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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Intel confirmed that it will provide technology to Japanese firm Rakuten for a new cloud-native network.
Altiostar will utilize this new round of financing to expand its virtual Radio Access Network solutions for 4G and 5G to accelerate the industry paradigm shift to web-scale cloud-native mobile networks.
Rakuten is currently on track to achieve an industry first with the deployment of a fully virtualized mobile network in Japan in October 2019, including radio access, and the investment in Altiostar demonstrates Rakuten's commitment to taking a leadership role in driving RAN virtualization. To build its 5G-ready mobile network infrastructure, Rakuten is nurturing an open ecosystem by actively participating in crafting solutions through engagement with industry leaders like Intel and Qualcomm, as well as ODMs and innovative Virtual RAN disruptors like Altiostar.
"Our vision for Rakuten Mobile Network is to build the world's first end-to-end, fully virtualized, software-defined mobile network: A network that innovates at the Speed-of-Software and scales at the Speed-of-Cloud. Altiostar technology is key to realizing this vision within the year," said Tareq Amin, CTO of Rakuten Mobile Network. "The whole Rakuten team is looking forward to working closely with Altiostar to take a leadership role in driving RAN virtualization and to bring disruptive innovation to the mobile industry."
"Open RAN architecture and virtualization are key to building software-centric networks that can scale and adapt to meet an explosion of devices and applications driving service velocity and profits," said Ashraf Dahod, CEO of Altiostar Networks. "This funding is going to help us expand our technology innovation to help operators like Rakuten to push new business models and bring affordable broadband to the masses through web-scale mobile networks."
In addition to the investment, Rakuten Mobile Network President Yoshihisa Yamada and Chief Technology Officer Tareq Amin will join the board of Altiostar upon completion of the transaction.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Switzerland's Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) has raised CHF380 million ($379 million) after it awarded 5G frequencies to local mobile operators Salt, Sunrise and Swisscom, the regulator said in a statement.
AT&T is building on a foundation of Kubernetes and OpenStack for its ambitious 5G rollout plans. As part of that deployment, it's signed an "eight-figure," multi-year deal with Mirantis to provide Kubernetes and OpenStack,
Verizon's Nicki Palmer : Initially, 5G needs to be different than 4G. And that's why Ultra Wideband is our path of choice
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
- Wireless providers will invest greater than $150 billion in infrastructure to deliver 5G services over mid-band spectrum
- The wireless industry will create 1.3 million new jobs—on a direct and spillover effect basis—to deploy mid-band infrastructure
- The economic activity resulting from this investment and job creation will add $274 billion to America's GDP
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Verizon tested MEC ( proprietary element out of its intelligent edge network solution) to reduce latency on its 5G networks
Verizon engineers used Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) equipment and MEC platform software on a live 5G network that slashed network latency in half. Latency remains one of the most challenging aspects of 5G networkdeployments that are looking to power latency-sensitive use cases like autonomous vehicles and telemedicine.
The test took place at Verizon's 5G test bed in Houston. Company engineers installed the equipment and software at a network facility closer to the network edge, which reduced the physical distance data needed to travel between a wireless device and the compute infrastructure. It also relied on the carrier's Intelligent Edge Network architecture.
Adam Koeppe, senior vice president of network planning for Verizon, explained that the MEC equipment and software was internally derived and not specific to any of the dozens of "MEC"-related edge computing platforms in the market.
"This is an element of our Intelligent Edge Network and not just software defined or virtual network functions out to the cloud," Koeppe said. "It's really a capability that allows us to go after 5G use cases but also use cases outside of 5G."
Monday, January 28, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
During the past year, the United States has embarked on a stealthy, occasionally threatening, global campaign to prevent Huawei and other Chinese firms from participating in the most dramatic remaking of the plumbing that controls the internet since it sputtered into being, in pieces, 35 years ago.