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Microsoft’s Expanded NEC Relationship Showcases Azure’s Global Appeal

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Microsoft and NEC have established a new multi-year strategic alliance, that synthesizes Azure, Microsoft 365, NEC’s IT and network portfolio resources, including 5G assets, and both companies AI and IoT capabilities to power customer digital transformation missions across the public and private realms. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the expanded partnership enhances Microsoft Azure’s competitive prospects across the operator and enterprise realms, coming on the heels of winning AT&T’s 5G mobile business, and how both companies are better positioned to drive organization-wide digital transformation on a vertical-specific basis.

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MWC 2021: Qualcomm and Capgemini Collaborate to Make 5G a Private Networks Affair

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Qualcomm and Capgemini expand their alliance to boost 5G private network capabilities for industries including providing broader interworking assurances, boosting performance, and easing implementations. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Qualcomm and Capgemini strengthen their competitive foundation to take advantage of burgeoning 5G private network demand and meeting the distinct use case requirements of industry verticals.

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Rakuten, NEC, and Intel Score 5G SA Core Breakthrough

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Rakuten Mobile, NEC, and Intel have attained a performance of 640 Gbps per server for the containerized User Plane Function (UPF) on the containerized 5G Standalone core network. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the demo strengthens the open model 5G credentials of the Rakuten, NEC, and Intel and how the 5G power trio can further advance the Open 5G cause.

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Cisco Webex Suite Rebrand and Product/Pricing Focus is Timely, Strategic, and Necessary

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Cisco’s rebrand of Webex, moving to Webex by Cisco is only part of the exciting changes afoot by the collaboration giant. Futurum’s Shelly Kramer explores the need for solutions that suit our move toward a hybrid workplace, along with thoughts on how Cisco’s focus on innovation, pricing, user experiences, security, and continually improving product innovations is both timely and strategic — and also a necessary one.

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Honeywell and Cambridge Team Up to Form New Vanguard Quantum Company

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Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum Computing combine to form a new quantum computing company that offers the planet’s highest-performing quantum computer and agile quantum software, including the trailblazing quantum operating system. Futurum’s Daniel Newman examines how Honeywell and Cambridge’s formation of the new quantum compute company establishes a one-stop shop essential to powering quantum innovation and driving the investment required to assure quantum computing’s lasting commercial success.