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DB Systel GmbH Selects Ribbon to Build Optical Backbone Network

DB Systel GmbH Selects Ribbon to Build Optical Backbone Network Project improves service capabilities and broadband availability in DB Systel GmbH network at Deutsche Bahn AG   Westford, MA, September 3, 2020  – Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that ECI, now part of Ribbon, was selected by DB Systel GmbH, the digital partner to Deutsche Bahn AG, one of the world’s leading mobility and logistics companies, to build and deploy a state-of-the-art, flexible optical backbone network. This new network will fulfill the railway company’s digitization and bandwidth needs while offering maximum availability, flexibility and scalability. DB Systel implemented this network as part of Deutsche Bahn AG’s “broaDBand project”. The new Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)-based high-performance optical transport network enables DB Systel to offer transmission capacities to carriers, service providers and other companies while executing its own bandwidth initiatives. “We are very proud that we were able to quickly build a complete optical backbone network,” said Jens Liebel, Head of Network Services at DB Systel. “With Ribbon, we have a highly competent partner who knows how to best implement the diverse requirements of a railway company, and we can now meet all the requirements of advanced digital networking within Deutsche Bahn and with our partners to the external...

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EE introduces new 5G enabled business plans for work and play

EE introduces new 5G enabled business plans for work and play   New business mobile and tech specific plans on the fastest 5G network Uncapped speeds and Reserve Data for complete peace of mind New entertainment services available with Smart Benefits, as well as a new Lifetime Guarantee and Next Day Replacement, all exclusive to EE   3 September 2020 – EE today has unveiled its latest small business mobile plans in a complete refresh of its mobile packages, to help SMEs work more flexibly and access new entertainment services as the traditional lines between work and play continue to blur. SME customers can now enjoy a range of 5G ready handset and SIM Only business plans to access the fastest speeds possible on the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network. These refreshed business mobile plans allow customers to enjoy not only the fastest 5G network, but also Unlimited Data and a range of unique Smart Benefits. Exclusive to EE only, business handset customers also cover Lifetime Guarantee and Free Next Day Replacement for their device at no extra cost, and the option to upgrade to a new device when they want during their contract. Bundled together, these benefits ensure that small business customers have complete peace of mind with always-on and reliable connectivity – whether that’s for business or personal use.   Make the most of the best...

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INNOVATIVE IP TRANSIT GAMING SOLUTION SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES LAG BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL GAMING NODES

INNOVATIVE IP TRANSIT GAMING SOLUTION SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES LAG BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL GAMING NODES   Luanda, Angola 2 September 2020: By observing and analysing the most used data traffic routings of gamers and other internet users during the widespread Covid-19 global lockdown, multinational IT solutions provider, Angola Cables has engineered and developed a dedicated IP transit solution offering significant latency reductions on international IP routings. Through dedicated or premium connections between the major gaming servers across the world, gamers on the African continent and in the southern hemisphere are able to drastically reduce latency or lag by between 20 and 50%. During the course of a live streamed simulation event between users in South America and Africa, the company was able to show a reduction in ping of between 70 and 100ms.The significant reduction in latency is a game-altering improvement for many gamers in Africa who have traditionally been handicapped by poor connection speeds and the resulting lag. The solution showcased by Angola Cables effectively selects the optimal routes between the international game server platforms or providers and the end user, providing a more direct hyper connection offering a better quality, improved ping, and lower latency link. Gamers or users whose internet providers are connected directly to the Angola Cables network will be able to compete without delays in connectivity, resulting in a better overall gaming experience. The reduction in latency...

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Nokia announces new advanced qualification in industry’s premier end-to-end 5G certification program

Nokia announces new advanced qualification in industry’s premier end-to-end 5G certification program   1st September 2020   Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it is launching the first in a series of professional level certifications to train and certify industry professionals on end-to-end 5G networks, from network access to application management.   The Nokia Bell Labs End-to-End 5G Networking Certification program is vendor-agnostic and provides a deeper knowledge of 5G networking with a focus on Access, Core and Transport domains. It is designed for business and technology professionals as a follow-up to Nokia’s popular foundation-level 5G Associate Certification that was introduced in February. By gaining a greater understanding of the concepts and frameworks of end-to-end 5G networking, companies will benefit from faster realization of 5G strategies and the competitive advantage of providing high-value 5G services. Marcus Weldon, Nokia CTO and President of Nokia Bell Labs, said: “The future of work is about workers in every industry being augmented with the knowledge that is most relevant to them for every task, at every point in time. A key enabler of that future is 5G networking technologies that will form the digital fabric of this future. Gaining knowledge of how end-to-end 5G networks will impact every possible aspect of our connected world is essential to select the right strategy for your business. So, whether you work in a communications service...

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5G could deliver up to $3.3 trillion of economic and social value in Latin America by 2035

5G could deliver up to $3.3 trillion of economic and social value in Latin America by 2035 Omdia and Nokia publish an in depth report “Why 5G in Latin America” The report finds 5G is essential to Latin America, facilitating digital transformation, GDP growth and a $9 trillion revolution in productivity   28 August 2020   Espoo, Finland – Omdia and Nokia’s “Why 5G in Latin America” report finds 5G will come to Latin America, sooner rather than later. The region lags its peers in productivity and economic growth, both of which will be enhanced by digital transformation. This, in turn, requires significantly enhanced broadband communications, and that leads to 5G which could add $3.3 trillion of value by 2035 and a $9 trillion improvement in productivity. The report discusses the region’s macro-economic performance over the past decade, making the case for digital transformation and ultra-broadband, especially 5G. It highlights the problem: a gap with developed nations in broadband penetration which is not going away. It goes on to show how 5G impacts both consumers and enterprise and why it is essential to the region, country by country and industry by industry. Brazil will see the largest total gain with $1.216 trillion of 5G Economic impact and an increase in productivity of $3,084 trillion. The ICT industry will be most affected in the country with a $241 billion Economic...

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