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Private 5G Network Deployments to Exceed 18,000 Worldwide in 2028: Kaleido Intelligence

LONDON, UK – 13th September 2023: A new report from Kaleido Intelligence, a leading connectivity market intelligence and consulting firm, has found that after a slow start private 5G will accelerate rapidly in the coming years, growing to almost 19,000 active networks in 2028, growing at a CAGR of 115% from 2023.

5G Brings New Capabilities & New Spectrum

The new research, Private LTE & 5G Networks: 2023-2028, notes that enterprises are increasingly concerned about the ability of private networks to meet their specific needs, rather than raw network capacity.

Historically, LTE has been able to provide many of these capabilities. However, the flexibility that 5G provides, particularly guaranteed quality-of-service through 5G network slicing, appeals to many enterprises. As a result, we expect most private networks to be 5G by 2027, with 69% of manufacturing private network sites utilising 5G in that year.

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Infobip and Spryker partner to help businesses deliver more personal shopping experiences

Vodnjan, Croatia, September 13, 2023 – Global cloud communications platform Infobip has partnered with Spryker, a leading composable commerce platform for sophisticated use cases in B2B Commerce, Enterprise Marketplaces, and Thing Commerce. The collaboration aims to help businesses deliver more personalized shopping experiences, optimize customer engagement, and drive revenue growth.

Manishi Singh, SVP of App Composition Platform at Spryker, said“We are thrilled to partner with Infobip, a leading omnichannel communication solutions provider. This collaboration amplifies our commitment to empowering digital businesses to reach their goals more efficiently through composable commerce. By leveraging Infobip’s capabilities, we will enable businesses to deliver more personalized shopping experiences, optimize customer engagement, and drive new and increased revenue growth. Together, with Spryker’s composable platform designed specifically for sophisticated transactions, our customers will be able to adapt, grow and differentiate in a challenging and ever-changing market.”

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iProov Partners with Cybernetica to Deliver Digital Signing and Authentication Solutions to Governments and Financial Services Organizations

iProov, the leading provider of facial biometrics solutions, today announced a new partnership with Estonia-based Cybernetica, a specialist in delivering futureproof technologies for secure digital societies. The partnership will see the companies collaborate to create a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) digital identity solution for government and financial services organizations across the EMEA, LATAM, and APAC regions.

“Combining Cybernetica’s Splitkey technology with iProov’s patented Biometric Solution Suite really strengthens our offering by adding authentication and digital signing to produce a powerful and extremely robust and secure digital identity solution for remote enrolment that not only gives us the opportunity to grow our presence in existing markets but offers the chance to open up new markets in new regions,” says Michael Buckland, Head of Digital Identity Technologies at Cybernetica.

“This partnership brings together Cybernetica’s threshold cryptographic key protection solution with our Biometric Solution suite to create a powerful identity solution for remote onboarding by government and finance organizations on a global scale,” said Joe Palmer, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, iProov. “We’re excited to get started and looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”


Deutsche Telekom and Partners Demonstrate Multi-Domain 5G Dynamic Slicing Orchestration for Enterprise Services

Bonn, Germany – September 8, 2023: Deutsche Telekom, Blue Planet, Ericsson, and Mavenir, have jointly demonstrated in a proof of concept (PoC) the agility benefits of multi-domain orchestration with open APIs to automatically create new slice-based service offerings on-demand.

Ashok Khuntia, President, Core Networks, Mavenir, says: “Mavenir is committed to support Deutsche Telekom’s 5G Standalone business objectives through enablement of dynamic network slicing. Mavenir’s cloud-native 5G Core exposes Open APIs allowing enterprise customers to seamlessly request deployment and configuration of dedicated 5G Core user and control plane network functions, as well as to provision corresponding subscribers’ profiles through an orchestration layer. This joint activity demonstrates the monetization opportunity of offering guaranteed and on demand service level agreement at any time and location.”

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Openmind Networks Announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2023

Openmind Networks receives award for the eighth time, requalifying as a Platinum Standard winner for the second time.

Openmind Networks has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2023. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. Openmind Networks, which demonstrated superior business performance for the eight time this year, was recognised at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 14 September.

Commenting on the award, Alex Duncan, CEO, Openmind Networks, said “We are thrilled to receive the accolade of Platinum Standard Best Managed Companies Award. This is testament to Openmind’s ambition and focus on international growth underpinned by amazing people with a passion to create amazing experiences for our customers.”

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