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Telstra Wholesale deploys ADVA technology in Australian-first Ethernet service

Telstra Wholesale deploys ADVA technology in Australian-first Ethernet service Telstra Wholesale uses ADVA packet edge solution in highly resilient Ethernet service New service uses mobile technology to backup fiber connection and increase service availability Long-standing partnership key to continued service innovation MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that Telstra Wholesale has deployed its FSP 150 packet edge device with LTE backup to deliver the new Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup service. Unique to the Australian market, the offering improves service availability and strengthens business continuity. With Layer 2 mobile backup capabilities, ADVA’s technology automatically switches traffic to Telstra Wholesale’s 4G mobile network if fiber connectivity fails. This helps to provide peace of mind for enterprise customers that no longer have the burden of configuring costly mobile backup and recovery systems. The new service is the latest stage in a long-standing partnership between ADVA and Telstra Wholesale, which has been key to advancing the reliability and resiliency of Ethernet services for Telstra Wholesale customers throughout Australia. ADVA’s packet edge technology is helping Telstra Wholesale deliver even more value and innovation to its customers (Photo: Business Wire) “Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup uses the strength of the Telstra Wholesale mobile network and one of the largest fiber footprints in Australia to give customers even more confidence in the resilience of their connectivity,” said Glenn Osborne, sales and wholesale segment...

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Nokia to unveil breakthrough innovation in data center networking #TheSwitchisOn

  Nokia to unveil breakthrough innovation in data center networking #TheSwitchisOn Company to host virtual event: “The Switch is on,” Thursday, July 9, 2020, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) Nokia President of IP and Optical Networks, Basil Alwan, to share company news about a new era of data center networking   2 July 2020 Espoo, Finland – Nokia will host a webcast to announce a new era in data center networking that will offer cloud builders an unprecedented ability to adapt, automate and scale. “The Switch is on” event runs Thursday, July 9 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT), and will include presentations by Nokia senior leaders. To attend this event, please register here.   About Nokia We create the technology to connect the world. Only Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. With our commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we are a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks. Our communications service provider customers support more than 6.4 billion subscriptions with our radio networks, and our enterprise customers have deployed over 1,300 industrial networks worldwide. Adhering to the highest ethical standards, we transform how people live, work and communicate. For our latest updates, please visit us online and follow us on Twitter @nokia....

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One year on from 5G launch, Vodafone first to showcase next phase of 5G technology

One year on from 5G launch, Vodafone first to showcase next phase of 5G technology Vodafone first in the UK to showcase next phase of 5G technology with new network built at Coventry University. Next phase of technology will deliver transformational benefits of 5G, including factory automation and mission-critical services. One year on from launching 5G in the UK, Vodafone has become the first UK operator to showcase the next phase of 5G technology, with a new network built for Coventry University. The new network, which uses what is known as ‘Standalone’ 5G technology, will be used to show the true benefits of 5G, including ultra-low latency, guaranteed speed performance, and the Internet of Things on a never-before-seen scale. Vodafone UK’s Chief Technology Officer, Scott Petty said: “This is a landmark in our 5G journey – just one year on from launch. 5G today is all about capacity and increased speeds. It’s giving people the best mobile experience ever, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg of what 5G can do.  With this new live network we’re demonstrating the future potential of 5G and how it will be so valuable to the UK economy. “This new phase of 5G starts to deliver on the incredible capabilities of 5G that have had so much attention, but haven’t yet been brought to life. From here, we will really start to...

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EnfuseNet: Rewriting the economics of vehicle autonomy

EnfuseNet: Rewriting the economics of vehicle autonomy Cambridge Consultants, part of the Capgemini Group, announces EnfuseNet, a breakthrough Artificial Intelligence (AI) system for autonomous vehicles. EnfuseNet fuses data from low-cost sensors and cameras – hardware costing just tens of dollars – to generate high-resolution depth data, the ideal reference point for autonomous systems. The result is revolutionary: very low-cost, high-resolution depth data that enables vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers to rewrite the economics of vehicle autonomy. The viability of mass-market autonomous vehicles hangs in the balance. The global market is expected to decline by more than 3% during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak1, and may take years to recover. High technology costs mean the automotive industry has struggled to introduce advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) beyond luxury vehicles and into the mass market. Meanwhile, the ‘arms race’ to rack up millions of driven miles to capture real-world training data favors a small group of early leaders, blocking new entrants. Against this background, Cambridge Consultants developed EnfuseNet, the first low-cost, high-resolution vehicle perception technology. EnfuseNet will help vehicle manufacturers and mobility technology providers to realize a critical element of a self-driving system at a much lower cost, and to deliver autonomy to new and larger segments of the automotive industry. Building an accurate and detailed depth point cloud – a 3D view around the vehicle – is critical...

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Nokia and Djezzy implement ultra-high network capacity technology to meet growing mobile traffic demand   Nokia Wavence solution for carrier aggregation supports increased traffic demand ahead of 5G rollouts   30 June 2020 Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has successfully completed a trial with Algerian mobile operator Djezzy, using microwave carrier aggregation technology to support increased demand for capacity. The trial utilized Nokia’s Wavence microwave transport solution with an ultra-high capacity of 8.5Gbps over a distance of nearly 6 kilometers. With its reduced latency and high capacity, the solution will allow Djezzy to deliver compelling experiences to its 14.2 million subscribers.   During the trial, which took place in the city of Sétif earlier this year, capacity was increased from 3.5Gbps to 8.5 Gbps and covered a distance of 5.7 kilometers, demonstrating how carrier aggregation technology can be utilized to support ever-increasing demands for data. This will become increasingly important as Djezzy prepares to cope with traffic growth and 4G densification. The trial also marks yet another milestone for Nokia in reaching such multi-gigabit capacity on a microwave radio link. The Nokia Wavence solution, which was used in the trial, offers innovative, high-capacity ultra-broadband transceivers to support operators as they transition to 5G networks. It also supports backhaul and fronthaul evolution with multi-gigabit capacity and low-latency transport with industry-leading levels of transmitted power. Eric Bourland, Chief...

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