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Intel talks IoT and 5G at IDF 2015

US CPU giant Intel sought to position itself as a key player in the next telecoms eras by focusing on topics such as 5G and IoT at its big developer conference.

How will SDN prepare operators for IoT and 5G?

In this podcast, Telecoms.com discusses the merits of SDN and NFV in the operator, and hypothesise how they’ll both enable IoT and 5G for operators in the years to come. Editorial director, Scott Bicheno, and Intelligence content manager, Tim Skinner, mull over how software defined networking has evolved over the past few years alongside its […]

KT, Nokia make good on MoU, launch IoT lab

Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year.

Nokia and du launch network testing drones in Dubai

Drones equipped with smartphones are being utilised by du to carry out analysis on its network across Dubai. The first test, announced by partner Nokia, took place at the Dubai International Stadium to report on network conditions when occupied by 25,000 attendees.

SK Telecom and Nokia claim another 5G milestone

SK Telecom and Nokia have unveiled one of the first results of their 5G technology collaboration, claiming to verified the performance of a user plane and control plane separation technique, which they reckon is a key enabling technology for 5G.

SDN: More new business model than new technology

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei clearly envisions a world where network applications and services will run on commodity hardware and software. For a company that sells specialist boxes into networks, this could be a bold statement. In the latest in our series of SDN-themed interviews, Sanqi Li, CTO of Huawei’s carrier network business, simply sees this approach as the evolution of business models for both carriers and vendors.

7Layers: Connecting the world

Dr Hans- Jürgen Meckelburg, President & CEO, 7Layers, talks to telecoms.com at MWC 2013 about serving the M2M space and connecting millions of devices across many different sectors.

ANALYSIS: Can commodity hardware cut it in SDN world?

Of late there seems to be an SDN (software defined networks) related announcement every few days, as vendors get their ducks in a row to pitch the next evolution of technology to carriers at MWC. But the concept demands a change in mindset for the vendors as much as it does the operators.

A defining moment for SDN

Software-defined networking (SDN) is the latest acronym to save the day, promising more flexible, scalable and intelligent networks. But what does SDN actually mean?

Is telco SDN the new IMS?

It feels like 2006 once again: vendors are creating fanciful and colourful presentations about SDN and operators are discussing about the need to move from silos to horizontal platforms and networks. In a way, almost the same story was told six years ago for IMS, but deployments were far smaller than expected. So is SDN following the footsteps of IMS?

Ericsson picks up IT services expertise

Swedish equipment manufacturer Ericsson has announced its intention to acquire the IT services capabilities of the Devoteam Telecom & Media operation in France.

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