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AT&T chucks $200 million at ONAP startups

US operator AT&T has vowed to invest ‘up to’ $200 million in a venture capital fund focused on telecoms startups working on the Open Network Automation Platform.

Linux appoints telecoms veteran to lead networking push

The Linux Foundation has appointed former Ericsson exec Arpit Joshipura as GM for Networking & Orchestration, in a move which could demonstrate the growing importance of open source in the networking industry.

Alcatel-Lucent demos Petabit MIMO-SDM fibre tech

Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has announced the first demonstration of its space-division multiplexed optical multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO-SDM) system.

Huawei launches SDN-based IoT platform

Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled its ‘Agile Internet of Things Solution’, which it says is based on software defined networking, at its Network Congress show in Shanghai.

NFV veterans form new industry group

The Linux Foundation, the organisation behind OpenStack and the OpenDaylight Project, has today announced the launch of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). The project will focus on accelerating the introduction of new products and services through an integrated, open source, carrier-grade reference architecture for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

OIF, ONF link up to test transport SDN

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), an industry group uniting the data and optical networking sectors including carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors, has announced a collaboration with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) which will see the organisations work together with leading telcos and research institutions to test software defined networking (SDN) in the transport layer.

Alcatel, Fujitsu join AT&T’s cloud-focused network architecture effort

Alcatel-Lucent and the networking communications arm of Fujitsu have joined AT&T’s ‘User-Defined Network Cloud’ programme, the telco’s bid to rearchitect its core network in a move that will make it more elastic, scalable, and capable of handling massive volumes of IP-based traffic.

New Mozilla CEO steps down after 11 days

Open source software provider Mozilla’s co-founder and new CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down from his role just eleven days into his role. Eich was appointed CEO last Monday but the firm announced his resignation yesterday following backlash from Mozila’s developer community over his political views.

Ubuntu OS launched for smartphones and PCs

Open source software developer Canonical has launched an operating system for both mobile handsets and PCs. Ubuntu 13.10 is the firm’s effort to create OS convergence across all devices and has been hailed by Canonical as the “first true mobile release of Ubuntu”. The firm added that it is working with partners to bring Ubuntu smartphone devices to market in 2014.

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.

Ubuntu seeks crowdfunding support to make Linux phone

Open source developer and Linux house Ubuntu has turned to crowdfunding to get its latest mobile project off the ground. Parent company Canonical is hoping to raise $32m by August 21 to kick start manufacture of a high end smartphone that doubles as a desktop PC.

MTN brings African support to Ubuntu Touch

Support for the alternative open source mobile OS developed by Linux shop Ubuntu increased this week as pan-African carrier MTN Group signed up to the cause.

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