New “cloud-optimised” SD‑WAN management solution aims to give MNCs more control, boost performance, and enhance security. VMware SD‑WAN supported by BT consultants tasked with advising customers. Just the start of the partners’ software-defined network services collaboration.
South Africa exit lined up; Amazon Web Services and Cisco Systems share award love.
Procurement function seeking “relevance” by addressing “huge legacy” of aging IT, and reliance on Excel. Calculating spend with individual suppliers was long-winded. Quick-fire info seen as increasingly important amid COVID‑19 and Brexit disruption.
Prisa stake potentially in play; Cisco trumpets Telefónica sell-with relationship; next stop USA for content?
ElevenPaths ups game in Galician region; Telefónica flags renewed connected‑car focus.
VPC dished out eight awards in its first digital edition. Accenture the standout: ‘Supplier of the Year’ and outstanding technology performance recognised. Nokia picks up two trophies, too. Sitetracker win nods to Tomorrow Street value. Ericsson and Huawei absent.
Operator looking to mitigate overheads after opting to permanently shift to a hybrid working model. 5,500‑strong workforce largely remote since spring, bar brief return. Sub‑letting to partners on the cards. Wider Group-level philosophy changes take effect.
Czech Republic, Spain 5G trial; Vodafone Germany takes sustainability on board.
5G tsar takes T-Labs top-spot. T-Mobile Netherlands Transformation Officer given cross-NatCo leadership development remit. Rafalska named 5G Programmes Director in Poland.
Slimmed‑down list of partners expected to simplify the BT Security sales pitch while ensuring an effective and synchronised managed services wrap. Tenacious smaller vendors maintain a role in the ecosystem, but sector giant Check Point’s role modest, and well‑established ally Symantec off the radar.
Sole reliance on low-band 600MHz purportedly boosts 5G coverage by 30%. Cisco Systems, Nokia are core network suppliers. Market research firms find NatCo leader on 5G availability, but not so good on average downlink speeds. TMUS expands rollout of Sprint’s mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum to support 5G.
Czech regulator has yet another go at tackling three-player limitations in mobile. Greek and Hungarian state schemes targeted for opportunities.