European Commission green lights €1.2bn funding for edge and cloud tech

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The European Commission has approved an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research, development and first industrial deployment of advanced cloud and edge computing technologies across multiple providers in Europe.

The project, called IPCEI Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services (IPCEI CIS), was jointly notified by seven Member States: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain.

The Member States will...

Taiga Cloud forms strategic European partnership with GIGABYTE 

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Taiga Cloud, a generative AI cloud service provider and part of Northern Data Group, has entered into a strategic European partnership with GIGABYTE, a specialist in the enterprise computing market.

The partnership positions Taiga Cloud to meet the surging demand for compute power for Generative AI applications.

The partnership follows the recent investment in 20 NVIDIA H100 GPU pods, each made up of 512 H100 GPUs, which will be supplied by GIGABYTE. This purchase...

1&1 AG builds first Open RAN mobile network in Europe

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German telco 1&1 AG has launched the first European mobile network built on Open RAN technology.

Open RAN is an innovative approach to building mobile networks that doesn’t require a single supplier. By combining hardware interoperability with open standards for software, telco providers can reduce costs and complexities without having to rely on traditional vendors like Huawei or Nokia.

Ralph Dommermith, CEO of 1&1 AG, said: “The commissioning of our Open...

Vodafone will begin its European MEC rollout in the UK

Vodafone Business has announced a new service which combines the company’s 5G network with the ultrafast response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology.

The company is set to open its first MEC and 5G commercial centre in London in spring 2021. The low latency zone will extend to Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff, as well as many towns home to tech firms along the M4 motorway corridor and parts of Wales and...