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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #35

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Starlink experienced a worldwide outage

On August 30, the Starlink broadband satellite service experienced a three-hour disruption before returning to operation. Users in the United States, New Zealand, Mexico, and the Netherlands rushed to Twitter and Reddit to complain about service failures and interruptions. The satellite company made no comments on the reason for the outage and service delays.

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Ameren will use Ericsson to power its private communications network

Ericsson has stated that it will provide its Radio Access Network (RAN) and help power Ameren’s private communications network. This is the outcome of a recent infrastructure and service collaboration deal between Ericsson and Ameren that was signed for a period of ten years. As there won’t be any more external suppliers looking after the data and information on the network, Ameren will also have a higher degree of cybersecurity.

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Sony reveals new Xperia smartphone

At IFA 2022 in Berlin, Sony revealed the Xperia 5 IV. The 5 IV, Sony’s diminutive sister of the flagship Xperia 1 IV, packs many of the same capabilities into a smaller body. A unique 21:9 display, a large back camera with a video-capture bias, and a 3.5mm headphone connection. However, you’ll need to acquire your own charger and a USB cable, as Sony has eliminated all plastics from the now-extremely tiny retail package. On the plus side, the Xperia 5 IV has wireless charging, a first for the 5 series. It will be released in September 2022.

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SoftBank pledges to achieve “Net Zero” by 2050

SoftBank Corp. has vowed to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the whole value chain to nearly zero in order to reach ‘Net Zero‘ emissions by 2050. In order to achieve this goal, SoftBank will work to reduce GHG emissions produced by its supplier chain in addition to its current efforts to do so from its own business operations and energy usage. SoftBank will support the development of a decarbonized society by employing AI and other cutting-edge technologies and by closely collaborating with its commercial partners.

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Sinch collaborates with Blueshift to expand client engagement

Sinch has partnered with Blueshift to provide robust, two-way conversational experiences across several channels. The Blueshift and Sinch solution is ideally positioned to fulfill the present and new trends in conversational marketing requirements, which need dynamic and hyper customized engagements. Marketers can effortlessly coordinate a consistent experience across conversational platforms as well as traditional marketing channels such as email, paid media, and smartphone notifications.

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