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BAI Communications’ director of engineering, Andrew Conway, joins Small Cell Forum board

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London /Europe /Sydney /New York /Toronto /Hong Kong – BAI Communications’ Director of Engineering, UK, Andrew Conway will join the Small Cell Forum board of directors, effective 1 October 2020. Andrew is an expert in wireless cellular networks, specialising in the network design and development aspects of the transport sector, including partner management and industry liaison.

Driving network densification worldwide and accelerating small cell deployments, the Small Cell Forum partners with private enterprise and works with regulators and municipalities to remove commercial and technical barriers, and forge opportunity. This commitment by the Small Cell Forum complements BAI’s vision to become a leading 5G neutral host infrastructure provider in major cities that are developing this technology for industries needing high-speed networks. 

Andrew believes that cellular data growth is driving an increasing need for network densification around the world. “There’s a renewed focus on infrastructure network investment and BAI plays a key role as a neutral host network provider. BAI’s networks are strongly aligned to 5G, smart city, small cell, and transport use cases. BAI is a strong supporter of the Small Cell Forum’s mission and it’s a privilege to be able to contribute to its work and help drive its thought leadership.” 

“BAI provides extensive cellular coverage through 3G and 4G shared infrastructure and Wi-Fi for commuters traveling underground in cities like New York, Toronto, and Hong Kong, and plans to use this technical and operational expertise to develop new 5G outdoor neutral host services,” said Andrew, who also chairs techUK’s Communications Infrastructure Council.

Globally, the Small Cell Forum gathers requirements from service providers and enterprises and, as directed by the Board, these inputs shape its work in the areas of: 5G small cells; planning, management, and automation; 5G regulation and health concerns; multi-operator neutral hosting; private networks; and edge computing.

“I am delighted to have BAI Communications as a Small Cell Forum member and am excited about the synergy between our organisations. Andrew’s design leadership in making the complex simple is a skill he is using to translate innovative next generation technology possibilities into real world successes at BAI. Having this capability on our board and within our neutral host work stream will accelerate our mission to make mobile infrastructure an accessible resource for industry, enterprise, and communities,” said Small Cell Forum Chair Dr. Prabhakar Chitrapu.

“Andrew’s decades of experience in designing next generation networks and his interest in the societal impact of mobile communications and 5G makes him an excellent candidate for the board position,” added Dr. Chitrapu. 

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DIDWW launches customer address and identity management via API

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APIs are an essential part of any web application today, helping businesses to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative services while responding to ever-changing digital markets. DIDWW, a leading cloud telecommunication service provider, has announced that customer address and identity management is now fully available via their REST API.

This latest update to the DIDWW API enables customers to fully automate the submission and management of end-user details required for the DID number registration compliance. The company has designed the Identities & Addresses feature to simplify the entire process, thus significantly reducing the time customers typically spend when completing the registration procedure.

In addition, the DIDWW API is geared towards telecom operators, allowing them to fully integrate DIDWW products and expand their service portfolios. A wide range of account management functions can be performed, including ordering and configuring phone numbers all around the world, creating SIP trunks, configuring voice capacity limits, retrieving call data records, and more. On top of that, another significant enhancement to this powerful API will soon be available – a porting tool that will streamline and automate the process of phone number portability.

Marius Martinkus, Technical Operations Manager at DIDWW,said, Through our carrier-friendly API, we offer greater flexibility, ease of management, and high scalability for any business. We’re excited to introduce Identities & Addresses functionality that will simplify and automate the end-user registration procedures.”

About DIDWW

DIDWW is a platform for telecommunication professionals with full self-service access and real-time provisioning, APIs and all the necessary building blocks for achieving the ultimate control over voice and SMS services.

The company offers the largest fully compliant international coverage of local, national, mobile, toll-free voice and SMS-enabled virtual phone numbers, two-way local and global SIP trunks, access to local emergency services, flexible capacity options, free global number portability, a number selection tool, and more.

DIDWW delivers premium quality services to thousands of operators worldwide through a private and fully geo-redundant network with mission-critical reliability and guaranteed SLAs. Their customers enjoy advanced solutions coupled with a unique service experience and superior value, all driven by a highly motivated team of professionals.

To learn more about DIDWW, please visit https://www.didww.com/.

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Infobip launches Infobip Startup Tribe, its new global startup programme

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The programme will seek out the most innovative and impactful startups, assisting them with growth tools, credit allowances and network support

Global communications company Infobip today announces the launch of its Infobip Startup Tribe programme. The programme will be led by newly appointed director Nikola Pavesic who joins from one of the world’s largest business media publishers and Financial Times parent company – Nikkei. Mr. Pavesic is based in Japan where he headed Nikkei’s startup and investor relations, alongside leading the largest tech conference series in Japan.

Infobip Startup Tribe is a bespoke programme aimed at finding and bringing together the world’s most innovative startups to help fast-track their growth and development.

Qualifying startups will be able to apply for substantial credit allowances on Infobip’s products and services worth up to $60,000, enabling them to grow their customer base through omnichannel communication. Infobip also plans to provide hands-on support in the sales and product fields though its vast global teams. What’s more, the Infobip Startup Tribe will have at their disposal the resources of Infobip’s 65+ global offices, wherever available, and a special relationship with Infobip Shift – the newly acquired leading developer conference.

“With this valuable programme, Infobip shows it is ready to invest in the community beyond what a more traditional tech company would do, not only through capital and credits, but through its global presence and network. The tech sector is an exciting game-changer, and we want to boost local and regional ecosystems across the world. Working with startups allows us to access new ideas, ways of thinking and approaches that enable companies to better leverage their own resources, assets and technology for greater impact. I am excited to have joined Infobip as it builds out its developer and startup organisation and look forward to bringing value through startup collaboration.” – says director Nikola Pavesic.

In addition to Infobip’s offerings, the programme will use external expertise to assist qualified startups, first with a unique Advisory Council comprising of top investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Infobip has also confirmed partnerships with the world’s leading accelerators like Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars and many other venture capital funds. Startups that apply for the Infobip Startup Tribe programme, which are already funded by partnered VCs and accelerators, will receive additional credits and benefits within the programme.

“With Infobip Shift originating as a Startup Conference, it’s great, as part of our new Developer Experience Department, to get back to my roots and help the community – albeit this time a global community.”, said Ivan Burazin, Chief Developer Experience Officer at Infobip.

Infobip has purposely ensured flexible application criteria ensuring it casts a wider net for startups consisting of up to 100 employees, or those that have not received more than $5M in funding, subject to exceptions for whomever demonstrates impact and high-growth potential. Interested startups can learn more and quickly apply by visiting https://startups.infobip.com.

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Tokopedia Partners with Epsilon to Serve E-Commerce Boom Across Indonesia with Secure Multi-Cloud

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The Indonesian technology company with the largest marketplace platform uses Epsilon’s private network to securely host its production IT infrastructure in a multi-cloud environment.

Epsilon, a global connectivity provider, has been selected by Tokopedia, an Indonesian technology company with a leading marketplace platform, to provide a secure and high-performance multi-cloud environment in Singapore. Epsilon’s managed cloud routing service connects Tokopedia’s production environments in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud via multiple high-speed Cloud Connects, serving the technology unicorn’s cloud to cloud needs via Epsilon’s private network.

Epsilon delivers high-bandwidth cloud connections between Tokopedia’s IT infrastructure via its private network. Cloud Connect provides a scalable and flexible solution for Tokopedia to grow its bandwidth according to rising e-commerce demands in Indonesia, and delivers a secure marketplace platform for its 10+ million merchants and 100+ million monthly active users. Through Epsilon’s network fabric, Tokopedia is able to connect and manage its production IT infrastructure in a multi-cloud environment with improved availability and quality of experience.

“We’re very excited to be working with Tokopedia to extend its cloud capabilities powering the leading online marketplace in Indonesia. Tokopedia now has the freedom to access and orchestrate the cloud services it needs as its business grows,” said Warren Aw, Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Epsilon. “We are solving the fundamental challenges of cloud connectivity that are often associated with management, performance and security. By utilising direct connections to multiple clouds, Tokopedia’s mission-critical applications and data in the cloud are secured. It can focus on improving its offering without having to worry about the network infrastructure.”

Tokopedia can quickly provision new cloud interconnect services with automation through Epsilon’s Network as a Service (NaaS) platform Infiny. The platform allows users to buy and manage ethernet services for interconnecting data centres and direct connections to leading cloud service providers and internet exchanges globally.

“Our platform helps merchants reach new audiences while providing a seamless online shopping experience for consumers. With the rising demands for a better digital experience, we needed an agile and flexible solution for securing and improving the performance of our connectivity to the cloud,” said Ryan de Melo, VP of Engineering at Tokopedia. “Epsilon’s cloud connectivity solutions make it simple for us to directly access the CSPs of our choice with the layer 3 routing that matches our needs. We look forward to Epsilon’s ongoing support in enabling us to build our reliable online marketplace for businesses and consumers across Indonesia, and to further achieve our mission of democratising commerce through technology.”

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