Vodafone taps Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to boost Europe’s 5G

Vodafone

Vodafone has partnered with data analytics firm Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to build a pan-European network performance platform that will improve connectivity for customers.

The platform is being implemented across eleven European countries with the goal of transforming the way Vodafone builds and manages its network over the next five years.

Called Vodafone Unified Performance Management (UPM), the platform combines Google Cloud's smart analytics portfolio and...

Verizon chunks off 10% stake in Casa Systems to bolster MEC options

House

Telco giant Verizon has inked a deal to acquire a 9.9% stake in mobile infrastructure company Casa Systems for $40 million (£30.8m) as part of a multi-year purchase contract.

Whilst the investment does not give Verizon a direct seat on Casa Systems’ board of directors, former Verizon CEO Dan Mead is already a member.

As well as a stock buy-in, Verizon has also signed a six-year agreement that could be worth up to $140 million (£107.8m).

Under the terms of...

Lumen supports Solana network on Edge Bare Metal service

Metal cogs.

Lumen Technologies, a network solutions provider, is supporting node operations on the Solana blockchain with its edge bare metal offering.

Solana, a popular smart contract-enabled cryptocurrency, is currently experiencing increased processing times and failed transactions due to a growth in popularity.

The support will allow blockchain validators and developers on the Solana network to take advantage of Lumen’s edge platform without the need to invest in hardware or...

VMWare expands AWS partnership for cloud and 5G use cases

Edge Technology

VMWare, the cloud computing and virtualisation company, is broadening the scope of its enterprise partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to address hybrid cloud and edge use cases.

Together, they are working to enable service providers to streamline operations and automation, optimise network traffic, and provide superior end-user experiences.

One such use case involves reducing latency at the edge through AWS Wavelength with VMWare SD-WAN.

By embedding AWS...

AT&T and Microsoft partner on private 5G edge to replace Wi-Fi

5G Edge

AT&T and Microsoft are expanding on their existing partnership to integrate the telecom operator’s 5G network with Azure’s private mobile edge computing.

As AT&T continues to bring private 4G/5G networks to the edge, the company has introduced the ability to roam beyond the boundaries of the AT&T private network and still stay connected to its public network.

Called the AT&T Private 5G Edge, the service is co-developed by Microsoft and uses the Azure...

Ericsson launches new Edge Exposure Server offering

Ericsson

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has launched its Edge Exposure Server to enable new enterprise and consumer services for edge applications.

The Edge Exposure Server works as an addition to Ericsson’s current Cloud Core Exposure Server, bringing network exposure capabilities that support edge application ecosystems.

Ericsson is focused on working with simple and developer-friendly APIs.

“Making it easy for developers is foundational to bring new services to...

Telenor and AWS expand partnership to create new 5G and edge solutions

Auto Innovation

Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms company, has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand its cloud-based innovation and create new 5G and edge services.

As part of their agreement, Telenor and AWS will invest in joint go-to-market activities in industries such as manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and automotive.

Tapping into AWS’ most advanced cloud technologies, Telenor will scale its cloud footprint whilst developing innovative new services for its...

Mangata Networks secures £24m for innovative satellite edge network

Satellite in Orbit

Mangata Networks, a satellite-based telecoms startup, has raised $33 million (£24.2m) in Series A funding to begin building its innovative satellite edge network.

The goal driving Mangata is to create a constellation of satellites that includes some in highly elliptical orbit (HEO) and others in medium Earth orbit (MEO). These satellites will then connect to a grounded system of MangataEdge micro data centres, extending the cloud to edge networks close to end...

SEMPRE secures $20m seed round for military-grade telecoms solution

Cell Towers

SEMPRE, a telecom solutions start-up, has raised a $20 million (£15.1m) seed round for its military-grade 5G and edge computing infrastructure.

The funding was led by US family office Goff Capital and joined by Hayman Capital Management.

The company, whose name stands for Secure EMP Resistant Edge, provides the first military-grade resistant communications and edge computing infrastructure for telecom operators, first responders, and government...

Nokia and Telia building 5G edge network for Finnish gold mine

Gold Mine

Nokia is collaborating with Scandinavian mobile operator Telia, and its partner Digita, to build a 5G standalone (SA) private wireless network at the Agnico Eagle mine in northern Finland.

The Kittilä mine is the largest gold producer in Europe, containing almost 4.9 million ounces of gold in reserves that won’t be depleted until 2032. It sits 90 miles above the Arctic Circle and 550 miles north of Helsinki in the country’s Lapland region.

Nokia’s network will be...