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iQIYI Partners with MediaTek to Provide AV1-powered Ultra HD Streaming Experience in 5G Era

iQIYI Inc., an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced that it has forged a partnership (the "Partnership") with the global fabless semiconductor company MediaTek to support the AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 ("AV1") video coding technology on Android devices through MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G SoC series, becoming the first company in China to deliver the AV1 stream. The partnership will enable both sides to jointly promote the application of AV1 technology. In the future, iQIYI users will be able…

MATRIXX Announces Digital Transformation Assessment with Amazon Web Services to Help Communications Service Providers Monetize 5G

Assessment includes workshops to identify operator’s 5G transformation and enablement challenges, opportunities and cultural considerations MATRIXX Software, a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), announced it is working with AWS to offer a Digital Transformation Assessment. The assessment includes a jumpstart workshop designed to help Communications Service Providers (CSPs) accelerate their digital journey, including the monetization of 5G services and improved customer experience. Marketing…

OPPO, Ericsson, and MediaTek Realize VoNR Voice and Video Calls to Bring High-quality 5G Experience to Users

The company ranks among TOP 5 2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) by World Intellectual Property Organization OPPO announced that it has successfully conducted voice and video calls solely based on the next-generation 5G network, bringing high-quality 5G experience closer to reality. Partnering with Ericsson and MediaTek, the VoNR (Voice/Video on New Radio) calls were made on a modified commercial smartphone from OPPO. Featuring MediaTek's Dimensity 1000 series SoC using an end-to-end 5G Standalone (SA) network…

Verizon Buys BlueJeans to Open New Opportunities in 5G-Era of Remote Conferencing

Today, Verizon has announced it has struck a deal to acquire its rival, B2B Video Conferencing software company BlueJeans. The transactional details of the deal remain undisclosed at the time of this reporting. BlueJeans founders and key management team will join Verizon to lead the continued growth and innovation of the business. BlueJeans employees will become Verizon employees immediately following the close of the deal. In an official announcement, Verizon Business announced that BlueJeans Network will enable the…

Cellwize Launches Chime Platform, Accelerating 5G Networks for Mobile Network Operators

Cellwize's Cloud-based open RAN automation platform provides the flexibility and speed needed for the network of the future Cellwize Wireless Technologies Inc. (Cellwize), a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration, announced its next generation RAN automation and orchestration platform, Cellwize Chime, enabling network operators to cost-effectively achieve the scale and agility required to accelerate the roll-out and improve maintenance of 5G networks while managing their legacy networks. For the…

ZTE Partners With Kddi to Unveil New 5G Smartphones in Japan

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, announced that it will unveil the new product series ZTE a1 in Japan, in cooperation with the leading local operator KDDI in 2020. The new 5G smartphone will be compatible with both SA and NSA modes, featuring 6.5-inch display, AI quad shooting system and a 32MP selfie camera. In the 5G era, the two parties will team up to develop…

STRATACACHE and MobiledgeX Announce a Transformational Partnership in 5G/Edge Computing Technology

The Companies will Bring Global Customers and Leading Telco Providers Scaled Content, Media and Application Delivery Solutions STRATACACHE announced a partnership with MobiledgeX, who is making edge computing widely accessible and easy to consume, to jointly develop advanced content, media and application delivery solutions for the automotive sector on a global scale. As the world continues to change with Industry 4.0 towards being more mobile and interconnected, operators and application developers face increasing…

Acting in a Millisecond: How Brands Can Harness the Speed and Power of 5G

The global rollout of 5G will usher in a new age of connectivity. With speeds a hundred times faster than 4G technology and significantly reduced latency, 5G will be the single biggest opportunity—and challenge—for brands in 2020. The 5G conversation up to this point has been largely led by telecom companies like AT&T, Nokia, and Huawei. Marketers have talked about the power of IoT and connected devices, the benefits for autonomous vehicles, and the new potential of AR and VR. While many of us can’t agree on what…

Deloitte and Vlocity Announce New Joint 5G Media Solutions

Alliance to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Media & Entertainment Industry with Solutions Built on the Salesforce Platform Building on their existing alliance, Deloitte and Vlocity, Inc. today announced that together they will apply the strength of their portfolios to accelerate 5G adoption and digital transformation for the Media & Entertainment industry. Vlocity, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud software, will deliver cloud and mobile software that enables the potential of global 5G networks,…

Consumers Are Intrigued By 5G, But Need More Than Just Speed Reveals Research From MATRIXX Software

Consumers want more than just another G: more flexible pricing, expanded digital engagement and customer-centricity are imperative to achieve 5G success MATRIXX Software, an innovation powerhouse committed to transforming global commerce, released the results of a consumer and operator research study. The findings reveal that the benefits of 5G are not widely understood by consumers and that communication service providers (CSPs) will need to solve existing pain-points and entice customers with new experiences to…

Elisa Launches Three Unprecedented 5G Solutions in Collaboration with its Partners

A remote-controlled tractor, a mobile app for 3D models and high-resolution live streaming – these never-before-seen 5G solutions are just some of the several now on display in the just opened Elisa 5G Showroom. Elisa is continuously developing 5G services that are bringing new possibilities to different sectors of society: homes, companies and the public sector. The Elisa 5G Showroom is a part of this development work The 5G network and the possibilities it provides will have a profound effect on consumers, companies and…

HERE Unveils Geodata Models to Lower 5G Wireless Network Planning Costs and Accelerate Deployment

HERE, a location data and technology platform, today unveiled HERE Geodata Models to help accelerate the telecommunications industry’s planning and deployment of 5G wireless networks while reducing network planning operational expenses. HERE Geodata Models is a highly precise and scalable 3D digital representation of the buildings, trees and roadside objects (e.g. streetlights, utility poles, overpasses, billboards, etc.) making up the physical environment surrounding 5G antennas. The 3D digital representations provide 5G…

Cisco Update: 5G to Support More Than 10% of Global Mobile Connections by 2023

News Summary:By 2023:   5G Speeds will be 13 times higher than the Average Mobile Connection 66% of the global population will have Internet access – that's a WW Internet community of 5.3 billion people There will be nearly 30 billion devices/connections by 2023 – 45% of those will be mobile Average broadband speeds will rise from 46 Mbps to 110 Mbps Wi-Fi6 hotspots will grow 13-fold from 2020-2023 and will make up 11% of all public Wi-Fi hotspots According to the new Cisco Annual Internet Report, 5G will…

DNA Selects And Deploys Affirmed Networks As Foundation For New 5G NSA And SA Solution

Finnish Mobile Operator Deploys Affirmed's Virtualized Architecture for Fast, Reliable 5G Connectivity Capable of Delivering New Services and Rich Customer Experience to Residential and Enterprise Customers Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announced that it has been selected by DNA, one of the leading telecommunications providers in Finland, to replace its legacy network infrastructure. Affirmed's fully virtualized, web-scale, cloud-native solution will serve as the foundation for all…

Enea Launches Cloud-Native 4G/5G Unified Data Manager

The Cloud-Native Unified Data Manager Builds on a Software-Defined Approach to Manage and Monetize Data Enea launched the Enea Unified Data Manager, a hardware-agnostic, cloud-native network function for 4G and 5G data management. The software performs the 3GPP functions of Unified Data Management (UDM) in 5G networks and interoperates with any Home Subscriber Server (HSS) in 4G. The solution is a critical component in multi-vendor and multi-generation network architectures. Operators, who initially focused on the…

Accedian Takes EMEA Leadership to the Next Level, Solidifying Presence in the Region as 5G and Edge Opportunities Explode

Gerhard Auer Appointed to Lead the EMEA Region Based on Proven Excellence in Delivering Revenue-Generating Performance Management and Customer Experience Solutions Accedian, the leader in performance analytics and end user experience solutions, announced Gerhard Auer has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for EMEA and will lead the company's business in the region. Gerhard will capitalise on Accedian's continued growth in the region and will be responsible for bringing a strategic and unified focus to the…

KT Selects Amdocs CatalogONE Cloud-Native Solution to Rapidly Create and Launch New 5G Services

Solution Provides Operators the Business Agility to Quickly Introduce Differentiated 5G Use Cases and Shape New Connected Society Experiences Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, announced that KT Corporation, the largest quad-play service provider in South Korea, has started to upgrade and migrate their existing product catalog to Amdocs CatalogONE. This solution enables operators to create, deploy, test and launch new services at a much faster pace and quickly take…

AT&T and Deloitte to Explore the Future of Learning with 5G

AT&T* and Deloitte signed an agreement to bring 5G network connectivity and edge computing services to Deloitte University to help it transform the future of digital corporate learning and workplace collaboration. Deloitte University (DU) is a 700,000 sq. ft. leadership and learning center located near Dallas in Westlake, Texas. DU's learning programs are focused on developing the world's best leaders, often incorporating and relying on leading-edge technologies to help power their programs. Starting early next year,…

AT&T’s 5G Launch Means All Four Us Operators Now Sell 5G, Says GlobalData

Lynnette Luna, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “All four nationwide operators in the US now offer 5G services to consumers, but these are still early days, and the service is primarily attractive to consumers who enjoy adopting the latest technology. We will see 5G launches and consumer adoption accelerate in 2020 with better coverage and more reasonably priced 5G smartphones, which, at this point, cost $900 and up. Marketing Technology News: Rakuten Marketing…

Vodafone Qatar Premieres the Region’s First 5G MiFi® Mobile Hotspot from Inseego

Vodafone Qatar, together with Inseego Corp., a pioneer in 5G and IoT device-to-cloud solutions, introduced the 5G MiFi M1100, the first commercially available 5G mobile hotspot in Qatar and the region. With this new 5G MiFi hotspot, Vodafone Qatar customers can enjoy the power of 5G on their existing phones and other devices even if they are not 5G-enabled. Priced at QR 1,999 the 5G MiFi M1100 is available now at all Vodafone Qatar stores. We’re bringing #5G to life all over the world with our secure MiFi mobile hotspots.…