UAE-based telecommunications services provider Etisalat, has worked with Huawei to complete the first trial of compact all-optical cross-connect (OXC) for the transport industry, enhancing connectivity and speed and delivering cutting-edge technology that promises to simplify optical architecture to build future networks.
Huawei has teamed up with French startup company Devialet to unveil a new speaker called Sound X. The Huawei Sound X Smart Speaker has two 3.5” subwoofers (60W in total) and uses SAM bass enhancement technology. Huawei says this is the first smart speaker with a Hi-Res certification. The bass can dive to an ultralow frequency of 40Hz, allowing you to feel the bass effect with your entire body.
Twitter is rolling out globally the option for users to hide replies to your Tweets. Anyone can choose to hide replies to their Tweets. Everyone can see and engage with hidden replies by tapping the grey icon that will appear on the Tweets. This way, you have more control over the conversations you start, but people can still see the entire conversation.
In the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially deemed Huawei and ZTE a national security risk, barring rural carriers from utilising government funds to purchase equipment from the company.
BlackBerry has updated and refreshed BlackBerry Secure UEM & Productivity Suites to help businesses simplify the management of their fast-changing security and complex Internet of Things (IoT) environments.
Security consultant Cyber Risk has signed a deal with Australian plumbing and bathroom supplies distributor Reece Group, centred around Reece’s adoption of BlackBerry Cylance’s platform, with Cyber Risk advising on tuning in best operational practices, developing the zones and policies before deployment, and contributing to the development of a proof of concept.
Verizon has today announced the creation of a global Zero-Trust Architecture, achieved by embedding a Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) over its private IP MPLS network. Verizon’s Zero Trust network essentially blocks connectivity from unknown devices, making corporate data virtually invisible to anyone without approved access, mitigating against credential theft and server exploitation.
Microsoft has been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei. The Donald Trump Administration on Wednesday gave Huawei its second 90 day reprieve this week, allowing some suppliers to restart sales to Huawei after it was placed on a trade blacklist over national security concerns six months ago.
South African app developers are poised to benefit from the US$1 billion facility Huawei has invested to support developers across global markets. Following the investment, Huawei is launching its local developer programme, called Shining-Star, in South Africa.
As 2019 ends, you cannot escape how much carriers have raced out their 5G network go-lives with everyone wanting to claim a 5G first from first 5G village to 5G city to 5G shopping centre. But, let’s be honest that all this techno sound and fury is a game of retaining and winning those super-nerd customers.