Kamile Bigenyte


The anticipated turnaround in the augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) market remains elusive, as first-quarter shipments have once again plummeted. According to recent data from IDC, the volume of AR/VR shipments dropped by a staggering 67.4% compared to the same period last year. This decline follows a 54.4% drop in the first quarter of 2023 from the previous year.

Everton FC partnered with HPE’s Aruba to upgrade networking at their new stadium. Exertis and OpenText have enhanced their partnership to offer advanced security solutions. NEC and Ursa Space Systems are partnering to integrate NEC’s SAR satellite monitoring with Ursa Space’s global platform. Ericsson and Tomra collaborate to improve waste management with traceable recycling technology.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has initiated an investigation into Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) proposed multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Juniper Networks. This initial phase of the probe, announced on Wednesday, aims to determine if the merger could lead to a significant reduction in competition within the UK market for goods or services.

Samsung and MediaTek have successfully tested 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology over virtualized Radio Access Networks (vRAN), potentially extending battery life for IoT devices. The test, carried out in Samsung’s R&D lab in Korea, utilized Samsung’s vRAN 3.0 software, OpenRAN compliant radio, and MediaTek’s M60 modem-equipped RedCap testing platform.