SDxCentral’s Weekly Roundup — February 9, 2018

Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, containers, cloud, and more:

Orange Business Services Taps Cisco-Viptela for SD-WAN — It provides three ways for enterprises to use Cisco-Viptela.

SD-WAN Startups Head Toward the Trough of Disillusionment — SD-WAN startups looking for a buyer might want to start looking now.

Broadcom Increases Qualcomm Takeover Bid to $121 Billion — The new and, according to Broadcom, final offer reflects Qualcomm’s purchase of NXP Semiconductors.

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Qualcomm’s Board of Directors unanimously rejected Broadcom’s most recent unsolicited offer.

AT&T closed on its $270 million acquisition of FiberTower.

ZTE Corporation released a 5G end-to-end network slicing solution that works across the 5G RAN, core, and bearer networks.

Verizon tested virtual reality and video applications on an pre-commercial 5G network connection at the Super Bowl.

Cisco, Apple, retirement and health firm Aon, and insurance company Allianz all partnered to create a cyber risk management solution for business resiliency.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its second AWS Direct Connect site in Paris, and it launched its first site in Taiwan.

Dell EMC introduced a new platform, Data Domain, for small to mid-size businesses to receive enterprise-level data protection, and for large enterprise’s to outfit their remote offices.

Samsung, Orange, and Cisco will complete a multi-vendor 5G millimeter wave trial across multiple homes in Romania.

Cisco will provide IP video contribution and distribution services, and networking and security solutions for NBC’s production of the Winter Olympics.

Nokia and China Unicom will deploy a Nokia AirGile-based cloud native network in seven provinces in China.

Qualcomm’s 5G modem was selected to be used for 5G New Radio (NR) trials with multiple wireless network operators based on the 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standard.

TM Forum launched an open digital architecture program that will work toward architectures for zero-touch, software-defined operations, and de facto stands for open digital platforms.

Intel released a new system-on-chip processor for edge applications and other data center or network applications that are constrained by space and power.

Symantec, a security software company, integrated its security service with Microsoft Azure and Office 365.

The European Telecom Standards Institute (ETSI) created its first report on network functions virtualization (NFV) license management across multiple vendors.

Dell EMC debuted three servers for software-defined environments, edge, and high-performance computing.

Samsung, Cisco and Verizon partnered to deploy the first multi-vendor end-to-end 5G trial network in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Mavenir acquired Argyle Data, and its machine learning security platform for mobile service providers and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, to add to Mavenir’s machine learning security suite.

Google Cloud Platform will build a second Japanese GCP region in Osaka.

Network monitoring company LiveAction updated its LiveNX platform to accelerate deployments of Cisco’s intent-based networks.

Cloud native data management startup Subtree raised $10 million and launched its first two products that allow application data to be captured, organized, and shared.

Netscout updated its open compute-based packet broker platform to add new security functionality.

IoT provider Sigfox added five new countries to its global network, now serving 803 million people in its network.

CloudBees, automated software development and delivery provider, acquired Codeship, a continuous integration and delivery company.

Cloud infrastructure automation company HashiCorp released a service catalog for self-service workflow to provision any infrastructure.

DFLabs, security automation and orchestration company, raised $9 million, doubled its revenues in 2017, and expanded its operations in the U.S. and Europe.

IT services company, Supermicro added several new capabilities to its edge computing and network appliance portfolio based on Intel’s system-on-a-chip processor.

Hyperscale networking solutions supplier Coriant released its multi-sided platform partner program, to work on 5G, IoT, cloud, video, and multi-access edge compute (MEC) services.

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