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Nokia 5G to support Industry 4.0 adoption at Agnico Eagle Finland mining operations

Operational 5G standalone (5G SA) network to support above and below ground mining operations for Kittilä mine, the largest primary gold producer in Europe.

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Cellnex UK awarded a 10-year contract to deliver 5G private network

Cellnex UK has been awarded a contract by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to design and build a 5G private network, consisting of a 5G core network and a Radio Access Network, in Basing View, Basingstoke's central business district.

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Ericsson launches Time-Critical Communication for real-time 5G experiences

New software toolbox will deliver consistent low latency and high reliability in 5G networks.

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Black Box and Avaya team up on UCaaS solutions

Black Box and Avaya have expanded their partnership to Europe to offer Black Box clients enterprise-wide unified communications and cloud-based collaboration solutions built on Avaya Cloud Office™ by RingCentral©. This makes Black Box an Avaya Cloud Office-certified partner in Europe and a strategic partner for Avaya OneCloud™ UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) and OneCloud™ CCaaS (Contact Center as a Service) solutions around the world.

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Lumen and Cisco expand their partnership

For the past 18 months, companies have been heavily investing in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) tools that are necessary for remote work. Now, as remote and hybrid work environments become ubiquitous and technology continues to advance, many of these same companies are looking for new ways to provide reliable, fast, and secure collaboration solutions that maximize their existing UC&C investments.

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Telcoslack 5G strategy

Research by NTT DATA UK and teknowlogy Group finds that only 34% of enterprises have a plan in place for 5G.

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Bridge Alliance and TM Forum partner

Collaboration will drive the advancement of industry standards on Open APIs for multi-access edge computing.

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StarLeaf releases Enterprise Communications Failover Service for Business Continuity and Incident Response

StarLeaf has introduced tarLeaf Standby, said to be the world’s first dedicated collaboration failover service for business continuity and incident response.

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HCL Technologies launches 5G O-RAN Lab

HCL Technologies has launched a 5G Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) lab in India that will enable global telecom industry players to transition to a 5G network.

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Xilinx and NEC accelerate next-generation 5G radio units

5G radio units to incorporate the Xilinx 7nm Versal AI Core series, enabling breakthrough signal processing for massive MIMO beamforming with O-RAN interfaces.

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BT and Oracle to accelerate delivery of new 5G services in the UK

Oracle Communications Converged Policy Management will support new 5G offerings across the EE mobile network.

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Nokia selected by Spark to accelerate 5G rollout in New Zealand

Nokia to support the expansion of Spark’s 5G services nationwide, as well as 4G mobile network upgrades.

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S. Korea’s KT Corp. acquires Epsilon Telecommunications

Epsilon extends KT’s international capabilities and provides new levels of automation and orchestration in global networking.

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5G race accelerates

5G Standalone Core dominates key service provider activity.

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Vodafone and Ericsson halve energy consumption in breakthrough 5G trial

Vodafone and Ericsson demonstrate 43% reduction in 5G energy consumption during trial in Central London.

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Videos

Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
James Brodhurst, Principal Consultant at Resistant.ai, discusses the significant, increasing threat posed to consumers and businesses by ever more sophisticated and agile cyber-criminals. The good news is that there’s a range of technology solutions available to mitigate the risks posed by cybercrime, Resistant.ai’s identity forensics being one of them.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.

Expert Opinions

By Gareth Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Ultima.
Balancing the needs of employees in both the virtual and physical workplace. By Chris Lorigan, Surface Portfolio Product Manager, Microsoft UK.
By Sharon Einstein, General Manager, Customer Engagement Analytics, NICE.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.