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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/18/2018
Affirmed Networks and others are taking virtualized EPCs and delivering that capability as a service via the public cloud.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/17/2018
Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.
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FCC filings shed light on mix of initial deployment proposals targeting the emerging, shared 3.5GHz band.
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New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shows off 8K UHD streaming over 5G; BT gives container port added backbone; 5G goes into the woods.
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Finnish vendor will retain a minority stake in the video business as it follows in the wake of Ericsson and Cisco to become the third big network vendor this year to sell video assets.
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By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 9/12/2018
Communications service providers (CSPs) are slowly adopting automated processes for their Internet of Things (IoT) network architecture, with more than 80% of CSPs who participated in this month's panel citing automation as critical to their IoT networks.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 9/12/2018
When it comes to mobile technology generations, telecom operators are highly procrastinational.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/11/2018
US service provider will now spend $7 billion with Europe's two main network equipment vendors on the rollout of 5G services.
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Operating the core network and owning the SIM card will lead to lower churn, pave the path to more control of the service and offer other benefits, CEO says.
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