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Is COVID-19 a catalyst for enterprise cloud growth?

In part two of this series, Navisite COO Gina Murphy shares how the company is working with customers to assist their move to the cloud and help automate their operations.

Breaking down the 2021 cloud, automation and virtualization predictions

Some offer predictions and prognostications. Our former cloud analyst steps in with her reactions and reminds us that moving critical telco systems to the public cloud for telcos is a considerable challenge.

5G networks and the public cloud

How can 5G network operators and public cloud providers work better together to improve the service experience for customers?

Verizon CTO on open RAN: 'We're 100% behind the idea'

Verizon CTO Kyle Malady tells Light Reading: 'I don't see any reason why the technology can't work, but there will be things carriers need to work out if they do adopt it.'

Navisite COO on creating a successful M&A playbook

In this mentor spotlight, Gina Murphy discusses the key to completing a successful acquisition, and the importance of building a company culture that supports new ideas, new technology and diverse teams.

Nokia replaces Ricky Corker with Ed Cholerton as US chief

Following troubles with a large, unnamed North American customer that may be Verizon, Nokia named Ed Cholerton as its new North American chief.

5G trends to watch in 2021

Omdia's Chris Nicoll provides an overview of how changes in the core of the mobile network will help 5G networks advance and new services emerge.

Cloud-native networking will move from trials to reality in 2021

Wireless network operators are already moving to cloud-native applications, but experts say the industry will see more automation and re-architecting of services in the coming year.

Carriers 'must continue to invest in network software'

The industry is moving toward containerized network functions (CNFs), but Omdia says operators are 'not done with VNFs yet.'

Verizon's CTO: 'I don't know what the hell 6G is'

Verizon's CTO Kyle Malady said that the operator is working to enhance 5G, and that he currently sees no reason to begin focusing on what's next.

Cisco broadband CTO broadens his scope

John Chapman's focus has extended to PON, 5G and fixed wireless, but he'll 'always be a cable guy at heart.'

EU readies sweeping new tech 'rules of the road'

The EU is readying drafts of sweeping new legislation to crack down on anti-competitive behavior by big tech, but expect two years of wrangling.

After Google outage, telcos should think twice about public cloud

Public cloud systems promise cost savings and convenience, but the wider risks cannot be ignored.

Deutsche Telekom becomes Microsoft tenant in bid for IT savings

German operator is the latest to move its IT systems into the public cloud, but at what long-term risk?

Cloud spend to rocket in 2021, says Deloitte

In 2021, cloud spending will grow seven times faster than overall IT spending, while 5% of doctor visits worldwide will be virtual, says Deloitte.

AWS in-house routing tech could blow a hole in Juniper's sales – analyst

The cloud computing giant plans to substitute routers developed in-house for equipment it currently buys from Juniper, according to MKM Partners.

Dish turns to Taiwanese supplier for more 5G radios

MTI will join Fujitsu in providing triband and dualband radios for Dish Network's planned 5G network. The radios will support open RAN interfaces.

Brewing Japanese price war could spell trouble for AT&T, Verizon

Docomo in Japan is now selling 5G for around half of what its fellow incumbents charge. If Dish enters the 5G market in the US, AT&T and Verizon might be forced into a similar position.

SoftBank's $690M Sinch stake a customer service bet

Japan's SoftBank Group grabs a tenth of Sinch, as Facebook and Salesforce also make acquisitions in the booming customer engagement industry.

Will Alkira's CBaaS shine in a sea of SASE suppliers?

Alkira's goal is that CBaaS will assist enterprises in connecting their business applications wherever they're housed – connecting sites together such as data centers or branches on a global scale.

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