Nokia has created a dedicated network security unit, which officially launches on June 1, to expand its security partner ecosystem and "ensure new products have security baked in, enhance the portfolio of security products and services, and develop business models around telco security." The company, in its former guise as NSN, announced in March its intention to open a Mobile Broadband Security Center in Berlin. Mobile network security is an increasingly important focus area for operators as they roll out their 4G LTE networks. (See NSN Plans Mobile Broadband Security Center in Berlin, Security in a 4G, M2M World, and Nokia Ushers In New Era, Retires NSN Name.)
BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA) is claiming that its rollout of fiber-based broadband services in the south-west English county of Cornwall has been creating new jobs and helping to protect others. The link between broadband service availability and employment prospects has often been cited but is often tenuous. In this instance, BT is citing a survey of 224 businesses in Cornwall that have been connected to the operator's fiber-based broadband service for 12 months or longer: Of those surveyed, 21% "attributed either a created or safeguarded job to superfast broadband." For further details (and be sure to read the full announcement, including footnotes), see this BT press release. (See BT FTTx Boosts Cornish SMEs and BT Preps 'Landmark' FTTC Investment.)
Orange (NYSE: FTE) has teamed up with digital services management specialist LoveLive to provide pan-European live video streaming of the upcoming Orange Warsaw Festival (June 13-15). Live video and video-on-demand coverage of the music festival will be made available to Orange customers in eight European countries.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.