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Mobile is ‘critical’, but security breaches are on the rise: Verizon report

Remote work/remote access means a larger attack surface -- and the inability to "disconnect" from work may be a factor With the rise of remote and hybrid work, companies are more reliant than ever on mobile devices, and those devices are, increasingly, the main route...

US and UK launch prize competition for privacy-focused AI

The governments of the United State and the United Kingdom have jointly launched a series of prize challenges, hoping to spur development of technologies that allow artificial intelligence models to be trained on sensitive data without having access to the actual, raw data that...

Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The automation of it all (Part 2)

Cisco vision of network automation focused on visibility, intelligent data insights, and action Editor’s note: For the first installment in this two-part series, click here to read, “Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The efficiency of it all (Part 1)”.  5G is maturing but new service revenues...

Apple unveils its car at WWDC – sort of

Apple took the wraps off new Macs, a new CarPlay and more at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week.

From NFV to SaaS on the path to programmability

Nokia on the role of SaaS for telecom workloads: A vision of a “fully-automated network on demand” AUSTIN—As virtualization, at this point mature in the core network, is making an impact on how radio access networks are architected and operated, there’s a line of thinking...

Report: ‘Public sector edge computing has arrived’

The public sector is already relatively mature in its use of edge computing for use cases such as public safety, but there are significant cybersecurity concerns in play, according to a new report. The vertical-specific report by IDC was commissioned by AT&T and draws...

‘You’ll see more from us’: Ericsson exec reflects on changing auto industry

Ericsson supports more than 20 million vehicles across 150 countries with its automotive portfolio This week, Ericsson is at the Financial Times’ Future of the Car conference in London, an event the telecom vendor has been attending since 2017. As Åsa Tamsons, the company’s senior...

Dell sees 5G integration, validation as key to accelerating monetization

Dell Technologies’ Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Solution Integration Platform brings together telecom hardware, software, ISVs, enterprise IT and cloud providers Even if you take Open RAN out of the mix (but why do something crazy like that?), Standalone 5G is very much an exercise in...

Dell Technologies World 2022: Five key takeaways from Michael Dell

Michael Dell: The combination of edge and 5G is “a huge catalyst for…growth” Dell Technologies Founder, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell this week opened Dell Technologies World 2022 in Las Vegas with a reflection on how the “twin engines of human inspiration and technology” foster...

Cisco sees network evolution as ‘a journey, not a destination’

As operators’ “To-Do” lists get longer, Cisco is positioning itself as a “one-stop shop” for services Just as humans evolved from Ramapithecus to Australopithecus to Homo Erectus to Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis, networks have evolved from Frame Relay to Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) to Multi-protocol Label...

Intel, Lockheed Martin partnership contributes to US DOD’s 5G push

Lockheed Martin will leverage Intel FlexRAN software reference architecture to enable new cloud computing capabilities at the edge Intel is building 5G base stations in partnership with Lockheed Martin designed to support U.S. Defense Department secure communications across a variety of operational domains. Intel software and...

FCC adds Kaspersky, Chinese carriers to national security threat list

FCC said that equipment and services provided by these three firms pose a threat to national security in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau added equipment and services from Russian firm Kaspersky Lab, and Chinese operators China Telecom (Americas),...

Netscout: Nearly 10 million DDoS attacks in 2021

Botnet attackers are working around limitations of residential bandwidth and devices The second half of 2021 marked a shift in dedicated denial of service attacks: A reduction in overall numbers, but a shift toward smarter and higher-volume attacks, according to Netscout's new Threat Intelligence Report. Netscout,...

In a two-act reinvention, AT&T ‘retrenches’ from entertainment, focuses on connectivity, software

AT&T CEO John Stankey: 'When our first act is done, we’ll be a more focused, agile and capable domestic network leader' At AT&T’s analyst and investor day, CEO John Stankey signaled a two-act reinvention for the operator, describing a company more focused on connectivity and...

How to manage 5G complexity—’Automation, automation, and automation’

Oracle on automation as key to operationalizing and evolving 5G The continued evolution of 5G is very much an exercise in rapidly increasing network and service complexity. On the network side, the shift to cloud architecture, cloud-native core, edge clouds and RAN virtualization make...

Applying AI to network problems (Reader Forum)

Organizations are getting a ton of network-related data every minute of every day. There has been a massive increase in devices, applications, bandwidth, IoT equipment and cloud-based applications to deal with. Add to that the recent rapid expansion of the network environment (stemming from...

As Rakuten Symphony tunes its brand, former FCC chair joins board

Former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joins Rakuten Symphony Board of Directors Rakuten Symphony, the evolution of the Rakuten Communications Platform, has an anchor client in new German market entrant 1&1, has spelled out its goal to address a $100 billion market, and hit Mobile World...

Fujitsu launches 5G vRAN to help reduce CO2 emissions

The Japanese company aims to launch its new 5G vRAN solution by the end of fiscal 2022 Fujitsu announced that it has successfully developed new software virtualized radio access network (vRAN) technology with support for 5G Standalone (SA). In a release, the Japanese company said it...

AT&T, Intel seek ‘elastic scaling’ in the RAN

Partners say that "RAN pooling" will lead to more resilient, greener 5G networks AT&T and Intel say that they have co-developed an approach that " 5G radios" from dedicated base stations. This "RAN pooling" brings the concept of elastic scaling from cloud computing into the...

Harman buys automotive AR software company

Samsung subsidiary Harman has acquired a German software company that focuses on automotive augmented and mixed reality. Automotive tech company Apostera and its AR and MR software solutions "will expand Harman’s automotive product offerings and position the company at the forefront of automotive AR/MR...

Robocalls are down, but most Americans don’t feel the decrease

Robocall mitigation efforts are having an impact, according to new information from Transaction Network Services (TNS). But do consumers feel the difference? Not necessarily—or at least, not yet. TNS analyzes more than 1.6 billion calls across carrier networks each day as the basis for...

John Deere unveils fully autonomous tractor at CES, says it’s just the beginning

'Today, the fully autonomous portion is just tillage; tomorrow it may be planting, and after that it may be spraying,' the manager of John Deere’s StarFire Network Al Savage told RCR Wireless News at CES The most impressive thing about the 40,000-pound tractor that John...

UTStarcom, China Unicom work to develop 5G transport network solution

Telecom infrastructure provider UTStarcom announced progress with China Unicom Research Institute in their cooperative development and field testing of a disaggregated networking solution for 5G transport networks. China Unicom Research Institute is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Unicom, one of the major mobile carriers...

How softwarization will be key to future 6G networks: National Instruments

The difference between 5G and 6G One key aspect where future 6G technology will differ from 5G is softwarization, as several features will become pure software solutions in the 6G era, Chen Chang, Strategic Business Development Director at National Instruments (NI), told RCR Wireless News. “5G...

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