The 2nd Annual Financial Times Global Boardroom Event, Telecom and IT expert Paul Scanlan will discuss new technology infrastructures.

prnewswire | November 05, 2020

Huawei Technologies CTO of its Carrier Business Group, Paul Scanlan, will join a roster of global thought leaders and executives at the Financial Times' second annual Global Boardroom event. Hosted virtually November 11 – 13, The Global Boardroom gathers policy-makers, CEOs and investors to address how the post-pandemic world can be made resilient and sustainable. Together global leaders will analyze the impact of the pandemic across economies, industries and markets, determining what is required to shape the recovery. Scanlan will participate in the panel discussion titled, "Tech's Big Moment: Have new forms of infrastructure become critical to business recovery?" on Friday, November 13 at 3 p.m. ET, which will focus on how the overnight switch to remote work put immense pressure and responsibility on new forms of tech infrastructure such as cloud computing and 5G networks.

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Cloud computing is not a single destination  it's a journey, with benefits derived along the way. IBM offers a complete portfolio of cloud offerings and a flexible approach to getting there. The idea is to strike a balance between being equipped to achieve short-term goals and being prepared to take advantage of future opportunities.

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Cloud computing is not a single destination  it's a journey, with benefits derived along the way. IBM offers a complete portfolio of cloud offerings and a flexible approach to getting there. The idea is to strike a balance between being equipped to achieve short-term goals and being prepared to take advantage of future opportunities.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Verizon Business and Atos to power industry-leading predictive analytics 5G edge solution

Verizon | January 28, 2022

Verizon Business and Atos today announce an industry-leading partnership to power intelligent IoT solutions with private 5G multi-access edge computing for businesses, government and communities worldwide. The 5G edge solution will transform the way companies can leverage predictive analytics, allowing them to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk and increase revenue. Combining the expertise of Verizon and Atos, organizations will be able to create immersive digital experiences that fully exercise 5G environments on the edge of their networks, representing the next breakthrough in business value. The Verizon-Atos solution provides an end-to-end architecture that includes hardware, 5G, application and automation, field services and service desk support. The joint solution cost effectively overcomes scalability and latency challenges. Verizon will implement Atos Computer Vision platform in their private 5G multi-access edge computing as part of the joint solution for enterprises, providing ready-to-deploy business use cases in various industries. The Atos platform plays a role in bringing key capabilities in AI-powered video analytics to mission critical environments. Verizon's use of Atos' BullSequana Edge servers will strengthen its 5G edge offers and will unlock new use cases, advancements of network security, connectivity and data management. The joint solution will focus on large scale, cloud and AI-powered data analytics to help businesses operate more efficiently. In one of the use cases, the platform will analyze 180 billion data points every hour. Using this system, the engineers and operators will be able to pinpoint exactly when and where operation downtime is predicted, up to 30 days in advance. Further, key metrics and trends will lead to operational efficiency and remove points of failure over time. These insights can come from a localized part of the system and can be applied across a global landscape. "This new, joint solution will provide enterprise customers with an unprecedented level of insight into their operations, and we're excited about the prospect of building on our existing partnership with Atos. We know the future will be built on our leading 5G network, and today's announcement is another example of how our products and solutions are having a genuine impact on business efficiency and revenue today," Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business "We are proud to combine our uniquely positioned digital transformations in telecommunications and edge computing with Verizon Business' reliable, high performance 5G networks to revolutionize the way people live, work and play. This industry-leading partnership exemplifies how we will innovate the 5G marketplace to the benefit of new and exciting user experiences for both business and consumers alike," said Jean-Philippe Poirault, Head of Telecom, Media and Technology, Atos. The scalable solution is available to customers across a variety of industries - including transport, industrials, logistics and manufacturing - and highlights the impact that secure, multi-access edge computing can have on an organizations' bottom-line. Through this partnership, Atos and Verizon have positioned themselves as trusted 5G partners for enterprise clients across all sectors. The solution leverages both organizations' capabilities, including expertise in cybersecurity, edge compute and AI/ML, and unlocks the full potential of 5G for businesses. Atos has been recognized as the overall global Leader in artificial intelligence on the edge in ISG's Provider Lens™ 'Internet of Things – Solutions & Services' Quadrant Report 2021, ranking highest from all global companies evaluated both in terms of portfolio attractiveness and competitive strength. Similarly, Gartner named Atos an edge AI tech innovator for 2020. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Stock indexes. The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space. About Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers' demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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Enables MTI's 5G Open RAN Radio Platform MaxLinear Transceiver Chipset

businesswire | December 15, 2020

MaxLinear, Inc, a main supplier of radio recurrence (RF), simple, advanced and blended sign coordinated circuits, declared today that the organization's remote handset chipsets are utilized in Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) Remote Radio Units (RRUs) focusing on explicit greenfield Open RAN arrangements for 4G and 5G applications. Open RAN furnishes administrators with another occasion to fabricate their radio organizations utilizing interoperable organization hardware sourced from various top tier foundation providers. Elite, adaptable, and financially savvy Radio Units (RUs) are key components to each Open RAN network. MaxLinear's answers give a demonstrated programming characterized radio stage that empowers hardware sellers to quickly convey Open RAN RUs that meet these objectives with industry-driving highlights, adaptability, structure factor, and force effectiveness. “Mobile operators are pulling Open RAN into the market rapidly because the cost savings and flexibility of Open RAN enable them to address opportunities that were previously unaffordable,” said Joe Madden, Founder and President of Mobile Experts, a leading wireless technology market research firm. “By 2025, roughly 7 million radios will be sold annually, independent of the baseband processors. As a result, we expect the market share of smaller suppliers to quadruple over the next five years, opening up new opportunities for innovative semiconductor suppliers.” MTI's Open RAN radios uphold new 5G Open RAN network arrangements with the O-RAN 7.2x interface. These new 5G radios use MaxLinear RF handset chipsets to give a superior, powerful, savvy, and adaptable stage permitting MTI to rapidly uphold new 5G Open RAN radio arrangements with numerous clients. Moreover, MTI is conveying their MaxLinear-controlled Evenstar Radio as a feature of the imaginative OpenRAN environment that completely underpins the OpenRAN Reference Architecture including a fronthaul interface consistent with the O-RAN Alliance Split 7.2x. With remarkable RF execution, MaxLinear handset chipsets furnish base station creators with an adaptable stage to disentangle and quicken their advancement of cutting edge radios. These profoundly incorporated base station handsets uphold all air interfaces from 2G to 5G NR, including MC-GSM, making them ideal for building up the adaptable multi-standard Software Defined Radios (SDR) that administrators need for the present 5G organizations. MaxLinear's chipset underpins numerous information, different yield (MIMO) applications in Macro, Massive MIMO, and Small Cell radios. "MaxLinear is delighted to support MTI’s 5G RRU solutions with our high-performance transceivers,” said Brendan Walsh, Vice President of MaxLinear’s Wireless Infrastructure Group. “MTI has been a key customer for many years, and we will continue to collaborate and innovate closely together to bring industry-leading Open RAN radios to the market.” “We selected MaxLinear for this deployment due to the breadth of their current product offering and the level of investment they are undertaking for future products,” said Eugene Wu, General Manager of MTI. “We are planning for future collaborations with MaxLinear’s next generation transceiver solutions and world class DPD algorithms supporting highly linearized wide bandwidth deployments.” About the Evenstar program: Evenstar program will contribute to the OpenRAN ecosystem by focusing on building general-purpose RAN reference designs for 4G and 5G networks that are aligned with 3GPP and O-RAN specifications and will help accelerate the adoption of TIP OpenRAN Project Group Solutions. RRUs, distribution units, and control unit software have traditionally been only available as a packaged unit, limiting opportunities to serve suburban and rural locations. By decoupling these components, the Evenstar program is expected to enable MNOs to choose best-in-class technology and deploy solutions from an increasing number of technology partners.

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DISH secures fibre for 5G network, signs agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti, Zayo

prnewswire | November 30, 2020

DISH reported today that it has consented to arrangements with four fiber sellers, Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo, giving DISH fronthaul and backhaul backing to associate its 5G organization to locales covering roughly 60 million Americans. With these arrangements, DISH accesses fiber across the nation, giving it the inclusion, speed and transmission capacity expected to interface its impending business sectors to the country's first cloud-local, Open RAN-based 5G organization. "The fiber agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo are critical to helping DISH build our 5G network more quickly and cost-effectively than legacy deployments," said Jeff McSchooler, DISH executive vice president of wireless network operations. "Today's announcement marks an important milestone in DISH's deployment process, adding to our strong roster of industry-leading tower, radio, software and now fiber vendors." "Everstream is proud to be chosen by DISH as a fiber infrastructure provider throughout our current and expansion markets. We are thrilled that our proven track record of building, installing and maintaining backhaul and fronthaul cellular networks will serve a strategic role as DISH becomes the country's fourth facilities-based wireless provider," said Everstream president and CEO Brett Lindsey. "Given our extensive reach, network density and ability to deliver low latency, high capacity connectivity, Everstream is uniquely positioned to serve as the partner of choice for DISH in the Midwest." "We are delighted to be a valued network infrastructure partner with DISH in building out its 5G network throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southeast regions of the US," stated Tim Biltz, Segra's Chief Executive Officer. "Segra's extensive fiber network provides the capacity, scalability and reliability to deliver advanced fiber-based solutions and power DISH's 5G network for years to come." "Uniti has worked diligently with DISH to develop a partnership that will provide strategic value to both parties," said Kenny Gunderman, President and CEO of Uniti Group. "We are excited to be given this opportunity to partner with DISH and our ability to leverage Uniti's existing dense fiber infrastructure to support DISH's 5G deployment over the next several years." "Zayo is excited to partner with DISH as they establish the framework for 5G, helping to set the standard for completely seamless wireless networks that will enable the disruptive technologies which will shape our future - including IoT, smart cities, connected vehicles and more," said Steve Smith, CEO, Zayo Group. "We are proud to leverage Zayo's deep, dense metro and long-haul fiber networks to meet the bandwidth demands of 5G and to advance the technological innovations of the future." About DISH DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G broadband network. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 250 company. About Everstream® Everstream has raised the bar for business connectivity, delivering a business-only fiber network with the speed, reliability, scale and performance that today's enterprises demand. With more than 15,000 route miles of fiber and speeds up to 100 Gbps, Everstream's enterprise-grade network delivers robust business fiber services, including dedicated internet access, dark fiber, Ethernet and data center solutions. Through its "Do What You Say You Will Do" approach, Everstream is a valued partner dedicated to the success of business customers. For more information, visit everstream.net. About Segra Segra is one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra provides Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability. Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, higher education and healthcare organizations. For more information about Segra's technology and commitment to customer care, visit segra.com. About Uniti Uniti, an internally managed real estate investment trust, is engaged in the acquisition and construction of mission critical communications infrastructure, and is a leading provider of wireless infrastructure solutions for the communications industry. As of September 30, 2020, Uniti owns 6.7 million fiber strand miles and other communications real estate throughout the United States. About Zayo Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo's 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo's communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated internet access and data center connectivity solutions. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone and through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low-latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

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