The network operator is positioning the marketplace for two distinct use cases: turnkey applications and self-service APIs.
Catchpoint found that the social media site’s widespread outages were preceded by a micro-outage that lasted 20 minutes, highlighting a trend toward these “laser-focused” types of outages that impact user experience.
The ability to put core network functions on software so AT&T can control, improve, and upgrade its network remotely is reaping benefits, said AT&T CFO John Stephens.
The new security division will integrate and automate Alien Lab’s threat intelligence into a security management platform.
AT&T ties its 5G and Airship plans to the Mirantis core; the Linux community uncovers a runC container runtime flaw; and Orange Business wants to be a "one-stop" SD-WAN shop.
The plan calls for the government to take wireless spectrum from the Defense Department and use a third-party operator to make 5G services available on a wholesale basis.
The demonstration is using open APIs to connect the entire system to a programmable optical network SDN orchestrator.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for March 1, 2019: Huawei goes on the offensive against security claims. Cisco and VMware add 5G to their SD-WAN platforms. Carriers have "beach-front" property.
The carrier has been finding that some software components are not quite able to meet the “five nines” needs of telecom operators, which has required a bit of extra work to solidify.
The NEC platform is focused on providing a low latency experience for enterprises without the need for dedicated on-premises hardware.
There are "about 60 service providers that use VMware technology to build their telco cloud," Pat Gelsinger said at MWC.
The carrier touted the first four markets to see its 5G beams, but it could be under new ownership by mid-year.
The operator called this a “transformative combination,” claiming that it will bring control to both the SD-WAN software and the cellular network.
The move highlights robust plans for the carrier, though it could still lag behind rivals that are promising nationwide coverage in 2020.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for Feb. 15, 2019: Google's plan will include geographic and workforce expansion. Kubernetes, Docker, and containerd impacted by the runC runtime bug. Mirantis' multi-year AT&T deal is for eight-figures.