Kyndryl and Cloudflare form alliance to drive enterprise network transformation

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Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, and Cloudflare, a connectivity cloud company, have formed a global strategic alliance, an expansion of their partnership, to enable enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security.

The partnership combines Kyndryl’s end-to-end consulting services and expertise across enterprise networking, security and resiliency with Cloudflare’s robust connectivity cloud that offers...

Red Hat collaborates with stc Group to deploy edge and 5G services faster

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Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, has collaborated with stc Group to achieve faster development, delivery and innovation of services by harnessing automation and cloud-native agility.

With Red Hat OpenShift, Cisco system integration and Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), stc is now able to host multiple cloud-native network functions (CNFs) from various ecosystem vendors with automated deployment and operations. As a result, stc is on a path to reduce total...

Gcore launches PoP in Dublin, expanding global network

Gcore, a European provider of public cloud and edge computing, content delivery, hosting, security, and AI solutions, has launched a new point of presence (PoP) for its state-of-the-art edge network, in Dublin.

Expanding the company’s network to deliver content efficiently, with minimal latency and rapid speeds, the Dublin PoP will improve the experience for end users located in and around Ireland and the UK.

A strategic addition, Dublin is the latest PoP to join the...

Drei partners with Actility to operate Austria’s public LoRaWAN network

Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH, a Vienna-based telecommunications company serving more than 4 million users, is now operating the nationwide LoRaWAN network in Austria, powered by Actility.

Drei is part of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, a telecommunications group present in six European markets, Hong Kong and Macau and totaling over 176 million registered customers worldwide.

Drei has selected Actility’s flagship carrier-grade IoT network server and...

Samsung expands collaboration with Intel to advance vRAN innovation

Samsung Electronics is expanding its collaboration with Intel through a new product innovation agreement, allowing the companies to continue advancing virtualised Radio Access Network (vRAN) for enhanced performance and capacity.

As part of this expanded collaboration, Samsung will integrate its vRAN 3.0 software with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel vRAN Boost to deliver advanced vRAN solutions. Offering increased capacity, Samsung’s enhanced vRAN will be...

Juniper Research: Edge investments by MNOs will reach $8.3B by 2025

Juniper Research predicts investments by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) will exceed $8 billion by 2025.

The analysts expect MNOs on MEC to swell from $2.7 billion in 2020 to around $8.3 billion in 2025.

In tandem with the spending increase, Juniper predicts the number of deployed MEC nodes will increase from 230,000 globally in 2020 to over two million in 2025.

Edge computing has been around in early forms since the late...

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...

IBM and AT&T announce their union in 5G edge computing

IBM and AT&T have announced a union to harness the opportunities presented by 5G edge computing.

"The advancements in 5G and edge are impacting every industry, bringing the promise of enhanced experiences for consumers and new revenue opportunities for businesses," said Howard Boville, SVP of IBM Hybrid Cloud.

AT&T’s Multi-Access Edge Computing will marry IBM’s new Cloud Satellite service to enhance the capabilities of both solutions.

"Together with...

Verizon and Microsoft partner up to accelerate 5G edge computing

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Verizon has inked a partnership with Microsoft to help accelerate the deployment of 5G edge applications.

The carrier will integrate Azure edge services into its onsite 5G Edge network to enable ultra-low latency. Verizon and Microsoft’s collaboration aims to open up new possibilities in areas like augmented/virtual reality, computer vision, and digital twins.

“We have built a network that provides real-world, 5G-enabled solutions today,” said Rima Qureshi, EVP and...