Following millions of dollars in investments in 2020, DataBank is planning for more than a dozen data center buildouts next year.
FedEx is working with Dell and Switch to build mini data centers in its facilities for edge computing. What the company might do with those resources could have implications for 5G.
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Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.
EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.
Partnership to create Open 5G Lab to support the development of 5G use cases for different vertical sectors.
That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.
Verizon officials outlined the company's 5G buildout efforts, as well as 5G revenue opportunities spanning 5G smartphones, 5G fixed wireless services and edge computing.
The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.
The e-commerce giant's telecom revolution has yet to attract many followers. That may be about to change.
With eye to NBN sell-off, Telstra embarks on sweeping restructure, breaking into three entities including a tower business, and reveals energy reseller ambitions.
Singapore-based operator continues to feel the effects of the pandemic in H1 FY21, but sees signs of 'modest recovery.'
Finnish vendor unveils service that allows machine learning to be deployed at the edge for automated network fixes.
Dan Whalen joins cable network-focused supplier as operators begin to beef up the upstream and embark on significant HFC network upgrades.
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Light Reading's Phil Harvey recap the recent 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium, and they discuss network slicing in transport networks, how Verizon is handling its 5G traffic and how the increasing importance of edge computing is shaping optical networking technologies and spending.
German and South Korean service providers spot an opportunity to pioneer the development of 5G repeaters.
New services deal for campus networks underlines the close relationship between the two companies.
Despite losing $1.3 billion in a tech stock buying spree, Masayoshi Son's conglomerate profits after big tech stakes and a Chinese startup's IPO.
Dish Network is set to join AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in operating a 5G network. Here are the executives, vendors and government-mandated timeline it's using.
Optical security and performance products buoyed by strong 3D sensing demand star performer, field instrument recovery anticipated as 5G rollout accelerates.
South Korean telco KT Corp has recorded a sharp fall in operating profit in a quarterly result salvaged only by an accounting change.
Comcast said it wants to 'evaluate coverage, throughput and mobility of equipment and facilities' in C-band spectrum ahead of the FCC's December auction of licenses in the band.
IBM assembled 35 companies, ranging from Nokia to Cisco, to underpin its new 'Cloud for Telecommunications' offering for 5G network operators.
American Tower's new deal comes with 'high sticker shock,' but it reflects the long-term value investors see in the ownership of towers amid a 5G rollout.
South Korea mobile leader SK Telecom has posted a 44% spike in third-quarter earnings, driven once again by non-core businesses.
Chipset manufacturer said its investments in 5G 'are coming to fruition.'
Virtualized network operator scraps fees for contract sign-up and number portability in a bid to stimulate demand.
Middle Eastern telco giant Zain expands its Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 5G coverage and unveils a data park to build cloud business.
Companies like Crown Castle and SBA Communications still expect to derive growth from catalysts like Dish Network's 5G plans and the C-band auction. But the timing remains somewhat unclear.
Network vendor reached a 'major turning point' in Q3 2020 as revenues from Casa's fixed telco and wireless business overtook its core cable business for the first time, CEO Jerry Guo says.
Global investment group plans to exploit the newly liberalized telecoms tower market in the Philippines.
Dish Network said it will use Intel's Xeon Scalable Processor, Ethernet 800 Series network adapter, vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 and FlexRAN software reference architecture.
Dish Network is offering the US Department of Defense a dedicated slice of its planned 5G network, as well as ways for the DoD to deploy services in its own spectrum holdings.
UK businesses are lagging badly in adopting new tech ranging from 5G to IoT, viewing it as a cost and not an investment, a YouGov and BT survey says.
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Three Chinese operators steer a steady course in the first three quarters of the year with moderate revenue growth.
The transition of carrier networks to standard hardware is opening doors for Dell, but the company is making it clear from the outset that it will be much more than a hardware vendor.
Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.
Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stéphane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.
IBM's Cloud Satellite customers now have the option to use AT&T's 5G network for their communications, as well as AT&T's new Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offerings.
Pekka Lundmark makes a clean break with the Suri regime and promises to do 'whatever it takes' to lead in 5G.
Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.
Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.
Regulator presses ahead with controversial plan to allocate 45MHz for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi as it tackles rural coverage.
Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.
Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.
India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.
Supplier also sees video revenues perk back up in Q3 as projects resume and company sizes up opportunities to participate in C-band reclamation initiatives.
The Swedish vendor takes a big disaggregation step and dangles the prospect of an open RAN product set in future.
Operator deals with enterprises will likely resemble managed services contracts.
Omar Jaffrey is focusing Melody Investment Advisors squarely at the digital communications infrastructure market. Here's what he has to say about trends like 5G and edge computing.
Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.
Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.
Limelight said its revenues from edge computing are nearing 20 million so far this year, and that it charges for such services via per-minute CPU usage.
After an April bounce driven by more homeworking thanks to COVID-19, the US chip giant has finally been hit by customers' cost-cutting, despite cloud growth.
Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.
US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.
Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.
Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Shell wants Post Office's broadband biz; Nokia sells G.fast in Germany; new 5G apps, courtesy of Orange; Telecom Italia picks vendors.
Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.
India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, will develop its own technology across 5G, home broadband and IoT working with local and international firms.
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Three finishes VoLTE rollout; Telefónica turns cybersecurity investor; earnings joy for ADVA; Nokia does more private wireless.
Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.
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US operator and Finnish vendor will make joint pitches to Asian and European firms developing their own local networks.
Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.
US chip giant will use transaction proceeds to invest in AI, 5G and edge networks.
Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.
Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.
A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.
Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.
European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Mike Zeto, SVP of Boingo's global strategy and emerging businesses, to discuss private networks as an opportunity for both service providers and enterprises.
China's top legislature is set to pass an Export Control Law expanding government controls over tech exports, copying a similar US measure in May.
A new artificial intelligence platform from chipmaker Nvidia promises to reduce bandwidth usage in video conferencing down to one tenth of the H.264 standard.
Ryan Ding, head of Huawei's carrier business, has criticised China's 5G, saying the world's biggest rollout lags behind others – in particular South Korea.
COVID-19 delaying the 5G spectrum sale in India till 2021 may benefit Indian service providers looking for time to get their houses and networks in order.
Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.
'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.
Commscope cuts off a piece of Comcast's next-gen network biz while Vecima and Technetix connect on a product/sales deal focused on distributed access architectures.
Taiwan proving something of a 5G stamping ground for the Finnish vendor.
The new 'Next G Alliance' will focus on the 'full lifecycle' of 6G, including research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.
Show demo provides a glimpse of how emerging bandwidth-eating apps will take advantage of the multi-gig network.
Verizon and its partner Amazon Web Services currently have 5G edge compute centers in five cities with plans to expand that to ten locations by year-end.
The US Defense Dept. is awarding a huge sum to more than a dozen companies to help create 'the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.'
DOCSIS 3.1 and upstream spectrum upgrades will provide plenty of capacity runway to cable ops, but 'we cannot take our foot off the gas,' Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says.
Crossing milestones on the path to '10G,' Comcast says the trial is running on a live production, 'all digital' HFC network in Jacksonville using remote PHY digital nodes and a virtualized CMTS.
CommScope's new 'migratable' distributed access device can operate in both remote PHY and remote MACPHY configurations as cable operators continue to explore what path their future HFC networks will take.
ExxonMobil wants to open up its supply chain, and edge compute solutions are key to the strategy.
Ericsson's top researcher painted a 6G picture that involves a 'full sense experience' complete with sights, sounds and haptics that would create multisensory experiences.
Operator's networks strategy boss names a batch of radio vendors with products that are ready to be used.
The open RAN software developer can justify the hype and the Rakuten investment, says its head of strategy.
The radio access network is nothing like lasagne or spaghetti but exactly like the sandwich business. Obviously.
China's cloud business is growing quickly, but its biggest player remains in the shadow of US rivals.
The US Postal Service Office of Inspector General argued that the agency's 31,000 facilities nationwide could play a major role in 5G and edge computing.
Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.
As a part of Rakuten, the US software company has been thrust into the open RAN limelight.
Annual Huawei security report again highlights Huawei's ongoing software engineering shortcomings.