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By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/13/2017
With MWC Americas now up and running, and seemingly buzzing, the 5G announcement floodgates have opened, with all manner of vendors and their operator friends ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/5/2017
Sprint has laid out its NFV strategy with a new virtualized core and new vendors Metaswitch and Mavenir, as the operator looks to scale and add services as its 4G ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2017
Mobile core virtualization startup Affirmed believes that the lack of network automation in today's carrier networks is becoming a stifling impediment to the ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/16/2017
Verizon said Wednesday that it will invest in its 4G network to allow first responders priority access nationwide on LTE, in an apparent bid to take on the FirstNet ...
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Of all the telco virtualization projects underway, Telefónica's Unica initiative is arguably the most ambitious. Even after the sale of some assets, the Spanish ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/31/2017
Reconstituted telecoms software company Mavenir has bought Brocade's virtual EPC business, putting it in competition with Affirmed, as well as other major radio ...
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Affirmed is claiming a network-slicing first as it pushes to be what the CEO calls an "important company" in a pre-5G world.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/12/2017
The complexities of management and orchestration (MANO) have seen many telco executives figuratively tearing out their hair in frustration as they try to virtualize ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/20/2017
Most startups at tradeshows hold their meetings in the coffee lounge, or squeeze themselves into white boxes (of the cubicle variety, not the server one) around the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/9/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH Council Europe calls for investment-friendly regulation; Nokia upgrades Swiss air traffic control network; online giants ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/3/2017
John Legere, the belligerent, potty-mouthed boss of T-Mobile US, is famous for ranting about his bigger rivals' shortcomings.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/28/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q3 revenues flat at Ireland's eir; BEREC plan lacks support; old-school taxi firms link arms against Uber and friends.
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Procera is hoping the multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal it landed with Vodafone Egypt leads to broader business across its parent company, Vodafone Group, and ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/22/2017
Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.
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Jim Sabey, Head of Connect & Compute Sales Specialists, BT, 9/22/2017
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Orange's Isch: NFV Needs to Include Moving From Global to Local Networks
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