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Telcos need to get in shape for the rush to the edge

IDC researcher says telcos need to rethink business models and architectures to prepare for the enterprise rush to the network edge.

Nokia stocks app store for private wireless customers

The Finnish equipment vendor is adding new features to one of its most important enterprise services.

Metro data center business holds firm – report

Edge computing has still to make an impact on the traditional colocation market.

5G cloud gaming offers annual $150bn revenue gain – report

New report shows that 'ardent gamers' would be willing to pay a lot more for a high-quality cloud gaming service on low-latency 5G networks.

Nvidia's $40B Arm takeover is the stuff of nightmares

The takeover of the UK-based technology champion by the US chipmaker would be a disaster for Arm's ecosystem, warn industry observers.

Approaching the edge: IBM is ready for the 5G factory

5G and edge computing are expected to meet on the factory floor, and IBM will be there waiting.

Pandemic pushes cable's DAA plans off-course

Cable operators prioritized near-term capacity upgrades and enhancements to legacy centralized infrastructure in 2020, slowing the drive toward a future that will feature distributed access networks.

First 'GAP' nodes could surface in 2022

Standards for Generic Access Platform nodes are inching toward finalization, setting up 2021 as a time for vendors to ramp up development of the physical hardware and software.

China Telecom boffin warns of 'capacity crunch'

Wei Leping, director of China Telecom's science and technology committee, warned that networks need to go all-optical to avoid 'capacity crunch.'

Google Cloud staffs up for telecom push

George Nazi, Shailesh Shukla and Kyle Forster (founder of Big Switch Networks) are just a few of the new faces in Google Cloud's push into the telecom space.

Oracle's telco strategy: 5G wins, RAN partnerships

Oracle says carrier customers are licensing its 5G network functions. In the near term, the company looks similar to other vendors but its longer-term story is unique.

DT launches cloud gaming, no thanks to MobiledgeX

DT has launched a new cloud-based video game streaming service, but a startup tailored by the company to support this kind of offering is not yet playing a part because of 'technology compatibility issues.'

Huawei loses groundbreaking global patents case in London

English courts can set licensing rates for global standard essential patents, says Unwired Planet v Huawei, a decision that positions London as a patent hub.

HPE positions itself as 5G arms dealer

HPE said it now counts two unnamed 5G customers, and that it is also helping one of the hyperscale cloud companies build a private 5G offer.

Leading Lights 2020: The Awards

Light Reading's editors congratulate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 Leading Lights awards.

Cable's 'GAP' initiative feeds urge-to-converge network

Emerging standard for interoperable, modular nodes will help cable operators bring unity to a multitude of access network technologies, including PON, LTE, Wi-Fi and future 5G deployments.

EQT to acquire EdgeConneX

Acquisition enters the picture nearly a year after reports surfaced that EQT was in talks to snap up the cloud and edge network specialist for at least $2.5 billion.

Telefónica called out over 75% loss of value over ten years – report

El Economista claims Telefónica lost €60 billion market value, risking EuroStoxx slot, as operator moves close to sale of El Salvador operation to America Movil.

India's PLI scheme interests device makers – including Samsung

Indian government initiative to attract foreign firms sees 22 mobile device makers pledge $1.5 billion to set up in India, with Samsung mulling Vietnam switch.

Five questions we need to answer about the edge

Latency is a big reason for application performance issues, but there are several varied factors that could make or break a telco business case for edge computing.

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