Alibaba's customers approached Aryaka about the need for a partnership between the companies to expand SD-WAN availability and access to public clouds in the APAC region.
The Japanese e-commerce company's real goal is not to become another mobile operator in Japan but to lead a global revolution.
Dish said it will use 5G radios from Japan's Fujitsu. That's noteworthy considering radios account for a large percentage of the cost of a 5G network, and Dish had indicated its preference for US suppliers.
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.
Trilogy Networks and its new Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI) is aiming to bring technologies like private wireless LTE networks and edge computing to rural parts of the US.
A new report from the ACCA shows cloud adoption across Asia is slowing down, but the reason for the slump is unclear.
Sweden-based vendor says the three-year deal will focus on implementing virtualized and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to prepare the operator for new technologies.
A former cloud insider returns, with an outside-in, peek-behind-the-curtain look at the telco industry's road to becoming more cloud native.
Nokia's new Digital Operations Center supports network slicing for 5G, among other offerings, but also provides a focus on network security.
Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 16th year.
Pekka Lundmark will join Nokia as CEO in August, returning to a company he previously worked for 20 years ago. The task ahead of him looks immense.
Report says Dell is looking at options including a spinoff of its $50 billion stake in the enterprise software specialist.
Edge Gravity, Ericsson's internal startup focused on the development of a global edge computing cloud, is said to have suffered from an 'innovator's dilemma' that hinders large companies from changing their ways.
While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed SD-WAN market momentum in the first half of 2020, Futuriom forecasts a pickup in the second half of 2020 and into 2021 as more enterprise employees work from home and require secure, remote access services.
Finnish kit vendor says a full set of O-RAN-compliant products will be ready in 2021, putting pressure on Ericsson and other traditional rivals.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK COVID-19 app bites the dust; Amazon creates virtual jobs in South Africa; UKCloud goes carbon-negative.
In lieu of using purpose-built devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, Verizon's enterprise customers can access the VNS portfolio to deploy, manage and orchestrate VNFs from a central location.
Amdocs, Netcracker, Nokia and Oracle are persuaded to join the Open Digital Architecture initiative as operators continue to push for more swappable IT systems.
On the first episode of 'What’s the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Rakuten's 5G launch: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
As a wide range of vendors tout their core wares, FirstNet's board has approved $218 million to upgrade the agency's two-year-old LTE core with a fancy new one that can support 5G.
More 'light touch' automation techniques will be implemented as cable operators determine new ways to add and adjust capacity to address rising and fluctuating demands on the network.
The optical networking firm has nine consecutive quarters with more than $100 million in direct sales to its webscale customers.
A new 5G tie-up between the Internet giant and the telco raises further questions about the shifting balance of power in telecom.
The US State Department is proposing an 'Integrated and Open Networks' (ION) approach to 5G and Huawei, but the effort doesn't seem to have much support beyond US Attorney General William Barr.
The big vendors could be to open RAN what Facebook was to Instagram and WhatsApp.
HFC is evolving into a connectivity and compute platform woven together with virtualization as cable ops prepare to support a more diverse mix of apps and services, CableLabs' Belal Hamzeh says.
WWT warns carriers that enterprises think cloud service providers and tech companies are the 'edge experts.' The good news is that they can do something about it.
The FCC has been tasked with ripping Huawei's equipment out of US wireless networks. Now it has to figure out what goes in its place.
Japanese e-commerce giant says the move will address some of the shortcomings of the non-standalone system it has built.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Switzerland ahead in Europe's 5G race, says Omdia; Telecom Italia cuts more jobs; COVID-19 app confusion in the UK.
The pairings between telecom operators and public cloud providers for edge computing and 5G are growing, a trend that's expected to pick up steam in the months and years ahead.
Eyeing improved pay-TV economics, the new offering, called 'Midco TV,' will run on mobile devices and Android TV boxes, use TiVo's UI and be underpinned by Vecima's CDN and video processing/transcoding platforms.
Open RAN is a new way to build mobile access networks with many benefits.
The 2020 update from the NEC subsidiary looks well timed, with 5G, the cloud and a microservices architecture all in mind.
The Swedish equipment vendor is in pole position as the US-led campaign against Huawei gathers momentum.
NEC will supply Rakuten's 5G core. That's noteworthy considering Rakuten has emerged as a leading player in the global wireless industry's move to open, cloud-based network technology.
After attracting 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees and a whole host of weird cocktail parties, the video conference star predicts another killer quarter ahead.
As expected, Canada's BCE said it will sell its data centers to Equinix. The operator joins Verizon, AT&T and others in exiting the data center business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investment firms launch bid for MasMovil; Kenyan government proposes new digital levy; management maneuverings at Net Insight.
Sensing a sizable opportunity, Oracle is joining the likes of Ericsson, Huawei, Microsoft, HPE and others in selling 5G core services to mobile network operators.