SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for March 15, 2019: Nvidia usurps rivals with Mellanox deal. Virtualization is core to Verizon's mobile 5G plans. International cybercriminals suspected in the Citrix hack.
Behind the scenes, Verizon engineers have been preparing for 5G by migrating network core and edge processing functions from the physical world to the virtual world for about three years now.
The operator also unveiled its second annual Mobile Security Index, which found that more companies suffered a mobile device attack compared to last year, and they were hit harder.
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.
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 carrier touted the first four markets to see its 5G beams, but it could be under new ownership by mid-year.
AT&T and VMware forged a similar integration of SD-WAN and 5G earlier this week.
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. 8, 2019: Verizon found significantly lower latency when using MEC equipment and software, AWS is as large as its four closest rivals, and Ericsson joins a growing list of O-RAN Alliance supporters.
The test took place at Verizon’s 5G test bed in Houston. Company engineers installed the equipment and software at a network facility closer to the network edge.
Rival AT&T recently said it would have nationwide mobile 5G coverage by the middle of next year.
They are mobile 5G, fixed wireless, and edge computing, and AT&T says it is building its networks to allow “LTE to work efficiently in parallel with 5G.”
Verizon wants to be cable operators’ “best long term partner,” but its 5G Home service targets these same companies.