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Telefónica Chile evolves core network

Telefónica Chile evolves core network Telefónica Chile selects Ericsson for full virtualization of its network functions, becoming the first operator in the country to deploy a virtualized core network Ericsson Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution to be deployed, enabling flexible network transformation to be prepared for 5G and IoT Enables faster time-to-market for innovative products and services for a diverse set of new use cases Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by Telefónica Chile, the largest mobile network operator and internet service provider in the country, to completely virtualize the operator’s core network. A fully virtualized core network provides the operator with faster time-to-market of innovative new products and services that capture the opportunities presented by use cases in 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). Under the terms of the new deal, Ericsson will deploy its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution, including virtual EPC, virtual IMS, virtual AAA and NFVi. This provides Telefónica Chile with the largest number of virtualized telco applications in a shared resource environment known as UNICA. Nicolás Brancoli, Head of Customer Unit South Latin America, says: “As market leaders in key 5G technologies such as NFV and SDN, Ericsson is helping operators around the world to evolve their existing networks toward 5G. With this deal, we will deliver the first 5G Ready Core network in the country to Telefónica Chile, enabling the operator to...

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Minister for Digital: Building a Full Fibre Britain

Building a full fibre Britain From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Published: 2 November 2017 Delivered on: 2 November 2017 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Minister for Digital Matt Hancock’s speech to the Broadband Stakeholder Group 2017 Conference Thanks for the opportunity to speak with you today. Like many of you, I often meet interesting people in my job. But there’s one serious frustration. And that is, just as I’m talking to them about the many fascinating things they do, instead they want to badger me about their broadband. Every day. This problem reached its zenith just last week when I met Tim Peake, Britain’s inspirational astronaut, and he collared me about the broadband on his space station. Tim, for next time you’re up there, I’m sure one of our ambitious Altnets can help. So today is different. Because today, it’s you who’ve got to listen to me talk about broadband. And not just my broadband, but everyone’s. It is a full year since I spoke to the Broadband World Forum, and set out our plans for a full fibre future. Today I want to talk about the exciting momentum that is building in this industry and about our plans for the future. Let’s start by acknowledging Britain’s current high levels of connectivity. The recent Global Connectivity...

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Fujitsu & NetApp support compliance requirements with private storage for public cloud customers

Fujitsu and NetApp Support Compliance Requirements with Private Storage for Public Cloud Customers News facts: Fujitsu integrates dedicated NetApp storage systems within its Hybrid Storage solution, deployed in the Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 data centers, to provide private storage for public and virtual private cloud customers Data from multiple public clouds can now be stored privately and within geographic boundaries – a key step towards compliance with regulatory requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Provides visibility and insight, access and control, protection and security over entire cloud-based estates London, November 2, 2017 – Fujitsu today announces a milestone in enabling Fujitsu’s Cloud Service K5 Public and Virtual Private Cloud customers to take an important step towards compliance with legislation related to data storage – by partnering with NetApp to provide a new capability to privately consolidate and store data from one or more public clouds, in the location of their choice. By extending its long-standing collaboration with NetApp, Fujitsu is providing Cloud Service K5 customers with dedicated private storage on public cloud systems. The Fujitsu Hybrid Storage solution is based on the NetApp Private Storage offering hosted in Fujitsu’s global data centers. Public cloud services are ideal for cost-conscious customers, since they typically use pooled, shared resources to drive down operational costs – while virtual private cloud users can select dedicated compute and networking functions,...

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EMVCo Launches EMV Secure Remote Commerce Technical Framework

EMVCo Launches EMV Secure Remote Commerce Technical Framework New framework provides a foundation to evolve the remote commerce environment to offer greater security, convenience and interoperability 02 November 2017 – Technical body EMVCo has publicly released EMV® Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) – Technical Framework version 1.0. The framework describes the roles, high level processes and data descriptions that enable card data to be protected and exchanged in a consistent and secure manner within the remote commerce environment.  The technical framework will be followed by the publication of a detailed specification that defines the protocol and core functions. Remote commerce refers to the purchase of goods and services by consumers via applications and browsers on mobile phones, tablets, desktop computers and Internet-connected devices. EMV SRC will address the complexities and potential vulnerabilities within the remote payments environment by defining a consistent approach to enable the secure transmission and interaction of payment card data among participants. This helps reduce exposure to data compromise and simplify merchant support of these solutions. The goals of EMVCo’s SRC work are to: Extend the approach to security successfully utilised at the physical point-of-sale to the remote payments environment. Reduce ecosystem complexity by providing consistent and simplified integration processes and interfaces among stakeholders. Enhance the security of remote commerce websites and applications through the introduction of dynamic data to enable the secure transmission of payment and...

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Rambus, Samsung & Interac Collaborate on Samsung Pay in Canada

Rambus Collaborates with Samsung Canada and Interac to Help Deliver Samsung Pay in Canada Tokenization allows Canadian cardholders to make secure mobile payments SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 2, 2017 – Today Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), a leader in digital security, semiconductor and IP products and services, announced that it has teamed with Samsung Canada and Interac Association / Acxsys Corporation, the organizations behind Canada’s leading payment brand, to help enable Interac Debit on Samsung Pay in Canada. The Interac Token Service Provider (TSP), developed in collaboration with Rambus, now helps allow Interac users to make secure mobile debit payments through tokenized transactions using Samsung Pay. With the addition of tokenization, this TSP substitutes sensitive information with unique reference numbers to minimize the risk of fraud. Samsung Pay, a widely accepted mobile payment solution, is a highly-secure platform that works with three levels of security – fingerprint authentication, card tokenization and Samsung’s mobile security platform Samsung KNOX. Thanks to Samsung’s Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, Samsung Pay works wherever you can tap an Interac card today. Now, with the integration of the Interac TSP, Canadian customers can continue to use Samsung Pay in the most convenient way possible. “When it comes to mobile payments, we understand the important balance of convenience and security and Samsung Pay provides just that – a simple, secure and convenient seamless mobile payment solution,” said Paul Brannen, COO and executive vice president of Samsung Electronics...

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