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“Carriers need to be able to secure their networks and deploy solutions across converged networks as remote learning, work-from-home, and the rapid growth of 5G continue to expand network demands and introduce new security challenges,” said Ron Westfall, Senior Analyst and Research Director at Futurum Research. “Benu Network’s approach allows the BNG to become the SD-edge, integrating SASE security and 5G capabilities as championed by the topmost influential industry standard forums. By architecting its products in adherence to the standards set by BBF, 3GPP, MEF, and others, it ensures the solutions are engineered to optimize wireless and wireline convergence in simplifying disaggregated, software-defined edge environments.”  

Read more: Time for Secure Wireless Wireline Convergence

The California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 (SB-822) being signed into law set an example for the rest of the country on how to keep the internet free and open for everyone. In fact, experts call it the “gold standard” of net neutrality laws.

Read more: California’s Net Neutrality Law in Effect

The American Rescue Plan, signed by US President Joe Biden, aims to change the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver relief to the public. Among these allocated funds are for broadband expansion. If there’s one thing the pandemic made clear, it was that everyone needs high-speed internet in a world where the “new normal” greatly depends on digital.

Read more: Laws Introduced for Improved Broadband Internet Access

Telna, the leading managed multi-network cellular connectivity platform provider with the largest LTE footprint in the world, and PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, have announced collaboration to combine the strengths of both companies and deliver fully managed connectivity solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Asia.

Read more: PCCW Global and Telna partner for out-of-box connectivity to Asia’s OEMs

DZS has acquired network orchestration and automation solutions innovator RIFT. The acquisition includes the award-winning, carrier-grade RIFT.ware software platform that simplifies the deployment of any slice, service or application on any cloud. This acquisition builds upon the 20 million mobile and fixed broadband products DZS has deployed in more than 100 countries, providing a powerful platform for the new DZS Cloud portfolio, with end-to-end intelligence for software and network orchestration and automation, advanced data analytics and service management. 

Read more: DZS Acquires Orchestration and Software Automation Innovator RIFT

MEF announced its MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase Q1 2021 award winners, recognizing leadership and innovation in support of the MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework and the broader industry. The MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Program encourages collaborative work within MEF, where members partner to demonstrate use cases based on current and developing standards. The showcase featured 18 companies joining forces in seven demonstrations over seven days.

Read more: MEF Selects Proof of Concept Winners

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