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Marvell to buy Inphi for cloud, 5G
News Wire Feed | 10/29/2020

Marvell said it would purchase Inphi to accelerate its business in 5G and cloud datacenters.

VMware inks a teaming with Samsung for 5G
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2020

VMware's Telco Cloud Platform will now work with Samsung's portfolio of telecom offerings under the companies' new partnership.

Akamai acquires Asavie for mobile and IoT security
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2020

Akamai said it acquired Asavie in order to improve its sales of security software to network operators.

Verizon Business offers VNS Application Edge with Kubernetes
News Wire Feed | 10/22/2020

Verizon Business introduced its new VNS Application Edge solution to allow enterprises to extend virtual network services to the edge along with a Kubernetes managed service.

Taiwanese manufacturer deploys private 5G network
News Wire Feed | 10/21/2020

Taiwanese industrial manufacturer Inventec (also known as Inventec Data Center Solutions) said it built a fully virtualized 5G network with vendors ASOCS, Affirmed Networks and Wave-in Communication.

Dish taps Hansen for product and service catalog
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2020

Dish Network said it will use Hansen Technologies to develop a product and service catalog for its forthcoming 5G network.

AirTies' cloud rolls to 25 million homes
News Wire Feed | 10/13/2020

Platform is used for managed Wi-Fi services.

Ribbon intros pay-as-you-go model for SBS
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2020

New session border controller model being offered via the AWS Marketplace

Jennifer Yohe, another former Comcast exec, joins MediaKind
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2020

Yohe most recently was president and chief business officer of Xtreme Concepts Racing and previously was an SVP at Comcast Cable.

Amdocs to put its SmartRAN into Intel's FlexRAN
News Wire Feed | 10/1/2020

Amdocs said it will integrate its SmartRAN optimization solution with Intel's FlexRAN software reference architecture as part of the companies' support for open, virtualized and distributed network architectures.

Enea buys Aptilo in deal worth around $17M
News Wire Feed | 10/1/2020

Enea said it bought Aptilo, which provides policy and access control for Wi-Fi and IoT services, in a deal valued at around $17 million.

TIP launches 'solution groups' for network elements
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2020

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) said it will form a new type of group called 'solution groups' that will focus on codifying network elements.

DataBank buys dozens of datacenters from Zayo's zColo
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2020

DataBank said it's now one of the largest privately held datacenter operators in the US via its transaction with Zayo's zColo.

DriveNets uses DDC in live TV test
News Wire Feed | 9/24/2020

Startup uses distributed white box routing clusters to deliver live TV streams to service provider customers in its latest proof-of-concept test.

Samsung, KDDI show off network slicing
News Wire Feed | 9/23/2020

Samsung and operator KDDI said they successfully demonstrated network slicing with a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC).

AT&T, Akamai extend deal through 2023
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2020

AT&T said it will continue to sell Akamai's services through 2023, extending the agreement the companies initially inked in 2012.

Liberty Puerto Rico plugs in TiVo for IPTV
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2020

New IP-based, TiVo-powered Hub TV service relies on an Android TV box.

OmniClouds selects Versa Networks SD-WAN for Middle East and Africa
News Wire Feed | 9/9/2020

OmniClouds will not only provide full hybrid cloud connectivity, but will also use Versa Networks as an overlay to existing connectivity technologies.

Telia Carrier expands network with Equinix in Mexico
News Wire Feed | 9/9/2020

Telia Carrier to expand footprint to meet growing demand for high-speed interconnection to serve local cloud, application, and content providers, and enterprises.

VMware moves from VNFs to CNFs with 'Telco Cloud Platform'
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2020

VMware said its new 5G Telco Cloud Platform supports both virtual network functions (VNFs) and cloud native network functions (CNFs).

Telefónica Germany to move 5G core into AWS
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2020

Telefónica Germany/O2 said it will move its virtualized 5G core network into Amazon Web Services with vendor Ericsson.

Telia Carrier deploys PoPs in Mexico
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2020

Customers in Mexico can take advantage of Telia Carrier's global backbone, AS1299, as well as the local availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, DDOS Mitigation, Ethernet and IP Connect services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.

New service providers deploy Fortinet Secure SD-WAN
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2020

Service providers, including Fusion Connect, HubOne, Kazteleport, Optical Networks, Thrive and TNS, choose Fortinet for SD-WAN services.

Verizon, Samsung tout open RAN progress in 5G
News Wire Feed | 8/25/2020

Verizon said it conducted an end-to-end virtualized 5G data session, which it said is a step further on the open RAN path.

Apstra AOS integrates with Juniper Networks and Sonic
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2020

AOS 3.3 introduces new IBN capabilities to Juniper Networks switching in addition to a wide array of operational and open-networking enhancements that enable enterprises to react more quickly to compressed timelines and unforeseen business shifts.

Megaport transforming network edge with development of Megaport Virtual Edge
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2020

Megaport Virtual Edge will enable businesses to host on demand network functions natively on Megaport's global Software Defined Network.

MEF expands MEF 3.0 to define SASE services
News Wire Feed | 8/13/2020

Developing standardized networking, security and policy framework to assist enterprise consumption of cloud services.

LF Edge’s Akraino Project Release 3 now available
News Wire Feed | 8/12/2020

Akraino Blueprints cover areas MEC, AI/ML, cloud, connected vehicle, AR/VR, Android cloud native, telco core, open RAN and more.

Windstream Enterprise fortifies SD-WAN with virtual firewall
News Wire Feed | 8/6/2020

Windstream Enterprise today released a dynamic new security feature to protect businesses from increasingly sophisticated threats to their network and their data.

Intel, VMware team for virtualized RAN in 5G
News Wire Feed | 8/5/2020

Intel and VMware said their teaming on virtualized Radio Access Networks (RAN) will speed the rollout of such technology for 4G and 5G operators.

128 Technology debuts software-defined edge product
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2020

New software aims to help operators go from managed connectivity to a full SD-WAN offering without changing hardware platforms.

Arm and Vodafone partner on Universal CPE
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2020

Arm, NXP Semiconductors, Telco Systems and Vodafone have developed a proof of concept uCPE that supports multiple enterprise services such as SD-WAN, routing and firewall.

PacketFabric partners with Cloudflare to launch Cloudflare Network Interconnect
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2020

The Cloudflare Network Interconnect in partnership with PacketFabric provides customers with use cases for better network performance and security, including a private pathway to Cloudflare DDoS Protection and Cloudflare Magic Transit.

Rackspace Technology announces pricing of IPO
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2020

The offering is expected to close on August 7, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

Vodafone is latest major operator to deploy Harmonic's 'CableOS' platform
News Wire Feed | 7/29/2020

Vodafone is using Harmonic's 'CableOS' access network software and edge devices to support the rollout of gigabit services.

Etisalat adds orchestration, automation platform from Affirmed
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2020

Etisalat, an existing Affirmed customer, adds on a platform for digital services and infrastructure.

Orange, Google Cloud form data, AI and edge computing partnership
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2020

Orange plans to build a next-generation data analytics and machine-learning platform with Google technologies.

Riverbed Cloud-Based Application Acceleration Solutions boost performance of Microsoft Collaboration and Video Applications
News Wire Feed | 7/27/2020

Riverbed launches new Accelerator for Office 365 and SaaS Accelerator 1.2, two cloud-based solutions that eliminate network impediments impacting the performance of Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM, and delivers easy-to-deploy eCDN for Microsoft Teams and Stream live events and on-demand video.

Wipro unveils 5G edge services offerings
News Wire Feed | 7/23/2020

The solutions suite, built with IBM technology, is designed to enhance Wipro's BoundaryLess Enterprise – Universal Edge portfolio.

Arrcus adds virtual distributed routing, multi-cloud networking
News Wire Feed | 7/22/2020

Arrcus announces innovative new products, adds world-leading experts to its advisory board, promises to transform the industry and so on.

NTT Ltd. expands cloud exchange offerings in US
News Wire Feed | 7/16/2020

Global Data Centers division adds PacketFabric Network-as-a-Service platform to portfolio of solutions for customers.

Harmonic nets another 'CableOS' win
News Wire Feed | 7/15/2020

Ritter Communications taps vendor's virtualized CCAP.

Optiva announces interim management changes
News Wire Feed | 7/2/2020

Robert Stabile, lead independent director of the company, has assumed day-to-day oversight of the company's senior executive team on an interim basis.

LLA taps Ericsson for its mobile core upgrade
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2020

Liberty Latin America names Ericsson as its sole mobile core network vendor in a major network modernization drive.

U.S. Cellular joins O-RAN Alliance
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

U.S. Cellular said it will trend toward open RAN technology via its decision to join the O-RAN Alliance.

VMware refreshes VNF certification program
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

VMware said its program to test virtual network functions (VNFs) and cloud-native network functions (CNFs), previously called the VMware Ready for NFV program, is now the Ready for Telco Cloud program.

Verizon Business to sell Cisco's enterprise compute system
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

Verizon Business said it will add Cisco's 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) to its Virtual Network Services (VNS).

AT&T, Nokia test new O-RAN tech
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

AT&T said it tested RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) technology over its millimeter wave 5G network with vendor Nokia.

Liberty Global teams with Pareteum to build pan-European voicemail platform
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Cable op has selected Pareteum Corp.'s cloud-based communications platform for new voicemail buildout.

CommScope rolls out Ruckus Cloud
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

Says AI-assisted, cloud-based services platform provide added network visibility and service assurance.

IBM buys Spanugo assets
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2020

Cloud-based compliance company assets get hoovered by Big Blue.

CSG notches deal for online charging for microservices
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2020

Deal is with a unit of CK Hutchison centered on charging solutions for its wholesale and IoT customers.

Synamedia teams with AWS
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2020

Synamedia connects its Infinite platform to another public cloud partner.

Cisco to buy ThousandEyes for network monitoring
News Wire Feed | 5/28/2020

Cisco said it plans to purchase privately held ThousandEyes, which offers an Internet network monitoring service.

US DoD helps fund AI spectrum-sharing test in a 5G-NR network
News Wire Feed | 5/27/2020

The $2.7M project aims to show how finite amounts of spectrum can be maximized with machine-driven resource allocation.

AT&T's Chris Boyer to chair Open RAN Policy Coalition
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2020

The Open RAN Policy Coalition announced its board of directors, headed by a top AT&T executive.

Nokia, KDDI form JV for cloudified RAN
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2020

Nokia and KDDI in Japan said they will work on 'a fully cloudified RAN solution' in a new joint venture.

Altiostar tests O-RAN Alliance-compliant 5G with NEC and Rakuten
News Wire Feed | 5/19/2020

Altiostar said it showed off 5G MIMO with NEC and Rakuten working on the O-RAN Alliance specification.

Horizon launches cloud-based, hosted voice service
News Wire Feed | 5/18/2020

Alianza powers Horizon's new hosted voice offering, a VoIP solution for business customers that will run over Horizon's fiber network.

Airtel taps IBM and Red Hat for new network cloud
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2020

The cloud partnership with IBM and Red Hat will prepare Airtel's network for emerging technologies such as 5G and edge computing.

Firstlight Media hires chief revenue officer
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2020

Katie Back hails from FreeWheel, the Comcast-owned ad-tech company.

Dell, HPE, white boxes dominate cloud server market
News Wire Feed | 5/6/2020

Omdia sees a shift away from service provider data centers; analyst firm says about one in four servers in 2024 will be owned and operated by an enterprise.

Synamedia expands video network team
News Wire Feed | 5/5/2020

Recent hires include Jan De Cock as director of codec development, John Hargrave as VP of services and David Baranski as VP of sales for video network, North America.

Microsoft reports cloud growth and 'minimal' COVID-19 impact
News Wire Feed | 4/29/2020

Microsoft increased revenue and profits in fiscal Q3. Commercial cloud revenue brought in $13.3 billion, up 39% from a year ago.

CSG's ratings and charging platform goes cloud native
News Wire Feed | 4/29/2020

Says new cloud-powered addition of its Ascendon platform has entered production worldwide.

Google Meet still exists, will soon be free
News Wire Feed | 4/29/2020

Google Cloud's videoconferencing offering will be 'available to anyone' as the company rolls out the expanded service in the coming weeks.

Metaswitch, Vodafone test 5G wireless, wireline convergence
News Wire Feed | 4/29/2020

Software boffins create a path to converged services for operators with cloud-based 5G core deployments.

Abby Kearns becomes a Puppet master
News Wire Feed | 4/29/2020

Can she do it? Yes she Kearns!

Deutsche Telekom taps Adtran for Access 4.0 OLT network
News Wire Feed | 4/29/2020

DT is deploying Adtran's SDX OLT solutions for its new Access 4.0 network, built to rapidly deliver Gigabit services as a first edge-cloud use case.

Juniper CEO: Orders were up, but COVID-19 slowed down supply chain
News Wire Feed | 4/28/2020

The company earned $20.4 million, or 6 cents a share, on net revenues of $998 million during Q1.

Equinix expands interconnection services in seven EMEA markets
News Wire Feed | 4/28/2020

Equinix launches large expansion of interconnection services in EMEA to help enterprises simplify hybrid multicloud connectivity.

Harmonic says cable access revenues and CableOS deployments rise in Q1
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2020

Says CableOS deployments now reach more than 1.3 million cable modems, up 30% from previous quarter.

Vodafone Idea expands with Mavenir's open RAN
News Wire Feed | 4/23/2020

Vodafone Idea in India said it expanded its open RAN deployments with vendor Mavenir.

Tech Mahindra teams with IBM
News Wire Feed | 4/22/2020

Tech Mahindra said it would help customers migrate core business applications to the IBM public cloud.

Ciena's Blue Planet contributes to Linux Foundation's ONAP for 5G
News Wire Feed | 4/22/2020

Ciena said its Blue Planet division contributed new functionality and code to the Linux Foundation's ONAP policy framework for 5G.

GIFEC in Ghana to use Parallel Wireless for open RAN
News Wire Feed | 4/22/2020

An investment fund in Ghana expects to switch on up to 2,000 open RAN cell sites with Parallel Wireless.

Cisco announces SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud
News Wire Feed | 4/21/2020

Today, Cisco and Google Cloud are announcing their intent to develop the industry's first application-centric, multicloud networking fabric.

Former Cisco exec named CEO of PacketFabric
News Wire Feed | 4/21/2020

Dave Ward was previously CTO of engineering, chief architect and an SVP at Cisco's networking and security business.

ZTE, Red Hat team on VNF deployments
News Wire Feed | 4/17/2020

Red Hat and ZTE said they developed a new way for service providers to effectively deploy virtual network functions (VNFs).

India's data center market to grow at +4% CAGR in 2019-2025 period
News Wire Feed | 4/17/2020

Migration to cloud-based businesses and IoT are among the factors attributing to the projected growth, according to research from Reportlinker.

Nokia, Asavie create SD-WAN solution to meet demand for remote connectivity
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2020

In partnership with Asavie, Nokia will extend the reach of its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution to include enterprise mobile and IoT devices in order to help meet increasing demand for remote connectivity.

Alkira introduces first on-demand multi-cloud network, deployed in minutes
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2020

Cloud-native company raises $30 million, offers the fastest path to cloud and the agility to respond to today's evolving business requirements.

Truphone deploys Optiva charging solution in the cloud
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2020

Companies aim to provide a 60% cost of ownership savings over traditional BSS.

Cisco powers Rakuten Mobile's inter-network roaming service
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2020

The home-routed roaming service based on the S10 interface will be rolled out across Rakuten Mobile and KDDI mobile networks in Japan today, powered by Cisco's virtualized Ultra Packet Core.

Cisco, Altiostar, WWT team for Open vRAN blueprint
News Wire Feed | 4/9/2020

Cisco, Altiostar and World Wide Technology (WWT) announced a new partnership to develop what they're calling an 'Open vRAN' blueprint.

VMware surpasses major Virtual Cloud Network milestones
News Wire Feed | 4/8/2020

Number of Virtual Cloud Network customers has grown on average 50% each fiscal year since May 2018, now totaling more than 15,000.

Deutsche Telekom offers managed network services for Microsoft Azure
News Wire Feed | 4/8/2020

As one of the newest partners in Europe, Deutsche Telekom is now covering the network portfolio of Microsoft's public cloud platform.

Mavenir helps power Rakuten Link RCS app
News Wire Feed | 4/7/2020

Rakuten Link app allows fixed and mobile domestic and international calling, texts and messages to mobile phones.

Cato Networks secures $77M investment in largest funding round yet
News Wire Feed | 4/7/2020

The latest investment brings the total funding above $200 million.

Palo Alto Networks teams with Telekom Security on enterprise cybersecurity
News Wire Feed | 4/6/2020

The two companies will work together to build, onboard and run a portfolio of managed security services for enterprise customers.

Huawei Cloud launches international effort to fight COVID-19
News Wire Feed | 4/3/2020

Huawei Cloud will provide free AI and cloud services to help customers around the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masergy releases 2020 UCaaS and CCaaS market trends report
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2020

Security and the network are top challenges with UCaaS and CCaaS and most prefer bundled network solutions from a single provider.

Microsoft to buy Affirmed Networks
News Wire Feed | 3/26/2020

Microsoft says deal will allow it to evolve its work with the telecoms sector.

Volta Networks joins TIP's Disaggregated Open Routers initiative
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2020

Routing software specialist joins the Disaggregated Open Routers (DOR) project team recently formed by the Telecom Infra Project.

Amdocs launches cloud-native home OS
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2020

'doxi Home OS' is powered by AI technologies, company says.

Ethernity Networks unveils ENET-D
News Wire Feed | 3/19/2020

Ethernity's ENET-D is an Ethernet Controller that can be added to its ACE-NIC100 SmartNIC network interface card.

AT&T announces Personal Cloud, releases LG V60, expands 5G
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2020

AT&T announced its new Personal Cloud service, backed by technology from Synchronoss Technologies, and also expanded its 5G service to new markets while concurrently releasing the new LG V60 ThinQTM 5G smartphone.

Hudson Valley Wireless uses Mavenir's cloud-native LTE packet core
News Wire Feed | 3/11/2020

Hudson Valley Wireless said it used Mavenir's cloud-native LTE virtual evolved packet core for a recent wireless project.

NGMN targets cloud native, edge computing with latest efforts
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2020

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance said it will open new efforts targeting cloud-native infrastructure and edge computing.

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