1. AT&T’s White Box Cell-Site Routers Go Into Production Carrying Live Traffic
In 2019 the company will deploy these routers at several thousand towers to support its mobile 5G network. Read More.
2. VMware CEO Lists Top 3 Priorities for 2019: NSX, Cloud, and Containers
“Obviously I love my vSAN child. It’s not as important as my NSX child,” VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said, referring to VMware’s software-defined storage and networking platform, respectively. Read More.
3. VMware Paid $550M for Heptio to Boost Its Kubernetes Portfolio
That amount was a substantial premium over what Heptio had raised from investors and other similar deals in the Kubernetes space. Read More.
4. BT Excludes Huawei From Its 5G Core, Huawei’s CFO Is Arrested in Canada
Huawei’s’ chief financial officer who is also the daughter of the founder of Huawei, was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States. Read More.
5. Verizon Entices 10,400 Workers to Take Severance Package
The telecom giant is looking to cut $10 billion in costs from its operations as it positions itself to boost its focus on 5G. Read More.
6. AT&T’s Extensive SDN Plans Pave Way for 5G
AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch said the carrier is at 63 percent SDN control of its network operations that can be virtualized, pushing toward its goal of 65 percent control by year end. Read More.
7. VMware Warns That 3 Hurdles Prevent Mass Kubernetes Adoption
In order for Kubernetes to infiltrate more than 100,000 organizations, the ecosystem needs to tackle business cases, management, and training. Read More.
8. Trump Considers New Attack on Huawei, ZTE
But Huawei may be getting the best kind of revenge. The company says its revenues in 2018 grew 21 percent over the previous year. Read More.
9. Comcast Is Working on a uCPE That Runs Multiple VNFs With Its SD-WAN
The service provider is hoping to launch a cost-effective uCPE platform that supports more VNFs along with its SD-WAN early next year. Read More.
10. VMware Rolls Out NSX Service Mesh Based on Istio
The NSX Service Mesh beta will initially support Cloud PKS (formerly known as VMware Kubernetes Engine or VKE), but VMware plans to extend it to any Kubernetes environment. Read More.