AT&T said it’s been selected by the U.S. Department of the Interior to secure and manage 27,000 mobile devices for employees.
The carrier indicated it will provide the department with IBM Maas360 Mobile Device Management Solutions as an authorized reseller. The application reportedly will allow the Department of the Interior to remotely control and support mobile device usage for employees through near real-time visibility into its devices. The department will be able to manage wireless service and applications on its employee mobile devices, which AT&T said will help reduce security and compliance risks.
“The DOI operates across more than 2,400 locations,” Mike Leff, AT&T’s VP of Civilian for the Global Public Sector, commented. “It needs an easy, reliable solution to manage its mobile devices. This solution can help the Department’s users be more efficient and productive while increasing data security.”
Sprint on Tuesday announced plans to open 15 new stores in Miami and throughout South Florida by the end of next year. According to the carrier, the move will add more than 250 jobs to the area, including a combination of retail, operations, and marketing positions. The stores are slated to open this year throughout the Miami, Broward, and West Palm Beach areas.
Sprint already employs nearly 500 people in the South Florida area.
On Day 2 of the OpenStack Summit in Boston Tuesday, a group of 15 global IT leaders in the OpenStack ecosystem carried out a live demonstration of simultaneously deployed Kubernetes on OpenStack clouds. The demo used the container management tool to concurrently deploy a distributed CockroachDB database and NFV applications, underscoring OpenStack’s ability to facilitate portability across public and private OpenStack clouds.
Participants in the Interoperability Challenge were Canonical, Deutsche Telekom, EasyStack, Huawei, IBM, NetApp, Platform9, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE, T2Cloud, VEXXHOST, VMware, Wind River, and ZTE.
“Last year, we challenged the OpenStack ecosystem to illustrate the value of common infrastructure by deploying the same unmodified application across multiple OpenStack environments in simultaneous demonstration at the Barcelona Summit,” IBM Distinguished Engineer and OpenStack Foundation Board Member Brad Topol commented. “With today’s Challenge, the OpenStack community has raised the bar substantially, showcasing interoperability with CockroachDB and Kubernetes. It shows both the community’s commitment to interoperability and to embracing innovation that works across different OpenStack clouds.”
Boingo Wireless has joined the MulteFire Alliance’s board of directors, taking a place alongside the likes of CableLabs, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, and Qualcomm to promote the technology. Additionally, the Alliance welcomed Charter Communications, DAS Worldwide (soon to be Wave Wireless), DEKRA, Foxconn, RTX A/S, Sierra Wireless, and ViaSat to its membership base.
“Boingo is honored to join a prestigious group of executive board members who share a common vision for unlicensed spectrum and the role it will play in powering future connectivity,” Derek Peterson, chief technology officer at Boingo and newly elected MulteFire Alliance board member, said. “Our experience deploying both licensed and unlicensed networks for more than 15 years will bring MulteFire unique perspective as it continues on its path to redefine next-generation mobile cellular technology.”
MulteFire is an LTE-based technology for standalone operation in unlicensed and shared spectrum. The MulteFire Release 1.0 specification, published in January 2017 to Alliance members, was made available for public download in April 2017. Alliance members are working on the Release 1.1 specification that will add further mobility enhancements and IoT optimizations, as well as certification program development.