News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #33

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PLDT and Omnispace to develop space-based 5G

In order to create space-based 5G applications, US satellite and communications company Omnispace has partnered with the wireless arm of Philippine telecom PLDT, Smart. The goal of the partnership is to use LEO satellites to investigate and demonstrate the potential of 5G communications. This comes after the debut of Omnispace Spark’s first phase, which the business bills as “the world’s first global 5G-capable satellite network.” The list of potential use cases includes expanding network coverage for disaster relief, allowing 5G connection in remote locations and more.

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AT&T donates to digital literacy programs

65,000 individuals are expected to benefit from AT&T’s digital literacy programs by learning how to use computers and mobile devices securely and responsibly. More than 400 libraries and community centers will get bilingual, in-person digital literacy training as part of AT&T’s $6 million in donations. The lessons cover everything from the fundamentals of computers to how to spot scams. Members of Digitunity’s Digital Opportunity Network will receive funds from AT&T to provide seminars on digital literacy at their respective sites for a period of six months.

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Google brings Workspace Individual to Europe

Shortly after launching the service in other areas, Google is expanding its Workspace Individual subscription plan to Europe. The productivity and collaboration software package formerly known as G Suite is now branded as Workspace. The internet behemoth explicitly targets solo company entrepreneurs, who pay a monthly charge for upscale video calling tools. Recently, Google also revealed a number of forthcoming innovations, including e-signatures built right into Google Docs.

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Apple announces the date for iPhone 14 unveiling

On September 7, Apple plans to have a launch event to introduce the iPhone 14 range. In keeping with the strategy it chose at the beginning of the pandemic, the business plans to webcast the event online. The release of the new iPhones will mark the beginning of a hectic autumn product season that also has many new Macs, high-end and low-end iPads, and three different Apple Watch models.

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TD Synnex partners with CallTower 

A strategic agreement between TD Synnex and cloud-based enterprise-class unified communications provider CallTower has been announced. The alliance is a component of a plan developed jointly by CallTower and TD Synnex to speed up growth by gaining access to resellers for brand awareness, positioning, and sales alignment that will generate new long- and short-term business. Due to the fact that they will be offering sales and technical training, this will also increase the marketing efforts for new opportunities.

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