• Ericsson taps into industry momentum for network orchestration and automation

    In what it describes as a “significant industry milestone”, Ericsson has revealed that it has passed the century mark for its orchestrator technology in the third quarter of 2020, securing 139 commercial orchestration deals with more than 100 global communications service providers.

    The Ericsson Orchestrator is designed to enable automation of hybrid infrastructure, including PNFs and VNFs, in a multi-supplier environment. It supports resource orchestration, VNF lifecycle management and end-to-end service orchestration for both telecom and enterprise environments.

    Ericsson said the key benefits of its orchestration offering include providing the capabilities that service providers need to operate their networks efficiently,

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  • Linius aims to add magic to video conferencing with Whizzard

    Cloud-based solutions provider Linius Technologies has unveiled Whizzard, a new product for the video conferencing and enterprise collaboration markets.

    Integrated with conferencing and enterprise collaboration technology such as Zoom, Webex Meetings and Microsoft Teams, Whizzard is designed to address two key markets – the corporate and enterprise market with Whizzard-meet, and the university and higher education market with Whizzard-learn.

    Linius said it expects the video-conferencing market to achieve a compound annual growth rate of over 19% between 2020 and 2026. It pointed out that Zoom had announced earlier this year that it had more than 300 million participants a day

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  • Interest in UK digital talent visa surges despite pandemic

    Applications for digital Global Talent visas in the UK increased by 48% in the past year, according to Tech Nation, the official endorsing body for top-tier technology skills immigration.

    “A visa is not just a piece of paper or a document, it enables global citizens, communities and companies to convene, to collaborate and to flourish,” said Stephen Kelly, chair of Tech Nation.

    “There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a very turbulent year, but among all the disruption and uncertainty we and our companies alike have endured, I for one couldn’t be prouder to see the UK tech industry

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  • Government must hold technology companies to account on e-waste

    Government action is needed to ensure multinational technology companies such as Amazon and Apple take more responsibility for helping to collect, recycle and repair their products, which are contributing to the 155,000 tonnes of electronic waste being thrown away in the UK each year, MPs argue.

    An investigation by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has found that the UK is lagging behind other nations in embedding a circular economy of use, reuse and recycle for small electronics. It said that despite producing the second highest amount of e-waste in the world behind Norway, the vast majority of this waste is

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