The Rise of Network-as-a-Service Jim Hodges 6/14/2019
In order to remain relevant in both a business and technical context, communications service providers (CSPs) must continue to transition existing services to virtualized network function (VNF)-based services that run in a multi-tenant cloud environment. This is a vital step since it enables CSPs to deliver a much broader suite of progressive services. One service that stands out here is network-as-a-service (NaaS).
VMware Banks on Data Center Agility With Avi Networks Buy Jeff Baumgartner 6/13/2019
As it aims to extend public cloud-like agility to the data center, VMware has largely focused on developing storage, compute and networking capabilities in-house, but opted to take the buy route for two other key elements of that plan -- load balancing and the Application Delivery Controller (ADC).
Cisco Aims to Quell Quantum Security Queasiness Mike Dano 6/13/2019
Quantum computing technology, if it ever becomes a reality, promises to completely revolutionize the technology industry by removing virtually all of today's computing limits.
Vimeo Streams in Support for AV1 Jeff Baumgartner 6/13/2019
Vimeo has extended support for AV1, marking some real-world progress for a new bandwidth-efficient, royalty-free video codec. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Mozilla and many others back the same codec.
Facebook Teams With CommScope to Join the 3.5GHz CBRS Party Mike Dano 6/13/2019
Facebook is looking to test operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band near its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. While such tests may never result in any real products or services from the social networking giant, they do help to underscore the growing momentum behind wireless services in the soon-to-be-opened spectrum band.
UK May Get 'Thousands' of 5G New Entrants Under Proposed Shake-Up by Ofcom Iain Morris 6/13/2019
LONDON -- 5G World -- The future 5G opportunity for UK operators appeared to shrink today after regulatory authority Ofcom announced dramatic plans to sell licenses to "thousands" of 5G new entrants, imitating moves that have already been made in Germany and several other markets.
CSPs Driving Transformation via the Distributed Cloud Roz Roseboro 6/13/2019
Communications service providers (CSPs) are always looking for ways to become more operationally efficient and deliver new services more quickly. A new architectural approach that has compute, networking and storage resources distributed outside of centralized data centers, referred to as the "distributed cloud," is finding favor -- even in advance of 5G deployments. Several open source projects are developing solutions that will play an important role in CSPs' distributed cloud implementations.
KT Claims 400K of South Korea's 1M 5G Subs Iain Morris 6/13/2019
LONDON -- 5G World -- Korea Telecom (KT) is already providing 5G services to about 400,000 customers after launching services on April 3, a company executive revealed earlier today.
Eurobites: UK Tucks £40M Into 5G Testbed Paul Rainford 6/13/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK textiles giant chooses Aryaka for SD-WAN; Israel's Pelephone gets with the eSIM program; DSZ Keymile lands UK FTTx gig.