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Microsoft's telco ambitions still unclear after Affirmed purchase

Microsoft could use the technology it is acquiring from Affirmed Networks for a number of different offerings. But the company isn't providing much insight into its strategy.

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With Affirmed Networks purchase, Microsoft looks to plug 5G into Azure

The purchase of Affirmed Networks will allow Microsoft to sell software-powered, virtualized functions to mobile network operators, challenging the likes of Ericsson, Cisco and others.

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.

NEC's 5G fortunes hinge on Rakuten's success

The Japanese equipment maker has a central role in the world's most keenly anticipated launch of mobile network services.

5G, edge computing, small cells to get more attention after pandemic

Executives ranging from outgoing IBM chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty to incoming Colony Capital CEO Marc Ganzi are speculating on the future of networking technologies amid the coronavirus crisis.

KDDI preps 5G service sandwich, puts AWS Wavelength to work

Japanese operator is set to launch its 5G service one day after NTT DoCoMo and one day before SoftBank, and will put AWS Wavelength to work to support edge-enabled services.

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.

Podcast: Five ways COVID-19 is affecting the telecom industry right now

Light Reading's Mike Dano, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey discuss COVID-19, how it is affecting the telecom industry now and what might happen next as stores close, stocks drop and everyone works from home.

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.

NTT DoCoMo places bets on Genvid

Venture capital arm of NTT's mobile operation backs US-based esports firm.

Podcast: Empty arenas, Wi-Fi 6 and big tech upgrades

Paul Kapustka from Mobile Sports Report joins the podcast to discuss the COVID-19 effect on public venues and arena networks, the reliability of 4G DAS and why Wi-Fi 6 is the future of stadium connectivity.

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.

5G's economic value is driving international race, says Ericsson exec

Countries are competing against one another to be the first to adopt new-look 5G services, according to an executive for the Swedish vendor.

Nokia WINGs it with 5G IoT

Finnish vendor adds 5G capability to its Worldwide IoT Network Grid and enables it to be enhanced with multi-access edge computing (MEC) to support new IoT use cases.

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.

Is 5G industrial intervention needed?

The case for governmental involvement in the 5G sector remains unconvincing.

Microsoft, Cisco team up for IoT at the edge

Two massive software vendors have decided to combine their cloud computing and IoT offerings in order to take advantage of the trend toward edge computing.

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.

Ori takes a vertical approach to the telco edge

Edge computing startup believes telco edge strategies need to start with a specific focus on dedicated vertical sectors, such as gaming, and is winning operator support from the likes of Telefónica.

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