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.
Business unit will be Ryanair’s technology communications partner in Europe.
T‑Systems Iberia (T‑Sys IB) flagged the launch of what it described as its first complete connectivity‑as‑a‑service solution.
Vodafone UK (VfUK) began offering a consultancy service with the aim of increasing the appeal of software-defined networking to enterprise customers.
BT bringing systems virtualisation benefits forward into a hybrid network set-up through solutions developed in conjunction with Infosys under the auspices of the TM Forum. Greater network efficiency through NetSecOps expected to materialise alongside cost-savings and improved customer experience. Enterprise leading the way with new OSS deployment, and accelerating ...
Fully cloud-native core a step closer with new partnership with open-source developer. Canonical wins deal after initially being categorised as a dark horse. McRae frames deal as foundational for converged networks, supporting multiple platforms over the next decade.
New contract apparently omits some next-generation added-value services, but appears to offer opportunities for supporting cloud migration.
Long-running, Huawei-supported project said to have been met well, with customer experience and efficiencies benefits. Some compromises made on legacy and vendor retention.
Inside the rebel base: CTO opens up on Rakuten Mobile and Reliance Jio green-field ventures. Network and customer experience reimagined for challenge to operator establishment. Can telco establishment translate experiences, with legacy encumbrance?
5G expectations have been raised, and now need to be met: lots of talk of potential, but monetisation not clear cut. Scepticism over network readiness for advanced, challenging applications, such as in gaming and sport. Supplier establishment again chided for dragging feet on harmonisation and cloud-ification; operators stuck in ...
More big hitters are joining TMF’s Open API programme, although numbers remain lower than anticipated. Ongoing focus on standardisation and consistency saw a pause in API development to ensure strong foundations. Adoption of SDN and virtualisation is blurring the remit of traditional standards bodies.
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.