Latest platform upgrade said to provide a level of visibility across BT systems to smooth integration of virtual machines and emerging microservices within infrastructure designs. Benefits for Consumer platforms particularly flagged. VMware products described as being at the core of BT’s design ethos.
Telefónica|Vivo joined the first meeting of the Microsoft Brasil‑germinated Brazilian artificial intelligence (AI) industry board.
Apparent pragmatic row-back on opposition to private spectrum allocation.
Attempt to kick out Huawei from UK infrastructure within three years fails to secure backing of Commons. Government considering tougher demands on HRVs to head off rebels, who are expected to return with reinforcements in the summer. Ex‑BT Chairman now lending his gravitas to Huawei as a senior advisor ...
Group‑wide commitments made to maintaining network capacity in light of changing demand. Cisco and Microsoft partnerships enabling additional enterprise customer support. Consumer benefits include temporary free content and information access, and leeway on data use. Cooperation with public administrations and local rivals seen across the Telefónica footprint.
Round‑up of recent activity among Telefónica-backed startup and venturing ecosystems.
Vodafone Germany partnered with interconnection provider Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE‑CIX) on Vodafone Company Net.
VdSA partnered with Microsoft on its Direct Charge to Bill (DCB) facility.
Telefónica talks-up connected home capabilities with new apps from partners, but with limited reach. ‘Home‑as‑a‑computer’ a technological focus for the Group, although commercial demand unproven, and early gloomy indications of Movistar Home performance. Latest announcement bolsters Microsoft position as key AI partner for Telefónica.
US and Finnish suppliers club together on cloud and SD-WAN. Azure‑Nuage combo could provide a more compelling alternative to Cisco in the BT Dynamic Network Services portfolio. BT Global wheels out IXOM as customer of the integrated solution.
Germany’s move for shared European cloud infrastructure backed. CEO laments lack of European rivals to tech giants from America, Asia. TDE announces upcoming campus network products. NatCo signs strategic partnership with Teradata. T-Sys unveils new public and private cloud propositions.
T‑Mobile US (TMUS) revealed it was working with Microsoft on the software giant’s beta release (or “preview”) of Project xCloud, an Xbox games-streaming service for smartphones and tablets.