Ciena | September 08, 2021
Ciena Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with AT&T to acquire its Vyatta virtual routing and switching technology.
The acquisition reflects Ciena’s continued investment in its Routing and Switching roadmap to address the growing market opportunity to transform the edge, including 5G networks and cloud environments. Specifically, these key technologies and expertise will serve to expand and accelerate Ciena’s Adaptive IP solution set. In addition, Ciena has agreed to support the Vyatta routing platform in AT&T’s wireless network across multiple 5G use cases, enterprise business services and virtual networks with cloud scalability. Ciena plans to integrate the team of engineering specialists into its Routing and Switching research and development (R&D) organization.
“The addition of the Vyatta talent and assets to our Routing and Switching business will extend Ciena’s success in helping customers create virtualized networks and deploy new features faster and cost effectively across 5G, enterprise and cloud use cases,” said Scott McFeely, Senior Vice President, Global Products and Services at Ciena.
“This agreement is a sign of the maturity of the ecosystem and encompasses years of innovation, collaboration and expertise,” said Andre Fuetsch, Chief Technology Officer of Network Services at AT&T. “Our acquisition of the Vyatta assets in 2017 helped us virtualize 75% of our network and led to the development of the first telco grade open-source network operating system. We’re looking forward to the continued use of Vyatta and the development of new use cases as a result of this transaction.”
The acquisition of the Vyatta talent and certain intellectual property is expected to close by the end of the calendar year. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive NetworkTM in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale.
DISH Network Corporation | October 01, 2021
DISH Network Corporation's Boost Mobile, the wireless carrier focused on empowering customers to maximize their mobile service, announced today the Celero5G, a new 5G device launching exclusively to Boost customers later this fall. The Celero5G fills a void in the mobile device market, providing an affordable 5G option that's packed with the features customers want. Sporting a sleek, premium form factor, the Celero5G's performance and 5G accessibility match its exterior in spades.
Whether streaming, gaming, or accessing Boost's constantly expanding lineup of value-added services, the Celero5G offers the power of choice for people who crave quality specs at a reasonable price. It boasts a 6.52-inch screen, four cameras, 36 hours of battery life, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB ROM memory that's customizable with an SD card up to 2TB. Ideal for entertainment and productivity alike, the device's expansive screen offers brilliant views plus one-handed comfort. Triple rear cameras are fit for any scenario, from epic wide views to astonishing details. Customers will be able to remember every event and accomplishment with a high-quality camera—always in their pocket. The Celero5G's long-lasting 4,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging allows customers to stream, browse, share, and navigate all day long.
Our goal at Boost is to empower our customers with what they need, when they need it,Subscribers have told us loud and clear: they want speed, cool features, and a fair price. The Celero5G is built to make 5G affordable.
Stephen Stokols, head of Boost Mobile.
New and existing customers can now pre-order online at boostmobile.com. New and existing customers will get 12 full months of free unlimited* talk, text and data on their new Celero5G for just $279 (through 10/31/21), plus a specially-designed phone case at zero cost to them. The Celero5G will be available at Boost Mobile branded retail locations and in national retail later this fall.
Boost Mobile gives more power to subscribers who want to save money without sacrificing premium services. Through its value added services, Boost Mobile's prepaid wireless plans put the power back where it belongs—into the customers' hands. Boost makes 5G accessible to all communities.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile provides award-winning, best-in-class value and connectivity to U.S. wireless consumers through access to the carrier's Expanded Data Network and competitive consumer plans with no annual service contracts. In 2020, DISH became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first virtualized, standalone 5G broadband network. DISH Wireless L.L.C. operates Boost Mobile. DISH Wireless L.L.C. is a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).
Geoverse | June 14, 2021
Geoverse, a national operator of private cellular networks for the enterprise, announced it has agreed to provide a private cellular solution for Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) at the Port of Oakland. The private LTE network will leverage Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to enable multiple intermodal container yard management applications in the first and new innovative port use cases and applications in follow-on phases. The private LTE deployment will be one of the first intelligent port solutions rolled out with CBRS in the U.S.
OMSS deploys the Geoverse GeoCore Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as the critical control element to manage the CBRS network infrastructure and the connected endpoints across the port. In addition, several mobile devices and endpoints will be populated with a Geoverse SIM card, enabling them to securely connect to the private network and utilize capabilities such as outbound roaming should they need to transit off-site.
OMSS plans to accelerate its digital transformation by using the Geoverse service platform to enable sitewide wireless coverage, Industrial IoT, and advanced analytics to make its container yard operation more productive and efficient. With Geoverse, OMSS is leveraging the cellular network to manage better its increasing container traffic, the tightening demands on the supply chain, and the growing, dynamic handling volumes.
In working with Geoverse, OMSS is seeking to:
• Maximize benefits of its container yard management assets
• Better utilize automated cargo handling equipment
• Improve safety and security
• Reduce operational costs
• Increase drayage efficiency
• Support communication services and generally operate in a more sustainable way
Geoverse is a licensed mobile operator that provides turnkey connectivity solutions for enterprises, property owners, and communities. The company’s private 5G/LTE cellular network offering—based on citizens band radio network (CBRS) and licensed spectrum—interconnects with major mobile operators, delivering a secure, flexible solution enabling value-added applications and high-performance coverage for users and devices. Geoverse, the largest Neutral Host operator in the U.S., is a subsidiary of ATN International, a company with more than 30 years of experience building and cellular operating solutions for enterprises, carriers, and consumers.
Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) is a truck and container parking and services facility for the 8,000+ drayage trucks moving containerized freight to and from the Port of Oakland daily. OMSS is currently modernizing, expanding, and relocating its existing facility to a 15-acre parcel at the former Oakland Army Base, further reducing the impact of truck activity in the West Oakland community. The new OMSS Center will be a one-stop service destination for trucks at the Port of Oakland, providing auto and truck fueling stations, parking, container storage, truck scales, trans-load facility, a convenience market, restaurant food court, office space, and other services. In addition, the OMSS Center will be a “green” state-of-the-art trucking services facility showcasing clean energy alternatives, including a biodiesel fueling station.