According to Dell’Oro Group’s recent report, the worldwide software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) market grew 50% in the fourth quarter of 2020, in comparison to the previous year. Cisco outranked VMware, Fortinet, Versa, and HPE/Silver Peak as the leading vendor in the overall revenue share for 2020.

Read more: Cisco emerged as top vendor in the SD-WAN market for 2020

Nokia announced the introduction of two new professional level 5G certifications. Industrial Automation Networks and Distributed Cloud Networks are part of Nokia's program to train and certify industry professionals on 5G technology, from network access to application management.

Read more: Nokia introduces new training and certifications for 5G purposes

Recognizing the need to overcome language barriers in a global, hybrid workforce Cisco announced the availability (in preview beginning this month) of its real-time translation feature in video conferencing product Webex with expanded language library from 10+ to more than 100 languages.

Read more: Cisco’s Webex adds Real-Time Translation feature for 100-plus languages

A new technology currently under testing  will allow Vodafone customers with applications that warn the presence of autonomous trucks to e-bikes to avoid accidents, inform first responders the position of critical medical drones with pinpoint accuracy, and help operators locate precious cargo.

Read more: Vodafone tries new tech for safe adoption of autonomous vehicles, flying objects

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, announced its plans to provide Sophos Intercept X endpoint protection for 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ compute platforms from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The combination of Sophos Intercept X with Snapdragon compute platforms will provide users next-generation security through an always on, always connected PC environment.

Read more: Qualcomm partners with Sophos for next-generation security

The ICPC Training Camp powered by Huawei has officially kicked off. This event is an international program initiated by the International Collegiate Programming Contest University Commons (ICPCU). It aims to provide an extended platform to support high-level programming training and innovation for college students who are passionate about programming and algorithms. This online event has attracted over 700 highly skilled ICPC contestants, who have been competing and learning from the previous ICPC World Finals champions.

Read more: Huawei and ICPC Foundation successfully launch International Training Camp Phase 1

Cybereason, the leader in future-ready attack protection, announced a partnership with Oxygen DMCC, the Dubai-based leader in AI-powered cybersecurity and mobility solutions, enabling enterprises across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to detect and end cyber attacks on endpoints anywhere on their networks.

Read more: Cybereason and Dubai-based Oxygen to expand services in MENA region

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