Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, containers, cloud, and more:
AT&T Expands Network-Based SD-WAN to 150 Countries — Companies can mix and match connectivity for different site types while maintaining a single network.
Cisco Service Provider Group Debuts 5 New Automation Capabilities — The intent-based services extend Cisco’s Network Services Orchestrator.
AT&T Fights Back: 5G Footprint Will be Nationwide, Not Just Hot Spots — Atlanta, Dallas, and Waco, Texas, will be among the operator’s first 5G markets.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Following Broadcom’s reduced offer, Qualcomm issued a statement calling out its inadequacy. In other Qualcomm news, the company increased its offer to purchase the outstanding shares of NXP Semiconductors.
The ETSI NFV Plugtests demonstrated high interoperability for multi-vendor network services and an increase in feature support across implementations.
MYCOM OSI released a cloud native platform for telco cloud assurance.
Dell EMC and Mavenir will collaborate to expand the range of solutions for service providers and enterprises on Mavenir’s OpenStack network functions virtualization (NFV) and container platform.
Radisys created a virtualized radio access network (RAN) accelerator to advance 5G deployment.
Qualcomm Technologies introduced its Snapdragon 820E embedded platform and extended its embedded computing portfolio to support IoT applications. It also released its Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine.
Oracle launched a new version of its Communications Network Charging and Control for mobile operators.
Orange Labs Networks integrated Radisys’ virtualized media resource function in the ONAP Amsterdam release.
The combined NEC and Netcracker business and operational support technology went into production at the Canadian telco Telus.
ETSI’s multi-access edge computing (MEC) group will release two white papers on 5G, MEC, and cloud RAN and will host hackathons to accelerate MEC.
Etisalat, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa-based telco, selected Nokia’s Nuage software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology to offer to its enterprise customers.
Mobile core network software startup Core Network Dynamics updated its cloud native software to enable to deployment of mobile core networks on both private and public cloud infrastructures.
Barefoot Networks, Deep Insight, and Xilinx will demonstrate an end-to-end network performance monitoring solution.
Lanner partnered with Telco Systems to supply universal CPE white boxes as turnkey solutions for service providers.
Chef released InSpec 2.0, its compliance automation software.
Sprint launched a cloud-based security platform, powered by Zscaler.
InfoVista released the newest version of its RF planning and optimization software, with support for 5G New Radio (NR).
Megaport enabled direct connectivity for customers to the Salesforce platform.
Ruckus Networks announced its IoT suite for customers to create secure IoT access networks.
Radcom partnered with Red Hat to provide a virtualized network visibility solution on the Red Hat OpenStack platform.
Mavenir and Ensemble, a division of AVDA Optical Networking, partnered to create an end-to-end solution for enterprises to build their own LTE network.
Test and validation company Spirent launched two platforms to extend its security and performance assurance capabilities.
Red Hat released a decision management platform to simplify the management of rules-based applications and services.
Software AG launched the ninth version of its open, cloud-based Cumulocity IoT platform.
Priority Software released its ERP solutions on Microsoft Azure.
PacketFabric will offer private network connectivity from its on-net locations across the U.S. to Microsoft using Azure ExpressRoute.
Portnox launched a new feature on its network access control (NAC) platform to streamline authorization processes.
Network monitoring company EXFO integrated its NFV Service Assurance with the ADVA Ensemble open virtualization suite.
Digital technology consulting firm Quisitive launched a Microsoft Azure cloud assessment program.
Revenue assurance and fraud management software provider WeDo Technologies hosted an event to identify fraud risks associated with digital transformation.
Napatech launched a reconfigurable accelerated RAN for 5G mobile network operators.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Carrier Blockchain Consortium Grows International Presence
- Juniper Names its First Contrail SD-WAN Service Provider Customer
- Why Is Container Security So Difficult?
- Cisco and Rackspace Team Up on Multi-Cloud Security
- HPE Revenue, Stock Skyrockets Under Neri’s First Earnings Report
- Grocery Uses Bigleaf SD-WAN to Scale With Growing Business
- GE Digital’s Edge Manager Relies on Machine Learning and Analytics
- ETSI NFV Group Collaborates with OPNFV
- AWS Pushes Serverless Application Repository Platform to GA
- Accedian Acquires APM, NPM Vendor Performance Vision
- Kublr Kubernetes Distro Updates Opens Up Enterprise Container Plans
- Vectra Raises $123M for Global Push of its AI-Based Security Platform
- Swisscom, Ericsson Team on Network Slicing Tests
- Software-Defined Networking Powers Fixed Wireless Network
- Riverbed Updates SD-WAN to Serve Businesses From Cloud to Network Edge
- Cisco Cybersecurity Report: Bad Guys Winning at Weaponizing Encryption
- The Linux Foundation Opens to the Edge with Akraino Project
- AT&T Revs Up MEC AR, VR Focus at Palo Alto Test Zone
- IBM Rains Down Spectrum SD-Storage Updates, New NAS Software
- Anuta Launches Smart Network Platform for Multi-Vendor Networks
- Affirmed Networks Says its 5G Mobile Core Is Ready to Roll
- Get the Facts on 5G, IoT, and the Network Edge at MWC 2018
- Blockchain Makes an Appearance at Mobile World Congress 2018
- 5G Discussions at MWC 2018 Will Focus on the Cs: Cloud, Core, and Network Control
- Plenty of MEC Chatter Expected at Mobile World Congress 2018
- Security Experts Shine a Spotlight on Automation, Managed Services at Mobile World Congress