Vodafone has partnered with Dell, NEC, Samsung, Wind River, Capgemini Engineering, and Keysight Technologies to build Europe’s first commercial open Radio Access Network (RAN). Vodafone and the six partners will also build one of the largest Open RAN labs in England, and digital skills hubs in Malaga, Spain, and Germany. Telcos and govts are encouraging the development of Open RAN tech to help more vendors enter into the space dominated by Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia.
Bitcoin hit close to $40,000, a two-week high, on Monday. This is after Tesla CEO Elon Musk while defending criticism over his influence on the market, said the carmaker may resume transactions using digital currency. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with the positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” Musk Tweeted. Bitcoin rose 33% this year but went south from a record peak of above $60,000.
The govt of India has said there has been no data breach into its email system run by the NIC and the email system is “totally safe and secure.” The statement released by the Union IT ministry further said that cybersecurity breaches on private portals may not impact govt employees unless the users have used their govt email ID and password to register on these portals. Data breaches in Air India, BigBasket, and Domino’s had exposed the email passwords of NIC to hackers.
Honeywell announces partnership with DRDO and the Government of India to supply molecular sieve adsorbents to accelerate the setting up of Medical Oxygen Plants in the country. Honeywell said it has been a strong partner with both state-owned and private Indian firms. “We are committed to helping India address the pandemic and is making every effort to find meaningful ways to engage with the GoI in the fight to save lives,” said Dr. Akshay Bellare, President, Honeywell India.