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Mavenir Expands Capabilities in Europe With Open RAN Centre of Excellence in Germany

Mavenir, the Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects, has expanded its European capabilities with the establishment of an Open RAN Centre of Excellence in Germany.

Centred in Bonn, with satellite teams in Düsseldorf and Munich, the Centre of Excellence will support European Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) engineering, planning, design, system integration and deployment.

Vishant Vora, President, Global Operations and Managed Services at Mavenir, said, “Mavenir’s Centre of Excellence in Germany is developing advanced Open RAN end-to-end skills, and supporting our German customers with localised support to accelerate Open RAN deployments.”

Puneet Sethi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of RAN Business at Mavenir, said, “This latest Centre of Excellence further extends access to Mavenir’s Open RAN expertise across Europe and complements existing R&D design centres of excellence in Sweden, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom.”

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Neustar Security Service integrates with Terraform to help customers manage DNS strategy

Neustar Security Service has launched an integration with Terraform, an open-source infrastructure-as-code software tool created by HashiCorp.

The new integration, UltraDNS Terraform Provider, enables DevOps teams to provision DNS changes when applications are deployed to realize enhanced productivity during that deployment.

Integrating UltraDNS into the Terraform ecosystem enhances Neustar Security Services’ capability to deliver a platform that provides speed, stability and extensibility when managing DNS. The new integration supports DNS standard and advanced records, including features such as SiteBacker, Simple Monitor/Failover, Simple Load Balancing and Traffic Controller. Available to DevOps teams on the Terraform registry, UltraDNS Terraform Provider includes four categories, 11 resources, 11 data sources, 94 self-check modules and 37 help files.

“As IT infrastructure has grown increasingly complex, so too has the task of managing DNS strategy,” said Enrique Somoza, director of product management with Neustar Security Services. “UltraDNS’s integration with Terraform enhances our customers’ velocity to accurately deploy, manage and automate DNS updates across complex cloud environments.”

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IPification Launches its One-Click Mobile Authentication in France

IPification one-click mobile authentication, phone verification, and fraud prevention solutions have just been launched in France.

Service providers in the country can now implement these solutions into their mobile apps to increase their security and improve the user experience at the same time.

IPification helps any mobile app developer, whether the sector is banking, fintech, entertainment, mCommerce, gaming, or anything else, streamline their onboarding process by implementing seamless yet bank-grade secure mobile authentication.

Stefan Kostic, IPification CEO – Bienvenue, France! It’s a pleasure to enter the Frenchmarket, and rewrite the history of mobile authenticationtogether. Now that our solutions are live in the country, Iam looking forward to onboarding service providers, a fewof which are in the final stages of the implementation of ourone-click mobile authentication and user verificationsolutions.” —

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Cheetah Digital Named a “Strong Performer” in Email Marketing Service Providers Report by Independent Research Firm

Cheetah Digital, a cross-channel relationship management solution provider for the modern marketer, has been named a Strong Performer by The Forrester Wave™: Email Marketing Service Providers report for Q1 2022.

Published by independent research firm Forrester, the report gave Cheetah Digital’s email marketing solution the highest scores possible across seven criteria including: dynamic content, privacy, security, distributed business model support, full-service support, globalization and product vision.

“Cheetah Digital positions its overall value, product strategy, and workflow as creating value through key stages of a customer’s brand relationship: acquisition, engagement, and loyalty,” read the report. It also noted that the Cheetah Digital platform “is designed to solve global marketer problems, not just offer a suite of functionality…big retailers, banks, and hotel chains that want comprehensive relationship marketing, not just email or mobile messaging execution, will find Cheetah Digital’s white-glove service unmatched.”

This year’s report evaluated 13 email marketing service providers based on 24 criteria, which are split into three categories—current offering, strategy, and market presence. Cheetah Digital has also been recognized in Forrester’s Now Tech: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q4 2021, and The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management (EMSS Modules), Q2 2021 reports.

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Viber introduces two-step verification

Rakuten Viber, a cross-platform voice over IP and instant messaging software application owned by Japanese multinational company Rakuten, has announced the rollout of its newest feature, two-step verification.

The extra layer of security will allow its users to authenticate their accounts using a pin code and email, reports UNB.

Two-step verification protects against hackers hijacking users’ accounts to send spam or access private information.

Reducing the number of non-verified accounts within the platform will not only reduce the number of spam messages on the platform but will also create a more efficient and stable application for users to communicate with loved ones worldwide.

“We are committed to providing a secure, end-to-end encrypted messaging app, and this new feature takes it one step further,” said Amir Ish-Shalom, chief information officer for Rakuten Viber.

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‘We’ve Taken Enterprise CPaaS to a Whole New Scale’ – Syniverse on New Platform

Syniverse’s new CPaaS platform will give businesses unprecedented scale for customer engagement, Senior Director of Product Management Mayur Sanmugam has told UC Today.

The Syniverse Hyperscale Communications Platform (HCP), which launched in February, has been built cloud-native from the ground up – meaning it is not constrained in the way of older, legacy platforms.

Mayur said that the platform is the first of its kind and has been built because of the need of large enterprises – in retail or financial services, for example – to engage with customers digitally on a vast scale.  

“One of the trends we’re seeing in the market is a move towards increased digital engagement from enterprises and their customers,” he said. 

“The use has changed drastically from occasional promotional blasts to being more integrated with customer engagement workflows. 

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