Vivo into loans; Juniper picked for 5G backhaul security; Nokia wins UK SDM.
New Next Generation IP Multimedia Subsystem (NIMS) platform up and running. Marks another step in DT’s journey to software telco. NIMS suppliers include Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Mavenir, Metaswitch, and Red Hat.
Chief Architect Neil McRae outlined 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 early use‑cases.
New group effectively the political wing of operator‑led efforts to develop an open RAN ecosystem, with major integrated network vendors conspicuously absent. Nokia gatecrashes launch party.
BT emphasising the critical role of digital infrastructure as the coronavirus pandemic brings dramatic changes to the UK. Support for government initiatives, including big data sharing and boosted NHS connectivity stressed, while management hopes government support will follow as economic challenges to the Group emerge. McRae gives a ...
BT and EE’s 5G supplier ecosystem measured for February 2020. Nokia maintains lead, but yet to capitalise on Huawei’s wipeout. Ericsson may be surprised to find itself fending-off the Telecom Infra Project and OpenRAN to maintain contention. Peloton of vendors include ADVA, Mavenir, and Ciena, with Qualcomm holding firm. ...
Luxembourg get-together moved back to October 2020.
Juniper is taking a strategic partnership role in the UK, building on its work in Telefónica Group’s home market. Potential noted for Juniper to expand its influence on additional markets, and reinforce existing deployments across the Telefónica footprint.
Juniper Networks revealed it will play a significant role in BT Group’s rollout of the Network Cloud initiative, which aims to better support new services including future 5G applications through the creation of a programmable, automated network (BTwatch, #304).