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EdgePresence Joins Rush to Build Mini Data Centers for Tower Companies

EdgePresence is joining a number of other data center providers in looking to build mini data centers in locations around the country.

Crown Castle: No Plans for Edge Data Centers

Crown Castle's CEO said he doesn't see edge computing data centers 'playing a significant role in our long-term strategy.' Crown Castle's main rivals, American Tower and SBA Communications, are taking a different path.

M&A Creeps Up on Edge Computing Players

While edge computing in the mobile and 5G space remains a nascent area, companies such as Intel, EQT, SBA and EdgeConneX are all linked to deals or merger-and-acquisition chatter in this burgeoning sector.

Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It

The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.

At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology

Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.

HFC may never die

The cable industry, in partnership with CableLabs, is exploring how to deliver services at 6GHz and beyond, Cox exec says.

Eurobites: ADVA Joins the Dots on Optical Transceivers

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel plans job cuts; Orange builds cloud for Chinese consumer goods company; CityFibre on target in Stirling.

The Complexity of Edge Computing

There are many tough questions for telcos looking to build out edge computing resources, including what they should deploy in terms of IT hardware from day one, notes Heavy Reading Analyst Simon Stanley.

Telcos Should Invest in Edge App Developers – Academic

Creating an investment fund to fuel edge computing developments would be a good move for the telco community, argues Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Mahadev 'Satya' Satyanarayanan.

CenturyLink: Network Infrastructure Is the Real Final Frontier

NASA was trying to solve the same problems telcos now face when it launched the space shuttle Enterprise, 43 years ago Tuesday.

Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Test 5G in Warsaw

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes deeper in Kaltura's cloud; ADVA lands Russian data center contract; Deutsche Telekom revs up its blockchain scooters.

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud

The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.

VMware Splashes $4.8B on Strategic Acquisitions

VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.

CenturyLink Drops 'Several Hundred Million' Dollars on Edge

CenturyLink is building out more than 100 initial edge compute locations across the US and providing hybrid cloud and managed services.

For Equinix, Interconnect Outpaces Colo

Equinix racked up its 66th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and saw its interconnect business grow significantly faster than colo.

It's Groundhog Day! Explaining AT&T's Microsoft & IBM Deals

AT&T recently cut a big cloud deal with IBM. Then AT&T cut a big cloud deal with Microsoft the next day. That doesn't mean we're caught in a timeloop – the deals are different, and have plenty of unanswered questions.

BT Taps Canonical OpenStack for Cloud-Native 5G Network

BT is using Canonical OpenStack on Ubuntu Linux to move its global network to a cloud-native, microservices architecture.

Arrcus Scores $30M & Takes Network 'Democratization' to the Edge

Arrcus is extending its architecture from the data center to the edge, using high-density 100G/400G white box networking hardware based on Broadcom Jericho2 processors.

CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth

Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

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