News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #14

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GoTo Launches Miradore Premium+ for Simplified Mobile Device Management

GoTo has introduced Miradore Premium+, a new subscription tier tailored for growing businesses seeking streamlined mobile device management (MDM). Acquired in 2022 by GoTo, Miradore now offers enhanced features for managing diverse devices (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows) with ease. Premium+ integrates with Microsoft Entra ID for automated device assignments and GoTo Resolve for seamless remote support, reducing complexity and costs for IT admins. This solution addresses the rising importance of MDM amidst cybersecurity threats and hybrid work environments. Miradore Premium+ boasts budget-friendly pricing, time-saving integrations, low complexity, and robust security features, simplifying IT operations for businesses.

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CallTower Enhances Webex with CT Text for Seamless Multilingual Communication

CallTower, a global leader in cloud-based unified communications, introduces CT Text with MMS and SMS texting features in Cisco Webex. This integration enables direct text communication within Webex Calling, fostering efficient collaboration. With support for over 60 languages, CT Text ensures seamless contact and conversation searching. Leveraging existing voice numbers, users can maximize reach and impact. CT Text facilitates group texting and translation, enhancing global communication strategies. CallTower’s certification as a Cisco Partner guarantees end-to-end compatibility and reliability, ensuring high-quality services for various Webex deployments, from basic calling to enterprise-scale solutions.

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NGMN Urges Standardization for Monitoring Energy in Virtualized Networks

NGMN’s latest report highlights the need for industry-standard measures to track energy consumption in virtualized mobile networks. While current standards cover traditional RAN equipment well, they lag in addressing the complexities of virtualized and cloud-native functions. MNOs are increasingly focused on sustainability, with real-time energy monitoring seen as essential for reducing carbon emissions. The report suggests leveraging the Redfish standard and open-source tools like Kepler and Prometheus for precise, network-wide energy usage data. NGMN calls for improvements in 3GPP’s frameworks to accurately reflect VNF/CNF energy performance, emphasizing the importance of standardisation in advancing green network initiatives.

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Casa Systems Sells Business Units Amid Telecom Sector Decline

Casa Systems, a US telecoms vendor, is selling its Axyom business to Lumine Group and its cable interests to Vecima Networks due to a downturn in capital spending. Axyom specializes in cloud-native 5G core software and RAN. Lumine Group is acquiring Axyom in a fire-sale facilitated by Casa’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Vecima Networks has made a $20 million bid for Casa’s cable assets. Casa’s CEO, Michael Glickman, attributes the need to sell to industry-wide investment declines. This sale aims to maximize value, preserve jobs, and minimize customer disruption. Despite challenges, Casa’s business units may find new opportunities in the changing telecom landscape.

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