Category: Cloud


Blue sky opportunities

Manuel Gallo heads up business development for cloud computing at Japan-based vendor NEC. With Spanish carrier Telefónica onboard as the company’s first big operator client, Gallo runs a cloud computing competence centre out of Madrid, which develops platforms for EMEA and Latin America. Here he speaks to telecoms.com about opportunities that have emerged from the cloud.

Verizon acquires Cloud firm Terremark for $1.4bn

US operator Verizon has announced that it is to acquire cloud services firm Terremark for a total of $1.4bn. The deal reflects a growing enthusiasm among telcos for cloud offerings, and Verizon claimed its purchase would “decisively reshape the rapidly evolving global business technology solutions market.”

Deutsche Telekom puts wind behind cloud services firm

Deutsche Telekom’s venture capital arm, T-Venture, and partnership investor Creathor Venture, have invested “several million Euro” into cloud services enabler Netbiscuits, helping the firm enhance its offering in the USA and Europe.

Coalition casts clouds over Asia

A group of 11 companies including operators and vendors formed the Asia Cloud Computing Association this week. But the protagonists seem to be throwing a party for those who want to enter the region and not necessarily the region stakeholders themselves.

Perfect delivery: Telefónica at BBWF

During the Broadband World Forum held in Paris in late October, telecoms.com caught up with Cayetano Carbajo, director of technology and planning at Spanish carrier Telefónica. In this video interview Carbajo talks about the extension of both fixed and wireless broadband; demand for bandwidth as the main driver for investment; the pressures of delivering video; and the efficiencies afforded by cloud computing.

Colt hooks up with Unisys for cloud services

Pan-European backbone network Colt has entered into a contract with IT services firm Unisys to deliver infrastructure, cloud management software and services to European customers. After the initial UK implementation, the companies intend to provide the services from an additional six data centres within Colt’s European network.

IBM and Openet gather over cloud strategy

IBM and transaction management firm Openet extended their relationship this week with a focus on the cloud, a technology which has gripped the attention of operators worldwide.

Clouds offer silver lining for all

IBM expanded further into the telecoms space on Thursday with the unveiling of a cloud services platform aimed at carriers and service providers. The offering encompasses hardware, software and services which would allow telcos to offer cloud computing to their own customers.

HP unveils Cloud-based Mobile Device Management platform

IT giant HP has announced a solution that helps wireless and broadband service provicders provide midsize business customers with cloud-based mobile device management. The HP Cloud Services Enablement for Device Management as a Service (HP CSE for DMaaS) helps businesses manage employee smartphones, notebooks and other mobile devices.

SFR looks to clouds for enterprise offering

French carrier SFR has tapped HP to build it a complete cloud services platform designed to enable the service provider to offer cloud-based services with utility-based pricing to French companies.

Cloud-based gaming service to hit networks in June

There’s been lots of talk recently about how network infrastructure, particularly in the mobile sector, is creaking under the weight of data traffic. Come June, traffic may increase significantly with the launch of a service that promises to revolutionise the gaming experience.

Vodafone sees silver lining in cloud computing

Vodafone, the world’s biggest carrier by revenues, picked a bad week to launch its cloud-based services offering. On Tuesday the firm announced a strategic partnership with Decho to launch a range of cloud computing services starting with Vodafone PC Backup.

Cloud bursts over Sidekick users

The resilience of the cloud as a data storage medium was called into question this week, when T-Mobile USA’s Sidekick users were told their personal information and content had been irretrievably lost.

Orange taps Cloud for wifi access

UK mobile operator Orange teamed up with hotspot network The Cloud this week, extending Orange users’ wifi access to more than 10,000 hotspots. Orange already has wifi agreements in place with BT OpenZone, France Telecom and WeRoam. The service can be accessed through Orange’s Business Everywhere mobile datacard offering, which includes a single datacard with […]

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