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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #41

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Google introduces Distributed Cloud


In order to address the needs of its enterprise customers, Google has announced their Distributed Cloud, which will allow users to balance their workload on the public cloud and private infrastructure. It is “a portfolio of solutions consisting of hardware and software that extend our infrastructure to the edge and into your data centers,” commented Sachin Gupta the GM and VP of Product for IaaS at Google. Built on Anthos, the Google Distributed Cloud is the perfect platform for local data processing, edge computing and on-premises modernization.


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Facebook rolls out Live Audio Rooms for creators worldwide


Live Audio Rooms, Facebook’s new feature designed to help public figures and groups to connect with their communities, has been released to a global audience. First launched only in the US back in June and limited to only iOS users, the solution is now available for Android device users as well. With this roll-out, the social media giant follows in the steps of many other platforms, who already offer their user base similar Clubhouse-style audio rooms, including Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, Discord, Spotify and Reddit.


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Vodacom Business introduces Remote Office solution 


Navigating remote and office work settings still remains a challenge for most businesses even over a year after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help enterprises streamline their work processes, Vodacom Business has launched their Remote Office solution that helps the scattered workforce to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently. The solution includes reliable Internet access, improved network visibility, the control of applications with SDWAN and robust security using multifactor authentication.


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RingCngentral launches new platform for Service providers


The cloud communication and contact center solution provider, RingCentral, has announced the release of a new platform called RingCentral Rise™, which has been created exclusively for service providers. The platform is built on the RingCentral cloud, allowing the possibility of deep integration with service providers’ technology and seamless co-branding opportunities for communication solutions. Several major companies like AT&T, TELUS and MCM have already had the opportunity to successfully pilot the RingCentral Rise™ platform.


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Vantage Data Centers announces $1billion campus in Johannesburg


Vantage Data Centers, the leading provider of hyperscale data centers, has started the construction of their first campus in Africa. Using the investment of $1billion from existing financial partners, Vantage plans to build a 12-hectare site in Johannesburg, South Africa following a blueprint of the company’s previous projects. The new carrier-neutral campus will focus on sustainable construction practices, including renewable energy options, permeable landscaping, natural on-site drainage and other green solutions.


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