BT takes a big step toward a more distributed cloud as it prepares for the arrival of new edge services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange tackles fake news; Liquid Telecom Kenya chooses Nokia for OTN/DWDM upgrade; Trondheim intends to be a 5G early adopter.
Juniper hopes 5G capex investment will soothe its financial aches and pains.
Telstra wants to reinvent itself as an AWS of the telco world, and is calling on vendors to be more supportive.
EdgeConneX said it's seeing growing demand for edge computing from 5G and IoT. And the company isn't alone. Players ranging from Google to Equinix to Vapor IO are eyeing how best they will play at the edge.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and ADVA make quantum leap; Openet rings Canada's Bell; T-Mobile Austria activates 5G.
Decibel will invest in very young enterprise startups, to help 30-year-old Cisco stay fresh.
Oracle is cutting up to 14,000 people, 10% of its staff, according to reports. While the company says the layoffs are part of the shift to the cloud, cloud staff are among those feeling the axe's edge.
Deal follows recent M&A wave in the tough global video and pay-TV market.
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Red Hat reports fourth-quarter revenue $879 million, up 14% year-over-year, with fiscal 2019 revenue at $3.4 billion, up 15%, crediting growth to enterprise migration to hybrid cloud.
Though Mist Systems provides managed WiFi, Juniper said the company stands out by delivering network simplification and automation to enterprises and service providers.
Cox, an X1 syndication partner, says it expects to debut its new streaming product for broadband-only customers in the next couple of months.
Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.
In addition to potentially increasing SD-WAN adoption, 5G could enable new use cases such as a network slice dedicated to SD-WAN.
You begged... we caved.
Infovista refreshes its Ipanema SD-WAN. But can the underdog defeat giant incumbents like VMware and Cisco?
The acquisition beefs up F5's support for containers, multi-cloud application delivery and open source software.
The SD-WAN specialist has a healthy bed of customers and partners but has yet to make a significant impact in Europe. It's looking to change that.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson brings home the Danish 5G bacon at TDC; Orange migrates long-distance network, with a Nokia assist; Salisbury fibers up.
Facebook's new Middle Mile Infrastructure, providing fiber bandwidth to local and regional telcos, could threaten incumbents. But it's still early days yet.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in dodgy supplier-haircut fund; Openet CTO joins Matrixx; Vivendi wants probe into Elliott's governance at TIM.
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After a turbulent 2018, the Irish BSS company is looking to challenge Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in their own backyard.
AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz describes how edge computing, 5G and network virtualization are required for next-generation applications that can deliver new business opportunities for the operator.
Reduction in data request delays could lead to new service opportunities for companies in South Korea.
F5 scooped up NGINX to keep it out of competitor Citrix's hands, reckon Piper Jaffray analysts, but F5 says that just ain't so.
Its sales growth and stock market performance are an investor's dream, but new challenges are emerging in the fast-changing UCaaS market.
Cloud and connectivity are becoming two sides of the same business – a trend the telco and enterprise IT provider are looking to capitalize on.
As 5G and foldable phones come to market, browsing online and then trying stuff out in a store might become an even more critical way to buy new technology. Deloitte Consulting's Julie Miller and Verizon's John Walker explain why.
Telefonica Brazil becomes latest Mediaroom partner to integrate Netflix at the set-top box and extend a technology bridge to MediaKind's newer, cloud-powered MediaFirst platform.
Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.
Alan Carlton, managing director and VP at InterDigital Europe, believes "Telecoms is back!" as 5G graduates from vision to real products and experiences and enterprises probe into what 5G and IoT will mean to them.
Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.
Microsoft sees pervasive connectivity as the killer app for 5G – and Microsoft's golden ticket to becoming a major telco vendor.
Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Kelsey Ziser discuss how the telco cloud will be impacted by 5G deployments and vice versa.
The embattled Chinese equipment maker is gearing up for a major offensive against its US enemies and recruiting Europeans to its cause.
Vonage focuses its salespeople on activities that matter, with assist from tools from Google, Salesforce, Prodoscore and Vonage's own cloud platform.
The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.
Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.
BARCELONA – MWC19 – Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Kelsey Ziser discuss AT&T and Microsoft Azure's partnership on network edge compute (NEC) services and Telefonica's collaboration with Azure on cloud partnerships to the edge.
BluVector, a 2017 spin-off of Northrop Grumman, provides network security products and platforms to midsized and large organizations, including government agencies.
With a few snapshots and snappy captions, we've breezed through some of the big themes at MWC19, and tried to call attention to some of the more impressive displays of technology and showmanship in Barcelona.
The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.
After much grunting and heaving, the industry gives birth to 5G at this year's MWC. It may be some time before it grows up.
At MWC19, Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger discusses trends in cloud services, SD-WAN, security and more.