News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #44

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IBM to purchase security firm ReaQta

IBM intends to buy endpoint security firm ReaQta in order to improve its automated cybersecurity threat detection and response capabilities. The acquisition broadens IBM’s capabilities in the extended detection and response (XDR) sector, consistent with the company’s objective to supply security through an open approach that spans diverse technologies, data and hybrid cloud environments. IBM also introduced QRadar XDR, a new suite of XDR capabilities designed to assist security analysts in breaking down the walls between the industry’s growth of point products and gaining full insight through security tools and data sources, both in the cloud and on-premises.

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Airtel Africa and UNICEF enter a multi-million-dollar partnership

Airtel Africa, an African telecoms service provider, has established a partnership with UNICEF to expedite the roll-out of digital learning by connecting schools to the Internet and assuring free access to educational platforms in 13 countries. Airtel Africa is the first African business sector partner to commit millions of dollars to UNICEF’s ‘Reimagine Education’ program, which calls for governmental and private sector investment in digital learning as a critical service for all children across the world. The alliance will help to guarantee that every kid achieves their full potential by offering access to high-quality digital learning.

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Evolve IP is partnering with Dubber

Evolve IP®, a global supplier of Work Anywhere solutions, has announced a partnership with Dubber, a cloud-based conversational recording and AI service provider. Enterprises may use Dubber and Evolve IP together to evaluate data points across conversations, record key aspects of calls, videos and texts, and enhance customer and employee interactions in a simple, automated and compliant way. The Dubber platform will give Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and Evolve IP’s business phone services a uniform recording and analytics solution. Many existing Evolve IP customers with Call Recording solutions will be upgraded to Dubber early next year.

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Windstream Enterprise announces a new meeting platform

Windstream Enterprise, a communications and software firm, has introduced OfficeSuite Live, a new meeting platform that offers seamless virtual collaboration for voice, video and content sharing. This service is excellent for businesses that are seeking a readily available, on-demand solution for establishing sessions amongst colleagues with up to 250 participants. With one-on-one meetings and group collaborative sessions, this solution boosts enterprise client productivity, all through a contemporary and straightforward user interface. OfficeSuite Live customers simply host or attend audio or video meetings using a web browser, with no program to download and install.

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BT and OneWeb announce a LEO satellite agreement

BT Group and OneWeb, a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite company, are expanding on a previous arrangement. The parties have agreed to a contract for connection services and plan to begin live testing in early 2022. The stated deal expands on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the parties in July. Both firms are based in the United Kingdom, and BT intends to begin with lab experiments at its Bristol facility to demonstrate how LEO satellite services can interface with current terrestrial capabilities. BT says the agreement lays out a clear path for initial satellite services to be accessible to customers within a year.

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