AT&T is at 63 percent of its goal to bring 75 percent of its networks under SDN control by 2020, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch.
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The Chinese vendor managed to shrug off procurement challenges during the first half of the year tied to a U.S. government ban on ZTE acquiring components from U.S. manufacturers.
At a recent investor conference both AT&T and Verizon said that 5G won’t have an impact on their revenues until at least 2020.
The latest update uses an in-house developed open source version of OpenStack that provides for more agility and a smaller footprint to support edge computing environments.
Government officials want to prevent German telecom operators from using equipment from Chinese firms to construct their 5G networks. This would be similar to moves made by the U.S. and Australia.
Municipalities that catalog their wireless assets and streamline their cell site approvals will be more appealing to wireless operators that are plotting their 5G deployments.
The company's current global head of Customer Operations Ashish Chowdhary will depart Nokia on Jan. 1, 2019. He will take a leadership position at another unnamed company.
The 5G network can provide a single user peak data rate speeds of 2.7 Gb/s, which could support services such as 8K live broadcasts.
The chip design is unique in the market because it supports legacy 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, and the various 5G specifications on one module.
Dish says it is building a neutral-host 5G network that customers can rent space on to deliver different types of services.
The software-based platform is focused on mobility network functions needed to interconnect any edge application without any upgrades to the underlying network or origin cloud.
Broadcom closed on its $18.9 billion acquisition of CA earlier this week.
The 5G-related network infrastructure market will grow from about $528 million in 2018 to $26 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate of 118 percent, predicts IDC.
CEO Borje Ekholm said that the company’s turnaround strategy is working. Ericsson increased its sales goals by $2 billion for 2020.
The vendor recently announced plans to slash thousands of jobs as part of a major corporate restructuring.