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DT's Access 4.0 Team Loses Its Cherry & Hits the Eggnog

The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?

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.

Telefónica's OnLife Is Growing Long in the Tooth

The Spanish operator's ambitious OnLife project is now in field trials with residential and enterprise customers – and several use cases already look compelling.

NTT's Mega-Merger, Brand-Cutting Plan for Another $4B in Sales

Japan's NTT is uniting 28 enterprise-focused brands in its bid to grow at twice the market rate and deliver a boost to profitability.

Eurobites: Openreach Talks Up the Fiber Effect

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 5G service; Amsterdam Internet Exchange upgrades with Pluribus; Ericsson helps fight diabetes in the UAE.

Equinix Debuts $1B+ Hypercloud Gambit

Equinix is looking to host data centers for hypercloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, in a joint venture with a Singaporean investment fund.

Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends

Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Latest Smart Factory Nears Completion

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.

After Pan-Net Blunders, DT Embarks on Journey to 5G Core

The German operator must be careful to avoid making a mess as it builds a 5G core network based heavily on microservices and open source technology.

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.

Telefónica Highlights Edge Vendor Shortcomings, Picks Holes in ETSI's Specs

The Spanish operator does not sound happy with the results of a request for information and says ETSI's edge group must improve its deliverables.

Key Takeaways From the Edge Computing Congress

There was a lot to take away from the Edge Computing Congress in London this week – not least the encouraging signs associated with funding and deployments.

Eurobites: Proximus Boss Reportedly Investigated for Insider Trading

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google to invest in Europe; Three pumps up the bandwidth; euNetworks adds fiber in Milan and Madrid.

Humans Will Kill You at the Edge

Make a mess of automation and telcos will destroy the business case for edge computing, says ETSI. But telcos desperately need standards to crystalize before they can move ahead.

Sprint Tears Up the Rulebook on the Edge

The US operator says it cannot approach the edge in the same way it has served the mainstream consumer market.

Huawei Positions Itself for Age of Big Computing

The Chinese vendor says it is ready to sate incredible demand for artificially intelligent computing with its line-up of processors.

Eurobites: Telia Appoints New CEO

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Helios Towers reignites IPO; 5G lands at Gatwick Airport; OBS lands IP deployment gig; fiber-to-the-social-housing.

Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth

Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.

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