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NetNumber highlights 5G core challenge

The rollout of 5G core systems will herald a distributed architecture, but that brings data management challenges, suggests NetNumber's COO.

Optiva CEO seeks a 'second life' for cloud BSS specialist

CEO Danielle Royston has an aggressive new plan for the cloud-based BSS vendor and growing customer support, but it involves extra investment and ongoing losses that might not suit all of the company's investors.

How Altran plays a pivotal role in 5G, edge

Altran's key relationships in 5G software and edge initiatives have helped make it a $4.1 billion takeover target for Capgemini.

Amid COVID-19 traffic spikes, online video game providers dial it back, too

Akamai, Sony and Microsoft are among the online video gaming companies that have pledged to reduce the amount of network traffic that their services generate.

Juniper's Mist will offer AI-powered analytics to enterprises

Juniper Networks subsidiary Mist Systems is ramping up its ability to provide enterprises with analytics capabilities.

US wireless networks are holding up to COVID-19

Operators – including Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint – are reporting significant rises in their customers' calling and texting. But it appears that much of the bulk of Americans' Internet traffic is headed over wired networks.

Verizon still charges extra for 5G

No other mobile provider in the US has joined Verizon in charging extra for 5G. Verizon, for its part, argues it can levy that fee because its 5G is 'differentiated.'

Rakuten turns 5G revolutionary as it nears world's first open RAN launch

The world's most ambitious operator and its daring technology chief are determined to show the industry that 5G networks do not have to be developed in the same old way.

Eurobites: EU urges streaming giants to rein in bandwidth use

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three revenue up but users down; Virgin Media brings the gig to UK's West Midlands; Telefónica gets Aldi connected.

RDK-powered devices surpass 60M, up 20%

Open source platform for set-tops and gateways and other connected devices is seeing competition in the service provider field from Android TV and, increasingly, Amazon's Fire TV.

Red Hat: We need to talk about cloud-native

Susan James, senior director of telecommunications strategy at Red Hat, says the telecoms sector needs to take a horizontal approach to its underlying IT infrastructure if containerization isn't to suffer the same issues as NFV.

Telefónica takes open RAN into 5G territory

Spanish giant to collaborate with Altiostar, Gigatera Communications, Intel, Supermicro and Xilinx on trials of 4G and 5G open RAN technology across three European countries and Brazil.

Rakuten to sell mobile platform globally, likely targeting Dish

Japan's Rakuten hasn't even commercially launched its virtualized, open RAN network yet, but it's already planning to sell its platform to other companies worldwide later this year.

Camunda claims key automation role at DT

US open source provider says it's the brains behind one of the largest robotic process automation (RPA) implementations in Europe.

Leading Lights awards deadline looms

UPDATED! Get your awards submission skates on! Entries for this year's Leading Lights awards need to be in by close of day, Friday, April 3.

HPE makes a play for the 5G core

ICT giant builds on its telecom heritage and taps respected partners to take on the traditional mobile infrastructure suppliers in 5G's next big battlefield with an 'open' platform pitch.

Top Cisco exec jumps ship for Western Digital CEO job

David Goeckeler, who handled $34 billion of Cisco's $52 billion in annual sales, is taking the CEO job at Western Digital.

Vlocity acquisition gives Salesforce a new run at telecoms

Having funded and hosted Vlocity's development, and been a go-to-market partner, Salesforce knows exactly what it's getting for its $1.33 billion acquisition.

Google Cloud tightens its ties to telecoms

Google Cloud fleshes out telco-focused strategy as it inks 5G edge services deal with AT&T, debuts telco-tailored version of Anthos apps platform and connects with Netcracker and Amdocs.

NTT DoCoMo leans on Ericsson for AI-enabled RAN optimization

Japanese operator chooses AI-based optimization tools from the Sweden-based vendor for its radio access network, with an eye to real-time diagnostics in 5G.

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