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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.

Rakuten, Dish Network and Akamai chart the future of edge computing

Rakuten counts around 3,000 edge computing sites in Japan. Akamai counts around 4,000 sites worldwide. Dish, meantime, is mapping out its own sites. This is how edge computing is maturing.

Microsoft dials up operators for Teams calls

Operator Connect function to allow calls to be placed over the PSTN, part of a raft of Teams updates announced for Microsoft Ignite.

More room for Zoom boom, as Q4 revenue rises 369%

Zoom's run of good luck isn't over, with $882 million of Q4 revenues beating expectations, amid new bets on call centers and Zoom Phone.

Ligado's CEO talks spectrum values, partnerships and sales

Ligado's Doug Smith addresses questions on how the company's L-band spectrum might aid C-band auction winners, and whether he has fielded any purchase inquiries.

The era of converged network infrastructure has officially begun

Digital Colony will take Boingo private in a transaction valued at around $854 million. It's Marc Ganzi's latest step toward 'digital infrastructure' convergence.

Dish's 5G construction chief talks network speeds, public clouds and more

'We're pretty optimistic about open RAN and its ability to do a number of things,' says Dave Mayo, who recently assembled the leadership team for Dish's four network regions.

India gets new social media, OTT rules

Indian government issues new regulations for digital media, including Internet firms, OTT platforms and online news.

Elon Musk says Starlink speed doubling to 300 Mbit/s

Elon Musk says Internet-from-orbit serve Starlink will double its speeds this year to 300 Mbit/s, and reach all the earth's services by 2022.

Google Cloud puts Intel inside Anthos in 5G push

Intel is Google's latest partner for its Anthos for Telecom effort. The companies are targeting both network operators as well as enterprises building their own networks.

Twilio Q4 revenue surges 65% on back of SMS revival

Cloud business Twilio, with its SMS API platform, sees fourth-quarter revenue up 65% as it sells $1 billion of fresh shares.

How a new crop of vendors is breaking into the 5G core

Casa Systems, HPE, Mavenir, Microsoft, Athonet and Parallel Wireless are just some of the 5G core network vendors challenging established heavyweights like Huawei and Cisco.

RingCentral rings in 'outstanding' Q4, but investors want more

UCaaS specialist adds Vodafone Business to partner roster and targets Zoom market with Glip and RingCentral Video.

Deutsche Telekom shows Europe has lost the public cloud fight

The German operator has urged Europe to stand up to US tech, but its own business appears to have backed down.

News bites: Coherent's third suitor ups the ante

Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment: stats from the Super Bowl of Wi-Fi and Dell'Oro projects growth for the CBRS RAN market.

Ligado to use Rakuten's platform for private 5G

Ligado Networks inked a memorandum of understanding to use the Rakuten Communications Platform, but Rakuten officials wouldn't describe Ligado as an RCP customer.

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