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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.

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.

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.

Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks

Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again

The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?

Verizon CEO Hints Private 5G With Edge Computing Is Coming – Real Soon

Verizon's CEO said company campuses and manufacturing facilities should be among the first to deploy private 5G networks with edge computing capabilities.

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.

Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud

As operational models evolve, telcos are turning to public cloud platforms to host their OSS and BSS systems, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

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.

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