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Microsoft expands telecom portfolio with Azure private MEC

An 'evolution' of Microsoft's previous offering in the area, Azure private MEC represents a melding of the company's cloud computing technology with its new Affirmed and Metaswitch assets.

Google Cloud brings more apps to the edge in 5G drive

Cloud services provider brings 22 more industry application providers into the fold as part of broader telecoms strategy.

TIM gets Cisco into Noovle

Operator's cloud company taps into expertise of seasoned enterprise networking giant.

Juniper CEO: 5G future is virtualized

Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, explains why future 5G services will be virtualized, and how the company plans to further automate data center operations.

Nokia covers all the bases with its cloud partnerships

Dish went all-in with AWS. Nokia is splitting its time and attention between the three leading cloud providers. Contributing analyst Roz Roseboro looks at the merits of the approach and how it lines up with each cloud provider's strengths.

VMware adds cloud-based security to SASE stack

Windstream Enterprise plans to make VMware's new cloud-based security service available to its SD-WAN customers later this year.

AT&T to take open RAN indoors first

AT&T plans to implement open RAN first in its indoor networks, mainly because such networks are often relatively simple. And the operator can push traffic onto its outdoor networks if there are problems.

A battle royale is forming in private wireless networking

A wide range of companies – from mobile network operators to cloud computing companies to startups – are colliding in their pursuit of the private wireless networking opportunity.

Skepticism of Dish's 5G plans is justified – analysts

'Selling to enterprises is very difficult, and we don't know why anyone would work with Dish, which has no experience in building networks or working with enterprises,' argued the financial analysts at J.P. Morgan.

Is the Twitter-India standoff over?

The social media giant has sought more time from the government to comply with the new IT rules, possibly marking an end to the standoff.

Fastly outage gives preview of Internet apocalypse

An unprofitable minnow temporarily paralyzes a few major organizations and knocks out a whole government website.

Microsoft bags US approval for $19.7B Nuance buy

Microsoft gets US regulatory approval to buy Nuance, the company behind Dragon voice-recognition software and the voice-rec engine for Siri.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending June 4

Last week's news highlights included a look at big telco job numbers (they're dropping), Huawei's software strategy and T-Mobile's plans to connect rural America. This video first appeared on Informa Tech's executive community, The Network.

Dish Network adds indoor 5G to checklist

Dish Network recently hired a longtime AT&T veteran, Abid Khan, as its new director of in-building systems. The move likely signals Dish's interest in supporting enterprise customers.

Facebook gets down to business with messaging

Social networking giant unveils tools that will enable businesses to message customers on Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

A better mousetrap, or just a trap? Questions about Dish and AWS using the public cloud for 5G

This isn't your typical telco-cloud partnership, but it might be the most interesting of all, given Dish's greenfield status and a handful of unanswered questions, writes contributing analyst Roz Roseboro.

As normality beckons, Zoom still goes vroom

Zoom sees its Q1 revenues jump 191% as it seeks to now do hybrid working and cement its lead by starting a venture capital fund to create Zoom apps.

Ericsson refines private wireless sales pitch

Although Ericsson has been playing in the space for years, the company took the wraps off its new 'Private 5G' offering in part to refine its message to enterprises.

China's 5G, data center emissions double by 2035

Xi shocked the world saying China will reach net zero by 2060, but in 2035 its huge 5G and data center sectors will emit more CO2 than France today.

Amazon, Google continue telecom hiring spree

Google recently hired a telecom executive from Wind River, while AWS recently nabbed executives from Zayo and Nokia. The developments shine a light on the cloud providers' telecom ambitions.

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