As part of its ongoing commitment to support open source projects and service providers’ efforts to deliver advanced services like 5G, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), is contributing new functionality and code to the Linux Foundation’s open source Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) Policy Framework. These additions give service providers, who have deployed ONAP, more flexibility for creating and administering intent-based policies supporting automation use cases.

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Tasmanian Networks Pty Limited (TasNetworks), an electricity transmission and distribution network provider, selected Ciena’s  coherent optical solutions to address rising bandwidth requirements driven by IoT, 5G and data center services. To provide end-users across the state with connectivity for mission-critical tasks, Ciena’s industry-leading WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution provides TasNetworks’ commercial technology subsidiary 42-24 with improved capacity, programmability and efficiency in its network.

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World-leading global technology services provider NTT Ltd. releases its Monthly Threat Report, which reveals there has been a significant increase in cyberattacks in the wake of COVID-19, as hackers seek to exploit Coronavirus-related panic, along with vulnerabilities created by an increase in remote working.

Read more: NTT report exposes rising cybersecurity threats amid COVID-19 outbreak

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, announced that Thuraya MarineStar, its best in class, affordable maritime voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities is a bestseller, especially in the Asian maritime markets. This versatile solution was sold out within a month after its launch and first installations have been made successfully. Due to robust demand from fisheries, Thuraya’s Service Partners are now placing new bulk orders for the hardware units.

Read more: Thuraya MarineStar a runaway success thanks to increased demand

HUAWEI CLOUD announced that they launched a global action plan to help customers around the world to fight COVID-19 with cloud and AI services. As part of this international action plan against the coronavirus, HUAWEI CLOUD will be providing free AI and cloud services and will be recruiting partners around the world to help fight this pandemic together.

Read more: Huawei launches international action plan to combat COVID-19

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