Internet in Russia Now Under State Control

In Russia, the controversial law for a “sovereign Internet” under complete state control has entered into force. This Russian ‘online iron curtain’ is being launched as a “security measure” to protect Russia in the event of an emergency or foreign threat like a cyberattack.

Edge Data Center Market Size Worth around $16 Billion by 2025

The edge data center market is expected to witness significant growth from 2019 to 2025, owing to the rapid growth in the demand for Over-The-Top (OTT) services, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Vodafone Idea Extends Its Network-as-a-Platform Capabilities with Mavenir

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), a large telecom operator from India, has partnered with Mavenir to extend its VIL Network-as-a-Platform capabilities, reaching distributed presence across all the major ‘industrial, commercial, and services’ clusters across India.

Whale Cloud Signs 3-Year Contract with Mobile Network Operator Saudi Arabia

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.

Verizon and Ericsson Introduce Cloud-Native Technology in Live Wireless Core Network

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.

Zayo to Expand Fiber Network in Florida Adding 2,300 Route Miles of Fiber

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 Deploys Nokia Optical Fronthaul to Power Its 5G Networks

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.

Global Cloud Networking Company GTT Acquires KPN International

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.

ExtraHop Announces SaaS-based Network Detection and Response Solution

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.

Inspur Announces Upcoming Availability of 5G Lab in Shanghai

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.

Leaseweb Deploys Infinera Groove to Interconnect Its Data Centers in North America

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.