All Hyperscalers vertical (webscale) articles

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    Operations

    Gaia‑X is on track and will ‘save our future’, says CEO

    2022-06-08T11:58:00Z

    European initiative’s lead stresses need for alternatives to “autocratic” and “private” data ecosystems.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    UK telco execs call time on net neutrality

    2022-05-20T13:11:00Z

    BT’s Allera, VM O2’s Cobian, and Vodafone’s Essam share their views on ‘big tech’ contributions to network investment.

  • TelcoX research finds hyperscalers ascendant but not entrenched at Vodafone
    Suppliers & SCM

    TelcoX research finds hyperscalers ascendant but not entrenched at Vodafone

    2022-03-11T16:25:00Z

    TelcoX ‘voice of the customer’ insight into how Vodafone employees perceive Techverse and Dataverse suppliers. Vodafone remains work in progress for AWS and Google. Opportunities for vendors to sharpen their differentiation. Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE retain significance despite tough externalities. Vodafone executives aligned on value of data, held ...

  • UK’s Ofcom acknowledges telco’s Big Tech quandary
    Public Affairs

    UK’s Ofcom acknowledges telco’s Big Tech quandary

    2022-02-17T16:33:00Z

    Regulator sees potential for hyperscalers to support more flexible mobile infrastructure. But it also identifies competition on service delivery as an opportunity and threat to traditional players. Limits on spectrum availability also putting the squeeze on operators as data demand keeps surging. CMA considering two decisions on competition that ...

  • Interdependence Day — taking testing out of the lab
    Vendor Voice

    Interdependence Day — taking testing out of the lab

    2021-11-16T09:48:00Z

    Test and assurance specialist Spirent spoke to TelcoTitans’ Vendor Voice and highlighted how the ongoing reinvention of telecoms networks is necessarily being accompanied by a reset regarding resilience. With cloud‑native services and applications becoming the new standard as next‑generation networks gain prominence, Spirent is urging operators to ‘take testing ...

  • The Telco-Techco differentiator: unleashing strategic data
    Vendor Voice

    The Telco-Techco differentiator: unleashing strategic data

    2021-11-11T10:33:00Z

    The value of data multiplies significantly once you integrate it. Breaking down silos to seamlessly orchestrate data can deliver a virtuous circle of customer experience improvement and operational efficiency, presenting a springboard for strategic reboot. Embracing data as mission-critical must be led from the top. Hyperscale partnerships provide an ...

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    Strategy & Change

    TMF’s Willetts: maintaining vendor status quo “dangerous”

    2021-11-01T15:21:00Z

    Speaking to TelcoTitans, Nik Willetts, CEO of industry body TM Forum, outlined his perceptions of the state of digital transformation in the telecoms sector. Procurement‑led vendor management needs to evolve towards partnership for digital acceleration. Hyperscalers can remain more friend than foe as operators seek new ways to differentiate ...

  • Celfocus Global Inspiration Day
    Vendor Voice

    Celfocus: Agile mindset and precision key to digitalisation

    2021-06-14T10:34:00Z

    In an interview with Telefónicawatch, Paulo Trigo, CEO of European telco SI Celfocus, outlines a belief that operators must think more nimbly as they engage in strategic transformation programmes. IT implementation needs greater influence to enable digital transformation. Agile is more than a buzzword and must to be part ...

  • Blue Planet urges operators to take the digital leap
    Vendor Voice

    Blue Planet urges operators to take the digital leap

    2021-06-14T10:15:00Z

    In interviews with Telefónicawatch, senior figures at Blue Planet discussed learnings from the vendor’s journey towards the digitalisation of services by carriers. Standards provide vital safety net as industry digitalises incrementally and telcos must act collectively to establish a vision. Old thinking on customer relationships and procurement cause friction. ...

  • Nemat maps out ‘hyperscaler-plus’ ambition
    Strategy & Change

    Nemat maps out ‘hyperscaler-plus’ ambition

    2021-05-24T11:42:00Z

    Group Head of Technology & Innovation uses Capital Markets Day presentation to frame DT as increasingly “hyperscaler-like” on speed-to-market. Addition of “telco-grade” voice and network security, argues Nemat, gives DT advantage over big tech. Exec lauds “superior production model” compared with European peers. Greater network automation presented as key ...

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    Vendor Voice

    Teradata: telco leaders must step up to seize data opportunity

    2021-03-24T11:41:00Z

    Breaking down silos to seamlessly orchestrate data can deliver a virtuous circle of customer improvement and operational efficiency, presenting a springboard for a strategic reboot. In adopting tech sector business models, telcos have yet to fully grasp the value of their data assets, with coordination acting as a powerful ...

  • dtw099-tt-digital-solutions-t-systems
    Strategy & Change

    T-Systems tags onto hyperscalers with new platforms business

    2020-10-22T13:19:00Z

    Volkmar Rudat to head up latest business to emerge afresh from T‑Systems’ post-COVID‑19 reorganisation. New unit focused on selling value-add around cloud infrastructure and software from hyperscaler partners.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    BT executives: teamwork key for new normal

    2020-06-13T14:38:00Z

    Closer partnerships with customers and more collaboration with key suppliers viewed as especially key in post‑ COVID‑19 era. Hyperscalers looming large as a challenging market presence but also as potentially valuable partners. Response to current disruption is providing BT with food for thought on how it ...

  • btw314-tt-bt-neil-mcrae-edge-compute
    Network & Infrastructure

    BT’s McRae on edge: “we want to do a lot more”

    2020-06-11T13:39:00Z

    Chief Architect Neil McRae ou tlined key drivers for edge compute, and role of network operators in adoption. Edge forecast to be “everywhere”, with telco operators needing to reposition and collaborate in order to keep hyperscalers at bay. Private networks, eHealth, and remote monitoring flagged as key ...

  • Rob Visser, CIO at Italian operator Wind Tre, discussing the importance of reskilling employees
    Operations

    Digital transformation (DTW19): culture change, reskilling crucial

    2019-07-11T00:09:00Z

    Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies. ...

  • dtw19sr-08-Rakuten-Tareq-Amin-4000x2667
    Network & Infrastructure

    Rakuten Mobile at DTW19: first cloud-native mobile network operator (from a non-telco)

    2019-07-11T00:08:00Z

    Inside the rebel base: CTO opens up on Rakuten Mobile and Reliance Jio green-field ventures. Network and customer experience reimagined for challenge to operator establishment. Can telco establishment translate experiences, with legacy encumbrance?