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Orange Business Services forms cloud alliance with Accenture

Orange and Accenture have teamed up to help enterprises move their infrastructure to the cloud

Operator group Orange’s enterprise-focused unit has teamed up with management consultancy and technology services provider Accenture to help large enterprises devise their cloud strategies. The two firms will also set out to support enterprises moving their infrastructure and applications to the cloud.

Telstra first to deploy Cisco’s global cloud platform

Telstra announced that it is deploying Cisco's cloud infrastructure within a local Australian datacentre, the first of Cisco's partners to do so

Australian telco Telstra announced Tuesday that the company is partnering with Cisco on a deal that will effectively see Telstra become the first service provider to deploy Cisco’s global cloud compute infrastructure within its datacentres. Telstra also announced it will also invest in Cisco Evolved Services Platform for its networking infrastructure in a bid to improve service personalisation.

Kontron joins OpenStack, takes open source cloud to telcos

Kontron announced it is joining OpenStack and plans to offer carrier-grade OpenStack-based solutions

Embedded computing developer Kontron has joined the OpenStack foundation as a sponsor and is working to integrate its cloud-based application infrastructure with the open source cloud provisioning and orchestration platform. Kontron said the move is a “significant milestone” in its long-term strategy in the software defined infrastructure space, an area telcos, cloud service providers and vendors are paying more attention to as of late.

The future of cloud – Telstra’s perspective

Nathan Bell, director of product marketing, Telstra Global

The changing human interaction with the cloud and its importance in our day-to-day lives has created a golden opportunity for businesses to use insights to increase customer satisfaction for both corporates and consumers. Organisations across APAC are embracing the IT transformations within cloud, big data and mobile—and learning how to better serve the needs of their customers, says Nathan Bell, global director of products and marketing at Telstra Global.

Microsoft confirms Nadella as CEO

Satya Nadella has been appointed CEO at Microsoft

Microsoft announced Tuesday that Satya Nadella will indeed take on the role of chief executive officer at the software company effective immediately. The company’s founder Bill Gates will also be stepping down as chairman to assume a more hands-on role on the board as a technology advisor.

Chinese operators invest in cloud computing parks

China Mobile and China Unicom have both begun constructing their own cloud computing parks in the country’s Guizhou Province

Chinese operators China Mobile and China Unicom have both begun constructing their own cloud computing parks in the country’s Guizhou Province, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Telefónica and Telstra invest in cloud storage provider Box

Telefónica and Telstra were among the investors in the latest round of financing for Box.

Cloud-based storage service provider Box announced a slew of strategic partnerships and new investment Friday worth over $100m. The deals, which include commercial agreements with Australian and Spanish incumbents Telstra and Telefónica Digital, will help fuel the company’s expansion in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Century link acquires cloud player Tier 3

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US multiplay carrier and managed services provider CenturyLink has acquired Tier 3, a small infrastructure as a service and platform as a service provider. The double-play will bolster CenturyLink’s growing arsenal of cloud services, which already includes cloud service provider Savvis and Cloud Foundry-based platform as a service AppFog.

Telstra expands cloud platform to US, Japan

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ollowing its EU and APAC expansion this summer, ICT and backbone network service provider Telstra Global announced Thursday that the company has expanded its cloud and “connected colocation” services to the US and Japan, and is in the process of upgrading existing facilities in Australia.

WeDo to offer roaming and rating solutions through PT cloud

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Portuguese business assurance specialist WeDo Technologies has announced a partnership with incumbent operator Portugal Telecom (PT) that will see the firm’s rating validation and roaming management solutions offered on a SaaS model as part of PT’s new enterprise cloud offering, SmartCloudPT.

“Telcos supply the bridge between customer and cloud”: Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell

Orçun M. Özalp, Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell

Orçun M. Özalp, Head of Emerging Business/Strategic Marketing, Turkcell is speaking in the Virtualisation & Cloud track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we talk to him about the unique advantages that telcos can bring to the managed cloud services market.

Director, Professional Services, Du, UAE: “SDN promises to enable us to crack expensive proprietary black boxes of network manufacturers”

Imran Malik, director of professional services for Du in the UAE

Imran Malik, director of professional services for Du in the UAE, is speaking in the Virtualisation & Cloud track on Day One of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the conference we find out more about how SDN can enable networks to respond to changing demands and how cloud represents a real opportunity for telcos.

Ericsson CTO says mobile industry need to invest more in cloud

Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson

In order to stay ahead of the curve and enjoy new revenue streams from cloud services the mobile industry will need to invest substantially more than it does today, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson.

President and CEO, Telebras, Brazil: “There is an unbalanced relationship between content providers and telcos”

Caio Bonilha, President and CEO, Telebras, Brazil

Caio Bonilha, President and CEO, Telebras, Brazil is taking part in a panel discussion on the advantages of SDN and OpenFlow on Day One of the Broadband World Forum, taking place on the 22nd – 24th October 2013 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role, and where telcos fit in the cloud services arena.

T-Mobile to deploy cloud services in Poland

Mobile Poland has deployed software to allow it to offer cloud services

The Polish arm of operator group T-Mobile has deployed software to allow it to offer cloud services.

Making sense of big data

Dan Joe Barry

Big data has introduced a wealth of information and technology has now made processing that data possible in real time, leading to an exciting number of predictive and reactive scenarios for operators.

Chunghwa Telecom invests $13bn in cloud datacentre

The datacentre is being built in New Taipei city

Taiwanese telo Chunghwa Telecom has begun construction on its state of the art Tier 4 cloud computing datacentre in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan.

KT launches cloud offering

Softbank will market the service in Japan while KT will manage the datacentre

South Korean operator KT Corporation is launching a cloud computing offering in Japan this week, in conjunction with Softbank.The new offering, which will operate on a datacentre in Korea, exploits a growing market for overseas storage in Japan, where an increasing number of enterprises have, since the devastating earthquake in 2011, looked to neighbouring South Korea for the opportunity to minimise their data storage risk.

Megafon joins Telefónica partnership programme

Telefónica's partnership programme now reaches 1.5 billion users, the firm said

Russian operator MegaFon has become the latest carrier to join Teleónica’s partnership programme, which aims to pool resource, know-how and purchasing power across an international roster of telcos.

Elitecore enables CSPs to target Hospitality Wi-Fi through a Cloud-based platform

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Elitecore Technologies, the global provider of Wi-Fi Service Management Platform, announced its support for Hospitality Wi-Fi business model for Service Providers, offering a centralized bundled solution with complete Wi-Fi access infrastructure and internet connectivity on a Managed Services platform. Apart from hospitality, the Elitecore Wi-Fi SMP solution enables operators cater to different business models such as Enterprise, Residential, Mobile Data Offload, Inter-carrier wholesale, Hotspot and Location aware services.

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