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September 30, 2021

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the support organization for the advancement and adoption of USB technology, today announced new Certified USB Type-C® Cable power rating logos to clearly indicate the power capabilities of USB-C® cables to consumers. Certified USB Type-C Cables will now feature logos highlighting support for 60W or 240W of power as defined by the recently published USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 3.1 Specification.

September 15, 2021

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced the launch of an oral-history archive, The Voices of Ethernet. The archive is intended to preserve for future generations major milestones in Ethernet’s history that may have been forgotten or remain unknown by collecting recorded interviews with key individuals engaged in the technology’s global emergence as the foundation of internet.

September 9, 2021

MFA, an international organization championing the global industry adoption of private networks, is gaining industry momentum with the recent certification of the Nokia Industrial MulteFire fieldrouter 700 and announcement of Uni5G Technology Blueprints. The Nokia MulteFire solution, which is available for deployment with Nokia Digital Automation Cloud, will enable MulteFire LTE-based private network adoption worldwide, unlocking access to unlicensed spectrum. With deployment available globally, it can be used by small and medium enterprises without access to licensed spectrum and it can bring additional capacity as a complementary layer to wireless networks and enable new nomadic use cases to advance Industry 4.0.

August 31, 2021

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced details of its upcoming MIPI Developers Conference (DevCon) to be held 28-29 September 2021. The online forum will provide a variety of technical sessions and member demonstrations delivering education and training on MIPI specifications in application spaces such as mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive and 5G. Together, developers and engineers will learn about new specification implementations, industry advancements and trends in the MIPI ecosystem.

August 25, 2021

HomeGrid Forum has welcomed U.S. operator DISH Network as its newest Board Member.

DISH provide television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. With revenues in excess of US$15 billion, DISH is a Fortune 200 company.

June 10, 2021

Sessions over the first two days of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s (DSA’s) Global Summit have highlighted the spectrum sharing lessons being learnt between countries worldwide and the current demand for unlicensed access. Today, on its final day, the Global Summit will explore national spectrum plans and the economic benefits of spectrum.

June 1, 2021

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced details of its upcoming demonstration for the interactive, all-virtual 2021 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC). Showcasing 800 Gigabit per second (Gbps) capacity-per-port equipment and multivendor interoperability across 25 Gigabit Ethernet (25GbE), 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE technologies and solutions in a variety of form factors, media and reaches, the demonstration involving 11 Ethernet Alliance member companies will be staged and filmed at Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., in Austin, Texas, and then shown during OFC 2021, which is scheduled for June 6-10.

May 26, 2021

The USB Promoter Group today announced the release of the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) Revision 3.1 specification, a major update to enable delivering up to 240W of power over the USB Type-C® cable and connector. Prior to this update, USB PD was limited to 100W via a solution based on 20V using USB Type-C cables rated at 5A.  The USB Type-C specification has also been updated with Release 2.1 to define 240W cable requirements, and with the updated USB PD protocol and power supply definition, this extends the applicability of USB PD to a large number of applications where 100W wasn’t adequate.

May 25, 2021

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has today announced that representatives from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Mexico’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT)will be speaking at its upcoming Global Summit. This year marks the ninth DSA Global Summit, which will bring together regulators, policymakers and industry stakeholders from around the world to deliberate spectrum sharing methods and models.

May 19, 2021

IT administrators and manufacturers can now secure enterprise computing, with the latest specification from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). This new guide verifies the trustworthiness of each end point, by allowing the integrity of devices and networks within enterprise systems to be measured for the first time. This follows a 430% increase in supply chain attacks in 2020, according to Sonatype.