HGC completes network interconnection with TKO Express

HONG KONG, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, today announced the completion of its network interconnection with TKO Express to provide a more direct and resilient path between Hong Kong’s major financial hub and technology centre.

HONG KONG, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, today announced the completion of its network interconnection with TKO Express to provide a more direct and resilient path between Hong Kong’s major financial hub and technology centre.

TKO Express is the first submarine cable to directly link Chai Wan and the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate (TKOIE), a strategically important telecommunications and media hub for Hong Kong. Spanning just 3.5 kilometers across Tathong Channel, it provides a geographically separate route between Hong Kong Island and the New Territories’ emerging technology hub. Together with several existing high-tier data centres and large-scale data co-location facilities, HGC’s interconnection with TKO Express allows it to offer a new access route for customers and create new opportunities for partnerships requiring high-speed connectivity or a geographically diverse link between the two precincts.

An additional path for operators and enterprises with high demand of low latency and high resiliency on mission-critical network

HGC further provides a direct path to TKO Express to link the data center hub in Chai Wan and TKOIE. This ensures continuity of HGC’s telecom services to the technology centre for companies that are requesting high-performance, highly reliable connectivity, and depending heavily on connections to data centres, the Internet and cloud for mission-critical services and real-time transactions with scalable capacity. Companies in the financial trading, data centre, and traditional and digital media sectors, in particular, will benefit from a super low latency network path. The new route is 9 kilometers shorter than the alternative path and supports latency as low as 20 milliseconds, around 70% lower than on the traditional route.

One stop network deployment through NNI to provide to meet diverse network needs

HGC’s one-stop ICT and telecom solutions and our fast and reliable deployment of fibre-optic network services ensure customers to connect directly with their end-users, suppliers and employees. This boosts the speed and ease of their business across the region. Customers can further leverage HGC’s advanced fibre-optic technology through leading-edge data transmission, IP Transit, and International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services. Additionally, HGC’s Network-to-network interconnection (NNI) standardises and accelerates provisioning on TKO Express and achieves robust diversity and connectivity.

Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP of International Business, said: “For service providers and end-users, this means customer-first service, leading-edge technology, and unprecedented reach. HGC continues to explore new opportunities to extend its business portfolio, enabling customers to meet the rising demand for high speed and high capacity connectivity. Going forward, HGC will continue to build on its leading presence in Hong Kong and strengthen its strategic foothold in the global marketplace.”

Thomas Lee, AVP, Global Carrier Data, International Business of HGC, said: “Extending our Hong Kong network with the unique TKO Express demonstrates our dedication to strengthening our local network offering. With HGC’s one-stop-shop Hong Kong local loop ordering, monitoring and management, foreign customers will be empowered with faster and easier penetration to Hong Kong and hence the Asian market. We will continue to expand our global connectivity backed by the competitive service level agreements (SLAs), assuring that best-in-class network performance is always on for our customers.”

About HGC Global Communications Limited

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international fixed-line operator. The company owns an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with business over 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure service to other operators and serves as a service provider to corporate and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data centre services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fibre-optic network, five cross-border telecom routes integrated into tier-one telecom operators in mainland China and connects with hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one of Hong Kong’s largest Wi-Fi service providers, running over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong. The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure and, in parallel, adding on top the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities and transport in North America, Europe and selected fast-growing economies.

To learn more, please visit HGC’s website at: www.hgc.com.hk

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Atlas Ocean Voyages Announces Innovative, Private Charter Jet Service For Winter 2021/22 Antarctica Luxe-Adventure Expeditions

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Designed for the curious and fun-seeking, well-traveled cruiser, Atlas Ocean Voyages announces a new innovation to Antarctic expeditions. The luxe-adventure expedition cruise brand is chartering a private wide-body jet to bring guests from the United States to Ushuaia, Argentina, where they will embark World Navigator, Atlas’ new expedition ship.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Designed for the curious and fun-seeking, well-traveled cruiser, Atlas Ocean Voyages announces a new innovation to Antarctic expeditions. The luxe-adventure expedition cruise brand is chartering a private wide-body jet to bring guests from the United States to Ushuaia, Argentina, where they will embark World Navigator, Atlas’ new expedition ship. Atlas’ private charter jet service shortens the travel time it takes for guests to reach and return from the Antarctic embarkation port and avoids the layovers and inconvenient scheduling, which are common with commercial routes. Guests also enjoy Atlas’ elegant and engaging service as soon as they board the private jet, all part of Atlas’ All Inclusive All the Way commitment, in which complimentary, round-trip air travel and more is always included. For more information about Atlas Ocean Voyage’s new private charter jet service for World Navigator’s Antarctic expeditions, sailing November 2021 through March 2022, please visit www.AtlasOceanVoyages.com.

“Antarctica is the ultimate bucket-list destination and Atlas Ocean Voyages is innovating the industry again by greatly reducing the transit time for North American travelers,” said Atlas’ President Alberto Aliberti. “And our guests will enjoy Atlas’ engaging and enjoyable ambience as soon as they board our private charter jet. This innovation is part of Atlas’ All Inclusive All the Way commitment, in which we take care of the details and make it more convenient and seamless for our guests to enjoy Atlas’ once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”

Guests of World Navigator’sAntarctica itineraries enjoy included, complimentary air travel from 16 major U.S. and Canada gateways. They connect at Orlando, Florida, with Atlas’ private charter wide-body jet, which brings guests directly to meet World Navigator at Ushuaia. The direct service trims off at least a day’s travel time when flying from North America to the Argentine town, also known as the “End of the World.” On board, suite guests are accommodated in business-class seating, while all guests enjoy premiums meals, attentive service and unlimited beverages.

Upon arrival at Ushuaia, guests will be escorted through immigration and transferred to World Navigator, while their checked luggage is delivered to their suites and staterooms. At the conclusion of their luxury expedition, guests will be hosted at a Patagonian Gaucho ranch for a farewell meal and experience, prior to boarding Atlas’ jet for home.

Atlas’ newly constructed, safe, clean and green, small expedition ship, World Navigator, will offer 12 departures on nine-night itineraries to the Antarctic Peninsula, starting Nov. 19, 2021. Two special, 12-night itineraries will offer guests a more extensive Antarctic expedition: the Nov. 28 departure brings guests under the umbra of a rare Antarctic Solar Eclipse and includes the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, while the Feb. 2, 2022, itinerary crosses the Antarctic Circle to initiate guests into the exclusive Order of the Red Nose.

Atlas Ocean Voyages is a luxe-adventure, expedition cruise brand designed for worldly and fun-seeking travelers to immerse in active and awe-inspiring experiences in less-visited, bucket-list destinations. At 9,300 GRTs, World Navigator fosters a refined and convivial ambience for up to 196 guests and features the most-modern hygiene and cleanliness measures incorporated into her state-of-the-art design.

Atlas’ signature All Inclusive All the Way provides guests a more seamless and worry-free experience by including emergency medical evacuation insurance for all guests, as well as complimentary round-trip air travel, polar parkas, prepaid gratuities, premium wine and spirits and international beers, coffees and smoothies, Wi-Fi, L’Occitane bath amenities, and regionally inspired gourmet dining. In every stateroom, guests enjoy binoculars to use on board, en suite coffee, tea and personalized bar service, and butler service in suites.

World Navigator is Polar Category C- and Ice Class 1B-certified and her construction is on schedule for delivery in July 2021, followed by World Traveller and World Seeker in 2022 and World Adventurer and World Discoverer in 2023.

For more information, please visit www.AtlasOceanVoyages.com and follow Atlas Ocean Voyage on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AtlasOceanVoyages), Twitter (www.twitter.com/atlascruises), Instagram (www.instagram.com/AtlasOceanVoyages), and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/atlascruises). Travel Advisors can call 1.844.44.ATLAS (1.844.442.8527) to book their clients on an unforgettable luxe-adventure journey.

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Huawei ban timeline: UK won’t allow company’s 5G gear from September 2021 – CNET

Huawei is a global telecommunications supplier and phone manufacturer, but it’s a pariah in countries like the US. There’s been no shortage of scrutiny of the Chinese telecom giant in recent years, and countries like the UK have baned the use of its equipment as their 5G networks develop.

Huawei is a global telecommunications supplier and phone manufacturer, but it’s a pariah in countries like the US. There’s been no shortage of scrutiny of the Chinese telecom giant in recent years, and countries like the UK have baned the use of its equipment as their 5G networks develop. Its phones are also virtually invisible in the US, despite its massive presence around the world.

The company’s chairman had predicted that 2020 would be “difficult” for Huawei, and there certainly have been challenges. The US continues to pressure allies to block Huawei from their next-generation 5G wireless networks. In July, the UK opted to ban Huawei from its 5G infrastructure: The company’s equipment must be removed by 2027 — a decision that Huawei found “disappointing” as 5G becomes increasingly mainstream — and UK carriers will unable to install Huawei gear from September 2021.

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The core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It’s the reason why the US banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment in 2012 and why the company was added to the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List in May 2019, following an executive order from President Donald Trump effectively banning Huawei from US communications networks. A year later, Trump extended the order until 2021.

The US initially offered a reprieve to companies, allowing them to work with Huawei through a temporary general license, but the Commerce Department accused the company of exploiting the rules to continue using American technology in its semiconductor design. It tightened those rules in August 2020 and said the temporary general license wouldn’t be extended further.

Huawei has long denied any wrongdoing and continues to maintain its innocence.

Read more: Huawei and China-US tensions: Where do we go from here?

It can be tough to keep pace with the sheer number of headlines, so here’s a timeline going back to 2018.

2020

Nov. 30, 2020: UK bans installation of Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021.

Nov. 26, 2020: UK government commits £250 million ($333 million) to diversify its 5G supply chain following its ban on Huawei

Nov. 14, 2020: Qualcomm reportedly gets OK to sell 4G chips to Huawei, despite US ban.

Nov. 4, 2020: Huawei sues Trump administration to force release of documents linked to CFO’s arrest.

Nov. 2, 2020: Huawei reportedly works on plan for dedicated Shanghai chip plant to get around US restrictions.

Oct. 29, 2020:Potential Huawei ban raises concerns over 5G in Brazil.

Oct. 28, 2020: BT and Ericsson sign 5G deal as Huawei ban takes shape.

Oct. 26, 2020: Huawei CFO’s trial begins in Canada.

Oct. 20, 2020: Sweden bans Huawei from its 5G networks.

Oct. 8, 2020: UK Parliament cites “clear evidence” Huawei colluded with Chinese state.

Oct. 1, 2020: UK found a flaw of “national significance” in Huawei tech, a government report says.

Sept. 30, 2020: China reportedly prepares antitrust probe into Google following Huawei prompt.

Sept. 29, 2020: BT picks Nokia to power 5G networks as UK starts to phase out Huawei.

Sept. 23, 2020: Huawei chairman labels ongoing US bans as “non-stop aggression.”

Sept. 10, 2020: Huawei says it’s bringing Harmony OS to phones and expanding it to other hardware-makers. It also reveals new headphones, watches and laptops.

Sept. 4, 2020: FCC estimates it’ll cost $1.8B to remove Huawei, ZTE equipment from US networks.

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Aug. 24, 2020: India will quietly remove Huawei equipment from its networks as border tensions rise, a report says.

Aug. 19, 2020: Huawei says its older Android phones will continue to get software and security updates even though its Google license has expired.

Aug. 17, 2020: US tightens restrictions on Huawei’s access to American chips.

Aug. 13, 2020: India takes steps to lock Huawei and ZTE out of its 5G rollout.

July 30, 2020: Huawei takes Samsung’s crown to become world’s biggest phone maker, analyst says.

July 29, 2020: Qualcomm settles long-running Huawei patent spat.

July 20, 2020: China reportedly considers action against Nokia and Ericsson if EU bans Huawei.

July 15, 2020: Trump administration hits Huawei workers with US visa restrictions.

July 14, 2020: UK follows US in banning Huawei from its 5G network.

July 3, 2020: Huawei brings Uber rival Bolt to its AppGallery store.

June 30, 2020: Huawei and ZTE officially designated national security threats by FCC.

June 25, 2020: Trump administration designates Huawei as backed by Chinese military.

June 17, 2020: Huawei reveals which phones will get EMUI 10.1 update.

June 15, 2020: Commerce Department lets US companies work with Huawei on developing 5G standards.

June 10, 2020: NATO boss supports the UK’s review of Huawei’s role in its 5G rollout.

June 9, 2020: Huawei insists it “grew up in the UK” and wants to play a significant role in the country’s 5G deployment.

June 4, 2000: Documents reportedly reveal Huawei covered up ownership of Iranian affiliate in scheme to sell prohibited US tech.

June 3, 2000: Canadian telecoms effectively lock Huawei out of country’s 5G development.

June 2, 2020: US Senator Tom Cotton tells British politicians he thinks China is trying to use Huawei to “drive a hi-tech wedge between” America and the UK.

June 1, 2020: Huawei reportedly turns to rival chipmakers to weather US clampdown.

May 27, 2020: Huawei CFO loses case to dismiss extradition to the US.

May 26, 2020: UK launches fresh probe into Huawei’s role in future 5G plans. Huawei announces partnership with Youtube rival Dailymotion.

May 22, 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly looks to reduce Huawei’s role in country’s 5G networks.

May 18, 2020: Huawei criticizes new US rules as “pernicious” and “arbitrary,” and China reportedly prepares to take “forceful countermeasures” against US tech companies.

May 15, 2020: Commerce Department tightens export controls on Huawei, and extends Temporary General License for another 90 days.

May 14, 2020: Trump extends executive order targeting Huawei for another year.

May 7, 2020: US rule might let American companies work with Huawei on 5G.

May 1, 2020: Huawei Australia’s carrier business drops 21% for 2019 as 5G ban bites.

April 29, 2020: Huawei reportedly expands partnership with European chipmaker in the face of increasing US restrictions on suppliers.

April 21, 2020: Huawei reports 1.4% revenue increase for the first quarter of 2020 as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Also, senior British official reportedly says UK is unlikely to reconsider “firm” decision to allow Huawei access to non-sensitive parts of its 5G network.

April 20, 2020: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei downplays his influence over the company in a South China Morning Post profile.

April 17, 2020: Chinese teaser video showcases Huawei’s Nova 7 phone series ahead April 23 reveal.

April 15, 2020: BT delays removal of Huawei equipment from EE’s core network by two years.

April 13, 2020: Huawei warns that disrupting its involvement in Britain’s 5G rollout would do the country “a disservice.”

April 2, 2020: Huawei signs non-aggression patent pact as it joins Open Invention Network.

March 31, 2020: Huawei reports smallest profit increase in three years as US ban takes its toll.

March 27, 2020: Huawei reportedly starts working on cloud gaming platform with Tencent, the biggest games company in the world.

March 26, 2020: Huawei reveals P40 Pro Plus, P40 Pro and P40, along with smart assistant Celia. Also, senior US officials reportedly agree on new rules to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers.

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March 24, 2020: Huawei P40 and P40 Pro apparently leak online ahead of launch.

March 12, 2020: Trump signs law to prevent US rural telecom carriers from using Huawei network equipment, and France is reportedly planning to allow some Huawei gear in its 5G network.

March 11, 2020: US officials reportedly postpone a meeting on potential new restrictions on sales of technology to Huawei and China, and the Commerce Department extends Huawei license through May 15.

March 9, 2020: Huawei cancels P40 launch event due to coronavirus, and US envoy reportedly presses Canada over Huawei role in 5G network.

March 6, 2020: Huawei reportedly projects major drop in phone sales amid US sanctions.

March 4, 2020: Nokia and Ericsson pitch themselves to US lawmakers as Huawei 5G alternative. Also, Huawei pleads not guilty to new US criminal charges in 2018 case and FCC’s Brendan Carr says US “cannot treat Huawei as anything other than a threat to our collective security.”

March 3, 2020: US senators urge UK to reconsider use of Huawei gear in its 5G network.

March 2, 2020: Leaked documents reportedly reveal Huawei’s role in shipping prohibited US gear to Iran.

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Feb. 28, 2020: Huawei will spend €200 million on new 5G plant in France.

Feb. 27, 2020: FCC starts collecting data on Huawei use in US networks, and Senate passes bill banning government purchases of Huawei gear.

Feb. 26, 2020: Officials from Huawei and Defense Department spar at cybersecurity panel.

Feb. 24, 2020: Huawei will launch its P40 Pro in Paris on March 26, its upgraded Mate XS foldable will be available outside China and the company is bringing a new tablet, speaker and green MateBook X Pro laptop to Europe. And Trump reportedly accuses British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “betrayal” in a heated phone call about Huawei 5G decision.

Feb. 23, 2020: Google warns people against sideloading its apps on Huawei’s P40 phones.

Feb. 21, 2020: The White House reportedly is planning a 5G summit to combat Huawei.

Feb. 20, 2020: Huawei makes an aggressive 5G infrastructure product pitch to European nations.

Feb. 18, 2020: A judge dismisses a Huawei suit challenging the US government’s equipment ban.

Feb. 14, 2020: Huawei gets another 45-day reprieve from Commerce Department.

Feb. 13, 2020: The Justice Department charges Huawei with racketeering and theft of trade secrets.

Feb. 11, 2020: The US reportedly finds Huawei has backdoor access to mobile networks globally.

Feb. 7, 2020: Attorney General William Barr suggests that US take a “controlling stake” in Ericsson or Nokia to counter Huawei.

Feb, 6, 2020: Huawei hits Verizon with lawsuits alleging patent infringement, and it’ll reportedly join forces with Vivo and Oppo against Google Play Store.

Feb. 5, 2020: Vodafone says implementing UK and European Huawei restrictions could take five years.

Feb. 3, 2020: Huawei asks FCC to drop national “unlawful and misguided” security risk label, and updates its “ultralight” MateBook D laptops.

Jan. 30, 2020: Australian politicians dismiss talk of revisiting Huawei 5G ban.

Jan. 29, 2020: EU allows Huawei for 5G, but warns states to limit core network access.

Jan. 28, 2020: UK gives Huawei the green light to build the country’s non-core 5G network, with some limitations, while an analyst says Huawei is the world’s top 5G phone vendor.

Jan. 24, 2020: The Pentagon reportedly blocked even tighter rules on US companies selling to Huawei.

Jan. 23, 2020: Huawei postpones its China developers conference due to deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Jan. 20, 2020: Huawei will use TomTom’s navigation software and data after losing Google Maps.

Jan. 16, 2020: Huawei Mate XS foldable phone will reportedly be cheaper and smaller, while images of purported Huawei P40 Pro hint at many camera features.

Jan. 15, 2020: Huawei shipped nearly 7 million 5G phones last year, and it’s reportedly spending $26 million courting developers to build apps for its phones.

Jan. 14, 2020: The US presses British officials to block Huawei from its 5G network, and US senators propose over $1B in 5G subsidies to counter Huawei dominance.

Jan. 9, 2020: Sen. Tom Cotton unveils a bill to stop the US from sharing intelligence with countries that use Huawei 5G technology.

Jan. 7, 2020: Huawei is allowed to participate in India’s 5G trial phase.

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2019

Dec. 31, 2019: Huawei boosted phone sales in 2019 but predicts a “difficult” 2020.

Dec. 26, 2019: Huawei rebuts suggestions that Chinese state support drove its growth.

Dec. 20, 2019: Huawei’s new P40 Pro rumored to have 10x optical zoom.

Dec. 19, 2019: Greenland opts for Sweden’s Ericsson over Huawei for 5G rollout.

Dec. 18, 2019: Huawei opens 5G innovation center in London.

Dec. 17, 2019: Huawei will launch the P40 Pro in March without Google support, and Spain’sTelefonica says it’ll drastically reduce Huawei gear use for its core 5G network.

Dec. 16, 2019: US House of Representatives passes bill barring government from buying Huawei gear.

Dec. 15, 2019: Norway’s Telenor says Huawei will still play a role in the country’s 5G rollout.

Dec. 13, 2019: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou wins court order to receive documents for her arrest and extradition.

Dec. 8, 2019: Huawei will bring Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones.

Dec. 5, 2019: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes selfie with Huawei phone after hinting at ban.

Dec. 4, 2019: Huawei slams FCC’s new restrictions as unconstitutional in legal challenge.

Dec. 3, 2019: Huawei cut US components out of Mate 30 in wake of Trump’s ban, and US judge disqualifies Huawei lawyer from fraud and sanctions case, citing conflict of interest.

Dec. 2, 2019: Huawei predicts Australia’s 5G ban will force it to cut 1,500 jobs.

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Nov. 29, 2019: Huawei will apparently fight the FCC decision to exclude it from federal subsidies.

Nov. 26, 2019: Huawei and Samsung see jump in phone sales for third quarter, while others see decline.

Nov. 25, 2019: Huawei unveils its iPad Pro rival, the MatePad Pro, for China.

Nov. 22, 2019: The FCC bars Huawei and ZTE from billions in federal subsidies, while senators want Trump to halt licenses that let US companies sell to Huawei.

Nov. 21, 2019: Microsoft scores license to export software to Huawei.

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Nov. 20, 2019: Huawei Mate X’s folding screen costs $1,000 to fix.

Nov. 19, 2019: Huawei says US license extension doesn’t change the fact that it’s being treated unfairly.

Nov. 12, 2019: Huawei is reportedly giving staff $286 million in bonuses for sticking through US ban.

Nov. 8, 2019: Trump’s tech chief slams countries for “opening their arms” to Huawei.

Nov. 7, 2019: Huawei founder says the company’s coping fine with the US trade ban, but stresses the need for open collaboration.

Nov. 5, 2019: Hungary will reportedly work with Huawei in building its 5G network.

Nov. 4, 2019: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says licenses allowing US companies to sell equipment to Huawei “will be forthcoming very shortly.”

Nov. 1, 2019: Huawei might be working on an iPad Pro-style tablet.

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Oct. 31, 2019: The UK general election has apparently delayed the decision on giving Huawei access to the UK’s 5G network again. Also, Huawei ships 66.7 million phones in 2019’s third quarter.

Oct. 28, 2019: The Federal Communications Commission says it’ll cut off funding to wireless carriers using Huawei and ZTE equipment.

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Oct. 23, 2019: Huawei launches the Mate X foldable phone in China and celebrates hitting 200 million phone shipments two months sooner than it did last year. Also, the company’s cybersecurity chief says it’d be easier to bribe telecom staff than build backdoors into networks.

Oct. 21, 2019: A Huawei executive acknowledges the company’s struggling without Google support.

Oct. 16, 2019: Huawei sold a whole bunch of phones despite the US ban, while a Mate X unboxing video hints at the foldable phone’s imminent release. Also, Germany caused an uproar with draft network security rules that would let Huawei work on its 5G networks.

Oct. 15, 2019: Huawei and Sunrise co-build a 5G research center in Switzerland.

Oct. 9, 2019: Trump is reportedly ready to approve sales of US goods to Huawei.

Oct. 4, 2019: Malaysian telecom Maxis signs up with Huawei for 5G.

Oct. 2, 2019: Huawei Mate 30 phones apparently lose backdoor access to Google apps.

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Sept. 30, 2019: Huawei opens flagship store in Shenzhen.

Sept. 26, 2019: Huawei apparently is making 5G base stations without US parts, and Norway says it won’t ban the company from its 5G rollout.

Sept. 19, 2019: Huawei unveils the Mate 30 Pro phone, Watch GT 2 and Vision TV during an event in Munich.

Sept. 18, 2019: Huawei urges Australia to embrace Chinese products during its “explosion of innovation,” and its Mate 30 event lineup apparently leaks a day early.

Sept. 12, 2019: Huawei’s founder is ready to sell his company’s 5G tech to a Western buyer. Separately, Huawei is selling MateBook laptops with Linux preinstalled in China.

Sept. 10, 2019: Huawei drops a lawsuit against the US government after its telecom equipment is returned.

Sept. 9, 2019: Microsoft President Brad Smith wants the US government to offer more evidence to back up its Huawei ban. Also, US prosecutors charge a Chinese professor with fraud for allegedly taking a California company’s tech for Huawei’s benefit.

Sept. 8, 2019: Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone could go on sale in October.

Sept. 6, 2019: Huawei skirts US ban with “new” P30 Pro, but only the colors are new. It also shows off the 5G Kirin 990 chip that’ll power its Mate 30.

Sept. 3, 2019: Huawei accuses US of using cyberattacks and threats to disrupt its business. It also intends to give universities $300 million annually despite the US trade ban.

Sept. 2, 2019: Huawei announces that the Mate 30 series launches Sept. 19.

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Aug 27, 2019: US reportedly receives more than 130 requests for Huawei licenses, but none have been issued yet. Also, new Huawei phones reportedly won’t be able to use Android.

Aug. 23, 2019: Huawei reckons the US ban will cost its phone division $10 billion, and sheds 100 Australian jobs after being banned from country’s 5G rollout.

Aug. 22, 2019: Huawei says it has no plans to launch a Harmony-powered phone.

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Aug. 19, 2019: US Commerce Department extends reprieve allowing companies to work with Huawei.

Aug. 18, 2019: Trump says he doesn’t want to do business with Huawei due to the “national security threat” it represents.

Aug. 16, 2019: Huawei’s founder expresses confidence that UK “won’t say no to us” in its 5G rollout.

Aug. 15, 2019: Huawei pushes back the launch of its Mate X again, and might be working on its own version of Google Maps.

Aug. 14, 2019: Huawei is apparently researching 6G wireless internet connectivity.

Aug. 13, 2019: India remains undecided on letting Huawei sell its 5G networking equipment in the country.

Aug. 9, 2019: Huawei unveils its Android replacement “Harmony,” while Trump says the US won’t do business with Huawei.

Aug. 7, 2019: Trump administration says it’ll ban government from doing business with Huawei, and Republican senators target Google over Huawei project.

Aug. 6, 2019: Huawei Twitter poll reveals its followers think it’s owned by the Chinese government, but people on Facebook disagree.

Aug. 4, 2019: Huawei will reportedly release a cheap phone powered by its Hongmeng OS in late 2019.

July 31, 2019: Huawei beat iPhone with 17% global market share in 2019’s second quarter, research firm said.

July 30, 2019: Huawei reported revenue surge despite US ban, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Trump administration could decide on licenses allowing Huawei sales by next week.

July 29, 2019: Huawei and Google were reportedly working on a smart speaker before ban.

July 26, 2019: Chinese authorities suspect FedEx illegally held back over 100 Huawei packages, report said.

July 25, 2019: Electronics company reportedly “seized” $100M of Huawei goods following US ban.

July 24, 2019: United Arab Emirates telecom says US ban on Huawei isn’t an issue for its 5G network.

July 23, 2019: Huawei lays off more than 600 US workers due to blacklisting.

July 22, 2019: Leaked documents suggested that Huawei secretly helped build North Korea’s wireless network. Also, the White House gathering tech execs for a meeting where Trump reportedly said Huawei licensing deals will be “timely.”

July 19, 2019: Huawei says Hongmeng OS isn’t designed as an Android replacement.

July 16, 2019: Bipartisan group of senators introduces 5G legislation that would keep Huawei blacklisted.

July 15, 2019: Canada may wait until after October elections to decide on Huawei ban, while the US will reportedly let Huawei sell to companies within weeks. Also, Huawei reportedly plans major layoffs at its US research labs.

July 9, 2019: US will allow licensed sales to Huawei, but it remains blacklisted.

July 7, 2019: Huawei CEO says its HongMeng OS alternative is ‘likely’ faster than Android, but needs its own app store.

July 4, 2019: US government tries to get Huawei lawsuit thrown out.

July 3, 2019: Huawei remains on Commerce Department’s blacklist despite Trump’s latest decision.

July 2, 2019: Huawei reportedly isn’t sure about using Android in future phones.

July 1, 2019: Trump official says eased Huawei restrictions only apply to widely available products.

June 29, 2019: Trump decides to lift some restrictions on US companies selling to Huawei.

June 27, 2019: Huawei employees worked on Chinese military research projects, according to a report from Bloomberg.

June 25, 2019: US companies are reportedly bypassing the Trump ban on sales to Huawei, while FedEx is suing the Commerce Department over the diversion of Huawei packages.

June 24, 2019: Huawei says it’ll increase its 5G investment in spite of US ban, while attorneys for its imprisoned CFO have asked for the US extradition request to be withdrawn. Also, an FCC commissioner wants Huawei gear out of US networks, and the Trump administration reportedly is thinking about requiring domestic 5G equipment to be made outside China.

June 21, 2019: Huawei unveils a trio of new Nova 5 phones in China as US tensions simmer, and its Mate X foldable phone will reportedly launch by September. The US also blacklists five more Chinese tech companies.

June 19, 2019: Huawei’s CEO isn’t worried about $30 billion revenue hit from US ban.

June 18, 2019: Huawei boss predicts $30B revenue hit from US ban, but Microsoft starts selling its laptops again.

June 13, 2019: Chinese ambassador warns Britain that excluding Huawei from 5G sends a “bad signal.”

June 12, 2019: Huawei reportedly moves to trademark its own OS, and apparently chases Verizon for $1B in patent licensing fees.

June 11, 2019: Huawei says it’ll need more time to become world’s biggest phone seller and reportedly delays announcement of its new laptop indefinitely.

June 10, 2019: Huawei reportedly asks app developers to publish on its AppGallery store, and a White House official apparently wants to delay the US government’s Huawei ban.

June 7, 2019: Facebook stops letting Huawei preinstall its apps, and Google reportedly warns the Trump administration that its Huawei ban creates a national security risk. Also, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing is set for January 2020.

June 6, 2019: Russian telecom agrees to let Huawei develop country’s 5G network, while China gives Huawei a boost by issuing 5G licenses.

June 5, 2019: Huawei chairman says company would sign a “no-spy” deal with US.

June 4, 2019: Huawei trade secrets trial reportedly kicks off in Texas.

June 3, 2019: Science publisher IEEE reverses its week-old ban on Huawei scientists reviewing technical papers.

June 2, 2019: Huawei reportedly strips back production of phones amid US crackdown.

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May 31, 2019: Huawei reportedly orders employees to cancel US meetings, mirrors Consumer Technology Association’s criticism of Trump’s plans to impose higher tariffs on imported Mexican goods.

May 30, 2019: Huawei membership restored by SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance, while it quietly launches its 5G lab in the shadow of the US ban. Also, its wearables shipments quadruple in first quarter.

May 29, 2019: Huawei asks court to rule US ban unconstitutional.

May 28, 2019: Huawei reportedly plans to bring OS to China later this year, internationally in 2020.

May 26, 2019: Huawei’s founder says he’d “be the first to protest” if China retaliated against Apple.

May 24, 2019: Huawei’s operating system may be called “Hongmeng,” while Amazon Japan reportedly stops selling its devices.

May 23, 2019: US reportedly accuses Huawei of lying about Chinese ties.

May 22, 2019: Chip designer Arm ditches Huawei, while Mate 20 X gets dropped from UK 5G launch.

May 21, 2019: Huawei reportedly wants its app store to compete with Google’s.

May 20, 2019: Huawei gets a temporary reprieve from the US trade ban, prompting Google to revive work temporarily.

May 19, 2019: Google cuts off Huawei phones from future Android updates.

May 16, 2019: Huawei says US ban will ‘significantly harm’ American jobs and companies.

May 15, 2019: Trump effectively bans Huawei with a national security order.

May 8, 2019: 5G rollout may face a delay in UK over Huawei investigations.

May 3, 2019: Countries draft 5G security proposals as the US warns again of Huawei’s threat.

May 2, 2019: A Huawei leak prompts the sacking of UK defense minister Gavin Williamson.

May 1, 2019: Huawei hits 50% growth in phone sales and reportedly has an 8K 5G TV in the works for later this year.

April 30, 2019: Vodafone found hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment, according to a report.

April 24, 2019: Britain will reportedly allow Huawei limited access to 5G infrastructure. Several days later, China pushes Britain to let Huawei be part of 5G rollout.

April 21, 2019: The CIA reportedly says Huawei is funded by Chinese state security.

April 11, 2019: Google and Huawei will pay Nexus 6P owners for bootloop issues in class-action lawsuit.

April 9, 2019: The US reportedly no longer demands a Huawei ban in Germany.

April 8, 2019: Huawei is “open” to selling its 5G chips to Apple, says report.

April 4, 2019: Huawei sets new goals to overtake Samsung and Apple, and MIT severs links with Huawei and ZTE due to US investigations.

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March 29, 2019: Huawei slams US for having “a loser’s attitude” because its tech can’t compete.

March 28, 2019: British watchdog warns that Huawei products represent “significantly increased risk.”

March 26, 2019: Huawei launches the P30 and P30 Pro in Paris.

March 19, 2019: Angela Merkel pushes back against US pressure to bar Huawei from Germany’s 5G rollout.

March 15, 2019: Huawei’s CFO wanted to quit before arrest, according to the company’s founder.

March 14, 2019: Huawei is developing its own OS in case it can’t use Android or Windows, report says.

March 12, 2019: US reportedly tells Germany to drop Huawei or it’ll limit intelligence sharing. The Huawei Mate 20 hits 10 million shipped.

March 8, 2019: Huawei sues the US government over its equipment ban.

March 5, 2019: Huawei reportedly calls for international cybersecurity standards.

March 1, 2019: An extradition hearing for Huawei’s CFO gets the go-ahead from Canada, and the US warns the Philippines against using Huawei 5G gear.

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Feb. 28, 2019: Chinese kids literally sing Huawei’s praises in surreal video.

Feb. 26, 2019: Samsung and Huawei settle 2-year-old patent dispute.

Feb. 25, 2019: Huawei could face a solar tech ban in the US.

Feb. 24, 2019: Huawei unveils the Mate X foldable phone.

Feb. 22, 2019: Italian politicians reportedly push for Huawei 5G ban.

Feb. 21, 2019: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says countries using Huawei tech pose a risk to the US.

Feb. 20-21, 2019: Ren Zhengfei says that the arrest of his daughter, the company’s CFO, was “politically motivated and that the US treats 5G like “military” tech.

Feb. 19, 2019: Ren tells the BBC “there’s no way the US can crush us.”

Feb. 17, 2019: The UK reportedly concludes that using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk.

Feb. 6, 2019: US State Department discourages European countries from using Huawei equipment in their 5G rollouts.

Feb. 4, 2019: A report says the FBI raided a Huawei lab and set up a CES sting. Also, two of the company’s staff were expelled from Denmark after a work permit inspection.

The charges unsealed today clearly allege that Huawei intentionally conspired to steal the intellectual property of an American company.
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Jan. 30, 2019: Qualcomm reaches an interim licensing agreement with Huawei.

Jan. 29, 2019: US hammers Huawei with 23 indictments for alleged trade secret theft and fraud.

Jan. 25, 2019: Colleges reportedly drop Huawei equipment to appease the Trump administration. Also, Huawei says it’ll reveal a foldable phone with 5G in February.

Jan. 24, 2019: Huawei reportedly says it’ll take the smartphone crown from Samsung by 2020.

Jan. 23, 2019: Huawei’s CFO may face formal extradition to the US, report says.

Jan. 18, 2019: China says a Canadian ban on Huawei’s 5G tech will trigger “repercussions.”

Jan. 11, 2019: In Poland, a Huawei employee gets arrested over alleged spying.Three days later, Huawei sacks that employee.

Jan. 8, 2019: Huawei fights to stay in the US with laptops and tablets at CES.

Jan. 4, 2019: Senators introduce a bipartisan bill to address concerns about Chinese tech companies.

Jan. 3, 2019: A report suggests that President Trump may use an executive order to ban Huawei and ZTE purchases.

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2018

Dec. 24, 2018: Huawei exceeds 200 million smartphone shipments.

Dec. 12, 2018: A Canadian court grants Huawei’s CFO $10 million bail.

Dec. 7, 2018: Reuters reports that Japan will stop buying Huawei, ZTE equipment.

Dec. 6, 2018: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is arrested in Canada at the request of the US.

Dec. 5, 2018: Britain’s BT says it’ll strip Huawei equipment from 4G network by 2021 and won’t use it in 5G core.

Oct. 18, 2018: Huawei tussles with US startup CNEX Labs over theft of technology.

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Sept. 7, 2018: Huawei gets caught cheating on a phone benchmark test.

Sept. 5, 2018: In a Senate hearing on Facebook and Twitter, Huawei and ZTE get called out.

Aug. 1, 2018: Knocking off Apple, Huawei becomes the No. 2 phone seller.

July 19, 2018: Huawei crosses 100 million shipments mark for the year to date.

July 11, 2018: Australia says it’ll ban Huawei from 5G rollout amid security concerns.

June 7, 2018: Congress calls out Google over its ties with Huawei.

June 6, 2018: A report reveals that Facebook gave Huawei special access to user data.

May 2, 2018: The Pentagon bans the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases.

March 22, 2018: Huawei loses Best Buy as retail partner.

Feb. 13, 2018: FBI Director Chris Wray warns against buying Huawei and ZTE phones.

Jan. 9, 2018: At CES, Huawei CEO Richard Yu addresses the loss of AT&T support.

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Microland reconhecida como líder no Quadrante Mágico do Gartner em serviços de gerenciamento de rede

BENGALURU, Índia, ATLANTA e LONDRES, 30 de novembro de 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A Microland, empresa de transformação digital global, anunciou hoje o seu reconhecimento como líder no Quadrante Mágico do Gartner em serviços de gerenciamento de rede.

BENGALURU, Índia, ATLANTA e LONDRES, 30 de novembro de 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A Microland, empresa de transformação digital global, anunciou hoje o seu reconhecimento como líder no Quadrante Mágico do Gartner em serviços de gerenciamento de rede. O relatório detalhado está disponível em https://www.microland.com/analyst-insights/leader-gartner-magic-quadrant.

Gartner avaliou fornecedores levando em conta diversos parâmetros. A avaliação baseou-se em duas categorias de serviços de gerenciamento de LAN e WAN/WLAN e em cinco atributos de gerenciamento de plataforma de prestação de serviços, funções de gerenciamento de serviços, automação de operações, gestão da experiência do cliente e serviços profissionais, os quais são competências essenciais para serviços de gerenciamento de rede.

O relatório projeta que “Até 2023, 40% dos compradores corporativos terão requisitado definições de serviços padronizadas dos prestadores de serviços de gerenciamento de rede (MNS); em 2018, era apenas 15%” e que “até 2024, para melhorar a agilidade e suporte para aplicativos na nuvem, 60% das empresas terão implementado SD-WAN, em comparação com cerca de 30% em 2020”.

De acordo com o relatório, “O mercado de MNS consiste de prestadores de MNS com capacidade global que fornecem funções de gerenciamento de serviços para a operação de redes corporativas”. “Os prestadores atuando neste mercado são Provedores de Serviços de Rede (NSPs) ou não NSPs, visto que ambos os tipos são comuns neste mercado.” De acordo com outro relatório, “Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services” (Capacidades Críticas para os Serviços de Rede Gerenciada), “Os provedores nesta pesquisa são NSPs ou não NSPs, visto que ambos os tipos são comuns neste mercado e atenderam o requisito de fornecer serviços a nível global, indo além das fronteiras de seu país natal”.

Pradeep Kar, fundador, presidente e diretor executivo, comentou: “Acreditamos que o reconhecimento da Microland no Quadrante Mágico do Gartner em serviços de gerenciamento de rede é uma confirmação fabulosa de nossa determinação de ser a melhor escolha de parceiro de infraestrutura de IT para nossos clientes há 31 anos, e a Microland esteve na vanguarda da prestação de serviços de gerenciamento de rede desde sua fundação. Acredito que este reconhecimento é uma demonstração da profundidade e amplitude de nossos serviços e de nossa inovação motivadora contínua. Dedicamos este reconhecimento a nossos clientes, que sempre nos inspiraram a elevar o nível do sucesso.”

O relatório delineia que “Para os serviços de gerenciamento de rede (MNS), a automação é a chave para a eficiência e a qualidade da plataforma de prestação de serviços em escala. Mais importante que isso, a automação também é essencial para a manutenção da qualidade da prestação do serviço e da experiência positiva do cliente a partir das propostas de MNS dos provedores”.

Reagindo à notável observação,Robert Wysocki, vice-presidente sênior e líder em soluções para clientes globais da Networks & Cybersecurity comentou que “Acreditamos que este é um reconhecimento de nossa capacidade de conduzir experiências excepcionais para os clientes por meio de investimentos contínuos em soluções inovadoras. Uma de nossas principais áreas de investimentos é uma plataforma de prestação de serviços automatizados, a Network Assurance Platform, a qual ajuda no gerenciamento proativo do ciclo de vida completo do gerenciamento de infraestrutura de redes”.

Mahesh Nagaraj, diretor de marketing, adicionou que “Estamos honrados pelo fato de a Gartner ter nos reconhecido como um líder no Quadrante Mágico em serviços de gerenciamento de rede. Nossa crença que a tecnologia funciona melhor quando é menos notada é a maneira com que abordamos nossos compromissos com o cliente, e todo plano, intervenção e inovação se concentra em garantir essa promessa. O pacote da Microland de soluções exclusivas tem sido um catalisador para ajudar nossos clientes a acelerar sua jornada de transformação e tornar o digital uma realidade”.

A Microland tem clientes em vários setores, incluindo serviços bancários, financeiros e seguros, varejo, hi-tech, farmacêutico e ciências da vida e tem prestado serviços de gerenciamento de rede e serviços de transformação de rede em 170 países. A Microland presta serviços de gerenciamento de rede a seus clientes por meio de várias centrais de operações de rede que funcionam 24 horas por dia, 7 dias por semana, apoiados por seu IP local, a Network Assurance Platform. O pacote de ofertas de rede da Microland inclui o gerenciamento da infraestrutura de rede por todo o espectro de LAN, WLAN, WAN e central de dados, com especialização significativa em tecnologias emergentes, incluindo redes definidas por software (SDLAN, SDWAN), Wi-Fi 6.0 e 5G. A Microland celebrou parcerias com vários fornecedores de tecnologia, incluindo a Cisco, Fortinet, Velocloud by VMware, Versa Networks, entre outros.

Fonte:

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services, Ted Corbett et al., 9 de novembro de 2020

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services, Danellie Young et al., 10 de novembro de 2020

A Gartner não endossa qualquer fornecedor, produto ou serviço descrito em suas publicações de pesquisa e não aconselha os usuários de tecnologia a selecionar apenas os fornecedores com as classificações mais altas ou outra designação. As publicações de pesquisa do Gartner consistem das opiniões da agência de pesquisa do Gartner e não devem ser interpretadas como declarações de fato. A Gartner se isenta de todas as garantias, expressas ou implícitas, relacionadas a esta pesquisa, incluindo quaisquer garantias de comercialização ou adequação para um propósito específico.

Sobre a Microland

O fornecimento digital e “Making Digital Happen” da Microland permite que a tecnologia faça mais com menos intrusão. Ficou ainda mais fácil as empresas adotarem a infraestrutura NextGen Digital. Isso é possível com a nossa experiência em nuvem e central de dados, redes, local de trabalho digital, segurança cibernética e IoT industrial, assegurando que a adoção seja previsível, confiável e estável.

Em um mundo afetado pela COVID, a Microland está possibilitando que as empresas entrem na era digital com foco em serviços que são mais do que nunca relevantes para nossos clientes e possíveis clientes. Incorporada em 1989 e com sede em Bengaluru, Índia, a Microland tem mais de 4.500 especialistas digitais em escritórios e centrais de fornecimento na Ásia, Austrália, Europa, Oriente Médio e América do Norte.

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EZVIZ annonce un guide de cadeaux sur les gadgets de sécurité domestique intelligents de haute qualité pour le Black Friday et le Cyber Monday 2020

LOS ANGELES, 30 novembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EZVIZ, un innovateur mondial dans le domaine de l’intelligence domestique, dévoile ses offres du Black Friday et du Cyber Monday sur les caméras de sécurité Wi-Fi les plus vendues, les sonnettes de porte intelligentes et bien plus encore.

LOS ANGELES, 30 novembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EZVIZ, un innovateur mondial dans le domaine de l’intelligence domestique, dévoile ses offres du Black Friday et du Cyber Monday sur les caméras de sécurité Wi-Fi les plus vendues, les sonnettes de porte intelligentes et bien plus encore. Les clients peuvent se procurer la toute dernière caméra C3X, ou réserver un lot sur leurs favoris, notamment La caméra d’intérieure C1mini 1080P, la caméra C6N orientation/inclinaison et la caméra extérieure avec l’alarme sirène et flash ezTube 1080P.

Microland reconocida como un líder en el Gartner Magic Quadrant por Servicios de Red Administrados

BENGALURU, India, ATLANTA y LONDRES, 30 de noviembre de 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microland, una empresa global de transformación digital anunció hoy que ha sido reconocida como Líder en el Gartner Magic Quadrant por Servicios de Red Administrados.

BENGALURU, India, ATLANTA y LONDRES, 30 de noviembre de 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microland, una empresa global de transformación digital anunció hoy que ha sido reconocida como Líder en el Gartner Magic Quadrant por Servicios de Red Administrados. El informe detallado está disponible en https://www.microland.com/analyst-insights/leader-gartner-magic-quadrant.

Gartner evaluó a los proveedores en varios parámetros. La evaluación se basó en dos categorías de servicio de LAN administrada y WAN administrada / WLAN y cinco atributos de administración de la plataforma de prestación de servicios, funciones de gestión de servicios, automatización de operaciones, gestión de la experiencia del cliente y servicios profesionales que son capacidades principales para los servicios de red administrados.

El informe proyecta que “para 2023, el 40% de los compradores de empresas exigirá definiciones de servicios estandarizados a proveedores de servicios de red administrados (MNS), frente al 15% en 2018” y que “para 2024, para mejorar la agilidad y el soporte para las aplicaciones en la nube, el 60% de las empresas habrán implementado SD-WAN, en comparación con alrededor del 30% en 2020”.

Según el informe “el mercado MNS está formado por proveedores de MNS con capacidad mundial que proporcionan funciones de gestión de servicios para el funcionamiento de redes empresariales”. “Los proveedores en este mercado son proveedores de servicios de red (NSP) o no NSP, ya que ambos tipos son comunes en este mercado.” Según otro informe, “Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services”, “Los proveedores en esta investigación son NSP o no NSP, ya que ambos tipos son comunes en este mercado y también han cumplido con el requisito de prestar servicios a nivel mundial, más allá de su propio país de origen.”

Pradeep Kar, fundador, presidente y director administrativo comentó: “Creemos que el reconocimiento de Microland en el Gartner Magic Quadrant para Servicios de Red Administrados es una gran validación de nuestro enfoque decidido en ser el Socio de Infraestructura de TI de elección para nuestros clientes durante 31 años, y Microland ha estado a la vanguardia de la prestación de Servicios de Red Administrados desde sus inicios. Creo que este reconocimiento es una demostración de la profundidad y amplitud de nuestros servicios e impulsa la innovación continua. Dedicamos este reconocimiento a nuestros clientes que siempre nos han inspirado a elevar el listón del éxito.”

El informe destaca, “Para los servicios de red administrados (MNS), la automatización es la clave para la eficiencia y la calidad de la plataforma de prestación de servicios a escala. Es importante destacar que la automatización también es fundamental para mantener la calidad de la prestación de servicios y la experiencia positiva del cliente de las ofertas de MNS del proveedor.”

En respuesta a la mención notable, Robert Wysocki, vicepresidente senior y líder global de soluciones para clientes – Redes y Ciberseguridad señaló: “Creemos que esto es un reconocimiento a nuestra capacidad para impulsar experiencias de clientes superlativas a través de continuas inversiones en soluciones innovadoras. Una de nuestras áreas de inversión clave ha sido en una plataforma automatizada de prestación de servicios: la Network Assurance Platform que ayuda en la gestión proactiva del ciclo de vida completo de la administración de la infraestructura de red.”

Mahesh Nagaraj, responsable de marketing, “Nos sentimos honrados de que Gartner nos haya reconocido como Líder en el Cuadrante Mágico para Servicios de Red Administrados. Nuestra creencia de que la tecnología funciona mejor cuando menos lo notas, es la forma en que hemos abordado nuestros compromisos con los clientes y cada plan, intervención e innovación se centra en garantizar esa promesa. El conjunto de soluciones patentadas de Microland han sido catalizadores para permitir a nuestros clientes acelerar su proceso de transformación y ‘hacer que lo digital suceda’.”

Microland tiene clientes en múltiples sectores, incluyendo BFSI, venta al por menor, Hi-tech, farmacología y ciencias de la vida y ha estado proporcionando Servicios de Red Administrados y Servicios de Transformación de Redes en todo el mundo en 170 países. Microland ofrece Servicios de Red Administrados a sus clientes a través de varios NOC que operan 24 x 7 respaldados por su IP de cosecha propia, la Network Assurance Platform. La suite de la oferta de red de Microland incluye la gestión de la infraestructura de red en todo el espectro de LAN, WLAN, WAN y centro de datos con una experiencia significativa en tecnologías emergentes, incluidas redes definidas por software (SDLAN, SDWAN), Wi-Fi 6.0 y 5G. Microland ha establecido asociaciones con varios proveedores de tecnología, incluyendo Cisco, Fortinet, Velocloud by VMware, Versa Networks, entre otros.

Emisor:

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services, Ted Corbett et al., 9 de noviembre de 2020

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services, Danellie Young et al., 10 de noviembre de 2020

Gartner no respalda a ningún proveedor, producto o servicio representado en sus publicaciones de investigación, y no aconseja a los usuarios de tecnología que seleccionen solo aquellos proveedores con las calificaciones más altas u otra designación. Las publicaciones de investigación de Gartner constan de las opiniones de la organización de investigación de Gartner y no deben interpretarse como declaraciones de hechos. Gartner renuncia a todas las garantías, expresas o implícitas, con respecto a esta investigación, incluidas las garantías de comerciabilidad o idoneidad para un propósito particular.

Acerca de Microland

La oferta de lo digital por parte de Microland y su “Making Digital Happen” (Haciendo que lo digital suceda) permite a la tecnología hacer más y obstaculizar menos. Facilitamos a las empresas la adopción de infraestructura de próxima generación digital. Hacemos posible esto apelando a nuestra experiencia en la nube y los centros de datos, las redes, el sitio de trabajo digital, la seguridad cibernética y la IIoT –asegurando que la adopción de la brillantez resulte predecible, confiable y estable.

En el mundo impactado por COVID, Microland está haciendo que lo digital suceda para empresas con un enfoque en servicios que son más relevantes para nuestros clientes y prospectos que nunca. Constituida en 1989 y con sede en Bengaluru, India, Microland cuenta con más de 4.500 especialistas digitales en oficinas y centros de entrega en Asia, Australia, Europa, Oriente Medio y Norteamérica.

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Microland reconnu comme un leader dans le Magic Quadrant de Gartner pour les services de réseau gérés

BENGALURU, Inde, ATLANTA et LONDRES, 30 novembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microland, une entreprise mondiale de transformation numérique, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elle a été reconnue comme un leader du Magic Quadrant de Gartner pour les services de réseau gérés.

BENGALURU, Inde, ATLANTA et LONDRES, 30 novembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microland, une entreprise mondiale de transformation numérique, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elle a été reconnue comme un leader du Magic Quadrant de Gartner pour les services de réseau gérés. Le rapport détaillé est disponible à l’adresse suivante https://www.microland.com/analyst-insights/leader-gartner-magic-quadrant.

Gartner a évalué les fournisseurs sur la base de plusieurs paramètres. L’évaluation était basée sur deux catégories de services, LAN géré et WAN / WLAN géré, et cinq attributs de gestion de la plate-forme de prestation de services, les fonctions de gestion des services, l’automatisation des opérations, la gestion de l’expérience client et les services professionnels qui sont des capacités essentielles pour les services de réseau gérés.

Le rapport prévoit que « D’ici 2023, 40 % des acheteurs d’entreprises exigeront des définitions de services normalisées de la part des fournisseurs de services de réseau gérés (MNS), contre 15 % en 2018 » et que « D’ici 2024, pour améliorer l’agilité et la prise en charge des applications cloud, 60 % des entreprises auront mis en œuvre le SD-WAN, contre environ 30 % en 2020. »

Selon le rapport, « Le marché des MNS se compose de fournisseurs de MNS capables à l ‘échelle mondiale de fournir des fonctions de gestion de services pour l’exploitation des réseaux d’entreprises. » « Les fournisseurs sur ce marché sont soit des fournisseurs de services de réseau (NSP), soit des non NSP, car les deux types sont courants sur ce marché. » Selon un autre rapport, « Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services » (Capacités critiques pour les services de réseau gérés), « Les fournisseurs dans cette recherche sont soit des NSP, soit des non NSP, car les deux types sont courants sur ce marché et ont également répondu à l’exigence de fournir des services sur une base mondiale, au-delà de leur propre pays. »

Pradeep Kar, fondateur, président et directeur général, a commenté : « Nous pensons que la reconnaissance de Microland dans le Magic Quadrant de Gartner pour les services de réseau gérés est une énorme validation de notre détermination à être le partenaire d’infrastructure informatique de choix de nos clients depuis 31 ans, et Microland a été à l’avant-garde de la fourniture de services de réseau gérés depuis sa création. Je pense que cette reconnaissance est une démonstration de la profondeur et de l’étendue de nos services et qu’elle est le moteur d’une innovation continue. Nous dédions cette reconnaissance à nos clients qui nous ont toujours inspirés pour élever la barre du succès. »

Le rapport souligne que « Pour les services de réseau gérés (MNS), l’automatisation est la clé de l’efficacité et de la qualité de la plate-forme de prestation de services à l’échelle. Il est important de noter que l’automatisation est également essentielle pour maintenir la qualité de la prestation de services et l’expérience positive des clients avec les offres des fournisseurs MNS. »

Réagissant à cette mention, Robert Wysocki, vice-président senior et responsable des solutions clients globales – réseaux et cybersécurité, a fait remarquer : « Nous pensons qu’il s’agit d’une reconnaissance de notre capacité à offrir une expérience client exceptionnelle grâce à des investissements continus dans des solutions innovantes. L’un de nos principaux domaines d’investissement a été une plate-forme de prestation de services automatisée, la Network Assurance Platform, qui contribue à la gestion proactive du cycle de vie complet de la gestion des infrastructures de réseau. »

Mahesh Nagaraj, directeur général du marketing, a ajouté : « Nous sommes honorés que Gartner nous ait reconnus comme leader du Magic Quadrant pour les services de réseau gérés. Notre conviction est que la technologie fonctionne mieux quand on la remarque le moins, c’est la façon dont nous avons abordé nos engagements envers nos clients, et chaque plan, chaque intervention et chaque innovation vise à garantir cette promesse. La suite de solutions propriétaires de Microland a joué un rôle de catalyseur en permettant à nos clients d’accélérer leur processus de transformation et de « faire du numérique une réalité ». »

Microland a des clients dans de nombreux secteurs, notamment les services bancaires, les services financiers et les assurances (BFSI), le commerce de détail, la haute technologie, la pharmacie et les sciences de la vie, et fournit des services de réseau gérés et de transformation de réseau dans 170 pays. Microland fournit des services de réseau gérés à ses clients par l’intermédiaire de plusieurs centres de coordination nationaux fonctionnant 24 heures sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7, et s’appuyant sur sa propre plate-forme IP, la Network Assurance Platform. L’offre de Microland en matière de réseaux comprend la gestion de l’infrastructure réseau sur tout le spectre des LAN, WLAN, WAN et des centres de données, avec une expertise significative dans les technologies émergentes, notamment les réseaux définis par logiciel (SDLAN, SDWAN), le Wi-Fi 6.0 et la 5G. Microland a établi des partenariats avec plusieurs fournisseurs de technologies, dont Cisco, Fortinet, Velocloud by VMware, Versa Networks, entre autres.

Source :

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services, Ted Corbett et al., 9 novembre 2020

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services, Danellie Young et al., 10 novembre 2020

Gartner n’avalise aucun fournisseur, produit ou service décrit dans ses publications de recherche et ne conseille pas aux utilisateurs de technologies de sélectionner uniquement les fournisseurs ayant les notes, ou autres appréciations, les plus élevées. Les publications de recherche Gartner sont constituées des avis de l’organisme de recherche de Gartner et ne doivent pas être interprétées comme des déclarations de fait. Gartner rejette toute garantie, expresse ou implicite, relative à ces recherches, y compris toute garantie de qualité marchande ou d’adaptation à une fin particulière.

À propos de Microland

La prestation de Microland en matière de numérique et de « Making Digital Happen » permet à la technologie de faire plus et de s’immiscer moins. Nous facilitons l’adoption de l’infrastructure numérique nextGen par les entreprises. Nous y parvenons grâce à notre expertise dans les domaines du cloud computing et des centres de données, des réseaux, du lieu de travail numérique, de la cybersécurité et de l’IoT industriel, en veillant à ce que l’adoption de l’excellence soit prévisible, fiable et stable.

Dans le monde touché par la COVID, Microland fait du numérique une réalité pour les entreprises en mettant l’accent sur des services qui sont plus pertinents que jamais pour nos clients et nos prospects. Créée en 1989 et basée à Bengaluru, en Inde, Microland compte plus de 4 500 spécialistes du numérique répartis dans des bureaux et des centres de livraison en Asie, en Australie, en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Amérique du Nord.

Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici : https://www.microland.com/

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Microland erscheint im Gartner Magic Quadrant als führender Anbieter von Managed Network Services

BENGALURU (Indien), ATLANTA (USA) und LONDON (GB), 30. November 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microland ist ein globales Unternehmen, das sich mit der digitalen Transformation beschäftigt. Der Konzern hat heute bekanntgegeben, dass ihn Gartner in seinem Magic Quadrant als führenden Anbieter für Managed Network Services eingestuft hat.

BENGALURU (Indien), ATLANTA (USA) und LONDON (GB), 30. November 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microland ist ein globales Unternehmen, das sich mit der digitalen Transformation beschäftigt. Der Konzern hat heute bekanntgegeben, dass ihn Gartner in seinem Magic Quadrant als führenden Anbieter für Managed Network Services eingestuft hat. Der ausführliche Bericht ist unter dem folgenden Link zu lesen: https://www.microland.com/analyst-insights/leader-gartner-magic-quadrant.

Das Beratungsunternehmen Gartner hat bei seiner Untersuchung die Anbieter unter verschiedenen Aspekten bewertet. Die Beurteilung erfolgte auf Basis der beiden Service-Kategorien LAN-Verwaltung und WAN/WLAN-Verwaltung. Außerdem wurden fünf Kernbereiche der Managed Network Services beurteilt: die Serviceplattform, die Funktionen zur Verwaltung des Service, die Automatisierung von Abläufen, das Customer-Experience-Management sowie die geschäftlichen Dienste.

Der Bericht sagt vorher, dass die Zahl der Unternehmenskunden, die von Anbietern verwalteter Netzwerkdienste (MNS) standardisierte Servicedefinitionen erwarten, bis 2023 auf 40 Prozent ansteigen wird – von zuvor 15 Prozent im Jahr 2018. Weiter heißt es, dass 60 Prozent der Unternehmen bis 2024 SD-WAN eingeführt haben werden, um das Fundament für agile Prozesse zu legen und ihre Cloud-Anwendungen zu unterstützen. Im Jahr 2020 lag der Anteil noch bei 30 Prozent, wie in dem Dokument zu lesen ist.

Dem Bericht zufolge besteht der MNS-Markt aus Anbietern, die auf den globalen Markt eingestellt sind und Service-Management-Funktionen bereitstellen, die Unternehmensnetzwerke unterstützen. Bei den Anbietern auf dem Markt gebe es sowohl Netzwerk-Service-Provider (NSPs) als auch nicht auf Netzwerkdienste ausgerichtete Unternehmen. Ein weiterer Bericht mit dem Titel „Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services” beschreibt die zentralen Funktionen von Managed Network Services: „Bei den Anbietern in der vorliegenden Untersuchung handelt es sich entweder um NSPs oder nicht auf Netzwerk-Services ausgerichtete Provider. Beide Unternehmensformen sind auf dem Markt verbreitet, und beide erfüllen die Anforderungen für Dienstleistungen auf internationalem Niveau, sprich: jenseits ihrer Landesgrenzen.”

Pradeep Kar, der Gründer, Vorsitzende und Geschäftsführer von Microland, meint dazu: „Dass Gartner uns im Magic Quadrant für Managed Network Services so gut bewertet, ist für uns ein großes Lob, und eine Anerkennung dafür, dass wir unser Ziel immer fest im Blick hatten: Seit 31 Jahren präsentieren wir uns auf dem Markt als erstklassiger IT-Infrastruktur-Partner. Microland versorgt seine Kunden seit seiner Gründung mit Managed Network Services der obersten Kategorie. Diese Auszeichnung belegt, dass wir mit unserem Service sowohl in der Breite als auch in der Tiefe top aufgestellt sind und immer mit den neuesten Innovationen Schritt halten. Wir widmen diese Auszeichnung unseren Kunden, die uns jedes Mal auf Neue anspornen, die Messlatte wieder ein Stück höher zu legen.”

Dem Bericht ist zu entnehmen, dass die Automatisierung von Managed Network Services (MNS) der Schlüssel zum Erfolg ist, wenn es darum geht, eine effiziente und hochwertige Service-Plattform im passenden Maßstab bereitzustellen. Die automatisierten Prozesse sind auch ausschlaggebend für eine gleichbleibende Servicequalität und die hochwertige Customer Experience, die der MNS-Provider mit seiner Servicepalette ermöglicht.”

Robert Wysocki ist stellvertretender Vorsitzender. Er überwacht die Netzwerke und die Cybersicherheit von Microland-Kunden in aller Welt. Seine Reaktion auf die herausragende Beurteilung: „Wir sehen das als Bestätigung dafür, dass wir unseren Abnehmern eine Customer Experience der Superlative bieten – durch fortlaufende Investitionen und innovative Lösungen. Einer der Bereiche, in die wir am meisten investiert haben, ist die Plattform zur automatischen Bereitstellung von Dienstleistungen. Die Network Assurance Platform hilft uns, den kompletten Lebenszyklus des Netzwerk-Infrastrukturmanagements proaktiv zu begleiten.”

Mahesh Nagaraj, Chief Marketing Officer des Unternehmens, fügt hinzu: „Es ist eine Ehre, dass Gartner uns im Magic Quadrant der Managed Network Services als Branchenführer sieht. Wir bei Microland sind der Meinung: Im Sinne der Kundenbindung funktionieren technische Lösungen am besten, wenn man sie gar nicht bemerkt. Nach diesem Grundsatz richten wir uns bei jedem Programm, bei jeder Maßnahme und allen unseren Innovationen. Wir haben selbst einen Werkzeugkasten an Lösungen für unsere Kunden entwickelt, damit sie ihre digitale Transformation forcieren können und den Sprung ins neue digitale Zeitalter schaffen – getreu unserem Leitspruch ‚Making Digital Happen’.”

Microland hat Kunden in verschiedenen Geschäftsfeldern. Das Portfolio reicht vom Sektor der Banken, Finanzdienstleistungen und Versicherungen über den Einzelhandel und Hightech-Unternehmen bis hin zu Konzernen der Pharma- und Life-Science-Branche. Das Unternehmen vertreibt weltweit in 170 Ländern Managed Network Services und Dienstleistungen zur Netzwerk-Transformation. Microland stellt seinen Kunden seine Managed Network Services über unterschiedliche NOCs zur Verfügung, die rund um die Uhr im Betrieb sind. Das Fundament bildet die selbst entwickelte IP-Lösung: die Network Assurance Platform. Die Netzwerk-Tools von Microland beinhalten Funktionen zur Verwaltung der Netzwerk-Infrastruktur über das ganze Spektrum hinweg – vom LAN, WLAN und WAN bis hin zum Datenzentrum. Zu den Kernkompetenzen der Firma gehören neue Technologien wie das Software-defined Networking (SDLAN, SDWAN), Wi-Fi 6.0 und 5G. Microland unterhält Partnerschaften mit unterschiedlichen Anbietern der Technologie-Branche, unter anderem Cisco, Fortinet, Velocloud by Vmware und Versa Networks.

Quelle:

Ted Corbett et al.: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services (9. November 2020).

Danellie Young et al.: Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services (10. November 2020).

Die Nachforschungen des Beratungsunternehmens Gartner sind nicht zur Förderung einzelner Anbieter, Produkte oder Dienstleistungen gedacht. Die Berichte stellen keine Empfehlung dar, bei den am besten bewerteten oder anderweitig ausgezeichneten Anbieter zu kaufen. Die von Gartner veröffentlichten Nachforschungen geben lediglich die Meinung des Marktforschungsunternehmens Gartner wieder. Sie sind nicht als Sachdarstellung zu verstehen. Gartner lehnt jede ausdrückliche oder stillschweigende Garantie in Bezug auf diese Untersuchung ab. Dies betrifft auch Garantien zur Marktgängigkeit oder Tauglichkeit von Produkten oder Diensten für einen bestimmten Zweck.

Über Microland

Microland stellt seinen Kunden Lösungen nach dem Leitsatz „Making Digital Happen” zur Verfügung – digitale Tools mit maximalem Nutzen, die im Hintergrund laufen. Der Anbieter erleichtert Unternehmen die Einführung digitaler Infrastrukturen der nächsten Generation. Dabei bringt Microland sein Know-how in den Bereichen Cloud und Datenzentren, Netzwerke, digitale Arbeitsplätze, Cybersicherheit sowie IoT für die Industrie ein – für vorhersehbare, verlässliche und stabile Leistungen der Extraklasse.

In Zeiten von COVID-19 unterstützt Microland Unternehmen bei der digitalen Transformation. Dabei behält der Anbieter die zentralen Dienstleistungen fest im Blick, die seinen Stamm- und Neukunden in der aktuellen Situation am wichtigsten sind. Microland wurde 1989 gegründet. Die Zentrale liegt in Bengaluru in Indien. Das Unternehmen beschäftigt über 4.500 Spezialisten für digitale Lösungen in Büros und Betriebszentren in Asien, Australien, Europa, im Nahen Osten und in Nordamerika.

Weitere Informationen unter: https://www.microland.com/

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HGC scoops the Best OTT Partnership Award

HONG KONG, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, today announced that it has won the “Best OTT Partnership” category in the Global Carrier Awards, a significant recognition across the telecom industry.

HONG KONG, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, today announced that it has won the “Best OTT Partnership” category in the Global Carrier Awards, a significant recognition across the telecom industry.

HGC’s broad portfolio of enterprise solutions and their deep understanding of their OTT partners’ needs have enabled HGC to deliver the highest quality user experience. HGCis determined to go the extra mile to deliver tailored one-stop telecom and ICT solutions to meet customers at all levels.

Over the last 16 years, the Global Carrier Awards has been one of the wholesale telecoms’ largest industry celebration. More than 200 nominations from all corners of the globe were recorded in this year’s awards.

Being recognised with this prestigious accolade reinforces our multinational team’s commitment to providing OTTs with premium connectivity to eyeballs worldwide and to creating a game-changing business ecosystem for global OTTs, ISP and edge platforms.

In the virtual ceremony, the judges commended HGC for the quality of its submission, including great use of customer references and supporting documentation. With more than 130 OTT partnerships to draw on, in verticals ranging from gaming to hyperscalers, HGC’s submission clearly demonstrated its trusted partner capability.

Flexibility and agility to support in-country edge services expansion

With an extensive global network and infrastructure across five continents, HGC has created a successful track record across Asia of providing OTT services and building fully-meshed and extensive networks Asia. By combining our know-how and regional expertise with our advanced technologies and resources, HGC’s one-stop OTT Edge solutions can provide custom components and solutions on a large scale and in a cost-effective manner, fully supporting OTTs to deliver a huge amount of content with minimal latency and increased agility.

Hybrid network and softwarisation solution to speed up time-to-market

High quality, reliable and secure connectivity is the key to supporting OTTs’ latency-sensitive and bandwidth-hungry applications. HGC delivers comprehensive one-stop-shop Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions with customised and managed digital services.

HGC’s advanced network enables OTTs to scale up their businesses speedily by instant activation of on-demand connectivity as well as hyper-scale public cloud direct connect and Internet Exchanges on SDX™.

Cliff Tam, Vice President, Global Data Strategy, International Business of HGC, said: “We are honoured to receive this international industry award as recognition of our dedication to simplifying the OTT business to help our OTT partners grow. Through our state-of-the-art network infrastructure, we are dedicated to continuously investing in network diversity, enabling a steady wave of innovation for OTTs and Content Providers to create next-generation user experiences. We will keep expanding our international network footprint to provide additional edge solutions to Asia and other emerging markets.”

Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP of International Business, said: “HGC has been playing a trusted OTT partner for over 15 years and serving more than 130 OTTs. This fantastic win has been especially meaningful for us as it truly reflects our constant endeavour to deliver one-stop services to our OTT customers with the best possible reliability and capability. With the ever-growing demand for bandwidth in the 5G era, we continue to pursue lofty digital strategies by leveraging our infrastructure advantages and customer base with the premium and on-demand content libraries from our OTT partners, delivering the best possible solutions to support their expansion roadmaps.”

Learn more about HGC One-Stop OTT Edge Solution: https://www.hgc-intl.com/products-and-services/ott-edge-solutions/ott-solution/

About HGC Global Communications Limited

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international fixed-line operator. The company owns an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with business over 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure service to other operators and serves as a service provider to corporate and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data centre services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fibre-optic network, five cross-border telecom routes integrated into tier-one telecom operators in mainland China and connects with hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one of Hong Kong’s largest Wi-Fi service providers, running over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong. The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure and, in parallel, adding on top the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities and transport in North America, Europe and selected fast-growing economies.

To learn more, please visit HGC’s website at: www.hgc.com.hk

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Black Friday 2020: The best deals still available at Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Walmart and more – CNET

Deal
Savings
Price
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11-inch MTK 2-in-1 Chromebook: $179
Save $100

$179 at Lenovo

Kindle Oasis: $175
Save: $75

$175 at Amazon

Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker: $18
Save $7

$18 at Tile

Fire HD 8: $55
Save $35

$55 at Amazon

Amazon Echo Show 5
Save $45

$45 at Amazon

Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000: $489
Save $210

$489 at Amazon

Wyze Cam v3: Free with Cam Plus subscription
Save $20

See at Wyze

Kraumetik adjustable free weights: $82 with code
Save $124

$82 at Amazon

iPhone 12: Free AirPods Pro
Save at least $349

See at Visible

Fitbit Charge 4: $100
Save $50

$100 at Amazon

Google Nest Hub: $50
Save $40

$50 at Best Buy

Amazon Echo Show 8: $65
Save $65

$65 at Amazon

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, certain colors): $330
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$330 at Amazon

AOC 24-inch desktop monitor: $90
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$90 at Staples

Tytan Magnetic Learning Tiles 60 Piece Building Set: $20
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$20 at Walmart

Roku Streaming Stick Plus: $29
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$29 at Amazon

Apple AirPods: $110
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$110 at Amazon

Jackbox party games
Save up to 50%

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Aftershokz Aeropex open-ear wireless headphones: $125
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$125 at Amazon

Roku Premiere 4K Media Streamer: $24
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$24 at Amazon

Amazon Echo (4th-gen): $70
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$70 at Amazon

DJI Mavic Mini: $359
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$359 at Amazon

AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim: $100
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$100 at Best Buy

Fire TV Stick Lite: $18
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Death Stranding for PS4: $20
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TCL 55-inch Android TV: $230
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Insignia 6-quart pressure cooker: $30
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23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit: $99
You save $100

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Crock-Pot 6-quart slow cooker: $26
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Instant Pot Viva 6-Quart 9-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker: $49
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones: $199
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$199 at Amazon

Eufy RoboVac 25C Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum: $129
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$129 at Walmart

Lenovo Yoga C940: $1,200 (Update: Sold out)
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$1,200 at Best Buy

Insignia 39-inch Fire TV Edition TV: $140 (Update: Sold out)
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Apple AirPods Pro: $170 (Update: Sold out)
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$170 at Amazon

$100 Xbox gift card: $88 with code (Update: Out of stock)
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$88 at Newegg

Apple Watch SE (44mm): $260 (Update: Expired)
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Oculus Quest 2: $299 with $15 gift card (Update: Sold out)
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Lenovo Chromebook S330: $159 (Update: Expired)
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$159 at Walmart
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Black Friday sales have been in full swing for a few weeks, and many of the biggest deals are long gone, but there are still a number of steals to be had. The actual day has passed, but many of these Black Friday deals continue and will simply be renamed as Cyber Monday sales on Nov. 30.

Inventory issues have been a challenge for online holiday shoppers, and many ship dates are now set well into January, but you should still take the plunge: Sometimes, especially on Amazon, those shipping dates get moved up once inventory adjusts in subsequent days.

We’ve pulled together some of our favorite deals, most of which were still in stock at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Newegg and other stores at the time of this writing. While some of the best AirPods Pro, Oculus Quest and Apple Watch deals are long gone, you can still find a $50 Google Nest Hub, a discounted iPhone 12 with free bundled AirPods Pro and some pretty good discounts on Wyze smart-home gear. Check the latest additions, and earlier deals still available, in the list below.

In the meantime, start your engines for Cyber Monday. Stores have begun to pivot their sales toward that event. We’ll see more of the same, sure, but also a smattering of new deals. Here’s our roundup of the best Cyber Monday sales coming soon.

Read more:Black Friday 2020 ad scans

Note we’re keeping a few expired and sold-out items in the list below because we think they might return at some point. Keep this post bookmarked and check it often for updates.

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As noted above, these deals are going fast. We’re doing our best to keep the listings updated, but note that any item here may sell out without warning.


Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11-inch MTK 2-in-1 Chromebook: $179


Save $100

Lenovo

Even Chromebooks don’t come much cheaper than this Lenovo Flex 3. Regularly $279, you can now save $100 on this two-in-one that’s powered by a MediaTek MT8173C processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage. And because this is a convertible, the 1,366×768-pixel HD IPS display is a touchscreen.


$179 at Lenovo


Kindle Oasis: $175


Save: $75

Amazon

The Kindle Oasis is the ebook reader with Amazon’s biggest display. It usually sells for $250, but is now only $175. It’s equipped with 8GB RAM and the 7-inch Paperwhite display is full waterproof.


$175 at Amazon


Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker: $18


Save $7

Tile

Tile usually makes you buy a multipack in order to get a decent discount. This is one of the best deals on record for a single tracker — which just happens to be one of my favorite products. Add it to your keychain, then use the Tile app when those keys go missing. Just as valuable, double-press the Tile button and it rings your phone (even when set to silent).


$18 at Tile


Fire HD 8: $55


Save $35

Amazon

All four colors of the all-new Fire HD 8 are available for $55. It features an 8-inch display, naturally, USB-C connectivity and 32GB of storage. You can expect to get as much as 12 hours of battery life between charges.


$55 at Amazon


Amazon Echo Show 5


Save $45

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You can get the Amazon Echo Show 5 for half-off right now. the 5.5-inch display can display YouTube videos, recipes and video chats, and it’s small enough that you can fit it in places the Echo Show 8 is a little too cumbersome for.


$45 at Amazon


Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000: $489


Save $210

Bio Bidet

This time last year you wouldn’t have thought that Black Friday would be the time to buy a bidet, but here we are. The Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000 replaces your existing seat and delivers multiple cleaning modes, a heated seat, a slow-closing lid, a massage mode and more. Of course, it also includes a remote control.


$489 at Amazon


Wyze Cam v3: Free with Cam Plus subscription


Save $20

Wyze

This is actually one of several Black Friday deals currently running at Wyze. Others include 20% off the Wyze Cam Pan, the Wyze Cam v2 and a free Keypad with the purchase of a Wyze Lock.

Cam Plus is the company’s premium cloud service, offering unlimited video storage and motion alerts, no cooldown requirement between video captures, face- and person-detection and lots more. It’s absolutely worth it if you’re running one or more Wyze Cams (which you will be with this giveaway).

The Wyze Cam v3 is the latest version of the camera. It’s a winner. Read our Wyze Cam v3 review.


See at Wyze


Kraumetik adjustable free weights: $82 with code


Save $124

Kraumetic

Need some weights to round out your home gym? Use promo code Y2QERXMF to knock $124 off the regular price of this dumbbell set, which uses thread nuts to let you quickly and easily change the weight.

Here’s the head-scratching part: The listing says 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 pounds, but at least one photo shows a 1.25kg plate, which is equivalent to just 2.75 pounds. Two of those and you’d have just over five pounds on a single dumbbell.

Even so, it’s everything you need for arm, shoulder and chest workouts, so I won’t quibble about the curious numbers.


$82 at Amazon


iPhone 12: Free AirPods Pro


Save at least $349

Patrick Holland/CNET

Visible, which runs on Verizon’s network, is sweetening its iPhone 12 deals: When you buy an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ll get a free pair of AirPods Pro. Those are worth $249 — though as you’ll see below, they’re currently on sale for $170.

What’s more, although the phones themselves are priced a few dollars higher than what Apple charges, you get a fairly substantial rebate (in the form of a prepaid Mastercard): $100 for the Mini, $150 for the iPhone 12 and Pro, $200 for the Pro Max.

Meanwhile, Visible charges a flat rate of $40 a month for unlimited service, or you can take advantage of its Party Pay option for rates as low as $25.


See at Visible


Fitbit Charge 4: $100


Save $50

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CNET has dubbed the Fitbit Charge 4 the best all-around fitness tracker of 2020 for its low price, slim design, fashionable and functional straps and solid set of features, including GPS and sleep tracking.

While it doesn’t have a full-color display like most smartwatches, the small design makes it comfortable to wear 24/7, and the battery life lasts about four days, or seven if you turn off GPS. If you’re looking to get a fitness tracker for someone who doesn’t already wear one, this is a great buy. Read our Fitbit Charge 4 review.

Another option: Kohl’s also has the Fitbit Charge for $100, but it comes with $30 in Kohl’s Cash to spend on a subsequent purchase. Assuming you can make use of that, it’s definitely the better deal.

Read more:All the Black Friday Fitbit and smartwatch deals


$100 at Amazon


Google Nest Hub: $50


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With its 7-inch touchscreen, the Nest Hub offers more viewable area than the 5.5-inch Echo Show 5 (which is currently on sale for $45). But the real question is whether you want Google Assistant running the smart show in your house instead of Alexa. If the answer is yes, this is an outstanding deal.

Alas, Walmart’s slightly better deal, which included $20 in Vudu credit, has expired. Read our Google Nest Hub review.


$50 at Best Buy


Amazon Echo Show 8: $65


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The Echo Show 8 is simply a larger version of the Echo Show 5, but that makes it a better candidate for the kitchen and other places you might prefer a bigger display. (It’s definitely preferable for video calls.) This matches the lowest price on record for this model. Read our Echo Show 8 review.


$65 at Amazon


Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, certain colors): $330


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Apple’s new flagship watch just got a solid discount ahead of Black Friday — the biggest so far, in fact. That price is good only for certain colors, however, and those have been changing day to day. Right now, for example, the Product Red and gold aluminum versions are $330; the other colors are $379. But it was the other way around yesterday, so it’s hard to be certain what you’ll find. Read our Apple Watch Series 6 review.


$330 at Amazon


AOC 24-inch desktop monitor: $90


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Expand your desktop workspace with this super slim 1080p monitor, which features VGA and HDMI inputs and comes with a three-year warranty. If that model sells out, there’s also an HP V24i for $90, though it has only a one-year warranty.


$90 at Staples


Tytan Magnetic Learning Tiles 60 Piece Building Set: $20


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Need a gift for a youngster? This kit consists of magnetic building blocks in a variety of shapes and sizes, so they’re great even for toddlers (but also fun for just about any age). At $20, this is around $10 less than similar kits you’ll see elsewhere.

Want more tiles? There’s an 80-piece set for $30 and a 120-piece set for $40. All three come with a drawstring bag and a little car with wheels.


$20 at Walmart


Roku Streaming Stick Plus: $29


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The Roku Streaming Stick Plus delivers the best value for your streaming dollar, and at $29, it’s back to its lowest price ever.

Read more:The best Black Friday streamer deals

Prefer a premium Roku experience? The Roku Ultra 2020 is on sale for $70 (save $29). It adds features like Bluetooth streaming and a remote with headphone jack.

You can also get the Roku Streambar for $100, the first time this new soundbar has been discounted. Read our Roku Streaming Stick Plus review.


$29 at Amazon

$44 at Walmart

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Apple AirPods: $110


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Amazon, Walmart, Costco and other stores had the AirPods at $99 earlier this month — the lowest price on record — but for the moment that deal is gone. In its place: $110 AirPods on Amazon, also “for the moment.”

Read more:The best Black Friday AirPods deals

Will $99 AirPods be back? [Shakes Magic 8-Ball.] All signs point to yes. Read our AirPods review.


$110 at Amazon


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Having a small, masked gathering this weekend? Jackbox party games are a blast. They’re on sale for up to 50% off on PC platforms like Steam and Fanatical. Just plug your laptop into the TV, then gather everyone around with their phones and tablets. I’m a huge fan of Quiplash, but there are lots of other great titles as well. Buy a Party Pack for maximum savings.


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Aftershokz Aeropex open-ear wireless headphones: $125


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Insanely popular with runners, Aftershokz headphones rarely go on sale. This price is the lowest I’ve seen for the Aeropex, the current flagship of the lineup. Why the fuss over these ‘phones? Their bone-conduction design lets you enjoy your tunes and podcasts while still hearing the sounds around you (like, say, oncoming traffic).

There’s an even cheaper option: the Aftershokz OpenMove for $80 (save $20), also the lowest price on record.


$125 at Amazon


Roku Premiere 4K Media Streamer: $24


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It may be two years old, but the Roku Premiere is still an excellent streamer. It has apps for pretty much every streaming service under the sun, and it slings them all at 4K. The latest version supports HDR, too. Whether there’s a “dumb” TV you’re looking to make smart or an old Roku that’s in need of replacing, it’s hard to beat this all-time-low price.

Note that the Roku Ultra 2020 is on sale for $70, with extra features like Bluetooth streaming and a remote with headphone jack. You can also get the Roku Streambar for $100. Read our Roku Premiere review.


$24 at Amazon


Amazon Echo (4th-gen): $70


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It’s the first-ever sale on Amazon’s new version of the mid-range Echo, which arrives with a new HomePod Mini-like orb shape (one that extends to the new Echo Dot as well — and that’s on sale for $29). We liked the improved sound quality and powerful bass in this version. Read our Amazon Echo review.


$70 at Amazon


DJI Mavic Mini: $359


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Finally! We’ve been hoping for a reduction on the rarely discounted Mavic Mini, which is a simply fantastic personal drone. There’s also the Fly More Combo, which you can grab for $449 (a $50 savings).

Yes, there’s now a Mavic Mini 2, but it starts at $449. Is it worth the extra $90? That’s your call, but the original is pretty sweet.

Amazon is currently out of stock for the drone on its own, but Best Buy is matching the price, and you can buy it direct from DJI as well (with a free canvas bag thrown in for good measure).


$359 at Amazon


AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim: $100


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As we roll into winter, I’m already missing my garden — especially the herbs I grow to make homemade chermoula (my best discovery of 2019).

LED-powered indoor gardens to the rescue! There are lots of these on the market right now, some pretty pricey. This is an unusually good deal on the AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim, which supports up to six seed pods and comes with a starter heirloom-salad seed kit.


$100 at Best Buy


Fire TV Stick Lite: $18


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Normally $30, the new-for-2020 Fire Stick Lite continues to see a solid discount ahead of Black Friday. This entry-level streamer delivers 1080p video with HDR support (but not 4K). The big missing apps are HBO Max and Peacock (for now), but the Alexa-powered voice remote is top-notch.

Read more:The best Black Friday streamer dealsRead our Fire TV Stick Lite review.


$18 at Amazon


Death Stranding for PS4: $20


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Score a boxed copy of one of 2019’s biggest (and weirdest) games for the lowest price ever. We still don’t understand what “stranding” is (just sounds like a misspelled word), but at least you don’t have to pay $60 to experience it for yourself. Read our Death Stranding review.


$20 at Best Buy


TCL 55-inch Android TV: $230


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TCL is best known for its Roku TVs, and we like the Roku smart TV system better than the Android TV version in this television, but for this price you can just buy a Roku Streaming Stick Plus, attach it to this TV and still come out ahead. Aside from its smarts we expect this 4-Series TV to perform “good enough,” just like the Roku equivalent.

This TV was previously $30 less, and may get there again. So although $120 is a solid discount, you might want to wait and see if the better deal returns.

Read more:The best Black Friday TV deals


$230 at Best Buy


Insignia 6-quart pressure cooker: $30


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A pressure cooker is one of the most versatile tools you can add to your kitchen, and at this price it’s one of the most affordable. Insignia’s model appears nearly identical to the equivalent Instant Pot, offering 10 preset modes for things like rice, meat, soup and even cake. It features a delayed-start option, an automatic keep-warm function and a dishwasher-safe nonstick pot.


$30 at Best Buy


23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit: $99


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This is only the third time this kit has been priced this low. It’s an insanely popular item, as it’s great not only for checking your ancestry, but also for identifying potentially serious health issues. Makes a great gift, too.


$99 at Amazon


Crock-Pot 6-quart slow cooker: $26


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One of several cookers on sale at Kohl’s, this one seems a particularly great deal on an item every kitchen needs. Score the beloved Crock-Pot for just $25.50 with promo code THANKS. This model has lid clamps for easier travel.

Take note that shipping isn’t free, however, unless your cart hits $75. But you can pick it up in-store and bypass shipping altogether.


$26 at Kohl’s


Instant Pot Viva 6-Quart 9-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker: $49


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These days, a multicooker is an essential kitchen tool, like a toaster oven or microwave. This Instant Pot Viva can get you in the multicooker business for half price: $49 buys you a nine-in-one gadget that works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sous vide, cake maker and more. It has a 6-quart capacity and comes with 15 preset programs for recipes that include soups, beans, rice, ribs and eggs.

Read more:The best Black Friday Instant Pot deals


$49 at Walmart


Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones: $199


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If ever there was a time to tune out the world, it’s now. (Because, you know, election, pandemic, murder hornets…) Sure, there are newer over-the-ear noise-canceling cans from Sony and even Bose, but this perennial favorite was great when it came out and it’s still great now — especially at this price, which rivals the lowest we’ve seen. Original list price: $350. Read our Bose QuietComfort 35 II review.


$199 at Amazon


Eufy RoboVac 25C Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum: $129


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You don’t have to spend hundreds to add some automation to your house cleaning. The Eufy RoboVac 25C can be controlled via a mobile app or by voice with Alexa and Google Home. It’s smart enough to differentiate between floors and carpet and can avoid stairs automatically.


$129 at Walmart

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Lenovo Yoga C940: $1,200 (Update: Sold out)


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Lenovo’s premium two-in-one, the Yoga C940, boasts a sturdy and sleek all-metal design and a touch display that can rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode. It includes an active pen and can also instantly wake from sleep, one of the phone-like features it received courtesy of Intel’s Project Athena.

This configuration features a 14-inch display with a 4K resolution powered by a 10th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD with 32GB of superfast Optane memory. A similarly configured Yoga C40 on Lenovo’s site works out to $1,650, so this deal is even better than it looks. And it already looked good.

Read more:The best Black Friday laptop dealsRead our Lenovo Yoga C940 review.


$1,200 at Best Buy


Insignia 39-inch Fire TV Edition TV: $140 (Update: Sold out)


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This was briefly selling for just $100 a short while ago, but even at $140 it’s a deal worth considering.

As a general rule, we don’t like Amazon’s Fire TV as much as Roku because Fire TV menus push Amazon content too much and are more confusing in general. But this model does have a voice remote with Alexa, and the price is mighty compelling for a screen of this size.

Read more:The best Black Friday TV deals


$140 at Best Buy


Apple AirPods Pro: $170 (Update: Sold out)


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AirPods Pro are all about the noise cancellation: These in-ear buds block outside noise better than just about any other product on the market. They’re also great for calls and offer an excellent transparency mode. Like to work out? The AirPods Pro earbuds are sweat-resistant. Standard AirPods are not. Read our AirPods Pro review.

Walmart had them for an all-time-low $169 yesterday, but quickly sold out. Amazon is currently offering a (near) price match at $170, though they’re “temporarily out of stock.” Thankfully, you can still get your order in at $170, but delivery is TBD.

And here’s a pro tip: Use your Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card to get 5% back on this purchase. Don’t have that card? If you’re a Prime subscriber, grab it and score a $100 Amazon gift card.

Read more:The best Black Friday AirPods deals


$170 at Amazon


$100 Xbox gift card: $88 with code (Update: Out of stock)


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Pretty straightforward: Add this $100 gift card to your cart, apply promo code 23BKFCYMB63, check out for $88. (Note that you need a Newegg account in order to use this or any other code.) The card is delivered electronically.


$88 at Newegg


Apple Watch SE (44mm): $260 (Update: Expired)


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New for 2020, the Apple Watch SE is the middle child of the Apple Watch lineup. It’s got the same basic design as the Series 6, but lacks that model’s always-on display, ECG functionality and oxygen saturation measurements.

The 40mm and 44mm models run $279 and $309 at the Apple Store — and have been marked as low as $229 and $259 during previous early Black Friday sales. If you see higher prices, be patient: Those deals will likely return. Read our Apple Watch SE review.


$260 at Amazon


Oculus Quest 2: $299 with $15 gift card (Update: Sold out)


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The new Oculus VR headset is among my favorite products of 2020. Deals are all but impossible to come by; just finding it in stock is a challenge. So if you’re thinking of getting one, don’t miss this Newegg offer, which includes a $15 Newegg gift card (delivered electronically after your purchase).

How great is the Quest 2? CNET’s Scott Stein thinks you should skip buying a new Xbox or PlayStation and get this instead. To learn more, read his Oculus Quest 2 review.


$299 at Newegg


Lenovo Chromebook S330: $159 (Update: Expired)


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Here’s a solid deal on a spacious laptop, one that features a 14-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and eight-hour battery life. My only reservation is with the 1,366×768-pixel screen, which is a little on the low-res side. But for students doing homework, Zoom meetings and the like, it’s fine.


$159 at Walmart

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Black Friday 2020 is shaping up to be a very different kind of shopping experience than any holiday shopping weekend in recent memory. With ongoing inventory issues due to the extended global pandemic — not to mention the need for retailers to maintain a safe environment for customers and employees — it’s likely that there will be no throngs of expectant customers lining up for hours ahead of massive doorbuster sales. In addition, the retailers listed below require customers to wear face coverings:

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