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Vapor IO and Packet team up to introduce on-demand 5G-as-a-Service 

The leading edge-computing and data center provider, Vapor IO, is collaborating with Packet, a bare metal cloud provider, to launch 5G-as-a-service (5GaaS) offering through Vapor IO’s Kinetic Edge micro data centers.   As a part of the partnership, Vapor IO will supervise the physical services, deliver real-time infrastructure management, and operate the lit fiber networking. On the other hand, Packet will work on compute services as an on-demand utility, and make the 5G infrastructure available to edge consumers through its portal, and other DevOps platforms like Terraform and Ansible.   The new 5G-as-a-Service offering will consist of a 5G capable infrastructure and connectivity which will be deployed to edge locations. It will be delivered as a part of Vapor IO’s Project Volutus, which ...

Global virtual Evolved Packet Core market expected to touch $9 billion by 2023: KBV Research

The global virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) market will touch $9.2 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 46.7% during the forecast period (2017-2023), as per a report by KBV Research. The vEPC is a framework used to virtualize the functions which are necessary in converging data and voice on 4G LTE networks. It moves the traditional hardware-based core network components to software which are economic COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) servers. The rise in number of LTE mobile subscribers, decrease in Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx), and growth in network infrastructure, are the major factors driving the vEPC market. By solution type: In 2016, Mobility Management Entity Solution market was dominated by North America, and will continue to dominate till 2023, sh...

Intel collaborates with Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft and HP to bring 5G laptops next year 

Intel has announced its partnership with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to launch 5G laptops with Intel modems, in the second half of 2019. The Intel 5G laptops will enable fast computing with benefits to users like high-quality video access on the go, advanced gaming and smooth traversing capabilities across cellular and Wi-Fi networks. 2018 is the year when leading telecommunication companies like Verizon, Qualcomm, and Ericsson, started testing 5G networks, which is quite interesting. 5G networks are expected to offer speed of five gigabits per second (gbps). Intel will use Mobile World Congress (MWC) as a platform to showcase the first sneak peek of 5G-connected PCs concept, by livestreaming a video. These laptops will be detachable 2 in 1, powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i5 proc...

Biometrics authentication is future of identity authorization: IBM Study

A recent global study by the IBM Security has revealed that $112 billion has been stolen through identity fraud in the last six years, equating to around $35,600 lost every minute. People have been confirming their identities to access valuable services since the emergence of internet in the 1980s. It’s not only the society that has grown along with the internet, but also the fraudsters, con men, and organized crime have seen a rise. In 2015, the Javelin Strategy Research expected the fraud related to new online accounts to increase as much as 44% by 2018, and the loss to increase from $5 billion to $8 billion in just four years. The private information of consumers is compromised, and the current data breaches clear all doubts. Last month, it was found that sensitive information of 123 mi...

Global smartwatch market predicted to touch $30 billion by 2025: PMR report

The global smartwatch market is predicted to touch $30.811 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 16.6% during the forecast period 2017-2025, as per a report by Persistence Market Research. A smartwatch is simply a smartphone which can be worn as a typical watch around the wrist. The smartwatches include touch screen, support apps and can perform many useful tasks like calculations, digital time telling, translations, media play recording heart rate of the user, etc. Types of smart watches Standalone smartwatch Extension smartwatch Hybrid smartwatch The standalone smartwatches operate without wireless limitations. They need a SIM card inserted, and work like a phone. Users can make phone calls, send SMS or browse the internet. The report, titled “Smart Watch Market: Global Industry Analysis...

BT customers can now access IBM Cloud services right from BT network 

British Telecommunications (BT) recently launched a new service which enables enterprises to access IBM Cloud directly from BT network. The new service, called BT Cloud Connect Direct for IBM, is latest development in the list of BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’ portfolio. It offers better performance, security and availability as compared to the open internet. Designed and implemented as part of the existing network infrastructure of customers, the service provides SMEs the ability to build and deploy secure, reliable and highly predictable applications on IBM Cloud. “Cloud Connect Direct for IBM is designed to help businesses fully harness the potential of high-value digital services delivered via IBM Cloud. Businesses deploying IBM Cloud services can now benefit from improved performance, securit...

Verizon to use Samsung’s home routers for 5G commercial launch

Samsung, on Wednesday, announced that Verizon is going to use Samsung’s Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network solutions to roll out initial 5G network commercial services. The FWA is a low cost and performance optimized wireless service to deliver broadband in places where the fixed broadband solutions are limited. Both the companies had conducted 5G customer trials in 2017 in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington D.C. The 5G performance has been successfully tested and tried using the millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency. Samsung will use its in-house technology and assets to build commercial 5G home routers and 5G radio access units for Verizon. These solutions comprise a compact radio base station, virtualized RAN (Radio Access Units) elements, and ...

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson jointly demo 5G interoperability  

The telecommunication firm Verizon, this week, completed a successful FDD Massive MIMO connection trial for 5G on a ‘fully compatible customer device’, in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies. Although this sounds like highly technical stuff, but is really cool. It will work as a key component to lessen your wait for 5G network. “We don’t wait for the future, we build it. And this is another great example of moving the industry forward,” says Nicola Palmer, Chief Network Engineer and Head of Wireless Networks, Verizon. “Massive MIMO is a critical component of our 4G LTE Advancements and will play an important role in 5G technology that will result in single digit latency and scalability in the billions of connections.” Massive MIMO (multiple i...

Juniper Contrail Cloud enhancements make telco cloud deployment easier 

Juniper Networks, the leading networking player, has announced updates to its Contrail Cloud platform that will help service providers to address the challenges associated with building and operating highly scalable and distributed telco-cloud environments. Contrail Cloud is the telco cloud platform that runs high performance Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies to help service providers deliver innovative services with greater agility by utilizing Juniper’s trusted industry expertise. Juniper has now enhanced it by integrating OpenStack platform and RedHat’s Ceph Storage; in-built AppFormix automation and visibility; advanced NFVs; and new support services for providing carriers an easy method of delivering IoT, business and mobile services in the cloud. Juniper surveyed it...

AT&T expands collaboration with AWS to further cloud bond with enterprises

AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications company, has decided to expand its business cloud network solution with Amazon Web Services, with an aim to provide its enterprise customers secure and flexible connectivity options and help them with cloud, cybersecurity, and mobility needs. AT&T is going to focus on four fundamental areas as part of the collaboration- FlexWare, Private Mobile Connect, Cybersecurity, and Internet of Things. The telco offers FlexWare, which is based on SDN and NFV technologies, and is used to break the traditional appliance-based networking model so that customers get more flexibility and control. It has now made the FlexWare cloud-ready that will help enterprises more securely connect to AWS, and become more agile with edge computing. “Many of our...

Akamai acquires Nominum to offer its security products to enterprises and carriers

Akamai Technologies recently made an announcement to acquire Nominum, a provider of DNS and enterprise security solutions for telcos, with an aim to add complementary security capabilities to Akamai’s security product portfolio. The move will also expand Akamai’s distribution to carriers serving enterprise customers. Akamai already offers enterprise-grade security and threat intelligence, and by acquiring privately-funded Nominum, Akamai will integrate the carrier-grade cybersecurity with its security portfolio and serve a large base of customers with better security offerings. The cyberattacks are becoming more common with attackers looking for even a minute gap to exploit the enterprises. The new products from Akamai will offer more effective security services that can identify, block, a...

Indian SDN market to show 36% growth by 2022: TechSci Research

A recently released report from TechSci Research, a research based global management consulting firm, revealed that software defined networking (SDN) market in India is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 36%, in value terms, during 2017 to 2022. Since a lot of enterprises are expanding their service portfolio, and cloud service providers are increasing their focus on providing more efficient and agile services, the demand for SDN solutions is continuously increasing. The rising demand for SDN by large data centers, government policies such as Digital India and increasing competition between telecom companies, are also the factors behind the SDN market growth in India. “Telecom service providers are likely to be the fastest growing segment of end users in India software defined networking market...

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