News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #42

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Telefónica Tech and Fortinet announce new SD-WAN service

As the hybrid and cloud-centric work model has become the new normal, Telefónica Tech and the cybersecurity firm Fortinet have unveiled a new worldwide managed, software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution aimed at the work-from-home market. Fortinet’s latest solution, flexWAN, will debut in Spain before being rolled out internationally across Telefónica’s European and American markets. For corporate personnel connecting from their workplaces or other locations to their jobs, this solution combines networking and security into a single product.

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Vodafone launches Eco-SIMs

Vodafone has announced that it will begin providing customers half-sized Eco-SIM cards manufactured from recycled plastic. The Eco-SIM should reduce the requirement for 320 tonnes of new plastic to be manufactured each year, resulting in a reduction of about 1,280 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. Eco-SIMs are expected to be gradually introduced in all twelve of Vodafone’s European territories, as well as in Egypt, Turkey and South Africa. According to the company, Vodafone has already cut the quantity of plastic used in its SIM cards in half, and the introduction of Eco-SIMs manufactured from recycled plastic would further decrease the company’s environmental footprint.

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Prime Communications and SilverSky partner for cybersecurity in the US

SilverSky, a commercial cybersecurity service provider, has announced their partnership with Prime Communications (Prime), a Nebraska-based national supplier of tailored technology solutions to secure and connect people and institutions. Prime will provide SilverSky’s managed detection and response (MDR) services to its client base across the United States as part of the collaboration, increasing its comprehensive services and bolstering its growing cybersecurity emphasis.

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Cisco and Deutsche Telekom team up for faster and safer connectivity

Cisco and Deutsche Telekom (DT) share the goal of connecting more people and companies to high-quality internet with faster speeds, increased security, and the dependability required to support always-on connectivity. The new network design is driven by Cisco 8000 Series routers, the industry’s most powerful mass-scale routers. The Cisco 8000 Series, powered by Cisco Silicon One, provides the speed and power required to fulfill network needs and provide an ideal, secure experience for DT customers, as well as the ability to expand the current new 400 Gbps interfaces to 800 Gbps interfaces in the future.

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Twilio announces omni-channel marketing tool Twilio Engage

 During the company’s Signal customer conference, Twilio unveiled Twilio Engage, an omni-channel marketing solution built on top of Segment. Twilio purchased Segment for $3.2 billion in 2020. The new tool will combine multiple Twilio products, including Segment, to build an altogether new cloud marketing technology platform. The new app’s objective is to assist marketers in better understanding their consumers and delivering a method to provide more personalized communications.

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