Alibaba-subsidiary Whale Cloud has signed a three-year contract with Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) – a large mobile network operator in the region, to help the operator launch a public cloud service in Saudi Arabia.
In a proof-of-concept trial in a live network environment, Verizon and Ericsson have introduced cloud native, container based technology on the core of Verizon’s active network. According to Verizon and Ericsson, this is the first container-based wireless EPC (Evolved Packet Core) technology deployment in a live network in the world. It would introduce a more efficient way to deliver operational applications that run the network.
Fiber network company Zayo will significantly expand its fiber network in central Florida. Zayo will add more than 2,300 route miles of high-fiber count network enabling new markets of Tampa and Orlando including diverse connections and backhaul capabilities.
China Unicom, one of the world’s largest mobile service providers by subscriber base, has chosen the Nokia optical fronthaul solution to power its 4G and 5G networks in Beijing, supporting the operator’s ambitious commitment to deliver 5G in the 2019 timeframe.
GTT has announced its acquisition of KPN International for approximately €50 million in cash. Part of listed telecommunications company KPN, their business unit KPN International operates a global IP network for enterprise and carrier customers.
Cyber security solutions provider, ExtraHop, has announced the launch of ExtraHop Reveal(x) Cloud - a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based network detection and response (NDR) solution for the cloud-first hybrid enterprise.
Global server, data center and cloud computing solutions provider, Inspur, has announced the upcoming availability of a Virtual Central Office (VCO) 3.0 lab in Shanghai, with partners including Accton, Kaloom, Red Hat and Linux Foundation.
Dedicated server and cloud hosting services provider Leaseweb has successfully completed its implementation of the Infinera Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform interconnecting Leaseweb’s data centers in North America.
Hyperscaler Tencent together with analog semiconductor company Spectra7 Microsystems have launched the CRX (Copper Reach Extension) Consortium - to accelerate the adoption of active copper cable products using technology from Spectra7.
Huawei has opened its 5G OpenLab in Seoul. Through the OpenLab, Huawei aims to drive 5G and ICT development in South Korea, and provide 5G testing environments and interoperability services for SMEs and startups.
Liquid Web has announced their partnership with the Cloudflare Bandwidth Alliance. By joining this alliance, Liquid Web customers would benefit from reduced bandwidth charges automatically.
3W Infra has selected Telecom Italia Sparkle (Sparkle) to add “high-quality” IP transit services to its blend of bandwidth offerings.
Eurofiber, a fast-growing international provider of fiber-optic network services, has significantly upgraded its Point-of-Presence (PoP) in the maincubes AMS01 colocation data center in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands.