Juniper Networks, a provider of automated, scalable and secure networks, announced it is part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ tech partner ecosystem.
Juniper’s Cloud CPE solution is a fully modular NFV framework that supports open standards and protocols with API integration to help accelerate integration into existing service provider environments. An open framework enables the ability to run a myriad of network functions from Juniper and other third-parties. Verizon is leveraging this open framework to allow Virtual Network Services customers to select VNFs from six different vendors and run them all on the Juniper Cloud CPE solution.
Radient Micro-Tech announced it has received two key patents for its technology that captures RF waves and converts them into electrical energy for reuse. The energy can be used to charge cell phones and other electronics.
Radient said it is the first company to patent the concept of repurposing the cell phone’s surface into an energy-harvesting antenna that absorbs and reuses its own wasted radiated power to deliver smarter, green wireless charging.
Radient said it will license the wireless charging technology to wireless device manufacturers, wireless charger manufacturers, and semiconductor suppliers.
CTIA announced Kelly Cole as its Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, effective August 1. Ms. Cole’s responsibilities will include overseeing the CTIA Hill team and advancing the wireless industry’s priorities before Congress.
AT&T announced its new branded tablet, the AT&T Trek 2 HD, which will be available starting August 5.
The device features an 8-inch HD display, built in support for streaming television through DIRECTV, a4,600 mAh, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Audio. The Trek 2 HD will be available for 99 cents when purchased with a 2-year agreement or for $7.50 per month for 20 months on an installment plan.
Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and The Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) initiative.
Designed to support connectivity and cloud-based services for residential, enterprise and mobile subscribers, CORD delivers an open source integrated solutions platform for service providers leveraging merchant silicon, white boxes, and open source platforms such as ONOS, OpenStack, Docker, and XOS.
Google, Radisys and Samsung Electronics Co. are joining CORD and ONOS Projects as new partners.