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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #35

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Verizon to enable spam call filtering by default on select Android phones

Verizon has begun auto-enrolling eligible customers in its free Call Filter service, thus automatically protecting Android users through spam-detection and blocking of high-risk calls. The Federal Communications Commission’s recent ruling has given phone carriers more authority to block spam calls, and Verizon is taking advantage of it to better protect customers. The Call Filter app will automatically block calls from any numbers reported as fraudulent and forward them to voicemail.


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Google and Dell team up on the first Chromebooks made for business

Dell Technologies Inc. and Google LLC have announced the launch of their jointly developed laptops – the Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise and Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise. These two laptops are based on existing Dell’s Latitude models, except they run Chrome OS and offer extra security and organisational features. Both machines come with 8th-generation Intel Core i7 CPUs and will be the first Chromebooks to offer up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and enterprise-class SSDs of up to 1 TB.


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Epsilon delivers on-demand cloud connectivity for Telin Hong Kong

Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Hongkong) Limited (Telin HK) and Epsilon team up to deliver direct and on-demand cloud connectivity in Asia. Telin HK seeks to establish direct and secure connection to Alibaba Cloud as well as other major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) interconnected on Epsilon’s global network fabric. This collaboration will also allow Telin HK to interconnect with more than 220 data centres and major Internet Exchanges worldwide, enabling faster service deployment and expanding its global network coverage.


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Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson join forces on integrated solutions for industrial customers

Deutsche Telekom has started a strategic partnership with Ericsson to offer Campus Networks for industrial enterprise customers. The Campus Network technology uses Deutsche Telekom’s solutions, including Wi-Fi and local network integration, and IoT. The combination of public and private cellular networks will provide the best coverage and capacity on the campus and in a surrounding area of activity. The staff in the campus area will have significantly better connectivity for voice and data communication and will benefit from improved security, efficiency and sustainability of operations.


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Sprint and Nokia ramp up 5G services in the US

Sprint Corporation has launched True Mobile 5G services in areas of New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Phoenix, known to be the largest and most dense urban markets in the United States. As of now, the company’s next-generation wireless service is live in parts of nine major markets, covering about 2,100 square miles. Built on Nokia’s network technology, Sprint True Mobile 5G is expected to reach approximately 11 million people in the coming days, a number that surpasses any other US carrier to date.


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