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Vodafone, Aventus to Provide Secure Web3 Solutions to Corporations & Strategic Partners

Vodafone’s ‘Economy of Things’ Digital Asset Broker (DAB) business is connecting with Aventus, which helps enterprises adopt Web3 – the new blockchain-based decentralised world wide web.

Through our strategic partnership with Aventus, we can help businesses and third-party providers securely adopt, and benefit from, Web3 services through the Vodafone DAB platform. Addressing the needs of the airlines is a start, and we look forward to exploring many other opportunities with Aventus.
— Jorge Bento, CEO of Vodafone DAB.

The two companies will use their collective strengths to help more businesses and strategic partners take advantage of Web3’s secure blockchain technologies when trading and exchanging data electronically, as envisioned within the new Economy of Things. With access to more than 160 million connections worldwide, Vodafone DAB enables customers to do this at scale across multiple geographical regions.

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Airtel Launches Home Wi-Fi Service Empowered5G Plus

Bharti Airtel has introduced its fixed wireless access (FWA) service called ‘Airtel Xstream AirFiber,’ powered5G Plus technology. This service is now available to consumers in Delhi and Mumbai, with plans to launch it in other cities and eventually nationwide.

Airtel Xstream AirFiber aims to address the challenge of last-mile connectivity in both rural and urban regions. It uses Wi-Fi 6 technology to provide wide indoor coverage and simultaneous connectivity for up to 64 devices.

The service is available under the Rs 799 plan, offering speeds of up to 100Mbps. Customers can avail this plan for a six-month duration, along with a refundable security deposit of Rs 2,500. To access the service, prospective customers can visit select Airtel stores in Delhi and Mumbai.

With the launch of Airtel Xstream AirFiber and its positive financial performance, Bharti Airtel continues to strengthen its presence and offerings in the telecommunications sector.

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T-Mobile launches 5G network slicing beta for developers

T-Mobile has launched a 5G network slicing beta for developers who are working to boost their video calling applications with the 5G standalone architecture (5G SA).

The wireless industry has talked about 5G network slicing for years and at T-Mobile we’ve been putting in the work to bring it to life,” says Ulf Ewaldsson, president of Technology at T-Mobile. “Thanks to our nationwide 5G SA network, T-Mobile is the only operator in the country capable of unlocking this technology so developers can immediately begin creating applications that can one day provide tangible benefits to wireless users everywhere.

T-Mobile’s network slicing beta is currently accessible for iOS developers in Seattle and San Francisco, with plans to expand nationwide and to Android later this year. Video calling app developers, regardless of their size, can sign up for the beta through the Un-carrier’s developer platform DevEdge, and those in the greater Seattle area have the opportunity to join T-Mobile engineers at the 5G Hub to test and validate this capability on their applications. They’ll be among developers already working to boost applications from companies like Dialpad Ai, Google, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and more.

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Sateliot and Telefónica make a reality first-ever 5G roaming connection for space

Sateliot, the first company to operate a Low-Earth orbit (LEO) 5G IoT satellite constellation, and Telefónica -through its Telefónica Tech and Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS) divisions- have successfully extended the reach of the 5G network to space for the first time in the history of telecommunications, paving the way for massive access to connectivity everywhere in the planet.

Carlos Carazo, Technology & Technical Operations Director of IoT and Big Data at Telefónica Tech, said: “This is a very important milestone for the industry in which Telefónica natively integrates the satellite network with the NB-IoT networks of Telefónica and Kite, the managed IoT connectivity platform developed by Telefónica Tech with which the customer can control and monitor their power lines in real time and remotely from anywhere in the world through a web portal or via APIs”.

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Network Security Firewall Market 2023 Major Key Players and Industry Analysis Till 2031 

The Global Network Security Firewall market research explores the present competitive development of the market. The study investigates every significant market component that market participants require to make business choices or new investments in the global Network Security Firewall market. Using data obtained from reliable sources and proven analytical methodologies, the article evaluates the current economic status of the Network Security Firewall industry in both domestic and foreign markets. The research forecasts future market estimations based on this knowledge, the current economic environment, and existing patterns.

Key Players in the Network Security Firewall market: Sinch, Cellusys, Adaptive Mobile Security Limited (AdaptiveMobile), Mobileum Inc (Mobileum), Tata Communication Ltd (Tata Communications), AMD Telecom S.A. (AMD Telecom), and Openmind Networks.

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eSIM Aggregators Reshape Traditional Roaming, Propelling the Travel Sim Market to $10 Billion by 2028

New research from Kaleido Intelligence, a leading roaming and connectivity market intelligence and consulting firm, has found that travel eSIM providers, including eSIM aggregators, MNOs and MVNOs, will see retail spending on such services soar 500% over the next 5 years.

Kaleido’s new Travel eSIM Outlook 2023: Market Adoption & Roaming Impact research forecasts that the global travel eSIM market will be worth close to $10 billion in 2028, accounting for over 80% of total travel SIM spend by then.

The research found that this will drive retail spend on travel connectivity services, including roaming packages and travel SIMs, to be worth over $30 billion by 2028.

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