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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #34

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OneWeb launches 34 more broadband satellites

OneWeb has reported the successful launch of 34 additional low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, increasing the total deployment to 288. The company plans to grow its fleet to 648 satellites by the end of next year in order to provide worldwide coverage. The rollout comes after the conclusion of OneWeb’s Five to 50 mission, and it bodes well for the promise of a commercial service later this year, followed by a worldwide service in 2022. The forthcoming 648-strong LEO fleet claims data speed of up to 195mbps, with latency as low as 50ms.

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Comcast acquires Masergy

Comcast Business has agreed to purchase Masergy, a cloud and software-defined networking business that provides a portfolio of managed services such as SD-WAN, unified communications-as-a-service, call center-as-a-service and security. The purchase price was not revealed. Comcast’s goal with this acquisition is to enhance its capacity to serve large and mid-sized businesses and realize a worldwide reach. The deal will better position Comcast Business to fulfill the rising demand for remote work solutions, which have been bolstered by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Samsung announced investment areas for next three years

Over the next three years, Samsung plans to invest $206 billion on semiconductors, biopharmaceuticals, 5G and other future technologies such as 6G and quantum computing. According to the company, three-quarters of the entire investment would be spent on expanding operations and creating jobs in South Korea. Over the next three years, the business expects to hire 40,000 additional employees in South Korea, 10,000 more than originally stated. The majority of this investment capital will most likely be used to strengthen the company’s position in the semiconductor sector.

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RingCentral releases new capabilities

RingCentral, a provider of global enterprise cloud communications, video meetings, collaboration and contact center solutions, has announced a suite of new capabilities to assist organizations in running and growing their businesses by enabling employees to communicate and collaborate effectively, securely and productively from anywhere. RingCentral has announced numerous new features for its Message Video Phone (MVP) unified communications platform, which will make meetings more secure, feature-rich and user-friendly. RingCentral specifically announced the following upgrades amongst others: dynamic end-to-end encryption (E2EE), C5:2020 certification compliance and RingCentral Add-Ins.

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Dialpad announces Clio integration

Dialpad has announced an integration with Clio, a premier cloud-based, legal technology firm. The new service, powered by Dialpad’s patented Voice Intelligence, offers law firms best-in-class VoIP features, SMS capabilities, extensive call statistics, limitless audio recordings and real-time transcription for calls and conferences. Integrating Dialpad into the Clio platform makes use of AI communications to swiftly scale time-consuming legal operations such as time monitoring and note-taking. When combined with Clio’s end-to-end platform, attorneys may have access to the straightforward, cloud-based solutions they require to optimize their work.

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