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5 wireless technology trends to keep on your radar in 2022 (Reader Forum)

In an increasingly connected world, the need for data and network capacity has become the driving force that prompts wireless technology innovation. As development into 5G technology advances, connected systems will continue to grow in complexity and reliance on one another. This increase in...

Open Source MANO: Its role in managing networks incorporating virtual and physical elements (Reader Forum)

The arrival of virtualization has brought about a new era for the telecommunications sector. It has led to heightened degrees of flexibility and better utilisation of available assets than would have been imaginable on the purely hardware-centric networks of the past, alongside increased uptime. That...

In addressing the global digital divide, there’s no silver bullet

In the massive effort to connect the billions of people without reliable access to broadband, there is no singular solution that can be delivered by one company or government. Bridging the digital divide doesn’t just have to do with the transport, core, or radio...

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...

‘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...

‘It must be there’: TIP’s OpenWiFi initiative will include WBA’s OpenRoaming standard

WBA CEO: 'As operators and enterprises adopt OpenWiFi, they will need OpenRoaming' The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has adopted the OpenRoaming standard for its OpenWiFi initiative, which launches officially on May 12. OpenRoaming, developed by Cisco and now controlled by WBA, allows seamless Wi-Fi onboarding from...

VMware ‘completes its automation story’ with SaltStack acquisition

The acquisition will help VMware deliver an 'end-to-end automation solution' VMware kicked off its VMworld 2020 conference by announcing its purchase of automation software company SaltStack to support VMware’s vRealize cloud management software suite. With the purchase, VMware is acquiring Salt, an open-source tool that has...

Open-source ‘5G software infrastructure’ focus of Dell, AT&T partnership

Network virtualization, automation key pieces of transition from LTE to 5G AT&T and Dell Technologies are combining their respective expertise in open source software to develop solutions to enable the ongoing transition to a cloud-native, automated 5G network. The companies specifically called out NFV< SDN...

Open source is transforming telecom networks (Reader Forum)

Here are five reasons you should embrace it now The next revolution in information technology – 5G + Edge Computing – is here and it brings an unprecedented opportunity  for the telecom industry and all enterprises. Just as companies like Uber, Venmo and Snap could...

New business opportunities in edge services through the StarlingX OpenStack project (Reader Forum)

The StarlingX OpenStack project, launched on May 21, 2018, was created to address the need for an open source software platform that enables telco-grade applications and services to be deployed at the network edge. It will comprise value-added services that enable highly reliable applications...

Open Networking Foundation, Sprint develop open source mobile core

Open Mobile Evolved Core is part of the larger CORD project In 2017, Sprint worked with Intel Labs on an open source mobile core dubbed C3PO--Clean CUPS Core for Packet Optimization with CUPS meaning Control and User Plane Separation. Now, Sprint took that work and...

RAN disaggregation focus of AT&T, Nokia partnership

RAN Intelligent Controller development early focus of partnership 5G is often described as the first generation of cellular "born in the cloud," which describes a dynamic, flexible network that's increasingly automated through the use of NFV and SDN tools. This gives operators more flexibility while...

Driving the mobile future with open C-RAN (Reader Forum)

As mobile network operators (MNOs) prepare to integrate 5G wireless technology and services, they are taking the opportunity to evolve their network architecture with three goals in mind: reduce costs; improve deployment efficiency, service flexibility and velocity; and open the market to innovation to...

Cloud consolidation with $34 billion IBM acquisition of Red Hat

IBM wants to maintain Red Hat "open source innovation" As it stands, IBM's cloud customers have moved around 20% of their workloads to the cloud, according to CEO Ginni Rometty. She called that chapter one. Chapter two is moving the other 80%, which she said...

With AlienVault acquisition complete, AT&T names new head of cybersecurity solutions

Highlights cybersecurity needs of small- and medium-sized businesses AT&T this week completed its acquisition of threat intelligence specialist AlienVault, which the carrier announced back in July. With the deal done, AlienVault CEO Barmak Meftah will retain that role while taking on responsibilities as president of...

AT&T VP of Cybersecurity discusses threat intelligence

Threat intelligence a key part of risk management strategy Threat intelligence solutions were a primary motivator of AT&T's acquisition of AlienVault, which is expected to close in Q3 this year. To get a better understanding of the operator's goals with the acquisition, RCR Wireless News posed...

AT&T acquires open-source threat intelligence firm

AT&T expects acquisition of open-source cybersecurity AlienValut specialist later this year As AT&T continues down its network virtualization efforts using the open-source Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP), the operator has acquired cybersecurity firm AlienVault, which uses open-source software to provide what the companies call "threat...

Cloud Foundry eyes China’s market with Alibaba Cloud’s membership

Alibaba Cloud joins Cloud Foundry as gold member Alibaba Cloud announced it is deploying Cloud Foundry on its infrastructure alongside joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a gold member. Cloud Foundry is an open source, multi-cloud application platform-as-a-service governed by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. According to...

NetScout brings smart data technology to LFN

NetScout Systems becomes member of LFN The Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN) continues to grow with NetScout Systems Inc. jumping on board as its newest member. LFN was founded at the beginning of the year as a way to house the Linux Foundation's open source projects...

Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software

The Linux Foundation and OCP tag team open source hardware/software initiative The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open...

AT&T pushes white boxes by open sourcing dNOS project

AT&T brings dNOS project to open source community AT&T announced it is open sourcing its Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS) project, which will be hosted by The Linux Foundation. The purpose of the project is to provide a software framework to accelerate the adoption and use...

Using NFV and SDN to get to ‘zero touch’ network management

New ETSI group focuses on end-to-end network slicing As networks become increasingly complex, operators are tapping into network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to automate network operations. As the industry looks to the commercialize of 5G networks in the coming years, the...

Alibaba Cloud, Baidu embrace open source as CNCF members

Alibaba Cloud and Baidu become CNCF members Austin, Texas -- The two major cloud companies, Alibaba Cloud and Baidu, have announced their support of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) by becoming members of the organization, as noted this week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017. The...

Synopsys fortifies security with $565 million Black Duck acquisition

Synopsys announces intent to acquire Black Duck Software Synopsys has announced it intends to acquire Black Duck Software for approximately $565 million, or $548 million net cash. According to a company press release, the transaction will be funded by U.S. cash, is subject to Hart...

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