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5G trends to watch in 2021
Column | 12/30/2020

Omdia's Chris Nicoll provides an overview of how changes in the core of the mobile network will help 5G networks advance and new services emerge.

Cloud-native networking will move from trials to reality in 2021
News Analysis | 12/29/2020

Wireless network operators are already moving to cloud-native applications, but experts say the industry will see more automation and re-architecting of services in the coming year.

Carriers 'must continue to invest in network software'
News Analysis | 12/24/2020

The industry is moving toward containerized network functions (CNFs), but Omdia says operators are 'not done with VNFs yet.'

Verizon's CTO: 'I don't know what the hell 6G is'
News Analysis | 12/21/2020

Verizon's CTO Kyle Malady said that the operator is working to enhance 5G, and that he currently sees no reason to begin focusing on what's next.

Cisco broadband CTO broadens his scope
CxO Spotlight | 12/17/2020

John Chapman's focus has extended to PON, 5G and fixed wireless, but he'll 'always be a cable guy at heart.'

EU readies sweeping new tech 'rules of the road'
News Analysis | 12/16/2020

The EU is readying drafts of sweeping new legislation to crack down on anti-competitive behavior by big tech, but expect two years of wrangling.

After Google outage, telcos should think twice about public cloud
Morris Lore | 12/15/2020

Public cloud systems promise cost savings and convenience, but the wider risks cannot be ignored.

Deutsche Telekom becomes Microsoft tenant in bid for IT savings
News Analysis | 12/10/2020

German operator is the latest to move its IT systems into the public cloud, but at what long-term risk?

Cloud spend to rocket in 2021, says Deloitte
News Analysis | 12/9/2020

In 2021, cloud spending will grow seven times faster than overall IT spending, while 5% of doctor visits worldwide will be virtual, says Deloitte.

AWS in-house routing tech could blow a hole in Juniper's sales – analyst
News Analysis | 12/8/2020

The cloud computing giant plans to substitute routers developed in-house for equipment it currently buys from Juniper, according to MKM Partners.

Dish turns to Taiwanese supplier for more 5G radios
News Analysis | 12/8/2020

MTI will join Fujitsu in providing triband and dualband radios for Dish Network's planned 5G network. The radios will support open RAN interfaces.

Google Cloud brings partners, applications to the edge
Guest Perspectives | 12/8/2020

Hundreds of partner apps can now run at the edge with Google Cloud and Anthos, writes Google's Amol Phadke.

Brewing Japanese price war could spell trouble for AT&T, Verizon
DanoVision | 12/3/2020

Docomo in Japan is now selling 5G for around half of what its fellow incumbents charge. If Dish enters the 5G market in the US, AT&T and Verizon might be forced into a similar position.

SoftBank's $690M Sinch stake a customer service bet
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Japan's SoftBank Group grabs a tenth of Sinch, as Facebook and Salesforce also make acquisitions in the booming customer engagement industry.

Will Alkira's CBaaS shine in a sea of SASE suppliers?
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Alkira's goal is that CBaaS will assist enterprises in connecting their business applications wherever they're housed – connecting sites together such as data centers or branches on a global scale.

Zoom booms, but share price gloom looms
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Zoom sees 367% year-on-year revenue growth in the third quarter, but a jump in free user numbers causes profit margins to dip 14.7%.

Telcos, vendors back new TMF test platform for interoperable IT
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

The TM Forum's much-publicized Open Digital Architecture could enjoy a boost from the latest move.

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