Nokia moves into the cloud with “disruptive” AirFrame product launch

Nokia today unveiled what it claimed is “the first offering that combines the benefits of cloud computing technologies with the stringent requirements of the core and radio in the telco world”, as the company “continues to innovate and reinvent itself” in …

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Huawei set for Chinese public cloud launch

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2015: Huawei said it plans to launch public cloud services in China in July, but played-down questions over competition issues with the country’s three big telecom players. Eric Xu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating …

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Telstra confirms discussions over Pacnet acquisition

Australia’s former state-owned telco, Telstra, has confirmed discussions are underway over a potential acquisition of data centre and undersea cable operator Pacnet. At this stage, the cost of any possible transaction has not been announced.

Huawei, Red Hat partner on cloud solutions for NFV

Chinese infrastructure specialist Huawei and open source software vendor Red Hat have announced a partnership to deliver carrier grade, OpenStack-based cloud solutions to enable NFV deployments.

Intersec nabs $20m to bolster telco big data initiatives

Intersec has secured $20m in a round of funding that the company will use to bolster the reach of its big data platform for telcos and its expansion outside of telecoms.

HP, Wind River collaborate on Open Stack-based NFV solution

HP has announced it will begin developing original NFV capabilities in partnership with network virtualization specialist Wind River. Carrier-grade network technologies from Wind River will be integrated into HP’s Helion OpenStack technology, and is intended to provide service providers with an open-source based cloud platform bringing enhanced reliability to NFV. HP claims the cloud-enabled NFV […]

Telcos voice concerns about taking core networks to the cloud

Under threat from companies not traditionally viewed as competitors, telcos are racing to both offer cloud services to end-user customers and tap into the cloud to run core network functions in a bid to make their value propositions more competitive and infrastructure more dynamic. But cloud experts from Orange, Swisscom and AT&T have each voiced concerns around just how capable the sector may be at managing such a bold transformation with existing tools.

AT&T, Ericsson virtualise IMS CSCF on OpenStack

AT&T and Ericsson announced that the companies have jointly demonstrated a virtualised IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) node call session control function (CSCF) on OpenStack using Ericsson’s cloud execution and management platform.

Telstra chooses AppDirect for cloud app store

Australian incumbent telco Telstra has selected AppDirect’s application marketplace technology to power its cloud app store. The platform will allow Telstra to offer a one-stop-shop for cloud-based apps for business users, and is going live initially with services offered by Box (cloud-based storage and collaboration) and Docusign (digital signing software).