Category: Virtualization


Rakuten Mobile loss almost doubled in Q2

Operating loss incurred at Japan’s challenger operator increased by 85% in Q2 to reach $900 million, which the company attributed to aggressive investment in network rollout and rising roaming cost.

Rakuten to build mobile network for 1&1

Rakuten announced partnership with 1&1 to build “Europe’s first fully virtualised mobile network” for the German greenfield operator. The company also set up a separate unit to drive global expansion.

The Journey to Virtualized RAN – Insights 2021

Date: 22nd July Time: 3pm BST A lot has happened since Q4 2019 when Heavy Reading surveyed communications service providers (CSPs) on their plans for virtualization – and, specifically vRAN. In early 2021, the team checked in with the carriers to see how their plans had changed – either delayed or accelerated – over the course […]

Network-as-a-Service: Creating values for all parties

With COVID-19 forcing the majority of staff in many companies to work remotely for months on end, there is huge pressure on IT and network professionals to assure all corporate business and collaboration applications run as they should to meet employee and customer needs and expectations. Embracing digital innovation and leveraging cloud capabilities has become even more critical to address today’s new business demands.
Enterprises are looking to shore up the game by equipping themselves with intelligent, secure and more reliable network connections that meets their requirements. SD-WAN (“software-defined wide area network”) is the leading solution nowadays for this. While enterprises could choose to build their own SD-WAN by combining equipment, software and access technology by themselves, a growing number of organizations are turning to a more flexible and efficient solution: to buy the service from communications service providers (CSPs) as a “network as a service” (NaaS) solution.

Making Sense of the Telco Cloud

In recent years the cloudification of communication networks, or “telco cloud” has become a byword for telecom modernisation. This Telecoms.com Intelligence Monthly Briefing aims to analyse what telcos’ transition to cloud means to the stakeholders in the telecom and cloud ecosystems. Before exploring the nooks and crannies of telco cloud, however, it is worthwhile first […]

SD-WAN grows up with MEF 70

Enterprise IT continues to embrace private and public clouds and increasingly needs to connect remote users and branch offices across public networks to cloud services.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Q1 numbers, India and Open RAN

The guys videoconference once more to bring you your favourite podcast in spite of everything. They start with a look at the start of Q1 earnings season, in which Huawei and Ericsson held steady. Turmoil in the Indian telecoms market shows no sign of abating, so they move on to that, before taking a look at the latest Open RAN developments and concluding with their favourite 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories.

Why NFV is no longer a buzzword

Has NFV proved more difficult to implement that anyone thought? Were the benefits less than we hoped? Or has NFV just been quietly getting on with it?

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