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Eurobites: Ericsson Adds Brain-Power to Its RAN Technology

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.

EdgePresence Joins Rush to Build Mini Data Centers for Tower Companies

EdgePresence is joining a number of other data center providers in looking to build mini data centers in locations around the country.

Crown Castle: No Plans for Edge Data Centers

Crown Castle's CEO said he doesn't see edge computing data centers 'playing a significant role in our long-term strategy.' Crown Castle's main rivals, American Tower and SBA Communications, are taking a different path.

IBM Touts Cloud & Red Hat Growth

But IBM is still growing slowly compared with the cloud market overall and that's a turnoff for telcos as potential customers and partners.

Optiva CEO Danielle Royston uses the cloud to stand out from the crowd

For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.

M&A Creeps Up on Edge Computing Players

While edge computing in the mobile and 5G space remains a nascent area, companies such as Intel, EQT, SBA and EdgeConneX are all linked to deals or merger-and-acquisition chatter in this burgeoning sector.

Red Hat Flexes OpenShift Kubernetes Muscles

Red Hat is building new automation tools for developers into its OpenShift Kubernetes platform.

Eurobites: AWS Cloud Is a Drug, Says French Minister

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK skeptical on 5G; Brussels gets tough with Broadcom; giving small cells a makeover.

Red Hat Sprucing OpenShift for Network Functions on Kubernetes

Red Hat readies its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, for network functions.

NTT's Mega-Merger, Brand-Cutting Plan for Another $4B in Sales

Japan's NTT is uniting 28 enterprise-focused brands in its bid to grow at twice the market rate and deliver a boost to profitability.

Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It

The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.

Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers

Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.

Equinix Debuts $1B+ Hypercloud Gambit

Equinix is looking to host data centers for hypercloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, in a joint venture with a Singaporean investment fund.

SUSE Dumps OpenStack

The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.

Seven Things We Learned at Cable-Tec Expo

The 10G future is in sight, HFC has gas in the tank, Comcast is getting serious about network virtualization, DOCSIS's pioneers get recognized and more from last week's show in The Big Easy.

VMware Wraps $2.1B Carbon Black Acquisition

VMware says adding the endpoint security provider to its cloud stack will help network operators prevent attacks, rather than reacting to them.

Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind

Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.

MEF, ONUG Join Hands on Enterprise SD-WAN

The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.

At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology

Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.

Bigleaf Receives Divine Inspiration for SMB SD-WAN

Bigleaf provides cloud-based SD-WAN as a service for small businesses with big connectivity needs, inspired by a conversation with a church IT director.

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