Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Nokia and Telecom Egypt are jointly building a cloud infrastructure in Egypt, just for IoT services. Nokia also joined the Facebook Express WiFi partner ecosystem, where it will provide its AirScale WiFi platform to other participants in the ecosystem. Rakuten tapped Nokia‘s IoT management platform, IMPACT, for the deployment of IoT services across Japan. Nokia also announced a partnership with Dawiyat Integrated Telecommunications, which is part of Saudi Electricity Company, to build an ecosystem for Industry 4.0 in Saudi Arabia.
Qualcomm launched a reference design for a 5G CPE for sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G fixed wireless broadband products.
Saudi Telecom Company tapped Ericsson to launch a mid-band 5G network in Saudi Arabia. The vendor was also selected by Ooredoo, a Qatar-based communications company, to build 5G-enabled services in Qatar. Tawain telecommunications provider Chunghwa Telecom tapped the Ericsson’s IoT Accelertor to build IoT services. U.S. Cellular also signed a multi-year contract with Ericsson to support a 5G network deployment. Ericsson released the latest iteration of its IoT Strategies, which includes a strategic framework for 5G and IoT planning and deployment.
Jio partnered with Ciena to provide Ciena’s Transport SDN capabilities as the foundation for an adaptive network. Airtel also tapped Ciena to build a photonic control plane network in China using Ciena’s optical and intelligent software platforms. And BT selected Ciena’s stackable data center interconnect (DCI) platform to increase the capacity of its U.K. data centers.
Windstream filed for bankruptcy.
containerd graduated from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). It is now the fifth project to graduate.
ZTE, in partnership with Intel, launched a Light Cloud platform that will aide in the deployment of NFV infrastructure (NFVI). Light Cloud employs lightweight blade servers equipped with Intel processors to turn a device into a lightweight cloud infrastructure. The Chinese vendor also signed an agreement with the China Mobile Research Institute to jointly develop O-RAN services.
Facebook expanded its U.S. wireless internet project with Terragaph, a high-speed fixed broadband connectivity service, with the planned launch of 5G internet access on the 60 Ghz spectrum band over short-distance cell towers in Alameda, California. Cambium Networks also partnered on the project.
Aricent joined the Linux Foundation’s Edge project. It also launched a fully-integrated 5G RAN framework. Sichuan Tianyi Comheart Telecom selected the framework f0r deployment in China’s infrastructure market. Aricent tapped Lanner to enable its SD-WAN functionality on universal CPE (uCPE) equipment.
Red Hat in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Google Cloud launched a public registry for finding Kubernetes operator-backed services.
Etisalat selected Huawei to deploy an end-to-end 5G network in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) in 2019. It will use Huawei 5G services, service-oriented core, and transport network.
Telefónica and Microsoft are partnering to combine Telefónica’s networks with Microsoft Azure AI platform to design telco-oriented services.
Adtran supplied its multi-vendor optical network terminals (OTPs) for Telefoónica’s 10G passive optical network (PON) demonstration, which leverages a SDN-enabled broadband access architecture. Adtran also extended its fixed wireless access portfolio with a new mmWave mesh and point-to-multi-point services.
Fujitsu released a 600G hyperscale optical transport platform for next-generation data center interconnect and 5G transport networks.
Broadcom launched its completed 5G switching portfolio, which includes six devices for Ethernet-based 5G New Radio (NR) and base stations.
Sterlite Tech joined O-RAN as a contributor.
Telefonica Movistar Mexico, a subsidiary of Telefonica South America, tapped Ericsson to deploy a service operation center platform.
Palo Alto Networks launched a detection, investigation, and response continuous security platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to break silos across multiple data sources. It also released version 6.0 of its endpoint protection and response service with a new behavioral threat protection engine.
Rancher Labs launched a lightweight Kubernetes distribution project as a way to run Kubernetes in resource-constrained environments.
Imperva released two new features to its application security platform: network activity protection and weak cyptography protection.
Radisys added capabilities to its virtualized media server for in-call services including support for advanced speech recognition.
Affirmed Networks raised $38 million in a new round of funding led by Centerview Capital Technology. Orange International Carriers selected Affirmed‘s virtualized WiFi gateway service to rollout WiFi data roaming services.
Pluribus Networks released version 5.0 of its Adaptive Cloud Fabric with support for edge computing and distributed cloud architectures. It adds more scalability, automation, and network slicing capabilities.
Scale Computing released its edge platform for distributed enterprise infrastructure. The platform enables enterprises to deploy mini data centers that offer infrastructure at the edge.
IDX Labs, the R&D division of Canadian Interdynamix System, partnered with CENGN to build a virtual network function onboarding system for service providers.
Moogsoft expanded its AIOps platform with new continuous service assurance capabilities and it named a number of new customers including American Airlines and Charles Schwab.
Metaswitch launched a reference architecture for building automated telco core infrastructure. The architecture is integrated with VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack.
LogicMonitor received certification for the integration of its configuration management database from ServiceNow.
Digital and social media security company ZeroFox released new AI and computer vision capabilities to its platform.
Cloud-native security firm Alcide released the latest version of its platform with security options for Kubernetes and Istio deployments. The platform now unifies clusters into a single security system.
Barefoot Networks demonstrated new use cases for 5G and service provider edge networks based on its partnerships with Xillinx and Kaloom.
Computing startup Magic Leap and SK Telecom signed a partnership to combine their technologies for 5G and spatial computing.
Veriflow launched a visibility and assurance software-as-a-service (SaaS) built into its verification and analytics platform.
Satellite designer and manufacturer Newtec tapped Wind River to use its virtualization platform to develop a 5G service based on Newtec’s multi-service platform.
Ekinops combined its open virtualization platform with Dell EMC’s virtual edge platform to simplify consolidating branch server connectivity with virtual network function (VNF) management.
Rackspace and Pure Storage jointly launched a block storage platform t0 provide cloud access to storage, hybrid-cloud connectivity, and low-latency on workloads.
Radiflow released the latest version of its industrial threat detection platform with vulnerability assessment scoring capabilities.
Western Digital added two new SSDs to its portfolio of NVMe-based systems, platforms, SSDs, and memory drive. The two new SSDs support cloud storage and servers at the edge.
Edge virtualization software provider Zededa closed a $16 million series A funding round co-led by Energize Ventures and Lux Capital.
Trend Micro launched a security suite built for telecom companies. It includes products that will prevent threats against IoT devices such as smart home and mobile devices.
Processor provider Ceva completed a trial of its NB2 silicon at Vodafone’s IoT Future Lab in Germany. It connected to Vodafone’s narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network and completed end-to-end IP connectivity with its test chip and NB-IoT compliant software stack.
South Korea optical manufacturer PoinTek launched a 5G wireless fronthaul optical data transport networks product.
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in the process of acquiring service delivery software company ConnectWise.
Alef Mobitech boasted 11 million users and 3 billion edge sessions on its mobile internet edge platform.
Cryptography provider wolfSSL and Hex Five Security released joint availability of a secure IoT stack for RISC-V.
Software provider Virtual Power Systems partnered with Artesys Embedded Technologies for smart power provisioning and dynamic IT workload orchestration in data center environments.
SonicWall expanded its platform with new capabilities. This includes WiFI cloud management and survey tools, a new firewall series, cloud application security, and advanced endpoint detection and response tools.
Security company SecBI launched an automated threat detection and response platform for managed security service providers.
Datical raised $10 million in a Series C funding round.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Cisco Continues to Dominate the Switch, Router Markets
- Symantec Adds AWS, Microsoft, IBM Security Integrations
- How Viavi Emulation and Monitoring Fit Into the 5G Picture
- Vast Data Raises $80M for Flash Performance at Hard-Disk Prices
- VMware-Vodafone Love Fest Hits a New High at MWC
- Packet Gets Edgy With Vapor IO, Plans 15 Edge Sites in 2019
- CNF Testbed Energizes Kubernetes Advantage Over OpenStack
- 5G Deployments Will be a Slow Burn Not a ‘Big Bang’
- Cisco CEO to Telcos: Team Up With Us on Enterprise Killer Apps to Make Money Off 5G
- Meta Networks Expands NaaS Software-Defined Perimeter
- AT&T Taps Microsoft Azure to Power Its Network Edge Compute
- Wind River Helix Merges Old and New to Support Industrial Edge
- Exfo Increases Its Investment in 5G With Partnerships, Engagements
- Juniper CTO Says Edge Is Key to Monetizing 5G, and Telcos Have ‘Beach-Front Property’
- VMware Renames Heptio Kubernetes Technology Essential PKS
- Cloudify Launches Spire for Orchestration From Core to Edge
- VMware CEO: Telco Cloud and 5G Represent ‘Enormous’ Opportunity
- Huawei’s Guo Ping: ‘Huawei Has Not, and We Will Never Plant Backdoors’
- Sprint Throws Shade at AT&T’s 5G ‘First’ Claim
- Cisco and Verizon Build a Mobile SD-WAN Offering With 5G
- Facebook-Baked TIP Adds New Project Groups, Demos Mobile Network
- Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri Keeps 5G Pressure on Euro Operators
- Ericsson Uses Intel 10nm Tech for 5G Base Station Products
- SAP Covers All Line-of-Business Apps in Leonardo IoT Shell
- AT&T Works With VMware to Combine SD-WAN, 5G Capabilities
- Cisco Says Mobile Internet Traffic Will Reach Nearly a Zettabyte by 2022
- Oracle, KPMG Cloud Threat Report Finds Confidence and Fear
- Rakuten Lines Up an Ambitious Virtualized Mobile Network Plan
- US On Top — For Now — in Global 5G Marathon, ABI Says