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Cloud Distribution signs with Securonix for next-gen SIEM & user behaviour analytics (UEBA) partner opportunity (Tue, 18 Apr 2220)
The “Cloud First” Next-generation value added distributor (VAD) Cloud Distribution, specialists in Cyber Security, Networking and Data Protection Solutions has partnered with Securonix to give resellers a new opportunity with the most visionary Next-Gen SIEM and UEBA platform, in a rapidly advancing space.
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Coming soon: SP1 RFID sled by DENSO (Sun, 18 Apr 7660)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is delivering a boost in sales for retailers by an average of 1.5 to 5.5 percent, while increasing inventory accuracy by about 20 to 30 per cent, according to the study “Measuring the impact of RFID in Retailing: Key lessons from 10 case-study companies”, which was conducted by Adrian Beck, an emeritus professor at the University of Leicester.
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UHF DLR-PR001 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Portal Reader: The Scanning System of the future by Datalogic (Sun, 18 Apr 3700)
Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the UHF DLR-PR001 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) portal reader, a product designed to complement and extend the capability of Datalogic RFID product family.
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Fiftytwo joins Ergonomic Solutions’ ISV Program as its 52RETAIL mPOS application launches on SpacePole Duo (Wed, 18 Apr 7500)
Ergonomic Solutions has signed Danish Software Developer, Fiftytwo, as a member of its ISV program. Joining Ergonomic Solutions’ channel offering, The Space Program, as an ISV partner, Fiftytwo will be able to access the support of Ergonomic Solutions’ technical specialists, product, and sales and marketing teams to support the launch of the 52RETAIL software package on the SpacePole Duo sled to the retail industry across Scandinavia.
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Avast and Barracuda Networks enter into master reseller relationship (Mon, 18 Apr 3960)
Avast , the cybersecurity products provider, and Barracuda Networks, Inc., the provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has announced an agreement under which Barracuda will become a master reseller of Avast Business CloudCare, Avast Management Console and Avast Antivirus Security solutions.
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Veritas acquires APTARE to enhance the analytics, reporting and protection of enterprise data (Tue, 18 Apr 7200)
Veritas Technologies, the enterprise data protection and software-defined storage solutions provider, has acquired APTARE, Inc. a privately-held software company based in Campbell, California.
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Amazon, Google agree to carry each other's video apps (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Amazon and Google have put aside their differences to allow distribution of each other's video apps on their respective hardware. As a result, the YouTube app will be available on Amazon Fire TV devices, and Amazon Prime Video will be available over Google's Chromecast and Android TVs. 
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T-Mobile US launches mobile banking service nationwide (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US announced that its mobile banking service is now available nationwide, following a trial launched last year. The free bank account can be opened and managed from a smartphone and offers T-Mobile postpaid customers extra interest on the account balance.
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OnePlus enters top-5 premium smartphone brands - study (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Apple continues to lead the global premium smartphone segment, taking more than half the market in 2018, according to Counterpoint Research. Its figures found that OnePlus entered the top five premium brands for the first time in 2018.
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European Parliament allows Wi-Fi connected car standard to move forward (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) The European Parliament has dismissed objections from its transport committee over the European Commission's proposal for a connected car standard. This effectively opens up the way to the Wi-Fi based 802.11p standard for short-range communications to be endorsed by the EU for vehicle communications, as opposed to the Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) technology based on LTE and 5G and supported by the mobile industry. 
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Spain claims biggest FTTH network in Europe with over 77% of homes passed (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Spain's Ministry of Economy has published its latest annual report on broadband coverage in the country. This shows that access to at least 100 Mbps improved by 5 percent points in the year to June 2018, to 81 percent of the population, while 85 percent have access to at least 30 Mbps. The government aims to increase these rates to respectively 89 percent and 98 percent by 2020 with the help of its ongoing subsidy programmes. 
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Zoom prices IPO above range, raising USD 751 million (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) The enterprise videoconferencing specialist Zoom Video Communications has priced its initial public offering of shares, raising around USD 751 million. The issue was priced at USD 36 per share, above the indicated range of USD 33-35 per share, which was already increased from USD 27-32.
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FCC chair plans to reject China Mobile application for US licence (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the US regulator will vote at its meeting in May on whether to give China Mobile a licence to operate in the US. Following recommendations from government agencies such as the NTIA, the chairman plans to recommend a vote against the licence, based on national security interests. 
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Swisscom switches on commercial 5G network (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Ericsson and Swisscom have switched on what they say is the first large-scale commercial 5G network in Europe to support commercially available smartphones. The network went live in the first minute of 17 April, following Swisscom's securing of a commercial 5G licence. As all the other component parts were already in place, so the license meant the partners simply had to switch the network on.
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Ericsson returns to profit in Q1 as organic sales growth strengthens to 7% (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Ericsson reported a further strengthening in sales growth in the first quarter, with revenues up 7 percent on an organic basis compared to 4 percent in the previous quarter, thanks to expansion in the North American market. The company returned to a net profit, of SEK 2.4 billion, versus a loss of SEK 0.7 billion in the year-earlier period. 
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Intel to exit smartphone modem business (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Intel announced plans to exit the smartphone modem business as it has been unable to turn a profit. The company said it will complete orders for its existing 4G products but will not release a 5G modem as earlier intended. The chipmaker is reviewing its business for modems in PCs and IoT devices and said it will continue to support the mobile network infrastructure business.
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Qualcomm, Apple agree to settle legal disputes, start new licensing agreement (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Qualcomm and Apple have agreed to put an end to their licensing dispute and sign a new deal. The settlement includes an unspecified payment from Apple to Qualcomm and an end to all their litigation, including with contracters. The companies also have reached a six-year licence agreement, effective from 01 April, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.
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Netflix revenues up 22% in Q1 after record subscriber growth (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Netflix reported revenues of USD 4.52 billion for the first quarter, showing a small slowdown in growth to 22.2 percent compared to 40.4 percent a year ago. The company added 9.60 million streaming subscribers in the quarter, a new record, for a total of 148 million at the end of March. 
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Deutsche Telekom, BMW call on German govt to support C-V2X standard in EU (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom and BMW called on the German government to support the C-V2X mobile technology as the standard for communication between networked vehicles in the Council of the European Union, Heise Online reports. 
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Beijing starts investigation into Ericsson (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Ericsson's offices in Beijing were raided by investigators from China's State Administration for Market Regulation, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company confirmed the probe, and said it follows complaints from unspecified sources about the company's intellectual property licensing practices. 
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Tele Columbus considers taking on board new investor to support fibre expansion (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Tele Columbus said it evaluates options in the context of the fibre network expansion in Germany. It will only pursue a transaction that is strategically convincing and adds value for its shareholders. The results, timing and terms of a potential transaction are not yet defined.
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Hulu buys back AT&T's 9.5% stake for USD 1.43 bln (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) AT&T has sold its 9.5 percent minority stake in Hulu back to the US online TV service for USD 1.43 billion. The transaction values Hulu at USD 15 billion. The transaction will not require any approval, which means it was signed and closed. Hulu CEO Randy Freer said the company looked forward to collaborating still with AT&T in the future and that WarnerMedia will remain a "valued partner" for years to come. AT&T meanwhile said it will use the money raised from the sale, along with other planned sales of non-core assets, to reduce its debt. 
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Detego introduces ‘Smart Shield’ – its latest development in RFID-based inventory management software (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Detego, the business intelligence solutions provider for fashion retailers, has released the latest development for its RFID-based inventory management software with a feature the company calls ‘Smart Shield’.
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Midwich celebrates 40th anniversary (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Midwich, the specialist audio visual (AV) distributor to the trade market with operations across the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe and Asia-Pacific, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
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PFU EMEA registers 400 new partners to join its channel program (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
PFU (EMEA) Limited, a Fujitsu company, the leading scanner manufacturer, has registered almost 400 new partners in the region within the last 12 months.
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Cobalt Iron and SCC join forces to offer a fully automated enterprise data protection solution in the UK and Ireland (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Cobalt Iron Inc., provider of cloud-based data protection, and SCC, the independent European IT business, have announced a reseller partner agreement.
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Exertis Pro AV Solutions provides resellers with a range of digital media solutions (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Exertis, the distributor of technology products for the B2B, enterprise, mobile and retail markets, has announced a distribution agreement with Intevi Ltd to provide resellers with its digital media solutions through its specialist Exertis Pro AV Solutions division.
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EU Council approves copyright reform, paving way for national laws (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) The European Council has given the final approval to the reform of its copyright rules for online content. The move follows approval by the European Parliament in March. The controversial reform increases the liability for internet platforms accepting content uploaded by users. It also provides for increased remuneration for publishers from online aggregators. The EU Council said that member states will have 24 months to transpose the rules into national law, following the signature and publication of the directive in the Official Journal of the EU. 
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Trump calls for US to lead 5G race (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) US President Trump gave an address on the important of 5G and the role the US wants to take in the emerging technology. The speech came after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and White House unveiled a new USD 20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to extend high-speed broadband to 4 million homes and businesses. The FCC also announced that the country's third 5G spectrum auction would start on 10 December, selling 3,400 MHz in three different spectrum bands. 
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Last week in telecoms: German auction passes EUR 5 billion, busy M&A and debt markets, lively Italian mobile market (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) The ongoing German spectrum auction appears to be taking a toll on the European telecoms sector. Most German shares ended week 15 down. A number of M&A related reports couldn't prevent the Telecompaper Stock Index European Telecoms Services from ending week 15 with a loss of 0.9%. The EuroStoxx 50 index closed the week unchanged.
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Last week in media: Disney+ vs. Netflix, Facebook and Google under fire, Schibsted spins off Adevinta (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Week 15 was dominated by Walt Disney's investor day, which focused on the company's direct-to-consumer strategy. Schibsted completed the Adevinta spin-off. The Telecompaper Stock Index Global Consumer Media ended the week up 1.7 percent, outperforming the S&P 500 (+0.5%). Performances ranged between +13 percent for Walt Disney and -13 percent for McClatchy.
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Disney debuts Disney+ in US at USD 6.99, with aim of going global within 2 years (Fri, 12 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Disney will be launching its new Disney+ streaming service first in the US on 12 November, priced at USD 6.99 per month. The company will then quickly expand the subscription VOD service worldwide, with the goal of covering nearly all major regions within the coming two years. The plans were announced during the company's Investor Day. 
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Oppo enters Swisscom 5G partnership with Reno 5G smartphone (Thu, 11 Apr 2019)
(Telecompaper) Oppo introduced its 5G Landing Project at the 5G commercial launch event in Zurich, as one of the global partners of Swisscom for 5G rollout. Oppo's initiative was announced at this year's MWC and aims to drive collaboration with global operator partners and promote the implementation of 5G products and services, enable new use cases for consumers and connect new industries. Oppo also unveiled its first 5G smartphone, the Oppo Reno 5G, on stage. 
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Flashpoint gains channel momentum as demand for Business Risk Intelligence accelerates worldwide (Wed, 10 Apr 2019)
Flashpoint, the Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) solutions provider, has announced that its Global Channel Program has grown 150 percent year-over-year since its formal introduction in 2017.
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Dimension Data named Preferred Partner with NVIDIA, bolstering AI capabilities (Wed, 03 Apr 2019)
Dimension Data, a USD 8 billion global technology systems integrator and managed services provider, has been awarded Preferred Partner status within the NVIDIA Partner Network.
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New CEO to lead rebranded travel data and analytics company Cirium (Wed, 03 Apr 2019)
Cirium is naming Jeremy Bowen as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The highly successful former VP Global Head of Sales for Cirium has also served as an executive at Accuity, Fircosoft and Dun & Bradstreet.
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Plantronics rebrands as Poly after merger with Polycom and focuses on innovation (Wed, 20 Mar 2019)
Plantronics, Inc. has announced that the company will transform into Poly, a technology company focused on the human experience of communications and collaboration, aiming to make communication as rich and natural as in-person.
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Renovotec acquires supply chain mobile technology company Spirit Data capture (Wed, 20 Mar 2019)
Renovotec, the UK independent rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain companies, has acquired mobile technology specialist Spirit Data Capture Limited “in a move that exploits company synergies”.
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Cobalt Iron and Northdoor partner in bringing smart, secure, automated data protection to UK and Ireland (Wed, 20 Mar 2019)
Cobalt Iron Inc., provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, has completed a reseller partner agreement with Northdoor, a UK-based IT consultancy specialising in data.
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TrueCommerce qualified for SAP Business One Cloud (Thu, 07 Mar 2019)
TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced today that its core solution – TrueCommerce Foundry – achieved product qualification for the SAP Business One Cloud hosted by SAP.
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Cobalt Iron and Vicom Infinity partner in delivering smart, secure, automated data protection (Thu, 07 Mar 2019)
Cobalt Iron Inc., provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, and Vicom Infinity, a provider of world-class IT solutions and service, have signed a reseller agreement by which Vicom Infinity will distribute Cobalt Iron products, including the company's Adaptive Data Protection (ADP) SaaS enterprise backup solution.
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NetFoundry & BalanceOn partner to implement solutions in support of businesses in the Middle East & Africa (Wed, 27 Feb 2019)
NetFoundry, the application-specific networking solutions provider, announces its partnership with BalanceOn the specialised Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking that is beyond next generation to the Middle East and Africa region.
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Ergonomic Solutions increases its Northern and Eastern European footprint through new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro (Thu, 21 Feb 2019)
Ergonomic Solutions, the designer and supplier of technology mounting & mobility solutions at the Point of Sale, Point of Payment and Point of Service, has entered into a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, to act as a distribution partner for Benelux, Nordics and Eastern Europe, including the Balkans and the Baltic states.
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SquareTrade to acquire leader in mobile device repairs to extend consumer protection offerings (Wed, 13 Feb 2019)
The Allstate Corporation has acquired iCracked, a provider of on-site, on-demand repair services for smartphones and tablets in North America. The privately held San Francisco-based company will join SquareTrade, an Allstate company that offers consumer protection plans and tech support.
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TIBCO and IHS Markit to deliver advanced analytics to the energy industry (Wed, 13 Feb 2019)
TIBCO Software Inc., provider of integration, API management and analytics solutions, has entered into an agreement with IHS Markit, provider of critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.
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Hackers wipe US servers of email provider VFEmail (Tue, 12 Feb 2019)
Hackers did not ask for a ransom. VFEmail described the incident as "attack and destroy."
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Formula 1: How faster access to data is giving this team the edge (Tue, 12 Feb 2019)
Storage automation and big data helps Mercedes F1 make better decisions, faster.
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Micropatch released for Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability (Tue, 12 Feb 2019)
The 0patch fix temporarily patches a data-stealing exploit in Adobe Reader.
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Google refreshes right-click menu options in Gmail (Tue, 12 Feb 2019)
The right-click menu will soon be far more useful in managing your inbox.
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