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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #34

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Bridgepointe Teams Up with Broadvoice to Elevate Tech Solutions

Communication solutions provider, Broadvoice, has formed a strategic alliance with tech advisory firm, Bridgepointe Technologies Inc. This collaboration enables Bridgepointe’s technology experts to offer Broadvoice’s renowned cloud communication services to their mid-market clientele. With a focus on optimizing technology investments, Bridgepointe aims to leverage Broadvoice’s UCaaS and CCaaS solutions tailored for small and mid-sized businesses. Broadvoice’s comprehensive offerings, including their CCaaS and b-hive platforms, are designed to enhance customer experiences and streamline business communication. This partnership aligns seamlessly with both companies’ commitment to exceptional customer service and technological innovation.

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OpenAI Releases Customizable GPT-3.5 Turbo

OpenAI has revealed that businesses can now fine-tune GPT-3.5 Turbo with their own data, resulting in tailored models that can rival GPT-4’s performance for specific tasks. This fall, OpenAI plans to extend the fine-tuning capabilities to GPT-4. The refinement process allows companies to create bots with specialized abilities, such as delivering precise responses in specific languages. Unlike earlier limitations to GPT-3 variants, this new approach ensures individualized solutions. OpenAI assures that client data will remain confidential. Moreover, GPT-3.5 Turbo’s efficiency for non-chat applications, handling up to 4,000 tokens, has been validated by early testers.

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Verizon, Ericsson, and MediaTek Advance Low-Cost 5G Device Possibilities

Verizon, in collaboration with Ericsson and MediaTek, has achieved successful data and voice sessions over its 5G network using Ericsson’s new RedCap compatible software and MediaTek’s RedCap testing platform. This achievement opens avenues for cost-effective and energy-efficient devices like consumer wearables, fitness trackers, and enterprise IoT solutions to operate seamlessly on Verizon’s 5G network. The innovation holds promise for lighter, lower-complexity devices with extended battery life. The demonstration highlights the potential of Ericsson’s RedCap software and paves the way for diverse 5G devices to enter the market, aligning with Verizon’s goal to drive the 5G ecosystem forward.

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Versa Networks Tops Gartner’s SASE Report

Versa Networks, a global leader in AI/ML powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), has achieved the highest score for Network-Driven SASE in Gartner’s inaugural 2023 Critical Capabilities report. Additionally, Versa secured a top-three rank for Basic SASE and SASE with Advanced Security Use Cases. With a focus on integrated network and security services, Versa’s single-vendor SASE offerings streamline complexities for clients, enhancing security, application experience, and operational efficiency. Recognized as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2023 Magic Quadrant for Single-Vendor SASE, Versa’s consolidated approach appeals to organizations simplifying branch technology stacks. Complimentary reports are available on Versa’s website.

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