News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #48

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Orange to cut down energy use by deploying 5G

Orange claims to be on a mission to alleviate strain on Europe’s energy networks. The corporation asserts that it can save energy and is doing this by introducing the latest generation of technology, in particular 5G. All of this effort is being applied in order for the company to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Deploying 5G is cited as a crucial component of this undertaking.

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FCC bans all Huawei and ZTE equipment

The sale and import of equipment produced by Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE has been banned by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Dahua Technology and Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, as well as radio equipment producer Hytera Communications Corp., are also banned. According to the FCC, these suppliers pose a threat to national security in the United States, and their technology may potentially be used to spy on US residents.

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CyberRatings.org releases test results of eight security vendors

In its first-ever Cloud Network Firewall comparative evaluation, CyberRatings.org conducted an impartial examination of eight market-leading security solutions. The public cloud provider used to perform  this test was Amazon Web Services (AWS). The test examined core firewall functions such as basic routing, access control, SSL / TLS decryption, threat prevention (exploits), evasion, performance, stability and dependability and management.

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Vyopta partners with Zoom

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. has expanded its cooperation with Vyopta. This collaboration will provide enterprises with augmented intelligence to enhance the overall user experience. In addition, this venture between the two companies will also make it easier for enterprises to implement Zoom Meetings, Zoom Phone, Zoom Rooms and Zoom Webinars.

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Elon Musk rumored to be working on a smartphone

Elon Musk and Twitter have been at the center of controversy lately. To add to the squabbles since Musk’s takeover,  although Apple and Google have not formally said or hinted that they intend to prohibit Twitter, both businesses have policies in place to prevent hate speech, discrimination and harassment.  In response to this potential development, Musk stated that his only option would be to develop a different smartphone if Twitter were to be prohibited from the iPhone or Android app stores.

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