Sunday, August 28, 2022

The new NTT Data gets underway in October

NTT Corporation has chosen the name "NTT Data" as the name of its new overseas operating company.

Effective October 1, 2022, NTT DATA and NTT Corporation will combine their IT Services organizations outside Japan. This include NTT Ltd., which was previously known as Dimension Data prior to its acquisition by NTT Group

The new NTT Data, which will formally begin operations on October 1, 2022, will handle governance, strategy planning, and implementation of measures for NTT DATA Group's global business. 

Kazuhiro Nishihata, Senior Executive Vice President at NTT DATA, is expected to be appointed as Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the new company.

NTT realigns its global businesses

NTT Corporation announced a realignment of its global businesses to better focus its human resources and market potential.Under the plan, NTT, Inc., a global holding company of the NTT group, and NTT Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT, Inc. will be combined with the global IT services and communications business, subsidiaries of NTT DATA Corporation/ NTT, Inc. was set-up in 2018 as an intermediary holding company that coordinates...

NTT Ltd. names Abhijit Dubey as next CEO

Abhijit Dubey will succeed Jason Goodall as Global Chief Executive Officer for NTT Ltd. Abhijit takes the role following over 20 years with global advisory firm McKinsey & Company.  He will be based at NTT Ltd.’s headquarters in London. Following a three month handover period, Jason Goodall will retire from his executive role on 30 June 2021 and will remain as a Board Director for NTT Ltd, and Dimension Data, as well as act as a strategic...

NTT Ltd.'s Jason Goodall to retire in mid 2021

Jason Goodall, Global Chief Executive Officer of NTT Ltd., announced plans to retire at the end of June 2021 after 23 years in many senior leadership roles across the NTT family, including Global CEO of Dimension Data.Following his retirement, Jason will remain as a Board Director for NTT Ltd. and Dimension Data, as well as act as a strategic advisor for our NTT Venture Capital business.NTT said it will announce a successor in the coming weeks.&...

NTT Com and Dimension Data continue integration

NTT Com and Dimension Data are making progress in unifying their cloud IaaS capabilities Dimension Data, which is also a business unit of the NTT Group and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, focuses on services including network integration, security and data centers. In addition,  NTT Com will expand its service portfolio by combining with Dimension Data’s private cloud and dedicated SAP platforms. “Many of our clients have complex...

stc plans high-capacity Red Sea cable

Saudi Arabia's stc Group has unveiled plans for a wholly-owned subsea cable in the Red Sea with four landings in Jeddah, Yanbu, Duba, and Haql.

The project has a design of 16 fiber pairs at 18 Tbps per fiber pair.

Olayan bin Mohammed Alwetaid, group CEO of stc, said: “This achievement reflects our comprehensive strategy that aims to diversify the group’s investment opportunities and support digital transformation in the Kingdom by boosting the digital infrastructure.

UW: Using fiber cables for seismic sensing and glaciology

The University of Washington is kicking off a project exploring the use of fiber-optic sensing for seismology, glaciology, and even urban monitoring. 

Initially, three sensors are being connected to dark fiber running between the UW campuses in Seattle and Bothell. A similar underwater cable across Alaska’s Cook Inlet will later be used to sense volcanic, oceanic, glacial and tectonic systems in the region. 

“Fiber-optic sensing is the biggest advance in ground-based geophysics since the field went digital in the 1970s,” said principal investigator Brad Lipovsky, a UW assistant professor of Earth and space sciences. “The UW Photonic Sensing Facility and its partners will explore this technology’s potential across scientific fields — including seismology, glaciology, oceanography and monitoring hydrology and infrastructure.”

stc implements 5G carrier aggregation

Saudi Arabia's stc is activating 5G Carrier Aggregation to boost capacity by up to 60% and improving download speeds for its subscribers.

This development plan utilizes 2.3GHz band for 5G on more than 1,000 sites as an initial phase, through reuse of the spectrum resources initially used for 4G which affirms stc’s strategic commitment to adopt cutting edge technologies and services. 

The use of 5G Carrier Aggregation technology is expected to aggregate the new 2.3GHz carrier to the main 5G carrier on 3.5GHz, to augment the overall 5G network capacity and elevate speeds into global-ranking levels.

Eng. Bader Alluhaib - stc Infrastructure VP has stated: “In stc – as per our leading position in strengthening the Kingdom’s status in the global Telecom sector – we are restlessly working – with the support of our partners – to develop our infrastructure capabilities, and introducing the latest solutions and technologies to enrich our subscribers experience and improve the Kingdom’s global ranking. As the leading Operator in the Kingdom, we are planning to adopt these advanced solutions in a larger scale throughout the upcoming years as an integral part of the 2030 Vision”.

Eva Andrin – Deputy VP for Saudi and Egypt in Ericsson, stc’s Technology Partner has stated: “Ericsson’s 5G Carrier Aggregation solution - which employs Advanced Radio Coordination technologies – provides a breakthrough change in enhancing 5G coverage, boosting capacity and improving 5G users experience. Ericsson is devoted to provide stc with such innovative solutions to uplift its network capabilities, to outreach new horizons towards the Kingdom Vision”

stc expects to conclude this development within this year.

T-Mobile and Qualcomm look to AR smart glasses

Three more companies have joined the T-Mobile Accelerator program, which focuses on immersive experiences combining the T-Mobile 5G network and the Snapdragon Spaces XR developer platform:

  • Foundry Six (Los Angeles, CA): With Foundry Six’s AREALM, you can turn your next hike with friends into an epic adventure! This role play game metaverse allows players to experience all their favorite gameplay in the real world. Join player versus environment, player versus player, crafting, and dungeon crawl encounters brought to life through Augmented Reality technology.
  • Stops (Tel Aviv, Israel): Stops is a location-based platform that helps businesses and influencers securely share locations with their customers/followers across the metaverse. As a result, people can now discover nearby content and product locations through Augmented Reality every time they stop.
  • weR (NYC, NY): weR is a deep tech company that provides an Augmented Reality/Artificial Intelligence platform for monetizing and optimizing retail spaces.

“5G and Augmented Reality have the potential to transform gaming, education, training, the way we communicate and so much more,” said John Saw, EVP of Advanced & Emerging Technologies at T-Mobile. “With the T-Mobile Accelerator, we are partnering with the brightest developers and entrepreneurs to drive the 5G ecosystem forward and bring revolutionary new 5G-powered applications to life.”

SpaceX completes 24th Starlink launch this year

On Saturday, August 27, SpaceX launched 54 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

This was the second flight for the Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched CRS-24 and now one Starlink mission.

The mission was SpaceX’s 57th Starlink mission to date. 

It was SpaceX's fourth Starlink mission in August and 24th Starlink mission this year.