Category: Cloud


Working together

Kevin Peters, CMO for AT&T Business Solutions, talks about the need for operators to collaborate on a global basis in order to better serve the end user with cloud technologies and other emerging technologies.

Apple’s iCloud: First take

So after literally years of hype (the period of time that has passed since we learned that Apple was building a giant data center in North Carolina) Apple has finally launched its iCloud service. Here is our first take: Early bird does not always get them worm.

Apple iCloud to take on Amazon and Google

As expected, Steve Jobs took to the stage Monday at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Fransico to reveal iCloud, a collection of cloud services designed to work seamlessly with its iOS and MacOS X devices and computers.

Simplifying the customer experience

During the TM Forum Management World, telecoms.com caught up with Deutsche Telekom
CTO Olivier Baujard and the company’s CIO Steffen Roehn to chat about the cloud, enterprise applications and the retirement of legacy applications to make room for a new wave of apps.

ZTE unveils cloud-based operating system

Jumping on the cloud bandwagon, Chinese vendor ZTE has unveiled a home-grown cloud operating system, allowing operators to manage and deploy network resources on the fly.

EU Commission launches consultation process on cloud computing

The EU Commission has launched a public consultation process into how businesses, public administrations and other interested parties can benefit from a cloud computing market that the Commission predicts will be worth €35bn in Europe by 2014.

Multinationals trust telcos with the cloud

As uptake of cloud computing services by multinational corporations takes off, Ovum research indicates that the credibility of telcos as trusted providers in the space has increased significantly in the past year.

Google’s Chromebook arrives

Google’s move into the desktop operating system environment was completed Wednesday with the launch of its much anticipated Chromebook device, which is to be manufactured by Acer and Samsung. In a throwback to the days of the dumb terminal, the device is essentially a portal to cloud-based applications and services, all accessed through the Chrome browser.

Just ask Alice

The only way Lewis Carroll’s Alice could access the thrills, perils and rewards of Wonderland was to make herself smaller with a magic drink. Wonderland was a place populated by freakish characters, where the rules, realities and logic of the natural world were either reapplied or dispensed with altogether. A bit like the internet, or at least much of its content.

Google preps cloud for music storage

Ever the disruptive force, Google on Tuesday launched a cloud-based music locker service, yet irked the music labels in the process. The big question now is whether it will survive without support or be embraced as a rival to iTunes.

Shaping the cloud to meet business needs

Costas Leonidou, Engineer for Value Added Services, Planning and Development Networks at CYTA will be giving a presentation at May’s Telecom Cloud Services Summit in Berlin. Telecoms.com talked to him about running a successful cloud services business within a telecom operator environment.

Connected verticals are new hope for carriers

Nine out of ten telecom operators are betting on ‘connected verticals’ to grow their top line revenues going forward. The revelation comes from a recent global survey by Informa Telecoms & Media, which focused on industries where telecoms innovation – in technology, systems and processes – can trigger deep transformation in efficiency and business model.

SAP: EC2 crash makes selling the cloud harder

Business applications provider SAP has warned that Amazon’s recent EC2 cloud service crash will make it more difficult for the industry to convince business to move to the cloud.

Developing and deploying the enterprise cloud

The Telecom Cloud Services Summit takes place in Berlin in early May. Telecoms.com caught up with speaker Jorge Caraphina, Engineer at PT Inovação, a research and development company under Portugal Telecom Group, to talk about the challenges of scaling, reliability and security while meeting the opportunities that cloud provides in the enterprise customer segment.

From ‘the cloud’ to ‘my cloud’

Ahead of the Telecom Cloud Services Summit in Berlin in early May, telecoms.com caught up with Eduardo Mendez Polo, global services and cloud computing manager at Spanish carrier Telefónica, to talk about cloud as a technology and a business.

Alcatel-Lucent; China Mobile sign MoU for next-gen network development

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile have announced a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the pair co-operating on research, testing and development of next generation mobile and cloud computing technologies. The MoU will see the extension of a previous joint-development arrangement on Alcatel’s ‘lightRadio’ technology.

SK Telecom eyes LTE-A in 2013

South Korean carrier SK Telecom this week held a demonstration of LTE technology ahead of a planned commercial launch in July, announcing its intention to upgrade to LTE-Advanced during 2013.

Ericsson boosts M2M play with Telenor platform acquisition

Swedish infrastructure and services player Ericsson has struck a deal with machine to machine MVNO Telenor Connexion, which is owned by Norwegian incumbent and international operator Telenor, that will see the vendor acquire Connexion’s M2M service management platform.

Telcordia opens OSS platform up to the cloud

Operational Support Systems (OSS) are one of the most complicated and critical functions an operator will deploy, having as it does, a major effect on the company’s agility. On Thursday software vendor Telcordia unveiled an offering which gives integrator partners cloud-based access to its OSS portfolio.

Amazon takes music to the cloud

Web giant Amazon upped the ante in the cloud services space on Tuesday with the launch of a cloud-based music platform for Android mobile devices as well as desktops and laptops.

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