IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
HCL Technologies | June 27, 2022
The opening of a new delivery center in Vancouver, Canada, was announced by HCL Technologies (HCL), a well-known international technology corporation. To better serve clients, notably in the HiTech sector, the new center will dramatically increase its footprint in the nation. The brand-new, almost 9,000-square-foot facility will be a cutting-edge hub enabling quicker and more organized delivery of cutting-edge technology services.
With the opening of new delivery centers in New Brunswick, Mississauga, and Edmonton, as well as the welcoming of the first cohort of the HCL Technologies Apprenticeship Program in Vancouver, HCL Technologies has experienced a general uptick in momentum in Canada. With focus areas in software development and testing, digital and cloud services, infrastructure delivery, and engineering, the program, which is a part of the company's early career and training program, enables high school graduates without a formal college degree to pursue a career in a rapidly expanding industry.
HCL Technologies has more than 2,000 employees in Canada and is expanding quickly. A Customer Experience Center, offering full-stack engineering solutions, customer experience and R&D services across various industries, will also be part of the new facility. Its goal is to develop cutting-edge digital technologies, next-generation products and solutions for HCL Technologies' international clients.
"Vancouver has a long-standing culture of innovation in technology and we're excited to expand our presence and help bring new technologies into the region. With this launch, HCL Technologies is further cementing itself as a local employer, and as a leader in emerging technologies building a strong foundation for the future."
Joelien Jose, EVP & Country Head, Canada, HCL Technologies
"With this advanced facility, we will leverage our industry-leading digital engineering technology services and R&D capabilities to develop and deliver next-generation products and platforms for global customers. This facility will also foster better collaboration across the Vancouver technology and education ecosystem," said Vijay Anand Guntur, President, Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies.
"This city has a reputation for major technological innovation and a highly sought-after talent pool feeding the broader tech industry. We're incredibly proud to see industry leaders like HCL Technologies taking steps to further investment, foster innovation and unlock all the great potential that Vancouver has to offer businesses in the tech industry," said Kennedy Stewart, Mayor, City of Vancouver.
Juniper Networks | February 21, 2022
Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that it is working with Vodafone and Parallel Wireless, a pioneer in Open RAN solutions, conducting a multivendor RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) trial for tenant-aware admission control use cases. The trial, initially running in Vodafone’s test labs in Turkey and with plans to move into its test infrastructure, supports O-RAN interfaces and addresses the key business challenges faced by mobile operators around personalized user experience, viable revenue generation and reduction in both CAPEX and OPEX for 4G and 5G services.
The trial is based on an open, software-driven architecture that leverages virtualization to deliver more programmable, automated granular-by-user traffic management. The initial focus is on delivering tenant-aware admission control capability, enabling operators to personalize services and provide superior user experiences. Real-time tracking and enforcement of radio resources across the RAN enables mission-critical users – for example, hospitals and schools – to receive prioritized mobile data services delivery. This capability is enabled by Juniper’s rApp/xApp cloud-based software tools that manage network functions in near real-time, along with Parallel Wireless cloud-native Open RAN functions.
The trial’s design philosophy is focused on demonstrating the potential of enabling open, agile resource management and mobile data delivery in any software-driven RAN environment. This approach enables services and applications to be managed, optimized and mitigated automatically by the RAN, built on real-time data insights from its own performance.
All three organizations are active operators/contributors of the O-RAN ALLIANCE and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), underlining their shared commitment to industry innovation and standards.
Juniper’s RIC solution is architected as an open platform supporting open interfaces on the north bound and south bound side, enabling easier integration with Open RAN partners in the ecosystem. Juniper’s RIC platform will also enable easy integration of third-party rApps/xApps, using UI-based onboarding and deployment tools coupled with flexibility to select between either network-based or SDK-based APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).
Parallel Wireless brings cloud-native Open RAN solutions - which are now integrated with the leading-edge RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) based on O-RAN ALLIANCE specifications from Juniper Networks, giving operators more choices to build the best-of-breed RAN.
“Vodafone has a clear vision that all mobile network radio infrastructure should be open - enabling rapid adoption of innovative services. We see this as a key stepping stone to rich innovation and collaboration, the only way that groundbreaking new use cases in 4G and 5G can be developed and cost-effectiveness maximized. In order to accelerate progress in this exciting journey, I am very pleased that Vodafone is hosting a lab and field trial for tenant-aware admission control using O-RAN interfaces, alongside an ecosystem of like-minded technology partners, including Juniper Networks and Parallel Wireless. By working together, we will be able to build smarter networks, better user experiences and drive stronger sustainability measures for B2B use cases.” -Paco Martin, Head of Open RAN at Vodafone Group
“This multivendor trial at Vodafone has provided the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how Juniper’s RIC, and our focus on enabling seamless application portability, are able to unlock the true potential of Open RAN. By coupling our innovations with those of Parallel Wireless and Vodafone’s operational experience, we are able to achieve a real-world use case that can deliver value and better user experiences with improved economics for operators.”
- Constantine Polychronopoulos, VP, 5G & Telco Cloud at Juniper Networks
“Vodafone has been leading in Open RAN innovation since the early days. As the next stage of Open RAN adoption we are excited to partner with Vodafone and Juniper Networks, integrating our state-of-the-art cloud-native, O-RAN ALLIANCE compliant, Open RAN solutions with the leading edge RAN Intelligent Controller from Juniper. ” - Keith Johnson, President at Parallel Wireless
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.
prnewswire | October 07, 2020
The market for 5G devices is expanding rapidly, several 5G smartphones are now available on the market, with manufacturers emphasizing the benefits of low latency and high download rates. However, 5G still faces many challenges, especially in the infrastructure. PCMag recently published a report comparing 4G and 5G download speeds across various regions in the US (PCMag report). They concluded that 5G is not quite ready yet. Verizon showed the fastest download rate at around 2 Gbps but found only 4 % of the network has 5G coverage. 5G utilizes either mmWave spectrum or sub-6GHz, mmWave achieves the fastest download rates but also has the shortest range, hence Verizon's limited 5G coverage.