HPE announced a new partnership effort called the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management Initiative that the company hopes will help it break into the 5G core and edge space.
Microsoft could use the technology it is acquiring from Affirmed Networks for a number of different offerings. But the company isn't providing much insight into its strategy.
Dell'Oro anticipates uptick in cloud demand as enterprises cut IT spend.
The rollout of 5G core systems will herald a distributed architecture, but that brings data management challenges, suggests NetNumber's COO.
CEO Danielle Royston has an aggressive new plan for the cloud-based BSS vendor and growing customer support, but it involves extra investment and ongoing losses that might not suit all of the company's investors.
The purchase of Affirmed Networks will allow Microsoft to sell software-powered, virtualized functions to mobile network operators, challenging the likes of Ericsson, Cisco and others.
Altran's key relationships in 5G software and edge initiatives have helped make it a $4.1 billion takeover target for Capgemini.
Akamai, Sony and Microsoft are among the online video gaming companies that have pledged to reduce the amount of network traffic that their services generate.
Specifications developed by TIP's Phoenix project, which is focused on optical transponders for disaggregated systems, are to be included in an RFI from major operators.
The Japanese equipment maker has a central role in the world's most keenly anticipated launch of mobile network services.
Japanese operator is set to launch its 5G service one day after NTT DoCoMo and one day before SoftBank, and will put AWS Wavelength to work to support edge-enabled services.
The world's most ambitious operator and its daring technology chief are determined to show the industry that 5G networks do not have to be developed in the same old way.
Susan James, senior director of telecommunications strategy at Red Hat, says the telecoms sector needs to take a horizontal approach to its underlying IT infrastructure if containerization isn't to suffer the same issues as NFV.
Spanish giant to collaborate with Altiostar, Gigatera Communications, Intel, Supermicro and Xilinx on trials of 4G and 5G open RAN technology across three European countries and Brazil.
Japan's Rakuten hasn't even commercially launched its virtualized, open RAN network yet, but it's already planning to sell its platform to other companies worldwide later this year.
US open source provider says it's the brains behind one of the largest robotic process automation (RPA) implementations in Europe.
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Fortnite, Netflix, Call of Duty, videoconferencing and other online services are growing in popularity amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Are network operators ready for a digital deluge?
Cable-backed R&D organization has hired mobile industry vet and 5G expert Rakesh Taori as VP of wireless as cable ops continue to ramp up activities around wireless and network convergence.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands private-network role in Paris rail project; ADVA slices its pizza box; Proximus boosts Wi-Fi with AirTies.
Amid a shrinking prepaid market, Verizon said it will leverage the Yahoo brand it acquired in 2017 to offer the new Yahoo Mobile prepaid service.
Some analysts have soured on Rakuten's efforts to disrupt the Japanese market with a virtualized, open RAN network. And that could cast concerns over Dish Network's 5G plans.
Rakuten's deployment is unique because it's the first time a reconfigurable optical network will be used for mobile backhaul, according to Nokia.
An overlooked part of the Swedish vendor turned an important corner last year and has reason to feel optimistic about 2020.
ICT giant builds on its telecom heritage and taps respected partners to take on the traditional mobile infrastructure suppliers in 5G's next big battlefield with an 'open' platform pitch.
The Indonesian operator will carry out trials and open a TIP lab as it looks to provide a spur to local players.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE gets busy in Scotland; NGMN Alliance goes cloud-native; Disney does deal with Telefónica.
Having funded and hosted Vlocity's development, and been a go-to-market partner, Salesforce knows exactly what it's getting for its $1.33 billion acquisition.
Also in today's EMEA regional rights roundup: Vodafone/TIM towers venture 'set for EU approval'; Net Insight acquires Aperi's virtualized media production technology; Virgin Media admits data breach.
Google Cloud fleshes out telco-focused strategy as it inks 5G edge services deal with AT&T, debuts telco-tailored version of Anthos apps platform and connects with Netcracker and Amdocs.
T-Mobile's Karri Kuoppamaki tells Light Reading that one new element the operator might consider in its 5G buildout is open radio access network (RAN) technology.
Billions of dollars in US government money is being dangled in front of vendors that can provide secure 5G equipment.
Edge computing startup believes telco edge strategies need to start with a specific focus on dedicated vertical sectors, such as gaming, and is winning operator support from the likes of Telefónica.
The Japanese company prefers to shop locally for its 5G products, it made clear during a press conference this week. It is not alone.
China Unicom, KT, Telefónica, and Telstra are collaborating on a new interoperable multi-access edge computing (MEC) initiative.
AT&T's John Stankey said the operator's cost-cutting program could generate 'double digits of billions [in savings] over a three-year planning cycle,' and cover areas ranging from power usage to call centers.
Prices are just half what rivals charge, but Rakuten may have a long and arduous journey toward profitability.
The Norwegian operator has already shed thousands of employees and more are set to go under plans announced today.
The disruptive Indian operator is now looking to seize the 5G technology initiative from the traditional vendor community.
The network test vendor, already included on an illustrious list of vendors supporting Rakuten Mobile, is claiming an industry first with the launch of an open RAN test suite.
The IT and integration side of Orange has been touting its credentials as an option for enterprises that need help managing multi-cloud environments. Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network native, how OBS stands out from its competition and what a company that size does to prepare for the business impact of the new coronavirus and the reality that we're all suddenly a lot less mobile.
Boss of Finnish network firm will be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, the CEO of Finnish energy firm Fortum, but not until much later this year.