128 Technology Accredited with Open Production System Initiative for the Verizon Network on Lanner 's Leading Whitebox Solution

prnewswire | September 22, 2020

Lanner Electronics, the leading Whitebox Solutions provider, today announces that it has certified NCA-1515/L-1515 with 128 Technology's Session Smart Router on Verizon Wireless, one of the world's largest and most advanced networks. Certification to Verizon's Open Development Device Initiative (ODI) enables a product to connect to the Verizon Wireless network. Lanner has previously obtained Verizon ODI certification on the NCA-1515/L-1515 generic x86 platform and since worked closely with Verizon to enhance the certification benefits by adding sub-certifications, including application software. This extra certification ensures seamless operation of the entire white box solution on Verizon's network. Lanner hosts this program and performs the testing with their eco-system partners like 128 Technology.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

CoreSite Expands into Atlanta and Orlando Data Center Markets

CoreSite | June 07, 2022

CoreSite, a leading hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation , today announced its expansion into the Atlanta and Orlando markets with the integration of three American Tower assets into CoreSite’s data center ecosystem: Atlanta AT1 (55 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303), Atlanta AT2 (1130 Powers Ferry Place, Marietta, GA, 30067) and Orlando OR1 (9701 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32819). All three data centers, which have a combined total of more than 250,000 square feet, now also offer access to the Open Cloud Exchange® (OCX), CoreSite’s leading software-defined networking platform which provides fully managed, direct and secure connections into all of the major cloud service providers. The Atlanta and Orlando data centers, former DataSite and Colo-ATL assets acquired by American Tower, provide businesses of all sizes the secure, reliable interconnection solutions to meet their critical infrastructure requirements. The OCX provides superior connectivity and a highly interconnected partner network needed to reach new markets, rapidly scale on-demand, reduce total cost of operation and accelerate IT modernization. “With a long-standing track record of operational excellence in these markets, these facilities have been serving Atlanta- and Orlando-area businesses for years and now operate as an integral part of the broader data center ecosystem within CoreSite. “The Atlanta and Orlando teams are equipped with the technical, security, remote hands and customer service expertise organizations rely on to future-proof their digital businesses. Offering low-latency, redundant and secure colocation services as well as the OCX, businesses of all sizes can seamlessly and dynamically scale their IT infrastructure to meet their ever-changing needs.” Juan Font, President of CoreSite and SVP, U.S. Tower Division of American Tower As one of the fastest-growing data center markets, Atlanta has the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the United States. CoreSite’s Atlanta data center campus includes AT1, which is located in the second most interconnected building in the heart of downtown Atlanta, and AT2 in Marietta. Together these assets are strategically positioned to serve this rapidly growing technology hub. Orlando, a city whose goal is to be a “Future-Ready City,” offers enterprises, IT services providers and cloud service providers (CSPs) a densely populated market that is positioned to be a digital transformation leader. CoreSite’s Orlando campus is a 16-acre safe haven with regional and global reach that enables access via internet exchange to South America. The integration of these assets into the CoreSite data center portfolio expands upon CoreSite’s offering to now include 27 data centers in 10 markets, 450+ networks, 23 native cloud onramps and 35,000+ interconnections. “This Atlanta and Orlando market expansion delivers on the value proposition originally envisioned with the CoreSite acquisition,” said Steve Vondran, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Tower Division of American Tower. “With the incorporation of these three assets, CoreSite and American Tower continue to develop the infrastructure required to offer seamless, end-to-end connectivity between mobile data networks at the tower and digital platforms at the data center campus. The complementary global communications real estate portfolio and financial wherewithal that American Tower brings will continue to accelerate our growth and leadership in the emerging 5G digital ecosystem.” About CoreSite CoreSite, an American Tower company (NYSE: AMT), provides hybrid IT solutions that empower enterprises, cloud, network, and IT service providers to monetize and future-proof their digital business. Our highly interconnected data center campuses offer a native digital supply chain featuring direct cloud onramps to enable our customers to build customized hybrid IT infrastructure and accelerate digital transformation. For more than 20 years, CoreSite’s team of technical experts have partnered with customers to optimize operations, elevate customer experience, dynamically scale, and leverage data to gain competitive edge.

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DATA STORAGE

Meta Selects Missouri For New $800 Million Data Center

Meta | March 28, 2022

Meta, formerly known as the Facebook company, is building its newest hyperscale data center in Kansas City, Missouri. The company made the announcement earlier today. "We're proud to welcome Meta to Kansas City for this historic, cutting-edge development that will positively impact our state's economy for years to come," said Governor Mike Parson. "The Show-Me State stands out as a rising technology hub due to our strategic location, skilled workforce, and prime business climate. This unprecedented investment signals Missouri is open for business, and that our state is a prime destination for high-tech leaders and innovators alike." The new data center is the first of its kind in Missouri. Meta is investing more than $800 million and supporting up to 100 jobs in the region. "Meta is excited to call Kansas City our new home. It stands out with so much to offer - good access to infrastructure and fiber, a strong pool of talent for both construction and operations, and more than anything, great community partners. Meta is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in the long-term vitality of the region for years to come." Darcy Nothnagle, Director of Community and Economic Development at Meta The nearly 1 million-square-foot data center will be located in the Golden Plains Technology Park. It will be supported by 100% renewable energy and will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the world. "Projects of this magnitude are extraordinary. Meta's decision to make such a hallmark investment in our state is a testament to Missouri's reputation of being a reliable and solid destination for investment," said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. "Meta also recognizes our exceedingly favorable business climate for such data centers as cited by the recently released Tax Foundation's Location Matters study. We are so thrilled to welcome Meta to Missouri and look forward to a long-lasting relationship with this marquee company." Missouri's central location in the U.S. provides improved network connectivity between coastal data centers. It also offers increased security with less risk of natural disasters, as well as competitive energy prices and more options to power facilities using renewable energy resources. The Kansas City region is the third fastest-growing technology market in the nation - ranking among the best cities for startups in the country. The region provides a large talent pool with the skills needed for technology jobs. "KC is the most connected region in the U.S. with more than 5.5 million miles of fiber deployed. This infrastructure, coupled with a dynamic and robust talent pool, provides Meta the resources it needs for long-term success in our market," said Tim Cowden, President and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. "Meta's selection of KC, joining many other global tech brands in our region, puts a spotlight on our thriving tech industry. The region's new state-of-the-art single terminal airport opening in March 2023 and our collaborative business community make KC a top location of choice for other tech companies seeking growth." Missouri Partnership worked with several organizations to attract Meta to Kansas City, including: State of Missouri; Missouri Department of Economic Development; Kansas City Area Development Council; City of Kansas City, Missouri; Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City Missouri; Evergy; Diode Ventures; Platte County; Clay County; Turner Construction; Kimley-Horn; Black & Veatch, BNIM; Olsson; Husch Blackwell; Rouse, Frets, White, Goss, P.C.; KC Tech Council; Metropolitan Community College; North Kansas City School District; Platte County R-3 School District; Smithville School District; Greater KC Building & Construction Trades Council; Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council; and Union Station. Meta plans to be operational in Kansas City in 2024. About Missouri Partnership Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization focused on attracting new jobs and investment to the state and promoting Missouri's business strengths. Since 2008, Missouri Partnership has worked with partners statewide to attract companies that have created 29,500+ new jobs, $1.5 billion+ in new annual payroll, and $4 billion+ in new capital investment. Some recent successful projects that led to major investment in Missouri include Accenture Federal Services LLC, Amazon, Casey's, Chewy, Inc., Square, Swift Prepared Foods, USDA, and Veterans United.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

CyrusOne Stockholders Approve Acquisition by KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners

CyrusOne | February 07, 2022

CyrusOne Inc. a premier global data center REIT, today announced its stockholders approved the previously announced merger pursuant to which funds managed by KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”), one of the world’s leading infrastructure investors, will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of the Company. At a virtual special meeting held today, the proposal to approve the merger, the merger agreement and the other transactions contemplated by the merger agreement was approved by 78.41% of the common stock outstanding and entitled to vote, and more than 99.5% of the votes cast. Detailed information regarding the voting results will be made available by the Company in a Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). “Today’s vote and approval by CyrusOne stockholders is a reflection of the significant value and resources KKR and GIP will provide for CyrusOne and its customers as the company continues to scale globally,” said Lynn Wentworth, Chair of the CyrusOne Board of Directors. “KKR and GIP will provide resources and expertise to accelerate CyrusOne’s ability to help our customers scale their mission-critical infrastructure, and we are excited for the road ahead.” Upon the closing of the merger, each issued and outstanding share of common stock of the Company will be converted into the right to receive $90.50 in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $15 billion, including the assumption of debt. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the merger is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. The terms and conditions of the merger are further described in a Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 15, 2021 and the Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on December 30, 2021. About CyrusOne CyrusOne is a premier global REIT specializing in design, construction and operation of more than 50 high-performance data centers worldwide. The Company provides mission-critical facilities that ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including approximately 200 Fortune 1000 companies. A leader in hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments, CyrusOne offers colocation, hyperscale, and build-to-suit environments that help customers enhance the strategic connection of their essential data infrastructure and support achievement of sustainability goals. CyrusOne data centers offer world-class flexibility, enabling clients to modernize, simplify, and rapidly respond to changing demand. Combining exceptional financial strength with a broad global footprint, CyrusOne provides customers with long-term stability and strategic advantage at scale. About KKR KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. About Global Infrastructure Partners Established in 2006, GIP is one of the world’s leading specialist infrastructure investors. The funds and investment platforms managed by GIP make equity and debt investments in infrastructure assets and businesses in both OECD and selected emerging market countries, targeting investments in the energy, transport, water / waste, and digital infrastructure sectors where GIP possesses deep experience and relationships. GIP has 10 offices around the world with major hubs in New York, Stamford, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Mumbai. GIP manages approximately US$77 billion for its investors. Our funds own 46 current portfolio companies which have combined annual revenues of US$40 billion and employ in excess of 63,000 people.

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APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Viettel and Qualcomm to Collaborate on 5G Infrastructure Development

Viettel Group | May 13, 2022

Viettel Group and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced plans to collaborate and develop a next-generation 5G Radio Unit (RU) with massive MIMO capabilities and distributed units. This focuses on helping to expedite the development and roll-out of 5G network infrastructure and services in Vietnam and globally. Using the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and Massive MIMO Qualcomm® QRU100 5G RAN Platform combined with its own advanced hardware and software systems, Viettel expects to accelerate the development and commercialization of high-performance Open RAN massive MIMO solutions, which simplify network deployment and lower total cost of ownership. Viettel is one of four global partners trusted and selected by Qualcomm to participate in the development and application of this new 5G chipset of Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm, the partnership will help advance the cellular ecosystem and accelerate the innovation cycle. "Viettel has been a pioneer in adopting new telecommunications technologies including 5G. We are delighted to have Qualcomm Technologies as a key technology provider in our 5G gNodeB project. This collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Viettel Group will be the cornerstone of Vietnam's national strategy for Made in Vietnam 5G infrastructure." Nguyen Vu Ha, general director, Viettel High Technology "Qualcomm Technologies, as a global technology leader in 5G, is looking forward to collaborating with Viettel for the development of Open RAN solutions that will establish the foundation for Vietnam's next-generation of wireless networks," said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, Cellular Modems and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. About Viettel Viettel has built a large 4G telecommunications infrastructure covering 97% of Vietnam population and has become a pioneer in 5G adoption in Vietnam. Viettel's 5G services are available in 16 cities and provinces in Vietnam to date. Viettel develops full network elements including Devices, Radio Access Network (RAN), Transmission Network, and Core Network which are forming a strong foundation for digital society. About Qualcomm Qualcomm is the world's leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

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