Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, containers, cloud, and more:
Verizon Awards Ericsson First 5G Equipment Contract — The two companies aim to have commercial 5G networks available in the second half of 2018.
Chris Rice Explains AT&T’s White Box Plans via the Disaggregated Network Operating System — DNOS is AT&T’s network operating system for white box.
Bell Canada First to Deploy Open Source ONAP in Production — Bell Canada is using the ONAP platform to automate its data center tenant network provisioning.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened a new region, the China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology.
Oracle expanded its security portfolio and launched a partner program to initiate collaboration with security vendors.
Verizon opened a 5G-enabled lab for startups and academics to explore use cases using the company’s pre-commercial 5G technology.
6Wind released TCP Boost, a high performance Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) stack for proxy and server deployments.
Fiber infrastructure company Telia Carrier expanded its fiber network in Phoenix, connecting multiple EdgeConnecX facilities in the region.
Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a global technology consulting company, released a blockchain-based trade finance platform on the Microsoft Azure marketplace.
ZTE launched an IoT cloud platform, ThingxCloud.
China Mobile deployed Spirent’s Landslide test platform to evaluate core network vendors and verify the performance of network functions.
German telco Deutsche Telekom selected Ericsson to supply the multi-standard radio network for its 5G-ready network in one of its German markets.
A former Netflix and Amazon engineer launched Gremlin, which has a tool that employs chaos engineering in a system to identify faults and proactively fix them.
Cisco and AT&T partnered to combine the Cisco Spark with the latter’s global network.
Telco Systems partnered with Trend Micro to launch a security VNF based on Telco Systems’ NFVTime and Trend Micro’s Virtual Network Function Suite.
Rackspace, as a member of Google’s Managed Services Partner Program, deployed the Google Cloud Platform for Finish Line, Rhode Island School of Design, and Smash.gg.
AWS Premier Consulting Partner Onica acquired Sturdy Networks and Netbrains.
SecureCircle, an unstructured data security platform, launched its flagship security product.
Tencent Cloud deployed Mellanox’s interconnect solutions for its high-performance computing and artificial intelligence public cloud offering.
Workboard, an enterprise software company, closed a $9.3 million funding round led by Floodgate and Microsoft.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Ellison: AWS Spent ‘Another $50M’ on Oracle Technology in Q2 2018
- Xen Project Pushes Security-Focused Update for Cloud Hypervisor
- ETSI Zero-Touch Group Tackles 5G Network Automation
- Stateless Garners $1.4M Seed Round, Re-Architects Network Functions
- Vaper IO Builds Kinetic Edge Virtual Data Center Architecture
- Former Open-O Director Marc Cohn Joins EnterpriseWeb
- Masergy Adds More Butter to Bread-and-Butter Go SD-WAN Product
- AT&T Wants to Expand AirGig Trials to More Markets
- HashiCorp Solves Enterprise Cloud Automation Management
- Juniper Security Platform Adds Automation, One-Touch Mitigation
- Juniper Moves OpenContrail to the Linux Foundation
- Accedian, Lanner Deliver Network Assurance for vCPE, uCPE, SD-WAN
- Juniper’s Bikash Koley: ‘We Have the Software to Solve Multi-Cloud’
- Megaport, IBM Cloud Reach Direct Connection Deal
- Kubernetes Community Bows to the Real World with 1.9 Release
- Nuffield Health Uses SD-WAN in Strategy to Escape MPLS
- 6 Internet of Things Terms You Should Know
- Big Switch’s Big Mon Keeps an Eye on Mobile Subs
- AT&T Adds Humax to CPE Supplier List as Market is Forecast to Boom
- Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings, and Retirings — December 11, 2017
- Menlo Security Closes $49M Series C for its Isolation Platform
- CORD Says It’s the De Facto Choice for Edge Computing
- Nokia Gets a New COO to Replace Maurer
- Verizon Says its Intelligent Edge Will Reduce Network Costs