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NTT Docomo promises 'competitive' open RAN 5G product by year-end

Docomo is hoping to build a global open RAN business with pre-tested 5G gear under its new Orex brand.

The limits of openness

Telcos fanatical about virtualization and the avoidance of lock-in are ultimately facing disappointment.

American Tower and IBM take sustainability from the cloud to the edge

American Tower and IBM executives join the podcast to discuss how the tower company's acquisition of CoreSite has impacted its data center business, how the edge computing market is evolving, and why sustainability and energy consumption is a growing concern for both American Tower and IBM.

Exploring cable's urge to converge

CableLabs' Randy Levensalor explained how and why the cable industry is paving a path to wireline/wireless network service convergence, and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

AWS is on a mission to port open RAN to Arm and end x86 monopoly

With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.

Omdia's Fernando Montenegro on the democratization of generative AI in cybersecurity

Omdia's Fernando Montenegro joins the podcast to discuss recent security trends such as the increased use of AI for cybersecurity. He also shares how security teams are improving their response times to threats and growth of the use of SASE services.

Nvidia 'superchip' for Softbank strikes at Intel, boosts Arm in open RAN

The hottest chipmaker in the world right now has a product for managing radio access network and AI workloads and one of Japan's biggest telcos has bitten.

The Notebook Dump: Banks, broadband, Big 5G

Light Reading editors discuss big topics from last week's Big 5G Event in Austin, plus updates on the national broadband map, what to make of the latest Dish/Amazon rumor and more.

BT's Division X bets on giant touchscreen in a container

Still alive and kicking, the special ops bit of UK telecom incumbent BT is launching a set of immersive experiences for schools and businesses.

HPE and Ampere take aim at Intel with vision of Arm-based open RAN server

US server maker HPE is teaming up with one of the hottest chip startups on a product that could provide much needed competition to Intel.

Omdia's Roz Roseboro: The cloud is as transformational as it is buzzy

Omdia's Roz Roseboro discussed how 5G and the rise of the distributed workforce have changed how enterprises utilize the cloud. She also provided a sneak peek into her research on AI and the customer experience.

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar seeks new networking breakthroughs

Quantum security, energy efficiency and widespread AI use are all on the whiteboard at Juniper Beyond Labs. CTO Raj Yavatkar discusses his 'pathfinder' strategy to turn ideas into networking reality.

Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark on AI for UX

Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark discusses industry progress around AI and how service providers can use it to improve user experience.

Verizon's Debika Bhattacharya on the endless possibilities for generative AI

Verizon CPO Debika Bhattacharya explains how the company is using generative AI, its approach to edge computing and why FWA and cloud elasticity are on the rise.

Dish's networks boss on Intel alternatives and why SI is a breeze

Marc Rouanne defends his technology choices and eyes an operationally efficient network future once Dish Network's buildout is complete.

Eurobites: Irish watchdog slaps €1.2B fine on Meta for user data fails

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German minister sticks up for Big Tech in 'fair share' furore; Dutch lead European 5G pack, says Opensignal; A1 Bulgaria dips a toe into Nokia's Cloud RAN.

Paradise prepares a 5G platform for developers

Paradise Mobile CEO Sam Tabbara said the company will kick off the next step in its broad strategy: opening operations to developers.

MetTel's Ed Fox: Finding 5G growth with FWA, in-building connectivity

Ed Fox, CTO of New York-based MetTel, discusses two network services that could be bright spots for service providers: in-building connectivity and fixed-wireless access (FWA).

Price war looms as Tencent, China Mobile slash cloud charges

With Tencent and China Mobile joining market leader Alibaba in slashing prices, the China cloud market looks set to enter a brutal price war.

IBM's new watsonx gets generative AI boost

As generative AI takes off, IBM plans to provide its new watsonx as a way for enterprises to scale up their use of AI foundation models and generative AI.

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