1&1 AG builds first Open RAN mobile network in Europe

Mobile Network

German telco 1&1 AG has launched the first European mobile network built on Open RAN technology.

Open RAN is an innovative approach to building mobile networks that doesn’t require a single supplier. By combining hardware interoperability with open standards for software, telco providers can reduce costs and complexities without having to rely on traditional vendors like Huawei or Nokia.

Ralph Dommermith, CEO of 1&1 AG, said: “The commissioning of our Open...

Freedom Robotics and Luos unite for remote access edge solution

Robot

Edge software developer Luos has partnered with robotic company Freedom Robotics to build a bridge for monitoring embedded systems data from the cloud.

The solution enables the display of embedded data in real time, with full monitoring and customisation control provided by Freedom Robotics’ interface.

With Freedom Robotics monitoring software, users can remotely access data from edge devices and sensors from any location.

Through the partnership, both...

Encharge AI raises £18m to build advanced AI tech for edge uses

AI computing provider EnCharge AI has raked in £18 million ($21.7m) in a Series A funding round to develop its advanced AI hardware and software for edge computing.

The round, EnCharge’s first form of public funding, was led by Anzu Partners with participation from AlleyCorp, Alumni Ventures, Scout Ventures, and more.

Incubated at Princeton University, EnCharge’s in-memory compute technology is the result of six years of research and development driven by Department...

Extenda Retail taps Avassa’s edge platform for in-store software provision

Retail Store

Retail software company Extenda Retail has chosen Avassa’s edge orchestration platform to enhance its applications and hybrid solutions.

Through the collaboration, Extenda Retail has said its clients will be able to improve efficiency and optimise their customers’ experience.

The company added that using Avassa’s platform will mean essential retail operations can go uninterrupted and customers won’t have to deal with any downtime.

Shayne Clausson, CTO...

Run:ai launches optimised AI solution with NVIDIA support

NVIDIA DGX

Israeli AI solutions firm Run:ai has launched an MLOps Compute Platform (MCP) powered by NVIDIA’s DGX systems.

The platform is a full-stack AI tool for enterprises that will help them avoid some of the issues associated with AI model deployment.

Run:ai described the MCP as an end-to-end infrastructure for simplifying the hardware and software complexities of AI development and deployment into a single solution.

The company has a history of collaboration with...

Scale Computing, Mako Networks offer edge management solution

Cloud Management

Edge computing and hyperconvergence specialist Scale Computing has partnered with Mako Networks, a cloud network provider, to expand its edge solution provision to enterprises.

With Scale Computing’s easy-to-deploy software and Mako Networks secure networking, the two firms are offering a complete remote management system for a variety of edge applications.

The end goal is to allow organisations to run critical applications on a local network while taking advantage of...

Sidus Space wins Exo-Space contract to deploy edge tech in space

ISS Space

Satellite service provider Sidus Space has been awarded a contract to deploy edge technology for Exo-Space, a satellite hardware developer.

Through the agreement, Sidus Space will integrate Exo-Space’s AI software technology on Earth Observation satellites. Sidus Space plans to integrate Exo-Space’s payload into LizzieSat, its hybrid 3D-printed satellite, in 2023.

The collaboration will allow for ultra-low latency space analytics that provide insights into Earth...

Izuma Networks takes over Pelion’s device management arm

Devices

Edge services provider Izuma Networks has taken over Pelion's IoT Device Management business for an undisclosed sum.

Founded earlier this year by IoT veterans Travis McCollum and Ed Hemphill, Izuma Networks now plans to hire new talent and enhance its offerings with a focus on development and dev-ops.

McCollum and Hemphill also founded Austin-based start-up WigWag, which was acquired by Arm in 2019.

The Izuma Cloud is a unified solution for both IoT deployment...

Fortifyedge taps the edge to monitor astronauts’ health in space

NASA Astronaut

Tasmanian start-up Fortifyedge has developed a software that will enable stress, fatigue and other physiological responses in astronauts to be monitored as they travel in space.

The software was created with the support of the Tasmanian government’s Space Technology Seed Fund.

Fortifyedge received funding from the first round of the Seed Fund, alongside the Launceston-based startup Firmus, which is using university telescopes to capture and commercialise data to help...

ClearBlade launches IoT Core to replace Google’s retiring offering

Edge and IoT software company ClearBlade has launched its ClearBlade IoT Core as an alternative to the soon to be discontinued Google IoT Core.

With Google’s IoT Core offering scheduled for termination in August 2023, ClearBlade is providing an alternative that is easy to migrate to and has been approved by Google.

The ClearBlade IoT Core connects and manages data from various devices worldwide. It includes multiple features, such as:

Device registry and...