EU gives Cellnex £10.5m to build cross-border 5G infrastructure

Road Infrastructure

The European Commission, the EU’s governing body, has awarded Spanish telecoms company Cellnex £10.5 million (€12m) to deploy 5G infrastructure across the continent.

The planned projects will cover two road corridors connecting Spain to France, from Barcelona to Montpellier and Bilbao to Bordeaux, and another two corridors linking Spain and Portugal, from Salamanca to Vigo and Mérida to Évora.

As part of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe programme, the...

Synaptics launches AI vision and audio module, KatanaConnect

Vision

Edge developer Synaptics has launched its KatanaConnect module, a wireless AI vision and audio device.

Synaptics specialise in human interface hardware and software, with KatanaConnect using AI computer vision and audio sensing to support applications ranging from security to automation and monitoring.

Ananda Roy, senior product manager of low-power edge AI at Synaptics, said: “KatanaConnect enables the fastest, most future-proof path to feature-rich, connected AI...

Yes, it’s possible: Infrastructure at the push of a button

Buttons on a remote control.

Infrastructure automation can save you months of engineering time on important projects.

You know it’s time to make a change. You want to modernise your organisation’s technology infrastructure and update its data analytics process.

But maybe you’re facing time or resource restraints. Or maybe you aren’t 100% sure where or how to best begin with a digital transformation. It can feel like a tall task, especially because most standard large-scale, secure digital...

Nokia and AT&T launch industry-grade 4.9G LTE network in Mexico

Container Port

Telco titans Nokia and AT&T have joined forces to deploy an industrial-grade private 4.9G LTE network in Mexico.

Based at the APM Terminals container facility in Yucatan, the connectivity solution uses Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform to manage maritime terminal operations through edge services and a high-performance wireless network.

APM Terminals Yucatan is a 11.5 hectare deep-water port and key logistics location in Puerto Progreso which provides...

Lumen launches Edge Virtual Machines for enterprise customers

Earth

Network solutions provider Lumen Technologies has launched Lumen Edge Virtual Machines (VMs) to provide customers with on-demand edge compute power at scale.

Lumen Edge VMs are the company’s latest infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, designed for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), start-ups, and large enterprises deploying applications and workloads at the network edge.

The VMs are designed for edge applications such as supporting machine learning and...

Scale Computing releases fleet manager for edge infrastructure

Edge computing and hyperconvergence specialist Scale Computing has released its Fleet Manager for edge and managed service providers.

The Scale Computing Fleet Manager (SC//Fleet Manager) is a cloud-hosted monitoring and management tool for distributed IT infrastructure that can scale from one to 50,000 clusters.

Instead of managing individual deployments, SC//Fleet Manager gives users the ability to see and manage their entire fleet at once from a single...

Red Hat brings new edge capabilities to hybrid cloud systems

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has launched new enhancements across its hybrid cloud solutions portfolio to accelerate edge adoption in enterprise.

The set of cross-portfolio capabilities focus on supporting customers migration to edge computing by limiting complexity, enhancing security, and increasing confidence in systems management from the data centre to the edge.

As part of the Red Hat Edge Initiative, these new features represent a collective push to...

New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

Schneider Electric globally releases edge data centre solution

Data centre

Schneider Electric, a multinational energy management company, has expanded its edge offering with the global release of data centres designed to support edge computing applications.

Its Easy Micro Data Centre Series is purpose-built to deliver all compute, storage, and necessary infrastructure to support edge applications at an affordable yet reliable speed.

The data centres are also network enabled for web-based remote monitoring and include add-on options for further...

Telstra Purple unveils 5G edge offering with Microsoft and Ericsson

Telstra Phone Booth

Telstra Purple, the managed services division of Australia-based Telstra, is developing a 5G-enabled edge offering for enterprise customers.

Referred to as Branch Offload, the solution will be a managed service that utilises Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, 5G and fixed line connectivity, and SD-WAN capabilities.

The offering has been developed alongside Telstra’s major strategic partners – Microsoft and Ericsson.

Ericsson’s head of digital services Jan...