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CableLabs takes on role of convergence catalyst

CableLabs is spearheading two initiatives – a group made of up execs from service providers and an advisory council comprised of vendors – focused on driving collaboration and scale around network and service convergence.

Dell spins off VMware and winds in its $49B debt

Dell bought cloud virtualization star VMware in 2016, and it's booming. But the company is spinning it off to write down a $49 billion debt.

Comcast makes waves in open source

Two projects originally created by Comcast engineers – Kuberhealthy and Trickster – are the first from the operator to be accepted as 'Sandbox' projects by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Podcast: Microsoft Azure's Khalidi curates carrier clouds

Yousef Khalidi discusses the economic benefits operators can experience by partnering with a cloud provider.

Viptela founders launch multicloud management startup with $25M in funding

Prosimo's AXI service addresses several challenges enterprises face in cloud application delivery, including managing operating costs, meeting application SLAs and 'fragmented security.'

Cisco recounts recent tech advances, previews a post-pandemic pitch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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