SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for January 11, 2019: AT&T is set to slash jobs as it touts its 5G and SDN progress, and Kubernetes topped IT job search terms in 2018.
The job cuts are planned to begin later this month at 10 of AT&T's operational hubs across the country.
Verizon's CTO implores the 5G ecosystem to not confuse customers by using the 5G label on networks that do not use 5G technology.
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.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for January 4, 2019: ZTE hires former US Senator to lobby on its behalf, T-Mobile/Sprint approval process delayed, Nokia names Fixed Network biz leader.
The 5G juggernaut rumbles on with South Korea getting a headstart on announcements in the new year. Meanwhile, posts on Reddit indicate AT&T's 5G is underwhelming, so far.
Industry trade group 5G Americas predicts that there will be 336,000 5G connections in North Americas by the end of 2019. That will account for 47 percent of global 5G connections.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for December 21, 2018: AT&T launches 5G, GE spins off Digital and IoT division, and AWS fires back at Oracle claims.
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.
The launch is the first for a standards-based 5G network in the U.S. and taps AT&T's deep SDN deployments.
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.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for Dec. 7, 2018: Huawei deals with a new scandal, Symantec's shakeup continues, and more of what you missed this week.
Both FirstNet and 5G require the company to "touch the towers," so a lot of the network upgrades help both initiatives.
In 2019 the company will deploy these routers at several thousand towers to support its mobile 5G network.
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