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.
First commercial Access 4.0 deployments imminent, but project far from completion. Silicon not yet ready for speedy service introduction. Prototypes of a converged Access 4.0 architecture not expected until 2022. Making sure organisational change keeps up with technology advances a constant challenge.
Ten sites are to be opened in the next two years, focused on enabling edge services across Spain. Telefonica’s data centre partners may be waiting in wings to fuel further investment.
T‑Sys reborn again as operational rejig completed. COVID‑19 and cloud aggregation dominate in new products and projects.
Madrid data centre is data sovereignty key to partnership with SAP Spain. Agreement bolsters Telefónica Empresas multicloud strategy.
Politically untimely network failure riles FCC as TMUS seeks to bed in Sprint merger.
Ofcom provides a degree of clarity on Openreach’s obligations ahead of relaxation of regulation, once fibre covers an exchange. However, a wait‑and‑see approach on determining what will constitute a fully fibre‑enabled exchange means Openreach is stepping on the accelerator at its own risk.
Partnership aims to “accelerate” digital transformation for Spanish businesses. Focus is on joint development of mobile edge computing solutions for 5G. Telefónica Tech slated for service delivery. Deal comes on heels of similar arrangement with Microsoft.
Asset management services provider VALK adds its Corda-based blockchain product to BT’s Radianz Cloud.
Lopez challenges Kubernetes to prove itself in telco environment. Hybrid VM and cloud-native model the likely norm for operators already invested in NFV.
T‑Systems said to be providing server architecture for ramping up of a national contact tracing programme intended to help contain the spread of COVID‑19. DT’s involvement comes as federal government bows to pressure to adopt a decentralised approach to tracing after resistance to centralisation from Apple and Google.
Pandemic prompts yet another strategic rethink at T-Sys. Division expects half of European business to cut IT spend. T-Sys doubles down on digitisation to help clients adapt. New strategy based around three-phase recovery. Exec denies 5G plans on hold in wake of COVID-19.
Data Analytics executive Eskigun flags supply chain optimisation driven by IBM Cloud Pak for Data. IBM uses virtual conference to launch new Cloud Pak and Watson capabilities.