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Vodafone adds 1,400 engineers and flaunts APIs in software reboot

The UK-based operator has beefed up its software team and been developing some innovative new features.

BT working on closure of 4,500 exchanges

BT provides an update on its network strategy, with a focus on Network Cloud, edge computing – and open RAN 'when it shows benefits.'

Tele2 joins AWS public cloud party

Operator hooks up with AWS Partner Network to expand digital service offerings for the public sector and different industry verticals.

Colt, Versa team up on SASE

Colt's new SASE service can be deployed via the cloud and/or on-premises; Colt is deploying the Versa Secure Web Gateway and other Versa services within its own cloud.

Zendesk takes private road with $10.2B deal

Private equity firms Permira and Hellman & Friedman agree to acquire SaaS player Zendesk, albeit at a price well below the $17 billion offer made (and rejected) on Zendesk just a few months ago.

Can Walmart help 5G providers navigate the cloud?

Walmart is concurrently using Microsoft and Google cloud services while also building a distributed network of its own cloud operations. The company's strategy could demonstrate a new way of working for 5G operators.

Cisco exit will drive Russia further into China's embrace

The US equipment maker follows Nokia in deciding to wind down operations in Russia. Its move will make Russia even more heavily dependent on China.

India's digital startup ecosystem hits a slowdown

As life starts to return to normal can India's startup community sail through the move offline and the drop in available funding in the country?

Orange’s Bleu cloud floats toward reality

Orange and Capgemini said the Bleu cloud platform will launch its first services including Microsoft Azure in 2024.

Cisco's Jonathan Davidson: Working globally to connect more people

Cisco EVP talks about the projects aimed at reducing the digital divide and how private 5G-as-a-service could help.

Podcast: Cisco's Masum Mir on the reality and hype of the metaverse

In this podcast, Masum Mir, VP and GM of engineering at Cisco, discusses changes on the horizon for networks and network security to support the so-called metaverse, and how Cisco's relationship with the cable industry is evolving.

Nobody has the foggiest about the edge

Does edge computing decentralization make sense? What form should it take? What role is left for network operators? The telecom industry is still seeking answers.

Cellnex outlines neutral host 'edgeco' ambitions

The Spanish infrastructure company has emerged as one of Europe's biggest towercos. Now it is targeting the telco edge.

Eurobites: Vodafone flicks switch on 'self-powering' mast

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica wants to reuse network gear; Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier beefs up its network monitoring; Africa Data Centres expands in SA.

Nokia ties up with Innventure on 'groundbreaking' cooling tech

Duo creates new company Accelsius to accelerate go-to-market of tech developed by Nokia Bell Labs.

Orange brings SD-WAN and AI to evolution of enterprise IT

Orange Business Services executives discuss the SD-WAN deployment to nearly 1,200 Siemens sites plus the launch of Service Manage-Watch.

Comcast unit lands another international streaming win

Deutsche Telekom has tapped Comcast Technology Solutions' Cloud TV Suite as the new backend platform for its Magenta TV service in selected European markets, starting in Austria.

IBM hires Nokia vet to head up telco biz

Stephen Rose, a longtime Nokia executive, is now 'driving multibillion dollar P&L delivering technology, products and solutions to Communications Services Providers and Enterprise clients' for IBM.

DZS splashes out $25M for Assia assets

After closing a deal that covers Assia's CloudCheck and Expresse products, DZS says revenue tied to software and services is on pace to reach $50 million annually and climb to $100 million by 2025.

After Totogi, Royston wants to cloudify the entire telco stack

Danielle Royston still has a $1 billion fund at her disposal and is biding her time as the technology sector contracts.

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