Toronto has launched an open data portal, one of the key outcomes from the Canadian city's open data master plan and roadmap.
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US telecommunications incumbent AT&T has responded to speculation regarding the possible sale of its smart data centers. A representative of the operator has confirmed it is currently assessing that option as a possibility in a bid to raise capital to invest in both its wireless and video business units.
The US state of Virginia has announced that it has selected a mobility analytics expert to integrate an intelligent transportation system aimed at alleviating and addressing urban mobility issues that have plagued the state.
Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has completed its investment in iconectiv, an independent subsidiary owned by Ericsson. As part of the investment, Francisco Partners invests US$200 million to acquire a 16.7 percent ownership in iconectiv. The partnership between Ericsson and Francisco Partners will enable iconectiv to accelerate growth and deliver shareholder value.
Canadian telco TELUS and Nuage Networks from Nokia have joined forces to launch TELUS Network as a Service (NaaS), a new software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that enables businesses to virtually build, manage and cloud-optimize their networks quickly, easily and cost-effectively through a flexible self-serve platform.
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