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Unlocking the data path from 4G to 5G is easier said than done (Reader Forum)

If there’s one thing operators need to rapidly roll out 5G services, it’s the ability to see and manage data seamlessly across data silos Mobile operators have found themselves in a tough spot with 5G. For many, their legacy subscriber data management systems can’t provide...

Dell digs into telecom with solutions supporting 5G, Open RAN

Dell exec: 'The telecommunications network opening up is absolutely inevitable' In June, Dell Technologies revealed intentions to enhance its participation in the telecommunications industry by driving an open ecosystem with its Project Metalweaver and related solutions. This week, the company took its first major step...

Google Distributed Cloud moves Google to the edge and into data centers

Google Distributed Cloud products offer edge computing, 5G RAN, and cloud functionality that maintains strict data sovereignty requirements.

Optimize downtime, maintenance with automated, centralized machine condition monitoring

Automation in the manufacturing space is certainly not a new concept. In fact, according Daniel Collins, senior director of IoT Edge Solutions at ADLINK, the company’s clients already have automated production lines. However, he continued, what these customers want now is to remove manual processes...

American Tower expands data center footprint with DataSite acquisition

American Tower's portfolio now consists of nine data centers American Tower has closed the acquisition of data center owner/operator DataSite. The tower company will now assume responsibility for all management and operations of DataSite’s two data center locations in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. This deal...

AWS: ‘Edge is not about compute; it’s an ecosystem’

AWS has several operator partners, including Verizon, Dish Network, Vodafone and KDDI Speaking at the Connectivity Expo in Orlando, Florida, AWS’ Industry Solutions Technology Leader for Worldwide Telecom Robin Harwani detailed the company’s telecom strategic focus, supported by what it’s hearing from its operator partners...

Top 3 hyperscalers and how they are impacting 5G

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are hyperscaler apex predators, and offer both an existential threat and business opportunity for carriers.

Intel edge technology lights up mobile crowd gaming demo in Times Square

Intel exec: The 5G, edge demo 'showcases that the possibilities for creative offerings are limitless' Software company Genvid used Intel’s Smart Edge technology to test a livestream, hybrid digital billboard/mobile game prototype called “Project Monarch” in New York City’s Times Square. The demonstration, held in...

MEC and private wireless – CSPs enabling enterprise transformation

As 5G quickly rolls out and expands towards the enterprise market, a more open telecom business model will spark a wave of customer-centric innovation among communications service providers (CSPs). 5G’s low latency and high throughput will pave the way for new Internet of Things (IoT)...

‘Dropping latency at the edge:” Verizon launches private cloud solution for enterprises with Microsoft Azure

Earlier this year, Verizon launched On Site 5G, which allowed enterprise and public sector customers to utilize the carrier’s mmWave network Almost a year after announcing an edge computing solution with Microsoft, Verizon has announced the availability of an on-premises, private edge compute solution called...

Protecting and securing data in a 5G network

5G is more than just another generation of mobile network technology. It is a potential game-changer for communications service providers that have long struggled to connect the revenue opportunities between mobile networks and the applications that run on them. Enterprises, in particular, are excited...

Well, technically… the adoption of 800G has been fast and global: Ciena’s Helen Xenos (Ep. 51)

With the industry’s first programmable 800G solution now on the market, how fast have customers been embracing it? Well, according to Helen Xenos, senior director of Portfolio Marketing at Ciena, pretty fast. Take a listen to find out what's behind the high interest in...

Verizon and AWS expand 5G MEC coverage to three more locations

Verizon 5G MEC is now available in Chicago, Houston and Phoenix Verizon has added 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) in three additional locations: Chicago, Houston and Phoenix. Verizon 5G Edge, a real-time cloud computing platform, with AWS Wavelength brings AWS compute and storage services to...

Editorial Report: Conversations with industry about IoT in… Healthcare

The response to the global COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital healthcare technologies for a number of reasons: The sheer volume of patients forced new types of digital patient record management to the forefront out of necessity; previously in-person care-related interactions had to...

Editorial Report: Conversations with industry about IoT in… the wizardry in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) – and how to combine 5G, AI, IoT, and Edge

In a new Q&A report series, Enterprise IoT Insights talks with select industry leaders about how digital systems – including 5G, AI, IoT, and edge, plus other key technologies – are transforming industry. This report maps the vision, signs the obstacles, and charts a course...

Sri Lanka Telecom launches gaming, eSports platform with Swarmio

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has become one of the latest service providers to partner up with a gaming company to capitalize on the booming market, which saw significant growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Swarmio, a global gaming and esports technology company, worked with SLT...

AT&T, Google Cloud expand 5G and edge collaboration targeting enterprise customers

The partnership involves two edge solutions: AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute and AT&T Network Edge with Google Cloud Last week, AT&T and Google announced an expansion to a 5G and edge collaboration, initiated March 2020, that involved new solutions across AT&T’s 5G and Google Cloud’s edge...

Hyperscalers—collaborate or compete? (Reader Forum)

One of the biggest challenges facing communication service providers (CSPs) is finding a way to monetize the huge investment required by 5G. That said, multiple interested parties are just as eager to cash in on capabilities the new technology could bring to enterprises. Some...

Will 5G Change the World? Dan Rodriguez, Intel (Ep. 38)

https://soundcloud.com/rcrwirelessnews/will-5g-change-the-world-dan-rodriguez-intel-ep-38 Intel Corporate Vice President Dan Rodriguez, general manager of the Network Platforms Group, discusses the complementary relationship between 5G, AI, edge and cloud computing. Rodriguez also discusses the work Intel is doing with operator and enterprise partners to enable meaningful digital transformation at scale. Will...

An existential moment for telcos: Become platforms or face competing with them (Reader Forum)

The pandemic gave us a glimpse at how cloud platforms and connectivity can come together to deliver ingenuity in how we connect — and we’re all eager to see how 5G and Edge computing will supercharge this opportunity. Imagine going from telehealth visits to...

CSPs are proceeding with caution in the race to monetize the 5G edge, according to IBM study

IBM expects unprecedented 5G hypergrowth to begin around mid-decade, and the decisions made by CSPs today are critical The cloud hyperscaler dominance over legacy media companies has been making headlines lately, heightening the pressure on Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to avoid the same fate. The...

‘Choice and control’: Dell reveals open, cloud-native solutions designed for CSPs

Dell is also introducing new reference architectures and an Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Dell Technologies launched new cloud-native network infrastructure that includes a full stack of open, scalable carrier-grade server and software solutions with the ambition to simplify and accelerate the telecom journey towards disaggregate networks the...

‘Ownership of the edge is still up for grabs’: Q&A with Accedian’s Chief Strategy Officer

Accedian's Chief Strategy Officer: 'There is immense opportunity in 5G, the cloud and edge, for both customers and service providers' RCR Wireless News spoke with Accedian’s Chief Strategy Officer Richard Piasentin about what service providers need to do to ensure that they are well-positioned to...

Celona and its vision for the edgeless enterprise (Analyst Angle)

Over the past several months, I have spent time with Celona, a startup offering a private cellular networking platform as a service. I like Celona’s strategy as it has the potential to be disruptive from a cost perspective while also simplifying the deployment and...

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