Sunday, September 13, 2020

Ericsson hits 5.4 Gbps in its own C Band campus network

 Ericsson demonstrated a 5G campus network using C Band spectrum and achieving 5.4 Gbps peak cell capacity.

The demonstration used Ericsson's commercial equipment and 16-layer Multi-user MIMO 256 QAM with 8 UEs over 100MHz on C Band.

The C Band campus network utilizes a test license C Band Special Temporary Authorization (STA) from the FCC and consists of 64T64R AAS radio, baseband, Router 6000 and core network equipment from Ericsson, and is part of the 5G Distributed Innovation Network at Ericsson’s Plano, Texas, facility.

Kevin Zvokel, Head of Networks, Ericsson North America says: “Exceeding 5 Gbps on C Band spectrum sets high expectations for mid-band 5G deployments in the US. Ericsson is prepared to help our customers deploy 5G infrastructure now with superior performance and coverage to deliver the full potential of 5G.”




Ericsson 5G Radio Dot deployed in Shenyang's subway

 Ericsson’s 5G indoor radio small cell solution has been deployed on Shenyang’s subway Line 9.

The Ericsson Radio Dot system is now providing China Mobile 5G connectivity across all 22 stations on the line. The 5G network has been operational for several months. The Ericsson 5G Radio Dot System on Line 9 operates on various China Mobile frequencies. It provides a stable downlink of 1Gbps and a maximum transmission rate of up to 1.4Gbps. A 1GB high-definition movie could therefore be downloaded within 10 seconds.

More than 900,000 passengers use the subway system in Shenyang, northeast China, every day. 

Ericsson said it managed to install more than 500 5G Radio Dots across the 22 stations in just 20 days - 40 days ahead of schedule.

Dr. Jessey Huang, Head of Ericsson’s Indoor Product Line, says: “The Ericsson 5G Radio Dot provides high-quality 5G performance in areas where it has been traditionally difficult to get coverage and high data speeds. As 5G subscriptions increase, the 5G Radio Dot is the perfect answer to meeting the increasing data needs of subscribers in such areas, for example, subway stations.  We have worked closely with China Mobile on the Shenyang Subway Line 9 deployment and it is a milestone for 5G-enabled transportation in Liaoning province. This opens doors to high-speed connectivity with low latency to passengers for bandwidth-intensive applications while on the move. The 5G-enabled subway will also facilitate Shenyang’s transformation to a smart city.”


Ericsson updates its Radio Dot for 5G

Ericsson has enhanced its Radio Dot System with a tri-band model supporting multi-band, multi-operator deployments; a new fiber solution for increased backhaul flexibility; and a model supporting 4G and 5G deployments.

The new multi-band Dot and IRU ensure higher network speeds through carrier aggregation, including support for both 4G and 5G on one Cat cable – an industry-leading solution. This creates stable and easy migration paths for service providers. The fiber solution will also allow service providers to capitalize on pre-existing fiber in buildings, showcasing the company’s flexibility in design and delivery.

Ericsson plans to ship these new solutions in the second half of 2020.

Korean cable laying ship catches fire and sinks

 A fire broke out on the Souther Korean-flagged cable-laying ship Responder west of the southern tip of Tsushima island, East China sea, South Korea. The incident occurred west of the southern tip of Tsushima island in the East China sea.  According to Maritime Bulletin, all sixty personnel were evacuated. The ship subsequently sank.


https://youtu.be/593KwsfiajI

http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/09/11/cable-laying-ship-on-fire-all-60-personnel-evacuated-east-china-sea/

Huawei and China Unicom hit 4.7 Gbps per cell with indoor MIMO

Huawei and China Unicom achieved a peak rate of up to 4.7 Gbps for cells with 100 MHz bandwidth in a test of 5G indoor distributed Massive MIMO

This indoor distributed Massive MIMO test was deployed and verified in the China's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) using multiple terminals, and results showed that the downlink peak rate reached 4.7 Gbps in 100 MHz C-band cells.

Dr. Li Fuchang, Director of the Wireless Technology Research Center of China Unicom Research Institute, said: "At China Unicom, we are committed to improving the quality of products and services through innovation to bring intelligent technologies to customer's lives and increase the efficiency of production for businesses. To achieve this goal, China Unicom has been working with Huawei to innovate on the indoor distributed massive MIMO technology. With the rapid development of user bases and applications, 5G traffic requirements will increase also rapidly. This solution will help us pursue flexible capacity expansion on live networks, laying a solid technological foundation for continuing to deliver premium 5G experience for customers and diversifying 5G vertical applications for various businesses."

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The indoor distributed Massive MIMO technology is one of the innovative applications implemented in the 5G Capital project, which was launched last year in Beijing by Huawei and China Unicom to demonstrate the transformative power of 5G.

Ribbon to offer its UCaaS on IBM Cloud

 Ribbon Communications has joined the IBM Cloud for Financial Services ecosystem and intends to onboard its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offering to the platform. 

Ribbon's Kandy Business Solutions will provide financial institutions with a full suite of cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) services (Cloud PBX, Cloud Collaboration, Cloud Contact Center, SIP Trunks) and clients like chat, video, voice and text, enabling the seamless transition of business communications to the cloud.

"We are excited to expand our relationship with Ribbon Communications by helping to onboard its Kandy Business Solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services," said Evaristus Mainsah, General Manager, Cloud, Cloud Pak and Edge Ecosystem, IBM. "Ribbon's offering can help financial institutions transform their business communications with a safe platform. Ribbon's participation in our ecosystem helps to provide financial services customers with innovative tools and solutions that enable them to move their operations to the cloud."

  • Ribbon recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the Kandy Communications business, including Kandy Business Solutions, to American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (AVCtechnologies). The proposed sale, which is expected to close in the second half of 2020, is subject to receipt of the approval of AVCtechnologies' stockholders, AVCtechnologies' completion of an equity offering, consent of the lenders under Ribbon's credit facility, as well as other customary closing conditions.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

T-Mobile hits 5.6 Gbps with Ericsson's 16-layer MU-MIMO

 T-Mobile achieved peak cell throughput of more than 5.6 Gbps on one channel of 2.5 GHz spectrum in a demonstration of 16-layer multi-user multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) technology.The demonstration achieved more than 700 Mbps on each device in the cell. 

The demonstration used Ericsson's commercially available massive MIMO radio with 64 antennas from Ericsson and OnePlus 8 5G smartphones. Sixteen unique streams of data were transmitted — each stream capable of hitting more than 350 Mbps.  With two data streams for each device, a total of 700+ Mbps for each smartphone was achieved.

T-Mobile said it expects to begin deploying the technology this year. 

“This is what you get when you pair T-Mobile’s unmatched spectrum portfolio with the best damn team in wireless — innovation that changes the game for the entire industry,” said Neville Ray, President of Technology at T-Mobile. “We have a 5G network that’s second to none, and it’s getting better by the day thanks to our amazing engineers and partners. Just wait until you see what they do next for our customers!”

In tech terms, with 100 MHz of total 5G spectrum in the demonstration, T-Mobile was able to achieve an 50+ bps/Hz in spectral efficiency. 

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/network/t-mobile-achieves-mind-blowing-5g-speeds-with-mu-mimo

FCC Forum on 5G Open RAN - Monday, Sept 14, 10:30 EST

The FCC will host a Forum on 5G Open Radio Access Networks on Monday, September 14, 2020. 

Among the speakers on the agenda for the forum are: 

10:30AM-10:45AM (EST): Welcome Remarks 

FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo 

10:50AM-11:30AM: Introduction to Open, Interoperable, and Virtualized Networks

FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai, moderator 

  • Tareq Amin (Rakuten) 
  • Caroline Chan (Intel) 
  • Sachin Katti (VMware) 
  • Thierry Maupilé (Altiostar) 

11:45AM-12:45PM: Benefits of Deployment/Driving Innovation 

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Associate Bureau Chief Charles Mathias and Office of the Chairman Policy Advisor Evan Swarztrauber, moderators 

  • Cristiano Amon (Qualcomm) 
  • Peter Gammel (GlobalFoundries) 
  • Diane Rinaldo (Open RAN Policy Coalition) 
  • John Roese (Dell) 
  • Mariam Sorond (CableLabs) 
  • Soma Velayutham (NVIDIA) 

1:40PM-2:50PM: Lessons from the Field: Where Do We Go from Here? 

FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai, moderator  

  • Kaitki Agarwal (Parallel Wireless) 
  • John Baker (Mavenir) 
  • Stephen Bye (DISH) 
  • Craig Farrell (IBM) 
  • Marie-Paule Odini (HPE) 
  • Mathew Oommen (JIO)
  • Marcus Weldon (Nokia) 

3:00PM-5:00PM: Technical Deep Dive 

FCC Chief Technology Officer Monisha Ghosh, moderator 

  • Mihai Banu (Blue Danube) 
  • Charles Clancy (MITRE) 
  • Cheryl Davis (Oracle) 
  • Ashutosh Dutta (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Abhimanyu Gosain (Northeastern University) 
  • James Kimery (Spirent) 
  • Ivan Seskar (Rutgers University) 
  • Jacobus Van der Merwe (University of Utah) 


http://www.fcc.gov/live


FCC chairman pitches 3.45-3.55 GHz band for 5G

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a petition to his fellow commissioners to make the 3.45-3.55 GHz band available for commercial use throughout the contiguous United States. 

“We are moving forward quickly, in coordination with the Executive Branch, to ensure that this mid-band spectrum is available for commercial 5G deployment.  This is another major step forward in advancing American leadership in 5G and producing benefits for America’s wireless consumers,” said Chairman Pai.  “Our 5G FAST Plan is in full swing.  With this 3.45 GHz band proposal, the upcoming C-band auction of 280 megahertz of spectrum, and the recently completed auction for Priority Access Licenses in the 3.5 GHz band, the Commission is on track to make a wide swath of 530 megahertz of continuous mid-band spectrum available for 5G.  Combined with our work to make low- and high-band spectrum available for flexible use as well as our successful efforts to expedite the deployment of wireless infrastructure and fiber, we are establishing a strong foundation for wireless innovation and investment.  I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting this important item at our monthly meeting.”

Credo intros DSP for 5G front- and mid-haul

Credo introduced a DSP for optical modules used in 5G front- and mid-haul wireless networks. 

The Credo Seagull 50, CFD10101, is a versatile full-duplex product that can be used in next-generation QSFP28, DSFP, and SFP56 pluggable optical transceivers. It supports 50Gbps SR/DR/FR/LR and ER applications based on PAM4 modulation. 

Seagull 50 operates over the full industrial temperature range of -40oC to +85oC module case and is ideal for use in datacenters and 5G wireless/eCPRI front-, mid- and backhaul applications.

The DSP can be used as a gearbox or retimer. In gearbox mode, the IC is configured as two lanes of 24.33-25.78Gbps NRZ on the host side to one lane of 50.135-53.125Gbps PAM4 on the line side. In retimer mode, the DSP is configured as one lane of 50.135-53.125Gbps PAM4 to one lane of 50.135-53.125Gbps PAM4. 


https://www.credosemi.com/releases/2020/9/7/credo-introduces-seagull-50-pam4-dsp-to-drive-front-and-mid-haul-5g-wireless-networks

Semtech samples 5G CDR with single-ended EML laser driver

 Semtech has begun sampling its new ClearEdge Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) IC, which integrates a single-ended EML laser driver optimized to enable the use of alternative optics for 5G. The company claims its platform offers the lowest power and smallest package size for SFP28 LAN-WDM (LWDM) optical modules.

Semtech’s ClearEdge (GN2154) IC enables industry-leading performance in LWDM modules with low cost EML lasers, while offering ultra-low power of 550mW typical (with 1.85VppSE driver swing) in a small 3.24mm x 2.05mm WLCSP package. 

Semtech’s ClearEdge CDR and FiberEdge PMD platform for 5G applications includes:

  • 25G SFP28 300m LR-lite, LR 10km, BiDi, CWDM, MWDM optical modules
  • GN2152: Bi-directional 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with Integrated DML driver
  • GN1086: Next generation 24-28G FiberEdge TIA
  • 25G SFP28 LWDM optical modules
  • GN2154: Bi-directional 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with Integrated SE EML driver
  • GN1086: Next generation 24-28G FiberEdge TIA
  • 25G SFP28 DWDM, Tunable optical modules
  • GN2146: Bi-directional 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with Integrated EML / MZM driver
  • GN1086: Next generation 24-28G FiberEdge TIA

“Semtech has worked closely with its customers and laser partners to understand the challenges of developing an effective solution for LWDM optical transceiver modules and we believe this is a truly disruptive solution in this space,” said Raza Khan, Senior Market Manager for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Semtech offers a broad and unique portfolio to enable complete 5G wireless solutions with an extensive range of module requirements. We expect to continue leading the 5G wireless market with innovative IC offerings.”


Broadband Forum advances its technical work program

The Broadband Forum added Mike Talbert, of Verizon, and Ding Hai, of China Unicom, to its board of directors. Their appointments follow the retirement of Broadband Forum President Tom Starr, of AT&T, who has held a Board position for 26 years. He is succeeded by Bernd Hesse, of Calix.

The Broadband Forum announced the following advancements in its technical work following its recent virtual Q3 meeting:

  • The Broadband User Services Work Area is working alongside the prpl Foundation to explore how using USP can create interoperable smart gateways that provide application developers with an easy way to build new services to operate on the gateway. 
  • The Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) project team finalized its fourth major release of its reference implementation of the CloudCO's BAA layer which enables vendors to provide support for white box implementations for various types of access nodes using either standard adapters or via vendor specific adapters, while the OB-USP-Agent Work Area’s Canary Release is nearing completion. This release focuses on providing support for MQTT and Architecture improvements to better support OpenWRT/prplWRT and RDK-based implementations. 
  • The Physical Layer Transmission Work Area published its Test Plan related to Reverse Power Feed (TR-338), which specifies a set of test cases and related pass or fail requirements for reverse powering of remote network nodes from customer premises equipment.
  • The Q3 meeting – which took place from Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4 – also saw Broadband Forum confirm the next dates of its vBASe series. It will host its first-ever virtual demo at Broadband World Forum, from October 13-15, showcasing the latest developments of its OB-BAA open source project. A panelist session on the Connected Home, along with a live Q&A, will also be held.
  • vBASe North America will then take place on October 26, with a theme of “2020 Lessons, 2021 Reality”, while vBASe Australia will see Broadband Forum team up with nbn to provide three weekly 90 minute sessions to deliver a market update.

“Broadband Forum has always worked closely with operators across the globe, as they provide us with unique insight into what is important for the industry and ensure that our work remains at the cutting-edge,” said Broadband Forum Chairman John Blackford. “These latest board appointments build upon that collaboration as we come to the beginning of an incredibly exciting period for Broadband Forum. We are continuing to make great strides in 5G convergence, our User Services Platform (USP) efforts are continuing to gain momentum, and we have a new open source project launching that could be a true game changer for gigabit broadband.”

https://www.broadband-forum.org/


NTT Ltd. teams with India's AlefEdge on edge services

NTT Ltd. and AlefEdge announced their collaboration in India to deliver the power of 5G based edge internet to application developers through AlefEdge’s Software-Defined Mobile Edge Platform. 

The companies are targetting the next generation of ultra-low latency and ultra-high-definition edge enhanced application services.

“Edge computing technology offers the ability to craft creative solutions for advanced applications that need low latency and remote processing. Edge computing is the answer to the growing demand for cloud computation and storage to be much closer to where it is needed, and not only in central locations,” said Lux Rao, Senior Director - Solutions, NTT Ltd. (India). “With a system integration and services portfolio that includes consulting, managed, and infrastructure services, NTT Ltd. can help roll out edge computing solutions that will transform application and network delivery economics in every industry in new ways,” he added.

http://www.hello.global.ntt



Iraq's Alsard Fiber deploys ADVA FSP 3000

Alsard Fiber, a wholesale provider in Iraq, is using ADVA's FSP 3000 OLS technology to provide extremely resilient, high-capacity services across Iraq s for its ISP, telecom, government and business customers. 

The network uses ADVA’s multi-degree ROADMs, which automatically reroute traffic in the case of fiber breaks, along with ADVA's ALM fiber monitoring technology, empowering it to remotely identify areas of degradation and rapidly locate faults, boosting reliability and significantly reducing cost.

“What we needed from this deployment was high capacity, resilience and the ability to guarantee our stringent SLAs. ADVA’s technology gives us a network that delivers on all counts. Now we can support our huge customer base with a redundant, monitored and robustly protected fiber backbone able to provide fast and reliable services and ready to withstand the most difficult environments,” said Firya Mohammad Ali, CEO, Alsard Fiber. “We’ve invested heavily in our fiber plant. Our network stretches thousands of kilometers across the country and this new solution helps us realize the full value of our assets. It enables us to boost efficiency and reliability and ensure the stability that our customers demand.”


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Telia Carrier adds POPs at Equinix in Mexixo

Telia Carrier is establishing a presence at Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers servicing the Mexico City (Queretaro) and Monterrey metros, Telia Carrier will expand its footprint to meet growing regional demand for high-speed interconnection to serve local cloud, application, and content providers, and enterprises.

Equinix customers in Mexico will be able to take advantage of Telia Carrier’s number one global backbone, AS1299, as well as the local availability of IP Transit, Cloud Connect, DDoS Mitigation, Ethernet and IPX services.

“Adding two points of presence (PoPs) with Equinix in Monterrey and Querétaro support the growing demand for Telia Carrier’s wholesale and enterprise services in the region,” said Luis Velasquez, Mexico business manager, Telia Carrier. “Providing a trusted connectivity choice to the market and award-winning customer focus continues Telia Carrier’s success in this region, and with Equinix globally. New customers are already clamoring for additional services to connect enterprise workloads, digital content and gamers locally and internationally.”

“The availability of Telia Carrier’s services at our Monterrey and Queretaro facilities will enable current and future customers greater options to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, closer to end users and local markets. It will also enable Equinix to enrich its ecosystem of nearly 10,000 customers that come to Equinix to directly connect to each other within a secure, private and proximate environment,” said Amet Novillo, Mexico Managing Director, Equinix.

Telia Carrier announces expansion and partnerships in Mexico

QuattroCom, a Mexican carrier-neutral service provider, has formed a partnership with Telia Carrier to provide dedicated Internet access to its enterprise businesses in the city of Querétaro, in central Mexico. The partnership gives QuattroCom access to Telia Carrier's AS1299 global network, supporting enterprise business demands for the increasing need for scalable, high-performance connectivity in the city's growing business market.

“Partnering with QuattroCom allows us to reach the burgeoning businesses in the city Querétaro,” said Luis Velasquez, Mexico business manager, Telia Carrier. “Aside from being recognized as being one of the best places to do business in the Americas, Querétaro is also considered to be Mexico's 'Silicon Valley.' This partnership allows us to strengthen our position to deliver connectivity and high-quality local access to these thriving businesses and enables the local infrastructure to grow.”

Telia Carrier also announced an expansion of its partnership with Neutral Networks in Mexico, adding a new point of presence (PoP) at the Pabellon M development in the city of Monterrey. The partnership will enhance Telia Carrier’s fiber backbone and connectivity in the city of Monterrey, with the possibility to connect with northern Mexico’s top markets and strategic business sectors including manufacturing, commerce and financial services.

Seaborn offers global interconnection to DE-CIX

DE-CIX and Seaborn are expanding their are now offering access and interconnection services to DE-CIX IXs in Marseille, Madrid, New York and Dallas, as well as one of the world’s largest IX by peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt.

The interconnection provides Seaborn customers the ability to access DE-CIX IXs through a single one-stop-shop solution directly with Seaborn, or to select Seaborn’s network for transport connectivity to DE-CIX for the greatest amount of flexibility in transport and IX access.

Seaborn operates a network across the Americas delivering IP, Ethernet and Transport services underpinned by the speed and quality of its Seabras-1 subsea fiber cable between Sao Paulo and New York. With a measured latency of 107.68ms RTD between metropolitan Sao Paulo POPs and DE-CIX New York, Seabras-1 provides the most direct path from Brazil to DE-CIX.

“Across the Americas, sophisticated customers are looking for more than just IP connectivity, and so the ability to leverage the value provided by DE-CIX exchanges on a global basis is very important to them,” states Michel Marcelino, SVP and Head of Latin America for Seaborn.

“Through the partnership with Seaborn, thousands of networks in South America are now able to join DE-CIX, the largest neutral interconnection and peering ecosystem worldwide,” comments Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International. “Especially interconnecting in New York becomes extremely attractive in comparison to Miami. Using the low latency at the Seaborn infrastructure, network operators from Latin America can enjoy the huge variety of connectivity and peering options at DE-CIX New York as their natural global gateway to North America, Canada and Europe at the same time.”

http://www.seabornnetworks.com
http://www.de-cix.net

EXFO to acquire InOpticals for 400G/800G oscilloscopes

EXFO has acquired InOpticals Inc., a Taiwanese supplier of sampling oscilloscopes, bit-error rate testers (BERTs) and other critical test instruments to manufacturers of optical transponders, components and network equipment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

InOpticals' product portfolio specifically addresses 400G/800G high-growth sectors like silicon photonics-based transceivers, active and passive components as well as integrated test systems for R&D and manufacturing use cases.

InOpticals' solutions will be combined with EXFO's advanced optical test offering, bolstered by the Yenista Optics acquisition in October 2017. This latest acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of October, will increase EXFO's global test and measurement (T&M) addressable market by approximately US$150 million to more than US$1 billion. The amount of the transaction, mostly valued in EXFO shares, was not disclosed.

"EXFO has intensified its focus on the research, development and manufacturing market as demonstrated by strong growth in this segment in recent years," said Germain Lamonde, EXFO's founder and Executive Chairman. "InOpticals brings to EXFO a remarkable product portfolio that is highly complementary and strategic. This synergistic acquisition will allow EXFO to leverage InOpticals' innovative test solutions across global sales channels and expand market share."

"We're excited to be joining EXFO, truly a global leader in optical testing," said Jones Huang, CEO of InOpticals. "Combining EXFO's global reach and market knowledge with our proven innovation capability will allow us to jointly have a more significant impact in this high-growth market."

UCF’s OpenSNAPI project gains I/O extension

The Unified Communication Framework (UCF), in collaboration with Arm, announced an open source contribution of an OpenSHMEM-based I/O research extension to access persistent memory storage.

The contributed software enables Smart Networking Adapters to provide real-time access to large datasets and deliver higher application performance for latency-sensitive applications such as fraud detection, cybersecurity analysis, web-scale personalization, and Internet of Things (IoT).

UCF is a collaborative effort by industry, laboratories, and academia to create production-grade communication frameworks and open standards for data-centric and high-performance applications.

“We’ve seen the efficiency gains achieved by offloading network processing to smart adapters, but now we’re experiencing the incredible flexibility and performance available for other offload activities, such as persistent memory storage,” said Brent Gorda, senior director of HPC, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. “As an active open source contributor, Arm is pleased to provide to the UCF’s OpenSNAPI project this I/O extension to fuel the next wave of distributed computing applications.”

OpenSNAPI is a collaboration between industry, laboratories and academia with the goal to create a standard application programming interface (API) for accessing the compute engines on the network, and specifically on the smart network adapter. OpenSNAPI allows application developers to leverage the network compute cores in parallel to the host compute cores for accelerating application runtime, and to perform operations and processing closer to the data.

“The UCF’s OpenSNAPI project is helping to expand the applicability and portability of emerging use-cases for smart networking and computational storage to enhance supercomputing performance, offload security or virtualization functions, increase storage performance, and more,” said Steve Poole, UCF board and founding member. “Through open source collaboration with Arm and EMC3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the UCF’s OpenSNAPI project is successfully showcasing the flexibility, performance and value of a new class of processing power available in the network.”

https://www.ucfconsortium.org/projects/opensnapi/

Interxion to expand its data center campus in Madrid


The parcel is less than one kilometre from Interxion’s existing data centres and can support a facility with up to 34 megawatts of critical IT capacity encompassing more than 35,000 square metres.

Interxion purchased the 14,550-square metre plot to build its fourth data centre in Madrid’s technology zone known as Silicon Alley Madrid, a part of the San Blas-Canillejas district. Construction of a 34-megawatt data centre would be expected to generate more than 500 jobs and drive significant economic impact, boosting GDP between €9and €12 for every euro invested. The strategic expansion project underscores Interxion’s confidence in the region’s future as southern Europe’s digital hub and its commitment to the development of the digital economy in Spain.
Interxion has acquired a 3.6-acre land parcel in a strategic expansion of its operations in Madrid, Spain.
Interxion said its Madrid facilities have become the primary hub for content exchange on the Iberian Peninsula – and in southern Europe more broadly.
“The recent restrictions on people’s movements have shined a new light on the role of data centres and the digital economy,” said Robert Assink, Managing Director of Interxion Spain. “There is now heightened awareness of the importance of connectivity and access to the applications that enable us to work, study, consume content and shop from anywhere. Without data centres, it would not be possible to connect users and businesses.”

Ribbon announces 5G slicing based on Xilinx

Ribbon Communications is developing a 5G hybrid slicing solution in collaboration with Xilinx. Further details are expected later this month.

"Today's announcement highlights our leadership and innovation in packet optical networking," said Sigal Barda, Ribbon's VP of Product and Head of 5G Portfolio. "Our hybrid slicing capabilities enable operators to simultaneously deliver tomorrow's resource-intensive and low latency 5G services while gaining operational efficiencies from their networks, thereby maximizing the value of their infrastructure investment."

"We value our relationship with Ribbon and the advances we've made in the packet optical networking space together," said Safy Fishov, Vice President of Sales for North America and Europe, Wired and Wireless Group at Xilinx. "Thanks to our leading Virtex UltraScale+ technology, design services, and FLEX-E solution, Ribbon is helping to move the industry forward, offering an elegant hybrid slicing solution to support new 5G use and business cases including network sharing, private networks slices, and new mobile-based services online for gaming and eHealth."\

MaxLinear acquires NanoSemi

MaxLinear has acquired NanoSemi for $10 million in cash and 804,163 shares of MaxLinear’s Common Stock. In addition, the NanoSemi security holders will receive $35 million in deferred cash payments payable in 2021, and the NanoSemi security holders may also receive up to an additional $35 million in potential earnout consideration, subject to the acquired business’s satisfying certain financial objectives.

NanoSemi, which is a Boston-based private company that spun out of MIT in 2014, develops intellectual property that utilizes patented machine learning techniques to improve signal integrity and power efficiency in SoCs, ASICs, and FPGAs used in next-generation communication and artificial intelligence systems. The company’s technology enables higher throughput connections for 5G and Wi-Fi base stations and smartphones while simultaneously dramatically reducing energy consumption.

“MaxLinear is thrilled to welcome a phenomenal team which has brought fresh innovation to a very difficult technology problem at the core of the 5G system. The customers they have attracted and the results they have demonstrated speak for themselves. NanoSemi technology is truly an order of magnitude improvement over existing solutions,” said Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of MaxLinear. “Together with our silicon solutions, we can offer a leading portfolio of products to our wireless systems customers which, in turn, can enable meaningful capital expenditure and operating expense benefits to wireless operators.”

“We are excited to join MaxLinear,” said NanoSemi CEO, Helen Kim. “This transition will enable us to serve more customers with our technology and to further accelerate our pace of innovation in the 5G area. Our joint solutions will dramatically reduce the enormous amounts of power consumed by 5G systems today.”