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How Attabotics and Microsoft use private LTE to monitor robots

A Canadian startup that thinks it can someday do supply chain logistics better than Amazon has partnered with Microsoft for a private LTE network with edge compute for IoT applications.

Emerging Verizon-Walmart 5G deal covers edge computing too

Growing evidence points to a major new agreement between Verizon and Walmart that involves the retailer using Verizon's 5G and edge computing services for a variety of retail offerings.

Packet staffing up network edge as part of Equinix

Bare metal automation specialist Packet, now part of Equinix, says software talent will add value to the network edge.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia cozies up to Google via Noovle acquisition

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.

HPE to make bigger 'aaS' of itself with $800M cost-cutting plan

The IT giant looks set to announce thousands of layoffs and speed up its services transition after a disappointing set of results.

Top ten takeaways from the tower industry's terrific teleconference

Also, it happened on a Tuesday (which would reinforce the alliteration in the headline) but I decided that thing was totally tiring.

Podcast: Decoding Microsoft's M&A moves

Light Reading's Mike Dano says that Microsoft's recent acquisitions of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch signal that the company has bigger plans than just finding more stuff to sell to telcos.

Cable and edge computing: The rest of the story

In this followup blog, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals more about cable operators' plans to leverage edge compute technology.

Rakuten delays 5G launch by three months on COVID-19 disruption

Japanese disruptor's plans are dealt a blow by the virus, but a spokesperson insists there will be minimal impact on business performance.

Microsoft gets serious about telecom with Metaswitch purchase

Although Metaswitch reported revenues of just $180 million in 2019, the company is viewed as a knowledgeable vendor of deep networking services, which signals Microsoft's ambitions in the space.

Harmonic takes aim at cable network capacity upgrades

New remote PHY 'shelf' running Harmonic's CableOS software enables MSOs to quickly add upstream and downstream capacity without the troubles typically associated with traditional node splits, company claims.

Rakuten Mobile launches assault on global telecom market

The world's most exciting network operator wants service providers in other markets to buy its cloud.

COVID-19 rages on, but service provider networks are still holding up well

Even though traffic patterns changed, new apps became necessities, and a year's worth of network growth happened in less than a week, the Nokia Deepfield team said the world's service providers were ready.

Wall Street traders fight over milliseconds in mmWave transmission battle

A new cell tower transmitting in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum has sparked a disagreement among Wall Street traders looking to shave a few extra milliseconds off their transactions.

Equinix eyes purchase of BCE's data centers – report

BCE may follow Verizon's move to sell its data centers to Equinix. But how this could affect the wider move toward edge computing remains to be seen.

Telcos are making a mess of enterprise 5G, says new research

A new report from Omdia and BearingPoint/Beyond says operators have taken the lead on just a fifth of 5G projects so far.

Microsoft's 5G, edge computing and private wireless ambitions come into focus

Microsoft spent a reported $1.35 billion to buy Affirmed Networks. Now, its plans for the company, Azure, edge computing, 5G and private wireless networks are becoming clearer.

NextWave's Allen Salmasi returns with edge computing startup Veea

One of the pioneers of the wireless industry has turned his attention to the network edge, with the goal of combining connectivity and compute capability in a single box.

Limelight sees 'tremendous' interest in edge computing launch

Limelight's CFO said the company's total addressable market in edge computing is likely bigger than its current content delivery network business.

Ericsson warns of trouble ahead but stays upbeat as results impress market

Swedish equipment vendor looks resilient in the face of COVID-19 and sticks to guidance for margin improvements.

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