TechTarget News - Week of Nov 21, 2021

Ericsson to acquire Vonage for 5G development

Ericsson plans to use Vonage's developer community and cloud-based communications platform for 5G software development. The $6.2 billion deal is expected to close next year.

NCSC commits to new diversity measures

The National Cyber Security Centre’s second annual report on diversity in cyber security finds room for improvement

American Airlines flies its data warehouse to the cloud

The pandemic hit American Airlines hard, but its management took an optimistic view, seeing at as an opportunity to use data more effectively to improve operations.

Commons committee launches STEM diversity inquiry

Inquiry will assess the lack of diversity in UK science, technology, engineering and maths and will measure current attempts to improve representation

Hyperscalers top telcos in private network stakes

Research identifies cloud providers as first port of call for enterprises looking to deploy and gain benefits from private mobile networks, with Microsoft named top innovator ahead of AT&T and Deutsche Telekom

Softcat keeps momentum going in Q1

Channel player shares a trading update on the progress it made in its first fiscal quarter

Mid-band dominates 5G in emerging markets

Research highlights importance of mobile operators taking advantage of globally harmonised spectrum bands and economies of scale for 5G

Ericsson boosts business play with $6.2bn Vonage acquisition

Acquisition of IP communications provider expands Ericsson’s presence in wireless enterprise and broadens its global offerings, creating a global network and communication platform for open innovation

FTTH Council Europe calls on policymakers for measures to reap full-fibre rewards

Industry organisation with a mission to advance ubiquitous full-fibre connectivity across Europe welcomes publication of the European Commission’s latest ‘Digital economy and society index’ and calls for demand-side measures to boost take-up of fibre networks

Home secretary urged to respond to concerns over EU travel systems

Priti Patel is challenged over the various issues relating to new border checks affecting UK residents travelling to the European Union, in aspects such as facial recognition and algorithmic profiling

Apple self-service repair unlikely to help businesses

Experts believe small and medium-size businesses will continue using repair shops to fix Apple iPhones and Macs to avoid breaking and replacing the hardware.

IT Priorities 2022: MSP importance rising

TechTarget research reveals that a record number of customers across Europe are looking to work with managed service providers

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

The weekly catch-up with personnel moves across the industry includes some senior appointments

More wrongful convictions overturned in Post Office scandal

Seven more subpostmasters have been cleared after the Post Office charged them for crimes caused by its faulty Horizon software, taking the total of people wrongfully convicted to 72, with more to come

UK holds international digital government conference

Countries convened to discuss digital transformation issues and the application to services of technologies such as AI and digital identity.

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