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Cisco recounts recent tech advances, previews a post-pandemic pitch
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

As the Cisco Live event kicks off today, the networking giant looks beyond the lockdowns and urges service providers to build the network they're going to need when the world gets moving again.

Podcast: MetTel's Ed Fox on extending enterprise IT to home networks
CxO Spotlight | 3/25/2021

MetTel CTO Ed Fox discusses how the service providers' customers are balancing the use of collaboration applications, SD-WAN, VPNs and SASE to support their employees working on-premises and remotely.

Intel looks for reformation with $20B plan to build new factories
News Analysis | 3/24/2021

Intel plans to increase the number of its manufacturing facilities in Arizona from four to six, and to sell its chipmaking capabilities under a new business unit.

Microsoft may dispense with $10B for Discord in Xbox ploy
News Analysis | 3/23/2021

Microsoft considers paying $10 billion for Discord as it hunts for an Xbox stablemate, while Abu Dhabi sinks $150 million into 'privacy-first' app Telegram.

'No cheating,' Apple tells China's tech giants
News Analysis | 3/19/2021

Apple warns Chinese tech that it will kick apps off the App Store that try to circumvent its new privacy features. But is it brave enough to annoy China?

SmartNICs take center stage
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/19/2021

SPONSORED: Key findings from a Heavy Reading and Intel survey show that smartNICs are set to have a big impact on the transition to cloud-native architectures and digital service platforms.

Nokia ties with cloud's big three in private mobile network push
News Analysis | 3/16/2021

Finnish vendor announces partnerships with AWS, Azure and Google with an initial focus on private mobile networks for enterprises.

One consultant's plan to fill Ericsson's stand and save MWC21
News Analysis | 3/10/2021

Following Ericsson's withdrawal, Danielle Royston, the former CEO of Optiva, is plotting a public cloud takeover of the world's largest telecom tradeshow.

Asian satellite operators prep for the LEO invasion
News Analysis | 3/10/2021

Asia's incumbent satellite operators are confident they can survive the onslaught of low-Earth orbit players, although their approaches vary.

Airspan to go public with $166M in pursuit of open RAN, 5G
News Analysis | 3/8/2021

Airspan Networks said it will gain roughly $166 million in net proceeds via its new transaction, money the company will use in its pursuit of the open RAN and 5G space.

DZS adds cloud clout with RIFT buy
News Analysis | 3/4/2021

Acquisition, which forms the basis of a new 'DZS Cloud' unit, represents a 'big missing ingredient' for DZS as mobile and fixed networks become more disaggregated and distributed, CEO Charlie Vogt says.

Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson combine on 5G carrier aggregation in Norway
News Analysis | 3/4/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR plans job cuts; device maker OPPO sees Europe as land of opportunity; Slovenia's BeeIN eyes M2M.

Comcast's next-gen network activity didn't slow down in 2020, exec says
News Analysis | 3/3/2021

Comcast's work tied to network virtualization and its use of AI and machine learning kept pace in a pandemic-fueled year that saw peak Internet traffic surge more than 50% in some markets.

SpaceX rocket factory's new home: Starbase, Texas
News Analysis | 3/3/2021

Elon Musk moves SpaceX's Starlink and deep-space rocket factories to Texas, and wants to rename Boca Chica (pop. 26) as Starbase.

HPE still has a big aaS hole to fill
News Analysis | 3/3/2021

The IT company needs to slash costs and fatten its aaS offerings if it is to keep investors as happy as they are right now.

Rakuten, Dish Network and Akamai chart the future of edge computing
News Analysis | 3/3/2021

Rakuten counts around 3,000 edge computing sites in Japan. Akamai counts around 4,000 sites worldwide. Dish, meantime, is mapping out its own sites. This is how edge computing is maturing.

Microsoft dials up operators for Teams calls
News Analysis | 3/3/2021

Operator Connect function to allow calls to be placed over the PSTN, part of a raft of Teams updates announced for Microsoft Ignite.

More room for Zoom boom, as Q4 revenue rises 369%
News Analysis | 3/2/2021

Zoom's run of good luck isn't over, with $882 million of Q4 revenues beating expectations, amid new bets on call centers and Zoom Phone.

Ligado's CEO talks spectrum values, partnerships and sales
CxO Spotlight | 3/2/2021

Ligado's Doug Smith addresses questions on how the company's L-band spectrum might aid C-band auction winners, and whether he has fielded any purchase inquiries.

The era of converged network infrastructure has officially begun
DanoVision | 3/1/2021

Digital Colony will take Boingo private in a transaction valued at around $854 million. It's Marc Ganzi's latest step toward 'digital infrastructure' convergence.

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