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BONN, Germany-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

33 new or updated O-RAN specifications released since March 2021
First European Open Test and Integration Centers (OTIC) hosted by Deutsche Telekom and TIM
36 new O-RAN demonstrations available at the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition by June 29, 2021
Save the date for the O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Summit on June 29, 2021
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- O-RAN ALLIANCE welcomes stc as its new operator member, building up the world-wide community of 29 mobile network operators committed to deployment of open and intelligent Radio Access Networks (RAN).

33 New or Updated O-RAN Specifications Released since March 2021

On June 17, 2021, the O-RAN ALLIANCE published another 33 specification documents, including 11 new titles. Among others these new specifications include:

Management interface, timing and synchronization for Transport
The baseline for Non-Real-Time Radio Intelligent Controller (Non-RT RIC ... Read more »

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SAN DIEGO-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Invivoscribe, a global leader in precision diagnostics, has announced the launch of an Immune Biomarker Discovery grant program, focused on supporting development, validation and deployment of novel applications for use of their distributed LymphoTrack® NGS products and bioinformatics software.

Massively parallel sequencing coupled with reagents targeting the immune receptor loci have accelerated our understanding of the immune response and immunology related disease processes. The availability of distributed RUO LymphoTrack tests and bioinformatics have eliminated a majority of the barriers of a service model approach, and have accelerated the ability to identify, track and monitor biomarkers associated with hematologic malignancies. These products are also being deployed worldwide to track the manufacture and treatment of immunotherapy, such as CAR T-cell therapies, and provide a comprehensive way ... Read more »

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Walton Global Holdings has launched a build-to-rent (BTR) line of business that will leverage its more than 81,000 acres of land assets throughout the U.S. to create near-term opportunities for single-family home rental developments.

Walton is a global real estate investment and land asset management company with US$3.4 billion under management making the company one of the largest pure-play residential landowners in North America. The launch of Walton’s BTR business provides the company with an immediate competitive advantage during a time when established land parcels are hard to come by for many organizations in this market.

Walton’s core products have been pre-development land and land development for more than 42 years. Through its core business, Walton specializes in land acquisition to zoning and entitlements partnering with top national homebuilders throughout the U.S. ... Read more »
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Multiple Partnerships Ensure Point-of-care and High-throughput CRISPR COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits at Global Scale

BOSTON-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 221b Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Sherlock Biosciences to address the global COVID-19 pandemic while promoting diverse representation in STEM, today announced that its partnerships will increase COVID-19 diagnostic manufacturing capacity by up to 10 million tests per month by year-end. Through multiple license agreements thi ... Read more »

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CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mavenir1, the Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects, today announced a collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to develop indoor and outdoor solutions for both private and public network deployments aiming to broaden the choices for Open RAN customers.

With rising capacity and coverage demands of 5G, driven by diverse enterprise and consumer requirements, there is a growing need for network densification that harnesses all available spectrum based on flexible and cost-effective radio solutions. This collaboration aims to leverage the power of Mavenir’s software solutions and Qualcomm Technologies’ platform leadership, to deliver a suite of radio solutions based on Open RAN architecture.

Mavenir software running on the Qualcomm® 4G and 5G RAN Platfo ... Read more »

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Cloud-native dynamic deployment of 5G Core driven by emerging application needs including 4G/5G Private Networks

RICHARDSON, Texas & SAN JOSE, California -Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mavenir, in collaboration with MobiledgeX and Deutsche Telekom, have demonstrated and validated the reference design for deploying cloud-native 5G User Plane Function (UPF) to support Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) applications, tailored to each use case need for proximity and performance. The reference design is fully cloud-native, abstracted away from underlying cloud architecture, infrastructure vendor and operating owner.

“We are excited to partner with Mavenir and MobiledgeX to demonstrate dynamic cloud-native deployment of 5G Core UPF for users where it is needed. The UPF can run inside the operator’s owned network, inside a private 4G/5G network, inside the roaming network, or in the public cloud. The ability to dynamically and s ... Read more »

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SHENZHEN, China-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Hytera 4G LTE Intelligent Communications Solution for Mining offers an integrated platform capable of supporting a wide range of audio, video, data and M2M/IoT applications suitable for surface, strip, open-pit and underground mining.

Global trends impacting the mining industry

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Feeney joins Northleaf from CPP Investments where he was Global Head of Private Equity

TORONTO-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) today announced that Shane Feeney has joined the firm as Global Head of Secondaries, based in Toronto.

In this role, Feeney will oversee all aspects of Northleaf’s secondaries program, building on the firm’s highly successful 18-year track record in global secondary investing and enhancing existing team capabilities as the secondaries market continues to expand rapidly.

Feeney most recently served as Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Equity at CPP Investments, one of the world’s largest institutional investors with $497.2 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021. In this role, Feeney led the teams responsible for CPP Investments’ direct private equity, Asia private equity, private equity funds and secondaries ... Read more »

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The Forest Interactive playbook highlights key trends and forecasts of the esports market in Africa, an essential guide on revenue opportunities for mobile operators to increase subscriber growth and reduce customer churn. 

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Forest Interactive, a developer of scalable mobile platforms, releases an esports playbook, titled ‘The Potential of Mobile Gaming – Revenue Opportunities for Mobile Operators in Africa’.

The playbook offers insights and guidance for African mobile operators seeking to increase subscriber growth and optimize returns on their investment in the digital voucher market. Following the rise in high-speed internet connections in recent years, online gaming, especially on mobile devices, has become more practical and accessible for people living across Africa’s emerging markets.

Key findings:

    Africa is the ... Read more »

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• Reclassifies the MSCI Argentina Index from Emerging to Standalone Markets status

• Launches a consultation on the potential reclassification of the MSCI Pakistan Index from Emerging to Frontier Markets status

• Warns on the potential negative implications of further restrictions on the Availability of Investment Instruments in a few Emerging Markets

• Continues to monitor the Market Accessibility of the Nigerian equity market

NEW YORK-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today the results of the MSCI 2021 Market Classification Review.

“It is positive to see that most of the markets which imposed temporary accessibility restrictions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to normal operations,” said Dr. Dimitris Melas, Glo ... Read more »

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LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tink, a European open banking platform that enables financial institutions, fintechs and merchants to build tailored financial management tools, products and services for European consumers and businesses based on their financial data. Visa will pay total financial consideration of 1.8 billion Euros, inclusive of cash and retention incentives, to acquire Tink.

Through a single API, Tink allows its customers to access aggregated financial data, use smart financial services such as risk insights and account verification and build personal finance management tools. Tink is integrated with more than 3,400 banks and financial institutions, reaching millions of bank customers across Europe. Tink will retain its brand and current management team, and its headquarters will remain in Stockholm, Sweden.

The combi ... Read more »

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The Kymeta™ u8 Terminal is selected to support the U.S. Army’s modernization of mission-critical communications for armored units

REDMOND, Wash. -Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kymeta (, the communications c ... Read more »

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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland -Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Abbas Hussain will take over as CEO of the Vifor Pharma Group on 16 August 2021
Succeeding Stefan Schulze, who has decided to step down and leave the company for personal reasons
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Abbas Hussain (56, British citizen) has a successful and international career of more than 30 years as an executive in the healthcare sector. From 2008 to 2017, Abbas Hussain held various leadership positions for the British pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline, most recently as Global President Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines for five years. Prior to that, he worked for 20 years for the U.S. pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly, holding management positions at sites in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

In recent years, he has contributed his experience as an independent member of the boards of directors of major pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, such as Teva Pharma ... Read more »

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Holland Casino – the largest gaming operator in the Netherlands – has selected IDEMIA to support them in the certification and launch of their new online gaming website. 

COURBEVOIE, France-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has been selected by Holland Casino, a Dutch state-owned company with fourteen casinos located throughout the country, to deliver its Online Gaming Vault to help with the launch their new online gaming site. IDEMIA’s turnkey solution will enable Holland Casino to comply with the recently-published CDB specifications by the Kansspelautoriteit (the Netherlands Gambling Authority) and will ensure constant compliance with evolving regulatory changes.

IDEMIA’s innovative platform improves data traceability and secure data storage across its operations in compliance with the country’s specific regulations. The system ensures data integrity, ti ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global extends its African presence through a Collaboration Agreement with one of Lesotho’s largest law firms, Webber Newdigate Attorneys, enhancing the organization’s coverage in the southern region of the continent.

Webber Newdigate Attorneys, established in 1978, is located in the capital city, Maseru. Recognized by Chambers Global and consistently awarded by PMR Africa, the full-service firm provides legal services to both local and international clients including individuals, companies, multinationals, government authorities, banks and parastatal organizations. The firm also covers a range of industries with capabilities in tax, real estate, employment law, corporate and commercial, litigation, banking and finance, mining and resources, immigration and family law.

“For more than 40 years, our team has consistently delivered high-quality solutions to our clients, incl ... Read more »
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Mr. Haggenmiller will lead the company’s financial and accounting teams

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sintavia, LLC, a designer and 3D printer of a new generation of flight and launch components, announced today that it had hired Brian Haggenmiller as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Haggenmiller had previously been the Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at AerSale Corp., where he led that company’s financial planning efforts in advance of it going public in 2020 via a special purpose acquisition company. While at AerSale, Mr. Haggenmiller was also responsible for evaluating all types of commercial aerospace transactions, ranging from single engine deals to multiple aircraft packages. Mr. Haggenmiller holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington University’s Olin School of Business, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami School of Business.

... Read more »

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PARIS-LA DÉFENSE-Friday 25 June 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Safic-Alcan, a global specialty chemicals distributor, is pleased to announce the extension of its distribution agreement with PMC Organometallix Inc. to the African continent.

PMC Organometallix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PMC Group, N.A., Inc. has expanded its distribution agreement with Safic-Alcan to include the African continent. Effective immediately, Safic-Alcan will serve as an authorized distributor of PMC Organometallix’s FASCAT® catalysts and fine chemicals.

FASCAT® catalysts are inorganic and organometallic tin compounds providing optimal conversion and curing characteristics - making these organometallic materials essential in a wide variety of applications. FASCAT® catalysts are used in the manufacture of synthetic lubricants, monomeric and polymeric ester synthesis, automotive e-coat, crosslinking of siloxanes, urethanes and chemical intermediates.< ... Read more »

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