Verizon 5G NR Network to Touch 30 Markets by Year-End

SDxCentral | February 22, 2019

Verizon has finally unveiled some of its 5G expansion plans, stating it will have standards-based 5G services in at least 30 markets by year-end. The move highlights robust plans for the carrier, though it could still lag behind rivals that are promising nationwide coverage in 2020. Verizon executives announced the expansion plans as part of a company-hosted investor conference. Ronan Dunne, executive vice president at Verizon and president of its wireless division, noted that those markets will be “real markets, open for sale.” That statement would seem to be pointed at critics of the carrier’s initial 5G Home service launch that was limited in scale and scope. Dunne only mentioned the use of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum for the expanded 5G offering. However, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg touched on plans to eventually layer in additional spectrum resources using dynamic spectrum allocation technology as it becomes available. This would most likely include mid- and low-band spectrum assets that are critical for expanding coverage. “The 30 markets give the carrier credibility on its 5G deployment claims,” noted William Ho, principal analyst at 556 Ventures. “Certainly, they’re lighting up those markets for 5G mobility and 5G Home as the growth engine to start the momentum for 2020.” Verizon was (sort of) officially first to market in the U.S. with a 5G service when it launched its 5G Home offering last October. However, that service used a proprietary standard and was limited to a few locations in just four markets.

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Lakeside Software | August 02, 2022

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MuleSoft Named a Leader in New API Management Solutions Report

Salesforce | August 29, 2022

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today announced that Forrester has recognized MuleSoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2022. The report can be accessed at https://www.mulesoft.com/lp/reports/forrester-wave-apim. MuleSoft was recognized as a leader in this API Management report. According to the report, MuleSoft "delivers API engagement with a strong developer experience" and "provides highly engaging portals and tools to connect with API consumers." Businesses see continued growth and efficiency with API management because it offers flexible and scalable digital experiences that empower customers through integration, automation, security and governance. However, the Connectivity Benchmark Report shows that integration challenges continue to slow digital transformation initiatives for 88% of organizations. "The speed at which companies can accelerate their digital transformation efforts is entirely dependent on their ability to seamlessly integrate and connect their data. "We believe that API-led connectivity enables our customers to securely unlock and integrate their data and apps to deliver new levels of speed, productivity and efficiency." Shaun Clowes, chief product officer, MuleSoft The report, authored by Forrester Senior Analyst David Mooter says, "Good API strategy and design are a key foundation for digital transformation. By opening access to digital business capabilities, APIs drive agility to optimize customer experiences, create dynamic digital ecosystems, achieve operational excellence, and build platform business models." Access to data and the ability to compose applications is critical to delivering seamless digital experiences and meeting key business priorities such as revenue growth and speed to market. With Universal API Management, MuleSoft is extending our leading API Management platform to support any API and service used in the enterprise. This helps users find, reuse, and manage existing assets, thereby increasing their value. Customers can go faster with a single pane of glass for governance, security and adoption, both with internal and external users. About Salesforce Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to digitally transform and create a 360° view of their customers.

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Sapia.ai | September 30, 2022

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Rocket Software | September 14, 2022

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