GAIA-X project gathers pace, as T‑Systems and OVHcloud share details of first commercial services to be launched early next year. Deutsche Telekom remains strong supporter of GAIA-X. Largest cloud providers pledge support for project’s principles, but there are signs of regulatory headwinds ahead.
Telefónica honing a venture strategy that aligns with current Group priorities and brings in new technology partners without dulling their edge. Gawendo paints picture of the telco ventures sector as collegial and collaborative as co‑opetition reigns. Chema Alonso’s influence seen nudging Telefónica investment portfolio towards consumer propositions.
Luxembourg venture makes second addition in a month, with one more expected to follow.
Volkmar Rudat to head up latest business to emerge afresh from T‑Systems’ post-COVID‑19 reorganisation. New unit focused on selling value-add around cloud infrastructure and software from hyperscaler partners.
In an interview with BTwatch, key figures from F5’s European operations discuss the application security service provider’s relationship with BT Group in the wake of securing a place on the telco’s streamlined list of 15 certified security partners. Richard Holben, the vendor’s BT Global Account Manager, and Ian Harris, ...
Movistar Play a regional player; Movistar and Red Hat share award nom; Chilean regulator wins spectrum standoff.
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.