Today there are more than 250 smart cities projects in progress globally, according to Navigant Research, and that number is expected to increase significantly over the next several years. CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, became a Lead Partner of the Smart Cities Council to help transform cities and support the growth of digital technology and intelligent solutions.

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InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless solutions for mobile operators, internet service providers, video surveillance and public safety solutions, recently held its 8th International Partners Conference in sunny Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, announced the launch of MobiLytix Centralized Communication Manager, a unified, intelligent and analytically driven communication platform that help operators to manage real time life cycle triggers and ensure their engagement with their customer is relevant, holistic and multi- channel.

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Avaya introduced an innovative framework to help enterprises deal with the security and efficiency challenges arising as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and digital transformation push compute functions out to the edge of the network. The Avaya framework for the Everywhere Data Center addresses these challenges, introducing the Avaya Pivot operating platform and the Avaya Arc orchestration engine. Avaya also announced the Avaya VSP 8600, a modular Ethernet switch specifically designed to complement the unique capabilities of Avaya Pivot and Avaya Arc.

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Industrial manufacturers must begin to digitize their operations, products and services now to make the most of the Industrial Internet of Things, analytics, AI and other "Industry X.0" technologies, according to a new book, Industry X.0 - Realizing Digital Value in Industrial Sectors, from Accenture, written by Eric Schaeffer.

Read more: New book from Accenture details how industrial businesses can master digitization

Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson suffered an "unsatisfactory and mixed" Q1, says CEO Borje Ekholm, as the vendor recorded a net loss of SEK10.9 billion ($1.2 billion) and an 11 percent year-on-year decline in sales. Ekholm said during a conference call that the company's performance has been affected by restructuring costs, as well as a faster than anticipated decline in sales of its legacy portfolio.

Read more: Ericsson suffers "unsatisfactory and mixed" Q1 says CEO Borje Ekholm

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