superior end-user experience and a competitive advantage for T-Mobile, as well as further elevate ExteNet's reputation for innovative and customer-centric Un-carrier approach to venue contracting. The rollout of the expanded agreement between ExteNet and T-Mobile, which took effect on October 1, 2022, is already underway. As part of the agreement, T-Mobile will be the first carrier to join the new wireless network ExteNet is deploying in each MGM Resorts property nationwide. In September 2022, ExteNet announced a groundbreaking partnership with MGM Resorts International to bring state-of-the-art distributed wireless networks to 25 MGM properties, consisting of 54 million square feet, more than 43,000 guest rooms, and serving more than 70 million visitors annually. About ExteNet Systems, LLC Lisle, IL-based, soon to be Frisco, TX-based, ExteNet Systems, LLC is the leading national provider of converged communications infrastructure and services addressing outdoor, real estate, communities, and enterprise advanced connectivity needs. ExteNet's strategy is customer-centered, and its mission is to provide best-in-class connectivity solutions, including fiber and mobility, for its customers. Major investors in ExteNet Systems include Digital Bridge (NYSE: BDRG), John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. "ExteNet®" is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, LLC.

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Marvell Announces Industry's Most Comprehensive 3nm Data Infrastructure IP Portfolio

Marvell | October 21, 2022

Marvell Technology, Inc., a leader in data infrastructure semiconductor solutions, today announced a comprehensive 3nm silicon platform to advance its industry-leading products across the cloud data center, carrier, enterprise, and automotive markets. Leveraging Marvell's success in 5nm, which includes the industry's first 5nm Data Processing Unit (DPU) – the OCTEON® 10 platform, this suite of advanced technology enables cutting-edge monolithic and multi-die solutions for its customers in the industry's most advanced process node, delivering the performance, power, and density (size) necessary to meet most demanding infrastructure requirements for compute, next generation 100T Ethernet switching, and 5G Advanced baseband processing. The new 3nm Marvell silicon, which is now in fabrication with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on its 3nm shuttle, is available for new product designs and includes foundational IP building blocks such as long reach SerDes, PCIe Gen6 PHY, and several standards-based die-to-die interconnect technologies for managing data flow across the data infrastructure. This 3nm development follows numerous 5nm solutions from Marvell – in production or development – that span its unrivaled portfolio of electro-optics, switch, PHY, compute, 5G baseband, and storage products, as well as a wide range of custom ASIC programs. Additionally, this IP portfolio is compatible with 2.5D packaging technologies such as TSMC's leading-edge 2.5D Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) and will enable Marvell to develop some of the most advanced multi-die, multi-chiplet systems-in-package (SiP) for its industry-leading infrastructure products and co-development of custom ASIC solutions optimized for some of the most challenging infrastructure use cases, such as machine learning. Silicon Advancing the Cloud With data and internet traffic approximately doubling every two years, cloud service providers, software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, and telecommunication carriers are increasingly relying on silicon optimized by semiconductor providers to deliver breakthrough performance and bandwidth while minimizing power consumption, emissions, and cost. Achieving these objectives, particularly for hyperscale cloud providers, requires silicon partners to move quickly to the most advanced process node available to take advantage of the inherent scaling benefits in power, performance, and density. Marvell delivers a wide range of industry-leading standard products for cloud infrastructure including electro-optics, processors, accelerators, optical modules, Ethernet switches, storage controllers and PHY chips, and offers customized products through Marvell's ASIC portfolio. By developing and validating each of the critical IP blocks in silicon early in the availability of the 3nm process, Marvell can significantly accelerate customers' time-to-market while reducing the design risk and verification efforts associated with its complex monolithic or multi-die SoC designs. "Marvell teamed with TSMC to provide our customers with the power to build high-performance, cloud-optimized solutions for the most demanding applications requiring the industry's first 3nm IP on silicon. "The 3nm platform provides advantages for a wide range of solutions, from standard and application-specific SoCs to highly custom chips with unique and innovative designs." Raghib Hussain, President of Products & Technologies at Marvell "TSMC is pleased to collaborate with Marvell in taping out a chip on our 3nm shuttle to validate critical cloud-focused IPs," said Yujun Li, Director of High Performance Computing Business Development at TSMC. "TSMC is looking forward to our continued collaboration with Marvell in the development of leading-edge multi-die SoCs utilizing TSMC's process and packaging technologies." "The cloud will play an outsized role in transforming healthcare, curbing emissions, and taking on other real-world challenges, but only if cloud providers can continue to increase the overall performance and efficiency of their infrastructure," said Alan Weckel, co-founder of the 650 Group. "Marvell's collaboration with TSMC and its strategy of optimizing silicon building blocks for a wide spectrum of devices and applications is poised to play a critical role in allowing cloud providers to fulfill that promise." About Marvell To deliver the data infrastructure technology that connects the world, we're building solutions on the most powerful foundation: our partnerships with our customers. Trusted by the world's leading technology companies for over 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world's data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers' current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we're ultimately changing the way tomorrow's enterprise, cloud, automotive, and carrier architectures transform—for the better.

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Infura Announces Plan to Foster a Decentralized Infrastructure Ecosystem

ConsenSys | September 17, 2022

Infura, the world's leading Web3 API provider from ConsenSys with more than 430,000 developers globally, today announced its plan to launch a Decentralized Infrastructure Network to complement the existing offering. The decentralized protocol will be a community of highly engaged infrastructure providers participating in an open source ecosystem that can together overcome the limitations of the existing marketplace. The decentralized protocol will exemplify the promise of Web3, ensuring that millions of future users across the world can seamlessly access the information and services they need without outages and downtime due to a single point of failure. It is planned to be launched in the first half of 2023. The demand for decentralized alternatives to the world's current centralized systems and services continues to grow quickly. Data hacks and outages in the status quo hurt users. Decentralizing access to blockchain APIs is a vital step to improve network uptime and importantly, give people sovereignty of their personal data. “Decentralization has always been the overarching goal of ConsenSys. Now that we are seeing natural product market fit, our product teams are decentralizing what we do and how we do it. A Decentralized Infrastructure Network via Infura is the natural continuation of that goal,” said Joseph Lubin, CEO of ConsenSys. Providing a more decentralized option Infura launched its service in 2016 with the goal of reducing friction for Web3 developers and simplifying access to the Ethereum and IPFS networks. Since then, Infura’s Ethereum API has enabled over 430,000 developers to build products ranging from blockchain-based games, decentralized finance applications, NFT marketplaces, and DAOs. Infura provides the core infrastructure backend for popular Web3 products such as MetaMask, the Ethereum Name Service, and Layer 2 scaling solutions. The Web3 developer community started on Ethereum, but it has expanded to several new and complementary networks. Infura recognizes the rise of a multi-chain world is inevitable and this is why Infura supports an increasing variety of blockchain APIs. “Infura was founded on the belief that the Web3 developer community can create a world where economic freedom, shared truth, and digital security are guaranteed to everyone on the planet. Today we’re announcing an important evolution that aims to underscore these values and affirm our commitment to being the world’s leading blockchain development suite for Ethereum and other networks. A Decentralized Infrastructure Network was always an inevitable part of our future,” added Eleazar Galano, co-founder of Infura. Infura provides the critical infrastructure behind leading DeFi applications, sustainable Layer 2 networks, and other creative use cases being built on Ethereum and other networks. Infura’s infrastructure backend has been battle-tested with years of experience managing high-throughput requests for thousands of customers, but as a single service provider, it will never be perfect. The future launch of a Decentralized Infrastructure Network will complement its current service, offering the possibility of increased resilience and greater collaboration in the ecosystem. A long-term vision to help create a new public good with new network roles The new decentralized protocol will be implemented in incremental stages, and over time, it will help ensure: A robust community of infrastructure operators who will be able to handle high-throughput requests similar to a multi-cloud database – without a single point of failure. The long-term viability of Web3 through scalable collective governance and data sovereignty that meets the needs of the demanding, digital-native users, while ensuring ownership, security, and transparency. Qualified infrastructure providers can now apply to an early access program to be a test operator on the new network through this link. ABOUT CONSENSYS ConsenSys is a leading Ethereum and decentralized protocols software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, MetaMask Institutional, Truffle, Diligence and our NFT platform, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On this trusted, open-source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow.

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