Aaron Levie, founder and chief executive officer of Box

EE and Box ink deal to bring cloud collaboration to small businesses

Cloud-based storage and collaboration provider Box announced a new collaboration with Everything Everywhere (EE) on Wednesday that will see the telco offer Box to its small business customers. Box said the move is part of a broader push into the UK cloud market.

Cloud-to-cloud connectivity can be super fast

Telecity builds vendor neutral cloud services hub

European builder of carrier-neutral datacentres, TelecityGroup, on Monday unveiled a “cloud neutral” hub platform designed to enable users to execute private, hybrid and public cloud deployments through direct connections with cloud and IT service providers.

sdn-nodes

Deutsche Telekom becoming a “software defined operator”

Operator group Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”, the firm’s VP for aggregation, transport, IP and fixed access, Axel Clauberg told Broadband World Forum delegates.

The datacentre currently occupies four floors with 500 square metres of useable whitespace and 160 racks per floor making it the largest data centre in East Africa, the company said.

MTN buys datacentre for Ivory Coast

Pre-fabricated datacentre specialist Flexenclosure said Friday it has received an order from African carrier MTN Côte d’Ivoire to deliver a 336 square meter customised datacentre in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

NFV and SDN will be hot topics at MWC this year.

IBM to acquire The Now Factory in big data telecoms play

IBM on Tuesday announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a Dublin-based company providing analytics software that helps communications service providers optimise their networks.

Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson

Ericsson CTO says mobile industry need to invest more in cloud

In order to stay ahead of the curve and enjoy new revenue streams from cloud services the mobile industry will need to invest substantially more than it does today, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson.

The datacentre currently occupies four floors with 500 square metres of useable whitespace and 160 racks per floor making it the largest data centre in East Africa, the company said.

East Africa opens monster datacentre

African fibre network operator and subsidiary of Econet Wireless, Liquid Telecom, this week opened a carrier neutral datacentre in Nairobi.

SDN could save operators over $4bn

SDN could cut ‘backhaul shortfall’ in half, save ops $5bn

Software defined networking (SDN) is much talked about and so far has been used to optimise datacentre resources in the cloud. It has been much discussed in the telco sphere and operators have tested SDN applications for operational network elements but the application of SDN to transport and backhaul optimisation has only started so recently that there is little quantification to support SDN business cases for service providers. That may soon change however, as research released Thursday found that SDN can almost half the perceived “backhaul shortfall” and save operators just under $5bn in capital expenses by 2017.

Turkcell is using Big Data to track network problems

Turkcell using Big Data to track faults

Turkcell has rolled out a Big Data application to help it recover from network failures by correlating information from different sources in real time to identify the root cause of failure.

Huawei is working on cloud tech with Unicom

Cloud growth strong but driven by few ‘titan’ firms

Cloud market revenue is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36 per cent, putting the global market just shy of $20bn at the end of 2016, according to research released Tuesday. And size clearly matters with less than a quarter of players generating the lion’s share of the available revenues.

Big Data will be used to merge business insights

Big Data to help increase loyalty, improve CEX in short term

The main long term driver for Big Data adoption will be the generation of new business models, while the short term drivers will be more focused on solving internal challenges such as improving data warehousing, increasing loyalty and customer experience management.

The Navajo Nation will be connected to the internet for the first time

Navajo Nation gets internet, cloud storage

The largest Native American community in the US, the Navajo Nation, this week flipped the switch on an $8m datacentre installation that has been under development since 2009.

Telefónica this week struck a deal with Evernote to make the information management application available to its global user base

Telefonica strikes OTT partnership with Evernote

In an example of how operators are leveraging OTT partnerships, Telefónica this week struck a deal with Evernote to make the information management application available to its global user base.

Application developers can send notifications to Apple iOS, Google Android and Kindle Fire devices

Amazon beefs up mobile offering with cloud notifications

Amazon has built up its presence in the mobile space this week with the launch of a cloud-based, cross platform push notification service, making large scale notifications more accessible to developers.

Using the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) API, application developers can send notifications to Apple iOS, Google Android and Kindle Fire devices.

Jordan Hubbard

FreeBSD founder quits Apple to focus on Big Data

Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of the popular FreeBSD operating system and Director of Unix Technology at Apple, has stepped down from his role at the Cupertino-based firm to become CTO of iXsystems. The Silicon Valley firm specialises in high availability servers and storage systems and has close ties with the FreeBSD community.

Is Yahoo aiming to stay relevant?

AsiaInfo-Linkage touts Big Data contextual ad platform

Chinese BSS provider AsiaInfo-Linkage has teamed up with IBM to bring its Big Data appliance to Europe and other markets outside of China. The key to the Veris C3 (C cubed) offering is contextual awareness to ensure operators are only delivering relevant ads to their customers.

Ericsson is investing in cloud

Telstra plans to outsource 170 cloud jobs to India

Australian operator Telstra has announced plans to outsource 170 jobs from its cloud services division to India. The jobs will be primarily moved from the firm’s profitable and growing Network Applications and Services division, and will affect IT and resource management staff.

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