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.
Private LTE network for leading mining group Minera Las Bambas, with path to 5G services.
Acquirer of Nokia assets targets expansion beyond DT-backed EAN footprint.
OpenRAN time appears to be coming, with supplier choice constraints evidently dominating Group thinking. Vodafone steps up rhetoric regarding potential of tech; “fast tracking” referenced. Group still in trial mode with technology, however. Firm strategy for bearers and configurations yet to emerge.
Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.
Nokia is muscling in on the Telefónica-research initiative that had previously been Ericsson’s playground, although the Swedish vendor continues to deliver technology including standalone 5G NR. Telefónica and partners maintain an influential role in EU efforts to explore new 5G industrial use cases.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) senior executives kept a low profile as the US-led political furore surrounding Huawei Technologies intensified. American President Donald Trump maintained a clear message to US allies that it will limit intelligence-sharing with them if they allow Huawei to supply 5G networks.
BT was the second operator to be identified as a major customer for Nokia’s 100G service router. Nokia kit said to have been designed with the BT detailed specifications in mind. McRae’s fulsome praise sees Nokia in a gaggle with other publicly-praised partners.
Telefónica España added SDDC’s to its SD-WAN partnership with Nokia and its Nuage Networks unit The aim is to simplify customer access to cloud-based applications
Telefónica unveiled its 5G Technological Cities project, which will see initial deployments of pre-5G technology and services in two Spanish cities that the telco is describing as “living laboratories”. Ericsson and Nokia have each been appointed as a technology partner in one city, and will undertake parallel testing ...