The France-based operator is taking a “best-in-class” approach to its vendor selection and is working with 1,000 of its enterprise customers to test and develop 5G use cases.
KT's 5G network now covers the country’s most populated areas, including Seoul, six other metropolitan cities, most of the 85 major cities, 70 shopping malls, and 464 college campuses.
Qualcomm loses CFO to Intel; another senior exec leaves Ericsson; and an Oracle Cloud exec joins Thomas Kurian at Google Cloud.
Both carriers are this week launching commercial 5G networks that work on 5G smartphones, but only one seems to have access to an actual 5G smartphone.
Within a span of 24 hours, Ericsson and Nokia both claimed to have 16 commercial 5G deals with publicly named service providers.
Korean mobile operators look set to beat Verizon by a matter of days in the race to a 5G network launch.
The ability to put core network functions on software so AT&T can control, improve, and upgrade its network remotely is reaping benefits, said CFO John Stephens.
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.
Pivotal and Samsung join the O-RAN Alliance; Splunk withdraws from Russia; Microsoft expands its security service into Europe.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for Feb. 22, 2019: Ericsson and Nokia take the offensive against carrier claims. Edge will be a big part of HPE and Samsung's partnership. Cisco's link to AWS could include Outposts.
The partners will jointly develop an edge-to-core vRAN product based on Samsung’s radio network technologies and system integration services and HPE’s new Edgeline server.
Some companies left the university-based research group to re-asses their 5G efforts. There are now 14 affiliates, each chipping in $100,000 toward 5G research.
The new group’s list of founding members reads like a who’s who of chipmakers, telecommunications companies, cloud providers, edge infrastructure vendors, and others.
Sprint is touting a new Samsung device while T-Mobile completed a 5G data session with Ericsson and Intel.
The news comes as other manufactures including TSMC race to bring their next-gen silicon to market — and challenge Intel’s long-standing chip dominance in the data center.