AT&T Outlines 3 Pillars of Its 5G Strategy They are mobile 5G, fixed wireless, and edge computing, and AT&T says it is building its networks to allow “LTE to work efficiently in parallel with 5G.”
Cisco, Akamai Participate In EdgeMicro Live Testing According to EdgeMicro, these proof-of-concept edge computing tests are the last step before deployment.
Vodafone, IBM Launch $550 Million Multi-Cloud Joint Venture The new organization, co-led by Vodafone and IBM, will provide European companies with technologies that integrate and manage multiple clouds.
Telefónica Validates Wind River’s Cloud Platform for its Unica Project The testing included work on the functional components of the Wind River virtualization platform, including interoperability with Open Source MANO (OSM) orchestration.
Sprint Trumpets 5G Data Call on 2.5 GHz Spectrum Sprint takes the next step on its path toward the launch of 5G services in the first half of 2019, seemingly with or without T-Mobile.
Cloud Security Acquisitions, OneLogin $100M Funding Round Preview What’s In Store The opening days of 2019 also saw Sophos purchase cloud security startup Avid Secure and Akamai Technologies reach a deal to acquire Janrain.
Equinix CEO: Interconnection Biz Booming, Edge Remains ‘Real, Strategic Question’ Equinix’s software-defined interconnection platform now has 13,000 virtual connections, according to CEO Charles Meyers.
AT&T, Nokia Tighten 5G Focus on O-RAN, Akraino The specific work is on developing a software platform for the RAN Intelligent Controller. That platform code will accelerate the deployment of open source software for the 5G radio access network.
Intel, Facebook Develop New AI Chips The chip giant also unveiled 10nm silicon for data center servers and 5G wireless access base stations and at a CES 2019 news conference.
Alphabet’s Playbook Includes Pumping Billions Into Networking, AI Alphabet’s share of network and IT capex beat the two top cloud providers Amazon and Microsoft for the 12-month period ending Q3 2018.
5G Competition Is Finally Here (Sort of) AT&T's launch of 5G services this week has taken the level of competition and snipping to a glorious new level showing that we are truly now entering the golden age of 5G.
Composable Infrastructure Players to Watch in 2019 The technology is still in its infancy with only a handful of vendors shipping products. We expect to see more action in 2019.
The Kubernetes Top 5 Hits of 2018 The Kubernetes project made a lot of progress in 2018 in terms of maturity, stability, and scalability, which helped drive M&A activity and a greater focus on security.
Oracle’s Purchase of Talari Makes It the First Major Public Cloud Provider to Offer SD-WAN Oracle had previously tried to create its own SD-WAN technology, but it couldn’t get it to market fast enough for its customers.
Huawei Is the No. 1 IoT Platform Vendor, Says IHS Markit The Chinese vendor beat out Cisco, Microsoft, and PTC for the top spot in the analyst firm's IoT Platform Vendor Scorecard.
Packet and Netronome Team Up on Microservers Built for Edge Workloads The networking-focused hardware is built for the Open19 Foundation infrastructure platform.
Industrial Internet and OpenFog Consortiums Merge to Create Industrial IoT Powerhouse The two groups will combine memberships to develop industry guidance and best practices for Industrial IoT as well as fog and edge computing.
SK Telecom Firms Up 5G Mobile Edge Partnership With Deutsche Telekom The South Korean carrier is to partner with MobiledgeX, building on the deal signed with DT in October 2018.
Ampere Targets Hyperscalers, Challenges Intel With Arm-Based Chips The year-old startup, founded by former Intel president Renee James, is also partnering with Packet, Cloudflare, and other companies on 5G and edge computing proof of concepts.
AT&T Taps Synergies Between Its 5G and FirstNet Build-Outs Both FirstNet and 5G require the company to "touch the towers," so a lot of the network upgrades help both initiatives.