Czechia deployment is first move in a national-level SD‑WAN plan. OpCo’s pitch is around smoothing communications during COVID‑19 pandemic. Group seeking to disrupt incumbent fixed‑line operators with software‑based networking services.
Telcos represented in UN‑backed statement urging alignment of COVID‑19 economic response with climate action. GSMA, Magyar Telekom, Orange, and Vodafone also pledge support.
Lopez challenges Kubernetes to prove itself in telco environment. Hybrid VM and cloud-native model the likely norm for operators already invested in NFV.
Telefónica has been collaborating with Ericsson, SK Telecom (SKT), and Telecom Italia on the GSM Association’s new “Quantum Computing, Networking and Security” project since early‑March 2020.
Enterprise is following in the footsteps of BT Global with close links to Cisco for its nascent intelligent networking solutions portfolio.
T‑Sys NA and Senet, an IoT service provider, flagged a strategic go‑to-market agreement.
Round‑up of recent activity among Telefónica-backed startup and venturing ecosystems.
Mavenir solution to slot into operator’s UNICA data centre infrastructure. Timelines hazy for commercial launch.
Partners to run proofs of concept of open SD‑WAN technology intended as an alternative to more proprietary iterations from major vendors. Modular, open-source networking is seen as key differentiator, potentially enabling operator to develop value‑added services for enterprise networking customers.
Increasingly bullish vendor aiming to build on core strategic contract wins with BT to change its image and bring the spotlight onto its software and solutions portfolio in a virtualising environment. Major vendors still possess heavyweight advantages, but ADVA leveraging agility and reflexes of a middleweight champion. Importance of ...
VfI understood to have met with China Mobile in late‑2019.