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Lumen opens edge computing center for test drives

As the company transitions from old-school telco to cloud edge provider, it is deploying cloud edge nodes across the US and overseas.

Eurobites: UK rows back on gigabit ambitions

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica edges towards Andalusia; Nokia helps Graz cut it as a smart city; Tele2 beefs up IoT offer with Cisco.

DataBank primps for 5G operators' edge needs

Following millions of dollars in investments in 2020, DataBank is planning for more than a dozen data center buildouts next year.

How and why FedEx is getting into edge computing, 5G

FedEx is working with Dell and Switch to build mini data centers in its facilities for edge computing. What the company might do with those resources could have implications for 5G.

New report highlights MEC drivers and how carriers will build out the edge

SPONSORED: The findings from Heavy Reading's 'Edge Computing in Telco Networks' report show that in this early stage of the MEC market, service providers are relying on a lot of DIY with assists from vendors and platform providers.

Disney gets behind open cache tech for streaming

Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.

Purse strings loosen for 5G startups

EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.

Bouygues Telecom taps IBM to boost enterprise 5G biz

Partnership to create Open 5G Lab to support the development of 5G use cases for different vertical sectors.

Vecima scooped up Nokia's cable access assets for just $4.87M

That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.

Verizon explains exactly how it will make money from 5G

Verizon officials outlined the company's 5G buildout efforts, as well as 5G revenue opportunities spanning 5G smartphones, 5G fixed wireless services and edge computing.

India launches PLI scheme to boost local manufacturing

The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.

Rakuten plots capex splurge with subs at just 1.6M

The e-commerce giant's telecom revolution has yet to attract many followers. That may be about to change.

Telstra restructures into service, tower and fixed businesses

With eye to NBN sell-off, Telstra embarks on sweeping restructure, breaking into three entities including a tower business, and reveals energy reseller ambitions.

Singtel underlying profit down 36% as COVID-19 still bites

Singapore-based operator continues to feel the effects of the pandemic in H1 FY21, but sees signs of 'modest recovery.'

Nokia brings AI to the edge for 5G

Finnish vendor unveils service that allows machine learning to be deployed at the edge for automated network fixes.

New ATX CEO ready to ride cable's next wave

Dan Whalen joins cable network-focused supplier as operators begin to beef up the upstream and embark on significant HFC network upgrades.

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on network slicing, edge needs for 5G applications

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Light Reading's Phil Harvey recap the recent 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium, and they discuss network slicing in transport networks, how Verizon is handling its 5G traffic and how the increasing importance of edge computing is shaping optical networking technologies and spending.

DT and SKT to open 5G tech shop in challenge to vendors

German and South Korean service providers spot an opportunity to pioneer the development of 5G repeaters.

A1 Austria hands private 5G role to Nokia

New services deal for campus networks underlines the close relationship between the two companies.

SoftBank, the Nasdaq whale, swims back to profits

Despite losing $1.3 billion in a tech stock buying spree, Masayoshi Son's conglomerate profits after big tech stakes and a Chinese startup's IPO.

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