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Blue Wireless expands 5G portfolio into the Americas
Before today’s announcement, the company had previously only expanded in the Europe and Asia Pacific regions; now, Blue Wireless has added the United States, Canada and Mexico to the list of countries it serves, bringing the total to 61.
VMware adds cloud-native support to 5G telco cloud portfolio
The 5G-ready Telco Cloud Platform supports cloud-native technology and delivers applications and services across multi-cloud infrastructure.
5G Core revenues expected to hit $1b in 2020
5G core network revenues are pushing towards US$1 billion in revenue in 2020, propelled by strong investment and growth in 5G networks.
5G Future Forum rolls out plans to advance 5G MEC solutions
5G Future Forum has released technical specification abstracts designed to aid in the global adoption of 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) enabled solutions.
New Aruba solution unifies networks to provide ‘hyper-awareness’
The enhanced Edge Services Platform unifies IoT, IT, and OT networks into one platform that integrates with Aruba partner technologies.
Smartphone shipments down but may make a comeback in 2022
"Although we expect year-over-year growth of 9% in 2021, that is only due to the large drop in 2020. The real recovery won't happen until 2022 when smartphone volumes return to pre-COVID levels."
Edge computing market set to explode by 2022, thanks to demand from industrial enterprises
By 2022, 90% of industrial enterprises will be utilising edge computing, with the multi-access edge computing market set to reach $7.23 billion by 2024.
Chorus describes goals as it posts $52m profit
As the copper withdrawal looms, Chorus is looking at how it can leverage its fibre network to provide new products and services across the country.
Fortinet unveils firewall offering for hyperscale & 5G environments
The company continues to push the boundaries of hardware-accelerated performance for security and networking convergence.
Intel & VMware collaborate on vRAN platform to support 5G
The two companies are collaborating on a software platform to assist communications service providers (CSPs) with rolling out future 5G networks across a software-defined, virtualised infrastructure.
Network managed services market could take short term dip
The evolution of network equipment may see managed services stalling short term before the rise of automation gives it a boost, says Dell'Oro.
5G arrives in Palmerston North - Spark
The city is the first location in New Zealand to have access to 5G on both mobile and wireless broadband.
5G network infrastructure market to reach $8.1 billion - Gartner
“Investment in mobile infrastructure continues to gain momentum, as a growing number of CSPs are prioritising 5G projects by reusing current assets."
Vodafone NZ upgrades more than 120 mobile cell sites in preparation for 5G
The upgrades, which span the country, predominantly add 4G or 4.5G technology and capacity, which is part of the company's work in getting mobile towers ready for the fifth generation mobile network, 5G.
HPE announces worldwide remote access to new 5G lab
The goal of the lab is to accelerate adoption of open, multivendor 5G solutions by allowing HPE customers and partners a place to test and develop.
Spark completes stage one of Optical Transport Network project
The first piece of the new OTN 2 fibre network was installed between Glenfield and Papakura in Auckland, and is now live and operating at 800 Gigabit per second (Gb/s). Spark’s previous links operated at 100 or 200 Gb/s.
IBM and Verizon Business team up on 5G and AI solutions at the Enterprise Edge
The collaboration is all about enabling the future of industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Vodafone New Zealand rolls out 800G technology with Ciena
"By implementing Ciena’s WL5e, Vodafone can better manage network requirements to support its recently launched 5G service."
Cloud-edge and 5G solutions propose significant value to vendors and enterprises
"Clearly, there is an opportunity to be addressed by somebody, but the jury is still out on who captures what parts of the emerging cloud-edge and 5G ecosystem.”
2degrees unveils new infrastructure sharing agreement, passes $1b milestone
The company has revealed it has invested $1 billion into its network infrastructure, and has expanded on its venture with Spark and Vodafone to connect the country's rural areas.
F&S report growing opportunity in 5G indoor systems
Frost & Saullivan say that adoption in Asia-Pacific will be driven by key developments in policies, business models, and technology innovations.
HPE offers edge & 5G solutions for telcos
HPE has this week launched a new software-as-a-service-based offering for telecommunications firms, as 5G rollouts gain strong momentum.
5G to be 'revolutionary' - yet security concerns remain high
“The introduction of 5G will alter consumer expectations and lead to a change in how businesses deliver services."
5G market biggest market opportunity - report
5G is one of the largest market opportunities for the coming years, with large scale roll-out of infrastructures and rapid adoption of 5G devices and services.