Special Report: NaaS, PaaS and IaaS present challenges, opportunities for telcos

Source:-https://www.fiercetelecom.com/ Operators can remain successful but risk missing out on new revenue streams and being relegated to a less important role in the connectivity ecosystem if they don’t pursue key as-a-service offerings, a ServiceNow executive told Fierce. On Tuesday, June 8, a panel of experts will delve into the challenges and opportunities around Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings during FierceTelecom’s free summer Blitz Week event. Ahead of the session, ServiceNow director of product management Tom Schnarr told Fierce

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Cloud native has lots of benefits, some drawbacks: Special Report

Source:-https://www.fiercetelecom.com/ AvidThink Principal Analyst Roy Chua will kick off the FierceTelecom Summer Blitz virtual event next week with a presentation on the topic of cloud native. It’s an important topic because practically every telco in the world is in the process of introducing cloud-native technologies in its network. Some greenfield operators such as Rakuten and Dish are building their networks with cloud-native technology from the onset. Dish recently announced that it will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud

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Microsoft Buys ReFirm Labs To Bolster Azure Defender for IoT

Source:-https://redmondmag.com/ Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of ReFirm Labs, a provider of security solutions for organizations using Internet of Things (IoT) and network edge devices. Fulton, Md.-based ReFirm Labs was founded by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hackers in 2017, producing security products for large enterprises and small-to-medium businesses. Its inception started earlier, in 2010, with the Binwalk Open Source project, designed to help security analysts extract firmware images from devices, according to a ReFirm Labs announcement. ReFirm’s

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Telefónica validates AWS as option for 5G SA core deployment in Brazil

Source:-https://www.fiercewireless.com/ Telefónica on Friday said it reached a clear milestone for cloud-native 5G plans in Brazil, validating Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts as “an effective infrastructure option” to deploy core technology for standalone (SA) services in the country. Telefónica is looking to increase automation and drive new revenues with cloud-based SA 5G platforms. In Brazil, the work with AWS means the operator’s Vivo brand has a way to build out 5G more quickly and introduce new network processes – with

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Spotlight: How hyperscaler clouds and telecom operators are collaborating for 5G

Source:-https://cloudcomputing-news.net/ 5G is clearly a new revolution which supports various new technologies – autonomous cars, augmented and virtual reality – by providing low latency and higher bandwidth on the network. For the first time, with 5G, telecom network workloads are shifted to cloud and becoming the service-based architecture (SBA) where network will be used to push services to subscribers. Additionally, edge clouds are being introduced which further extends 5G capabilities and delivers faster, reliable services by physically putting processing and

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VMware and Accenture launch new business unit to fast track migrations to the cloud

Source:-https://www.itp.net/infrastructure Software and automation specialists VMware and Accenture have announced the signing of an extended partnership that will see the pair launch a dedicated business group that will help organisations adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy. The new business unit will help enterprises and businesses accelerate their digital transformation efforts by streamlining their migration to the cloud, building modern apps more rapidly, and using the cloud as a fulcrum for innovation and new business models. The new business group will form

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Optus teams up with VMware on SD-WAN

Source:-https://www.computerweekly.com Optus has teamed up with VMware to offer the latter’s software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology to Australian enterprises as it expands its 5G network footprint across the country. The telco said enterprises can make use of VMware’s SD-WAN technology, which works across fixed and wireless networks, to tap 5G as their primary connection to speed up IT deployment with lower latency. Deon Liebenberg, vice-president of product innovation at Optus Enterprise, said the partnership with VMware was part of

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After Google outage, telcos should think twice about public cloud

Source:-https://urgentcomm.com Google’s Monday outage lasted just 45 minutes, barely enough time for online chitchat about a Chinese cyberattack to circulate. But for some people the planet might as well have been hit by a solar flare Email systems used by millions were inaccessible, Google Docs was sealed off and even YouTube’s exabytes of video narcissism simply disappeared. Housebound workers brewed coffee as they pondered life after the public cloud – a return to ox-driven plows and slate-based records, perhaps. The

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CAST AI gets $7.7M in funding to make multi-cloud management easier

Source:-https://www.fiercetelecom.com CAST AI says its new software is being used by telcos, payment platforms and fintech companies to enable them to use multi-cloud environments more efficiently and cost-effectively. The Miami-based startup has just closed its $7.7 million seed funding round. This first tranche of money has been raised by DNX Ventures, Florida Funders, as well as Ukrainian venture capital firm TA Ventures, and other angel investors. The startup was founded in October 2019 by employees from Oracle, Zenedge and various

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DISTRIBUTED CLOUD TO DEFINE THE FUTURE OF WORK

Source:-https://www.analyticsinsight.net The increasing network of computers paved the way to numerous development in computing technologies like cloud computing. And with each advancement, there has been a seismic shift in trends that drive IT functions and operations. Even cloud trends are influenced by changes brought by the introduction of new disruptive technologies and evolving IT requirements. For instance, while Cloud 1.0 was a euphemism for hosted services, Cloud 2.0 brought us web-optimized apps, now Cloud 3.0 is leading with hybrid-cloud and

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Accenture exec: ‘Cloud is cool, but without an advanced network, it can’t deliver the value’

Source:-https://www.rcrwireless.com Mobile service providers are spending billions of dollars building out nationwide 5G networks and are touting the benefits of the new services in TV and internet ads, but according to Accenture’s Communications & Media Industry Lead for North America Andrew Walker, those service providers are unlikely to see a rate of return when it comes to consumer subscriptions. “It will be interesting to see whether they can raise prices,” he told RCR Wireless News, adding that they probably won’t

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5G Americas Announces VMware to its Board of Governors

Source:-https://www.globenewswire.com BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 5G Americas, the wireless industry trade consortium and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced the election of VMware to its Board of Governors. VMware will join the wireless industry’s leading operators and manufacturers who are crucial to the deployment of 5G and beyond throughout the Americas region. “VMware’s experience in disruptive technologies like edge computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, Kubernetes orchestration and more– is defining the

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Samsung and VMWare ramp up their 5G focus with new partnership

Source:-https://www.itp.net Samsung and VMWare are to collaborate on an extended 5G partnership, which will help telcos accelerate the rollout of their 5G networks across the globe. The partnership will see VMWare optimise Samsung’s portfolio of products from Core to Edge to RAN for both containerised network functions (CNFs) and virtualised network functions (VNFs), using VMware Telco Cloud Platform. “With innovative and open 5G networks beginning to transform the landscape, Samsung sees the value in delivering carrier-grade solutions with VMware that

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Microsoft Joins MEF To Bolster Azure for Operators Services

Source:-https://redmondmag.com Microsoft has joined the MEF, a nonprofit industry association that aims to standardize various software-defined networking (SDN) technologies used by service providers and enterprises. The MEF lays claim to having 200 member companies, with its board heavily representing telco and Internet service providers, such as AT&T, Comcast, Ericsson, Orange and Verizon. Microsoft now joins the MEF, which in turn has appointed Shawn Hakl, a Microsoft partner executive on 5G strategy, as an MEF advisory director. “Microsoft’s decision to join

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