General Motors (GM) Canada and TELUS are working together to connect next-generation vehicles to TELUS’ 5G network. This is the first time that GM has selected a domestic communications company to provide connected-vehicle services for Canadian customers.
Verizon is testing how a Quantum Safe Virtual Private Network (VPN) can enhance protection of data today in order to thwart hackers in the future. As quantum computers become more advanced, they will have the potential to break today’s public key encryption ciphers. Theoretically, hackers could capture data riding on networks today and store it until quantum computers have the power to break the encryption. It’s a little like stealing a bank safe today and holding on to it until someone discovers how to pick the lock. Verizon, and others, believe the key to safeguarding information will be a Quantum Safe VPN. This technology uses session key exchange security mechanisms or cryptographic ciphers that can provide a higher level of protection. Essentially, it’s a solution that enhances encryption methodologies today in order to make them even more difficult to hack tomorrow.
TELUS International announced the opening of its third site in the US with a new digital CX delivery center in North Charleston. The company plans to create approximately 1,200 jobs by 2022 in this new center, adding to its more than 2,400 team members currently supporting digital CX and digital transformation programs from Las Vegas, Nevada and Folsom, California.
Developers and businesses can now build and deploy applications at the edge of Verizon’s wireless network in three new locations: Chicago, Houston and Phoenix. Verizon 5G Edge, a real-time cloud computing platform, with AWS Wavelength brings AWS compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s wireless network. The combination minimizes the latency and network hops required to connect from an application hosted on AWS to the end user’s device. Launched in August 2020, the companies now offer 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) via Wavelength Zones in 13 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the U.S. for a variety of applications such as machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and video and game streaming.
Verizon and Samsung Electronics recently completed an end-to-end fully virtualized 5G data session over the C-band spectrum in a live network environment. The new milestone was reached in preparation for Verizon’s upcoming 5G Ultra Wideband expansion using its newly acquired C-Band spectrum.
TELUS has earned the top spot in Ookla’s 2021 Fastest Mobile Network Speedtest Awards for the fifth year in a row. This shows the operator’s superior network speed and strength across the country as Canadians continue to rely on network connectivity throughout the pandemic.
As people across the nation begin to feel more comfortable returning to travel AT&T and Boingo Wireless are working to deploy AT&T 5G+, AT&T’s fastest mobile network, in 12 airports nationwide including such major transportation hubs as John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. AT&T 5G+ can help accelerate and scale the adoption of next-generation consumer experiences and business applications in the travel and transportation industry.
Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network unveiled “a transformative, long-term strategic network services agreement with AT&T”, making AT&T the primary network services partner for Dish mobile virtual network operator customers.
Ericsson completed a landmark multi-year agreement with Verizon to provide its 5G solutions to accelerate the deployment of Verizon's 5G network in the U.S.
PCCW Global and premium two-way VoIP communications services provider DIDWW have collaborated to expand SIP trunking service coverage in the European and Asian regions.