Nokia has launched the Nokia Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Controller Software— a unique near-real-time software-based end-to-end platform that helps mobile operators monetize the existing backup batteries at base station sites. Nokia claims to have completed several trials and aims to make the solution available later this year. The solution is the latest example of Nokia’s energy efficiency solution portfolio.

Read more: Nokia Harnesses 'Virtual Power' in Energy-Efficient Solutions

The mobile communication industry is witnessing a surge in demand for highly integrated antennas featuring a multitude of RF ports. However, antenna design faces challenges— particularly the need for integration to support various bands like FDD 4T4R, LTE TDD/5G NR 8T8R, resulting in over 20 ports. Antenna size, a critical factor in network deployment, imposes limitations on the number of connectors in antennas. Cluster connectors, integrating multiple RF ports into a single connector, provide a solution to this challenge.

Read more: Rosenberger's RF Cluster Connectors Combat Modern Mobile Communication Challenges

In early 2024, the resurgence of text-to-video technology, represented by Sora, once again ignited the OpenAI fervor, showcasing the rapid pace of artificial intelligence (AI) development. As AI demands higher system arithmetic and network transmission rates, concerns over network security and private data protection intensify.

Read more: Rosenberger Unveils Scutum: New Shielding Cabling Solution for Enhanced Reliability, Stability,...

Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has recently announced the launch of a new compact and ruggedized appliance explicitly built to deliver enhanced secure networking capabilities and 5G connectivity to operational technology (OT) environments.

Read more: Fortinet Combines 5G With AI-Powered Security

Nokia has set the stage for a technological breakthrough with the launch of MX Workmate— an innovative suite of tools designed to transform industrial operations. This cutting-edge solution marks a significant milestone as the first Operational Technology (OT)-compliant Generative AI (GenAI) solution tailored for connected workers.

Read more: Nokia Unveils MX Workmate, Revolutionizing Industrial Operations with AI

CellMax has released another high-efficiency antenna with 10 ports to allow additional applications on sites. CellMax now provides a comprehensive portfolio that includes configurations for sites requiring ports on mid-band, in addition to the previously offered 4 and 8-port mid-band configurations.

Read more: High-Efficiency Antenna from CellMax with 10 Ports to Ensure Configuration for All Site Types

Nokia has added five new third-party applications to its MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) solutions. The new set of applications for tracking and positioning include Nordic ID, HERE HD GNSS service and svarmony’s arvye tool. The worker safety applications include Portalify’s SmartView and Secapp.

Read more: Nokia’s 5 New Digital Enablers for Industrial Transformation

Launched as the industry’s only comprehensive secure networking solution integrated with Wi-Fi 7, Fortinet’s first Wi-Fi 7 access point, FortiAP 441K, delivers increased speed and capacity, while the new FortiSwitch T1024 is purpose-built with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) access and 90W Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology to support Wi-Fi 7 bandwidth requirements.

Read more: Fortinet Unveils Pioneering Secure Networking Solution with Wi-Fi 7 Support

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