SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for January 18, 2019: Vodafone and IBM launch a multi-cloud joint venture, and AWS buys TSO Logic to help customers decide where to best run workloads.
The provider is looking to bring in additional SD-WAN vendors and build universal CPE in 2019.
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.
Sprint is touting a new Samsung device while T-Mobile completed a 5G data session with Ericsson and Intel.
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 $26 billion deal sits about halfway through the FCC's informal timeline for its review process.
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.
According to reports, the deal was cleared after Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank offered to stop using Huawei equipment.
T-Mobile plans to launch its 5G network in lower band spectrum so it can blanket the country with 5G service.
It's no surprise that groups representing wireless workers claim the merger will cost American jobs. But connecting T-Mobile and Sprint to possible security risks related to China is a new angle that could have an impact on the deal.
SDxCentral Wrap for November 2, 2018. IBM Gobbles Up Red Hat for $34B in Hybrid Cloud, Container Push.
Both carriers posted increased revenues and earnings for their most recent quarters, and their pending merger received approval from T-Mobile's shareholders.
The former Sprint executive says that there are too many SD-WAN competitors in the market muddying the message to enterprises.
The operator’s upcoming fixed 5G wireless service launch will likely face some significant challenges in terms of coverage, return on investment, and scalability.
Sprint's Aaron Hinkle also weighed in on SDN: “When you move to the edge you have to be able to do a full SDN deployment.”