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Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS

Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.

Eurobites: 1&1 Drillisch taps Telefónica for 5G spectrum

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more diversity at Telefónica; Vodafone sells its subsidiary in Malta; Ericsson and Microsoft team up for connected cars; Huawei frozen out of Greenland.

Ribbon Reels in ECI, Offloads CEO

No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?

VMware Unveils 'Project Maestro' to Speed Network Virtualization

VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.

From Virtualization to Containerization

A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.

AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation

Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.

Podcast: SES Networks Takes ONAP Sky-High

The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.

SES Takes ONAP to the Final Frontier

SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.

Why Telcos Are Going (Cloud) Native

While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.

GSMA to Bring Standardization to NFVi Wild West

A collaboration between the industry's largest trade group of mobile network operators and the preeminent open source consortium is aiming to simplify and harmonize dozens of NFVi efforts.

At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation

Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor

LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.

Eurobites: ETSI & Linux Foundation Get Jiggy With IT

Also in today's regional roundup: Orange Spain tests Huawei 5G smartphone; KPN's numbers are heading south as it makes its 5G vendor decisions; and competitive device manufacturer Oppo is heading to Europe.

Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.

'Lean NFV' Aims to Reignite Virtualization

Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).

Telefónica Wrestles With OSM, SDN as Unica Passes Halfway Point

The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.

MWC19: ETSI's DG Drills Down Into 5G

At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.

Orange, Vodafone to Unveil Common Approach to NFVi

The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.

The Self-Publishing Network – What Can it Do for You?

No, it's not a self-help group for struggling authors...

Canonical Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction

Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.

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