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What is the state of the Open RAN ecosystem? An operator, vendor and analyst weigh in

Vodafone: 30 percent of European network will be Open RAN by 2030 Open RAN, while certainly a set of technologies, is often described as a movement—a vision of collaboration that will enable a mix and match approach to radio systems that, if done correctly, can...

Telefónica Tech opens ‘Virtual Data Center’ in Ashburn, VA

Telefónica Tech has expanded its Virtual Data Center enterprise cloud migration and security service from Miami to include Ashburn, Virginia.

Broadcom to acquire VMware for $61 billion

Broadcom will buy VMware for $61 billion in cash and stock, the companies said Thursday, confirming earlier rumors.

Airtel, Mavenir claim first O-RAN-based 5G NSA validation in India

The O-RAN-based 5G validation used spectrum in the 3500 MHz band Indian operator Bharti Airtel has conducted what is said to be India’s first Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) based live 5G network validation in partnership with Mavenir. The Mavenir Open Virtualized Radio Access Network...

What is 5G bare-metal cloud infrastructure?

5G bare-metal infrastructure helps CSPs and hyperscalers deliver and manage predictable performance at the edge.

‘5G was born in the cloud,’ says STL exec at MWC Barcelona

STL’s Access Solutions CEO discusses the ‘fundamental change’ taking place in telecom and what this change means for the company and the industry as a whole At Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Chris Rice, the Access Solutions CEO at STL, spoke with RCR Wireless News about...

Citrix, TIBCO join forces in $16.5 billion cash transaction

Citrix has been sold for $16.5 billion and will combine with TIBCO to lead the future of hybrid work, said its interim CEO.

Open RAN adoption accelerates in 2022 and beyond—advances in technology (Reader Forum)

Open RAN, the movement in wireless telecommunications to disaggregate hardware and software, to open interfaces and reduce costs is taking off. With Open RAN and the "virtualization" it brings, operators are enabled to run software-based network functions on standard commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. With non-proprietary,...

5G to represent 12% of mobile lines in Latin America by end-2025: GSMA

5G connections are forecasted to represent 12% of total mobile connections in Latin America by 2025, according to a recent report by industry body GSMA. The report showed that overall 5G connections in the region are expected to reach 86 million by that time. The report...

Qualcomm, NEC to develop 5G open and virtualized solutions

Qualcomm and NEC want to 'drive the transition towards modern networks' by simplifying deployments and lowering the total cost of ownership Qualcomm Technologies and NEC last week announced that they are jointly developing a 5G open and virtualized distributed unit (DU). Powered by the Qualcomm...

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...

Orange tests cloud-native 5G standalone network in France

Orange will begin deployment of the 5G standalone network in the town of Lannion, with expansion expected in 2022 Orange is launching a test Standalone (SA) 5G network in France to evaluate the benefits of cloud, AI and new radio technologies on its operation and...

Network-as-a-Service explained

Network-as-a-Service can deliver network agility and flexibility for enterprise customers Today, we work and live in an increasingly digital world, which not only gives individuals and businesses the agility and flexibility to create, share and store information virtually but also allows them to access...

The shift to software-based networks means a workforce shift as well

Back in 2017, an EY telecom survey asked telecommunications CIOs and CTOs what they thought were the biggest opportunities and obstacles facing them in the next three years. Virtualization was already seen as one of the most important enablers of innovation. The two biggest...

How virtualization helped Dell make a pandemic pivot

Danny Cobb, fellow and vice president of engineering for Dell Technologies’ telco systems business, remembers his company cruising into early 2020: Kicking off a new fiscal year with its operating plan in place, supply chain nailed down and factories humming; people coming into the...

Editorial Report: Learning by doing: Telecom putting 5G, MEC & virtualization to work for itself first

As the telecom industry works to enable 5G, virtualization and MEC for enterprise customers, they are first experimenting with how those technologies can benefit their own factories, office buildings and operations. Who's already using these advanced technologies, where and what benefits are they seeing?

Editorial Webinar: Learning by doing: Telecom putting 5G, MEC & virtualization to work for itself first

As the telecom industry works to enable 5G, virtualization and MEC for enterprise customers, they are first experimenting with how those technologies can benefit their own factories, office buildings and operations. Who's already using these advanced technologies, where and what benefits are they seeing? Speakers:Kelly...

Editorial Report: 5G transformation: As technology matures, operators have to adapt

In its early days, 5G was, in many ways, not markedly different from advanced 4G in terms of networks and the services they delivered. However that’s changing quickly as operators move from non-standalone to standalone 5G and virtualize network functions on the way toward...

Well, technically… software is truly more vital than ever: Intel’s Jeni Panhorst (Ep. 21)

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Intel's Open source software project DPDK. To celebrate the occasion, the company's Vice President and General Manager of Network and Edge Platforms Jeni Panhorst explains the vital role that software will play in next-generation networks and highlights the innovation that Intel's network business has driven over the years.

What is Infrastructure 2.0 and why do we need it?

Qualcomm President: '5G requires infrastructure like we’ve never seen' At Qualcomm’s annual 5G Summit, the company announced the expansion of its 5G RAN portfolio. The additions, which include the new Qualcomm Radio Unit, Distributed Unit and Distributed Radio Unit system-on-chip platforms, are all part of...

Ericsson Cloud RAN solution puts customers on the path to open, flexible 5G

The Cloud RAN solution supports Ericsson Spectrum Sharing and 5G SA and NSA Ericsson has announced Cloud RAN (Radio Access Network), a new solution to be released in 2021, that the company said will add greater flexibility and versatility to operator’s network buildouts, as well...

Qualcomm goes big on 5G infrastructure platforms

Nokia taps Qualcomm 5G RAN platform for indoor Smart Node base stations Continuing its momentum in supporting 5G infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., today announced a "full portfolio of 5G infrastructure semiconductor platforms," including support for macro base stations supporting massive MIMO arrays and "micro base...

Intel’s enhanced vRAN lineup will ‘unleash 5G goodness’

Network infrastructure represents a $25 billion silicon opportunity by 2023, says Intel Intel announced today the expansion of its lineup of hardware, software and solutions to better keep pace with the trend of virtualized Radio Access Networks (vRAN). Intel has identified that network infrastructure represents...

Affirmed Networks selected by Netmore to deliver private enterprise network infrastructure

Affirmed will enable the delivery of private LTE enterprise networks for 4G, 5G and IoT services Affirmed Networks, acquired by Microsoft earlier this year, will partner with Netmore Group, an IoT systems and services provider headquartered in Sweden, to deliver Private LTE enterprise networks and...

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