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Telstra confirms discussions over Pacnet acquisition

Telstra has confirmed discussions over Pacnet acquisition are under way

Australia’s former state-owned telco, Telstra, has confirmed discussions are underway over a potential acquisition of data centre and undersea cable operator Pacnet. At this stage, the cost of any possible transaction has not been announced.

Huawei, Red Hat partner on cloud solutions for NFV

Huawei and Red hat partner to aid the NFV evolution

Chinese infrastructure specialist Huawei and open source software vendor Red Hat have announced a partnership to deliver carrier grade, OpenStack-based cloud solutions to enable NFV deployments.

Intersec nabs $20m to bolster telco big data initiatives

Intersec will use the $20m to expand outside the telecoms sector

Intersec has secured $20m in a round of funding that the company will use to bolster the reach of its big data platform for telcos and its expansion outside of telecoms.

HP, Wind River collaborate on Open Stack-based NFV solution

HP and Wind River working to create a new NFV platform

HP has announced it will begin developing original NFV capabilities in partnership with network virtualization specialist Wind River. Carrier-grade network technologies from Wind River will be integrated into HP’s Helion OpenStack technology, and is intended to provide service providers with an open-source based cloud platform bringing enhanced reliability to NFV

Telcos voice concerns about taking core networks to the cloud

NFV and the platforms that can capably run them are still nascent

Under threat from companies not traditionally viewed as competitors, telcos are racing to both offer cloud services to end-user customers and tap into the cloud to run core network functions in a bid to make their value propositions more competitive and infrastructure more dynamic. But cloud experts from Orange, Swisscom and AT&T have each voiced concerns around just how capable the sector may be at managing such a bold transformation with existing tools.

AT&T, Ericsson virtualise IMS CSCF on OpenStack

AT&T is working with Ericsson on NFV

AT&T and Ericsson announced that the companies have jointly demonstrated a virtualised IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) node call session control function (CSCF) on OpenStack using Ericsson’s cloud execution and management platform.

Telstra chooses AppDirect for cloud app store

Telstra targets the cloud

Australian incumbent telco Telstra has selected AppDirect’s application marketplace technology to power its cloud app store. The platform will allow Telstra to offer a one-stop-shop for cloud-based apps for business users, and is going live initially with services offered by Box (cloud-based storage and collaboration) and Docusign (digital signing software).

HP to end webOS cloud services in January

HP's webOS cloud services are no more

Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that it will be ceasing support of its faltering webOS cloud services platform in January. In an official statement on the webOS website, HP cited declining user numbers as the primary motive behind the decision. webOS was acquired by HP as part of the $1.2 billion purchase of Palm in 2010, and [...]

Phoney dilemma

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The combination of the camera-laden smartphone and the cloud has given us the power to photographically record our every waking moment with the assurance that our memories will forever reside on a distant, networked hard-drive. But there is another side to this technological coin.

Amdocs NFV orchestrator aims to clear up virtual mess

Amdocs orchestrator to help manage NFV infrastructure

Amdocs has launched Network Cloud Service Orchestrator, which is designed to help service providers with operations and process management for NFV and software defined networking (SDN) solutions.

Korea Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent collaborate to virtualize functions

Alcatel-Lucent and KT will collaborate on NFV development

Korean telco KT and Alcatel-Lucent have announced a technical collaboration agreement to accelerate the adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV) in Korea.

Alcatel-Lucent’s SDN subsidiary confirms cloud data centre implementation

Nuage Networks provides data centre SDN to OVH

Alcatel-Lucent’s software defined networking (SDN) specialist subsidiary, Nuage Networks, has announced that it will be providing its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to global hosting firm OVH. The deployment of VSP across data centres across Europe and North America will deliver “OpenStack as a Service” to OVH.

HP split could lead to increased telco focus

HP business split could see greater emphasis on telco solutions

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard is reportedly close to dividing into two separate companies, with an official announcement thought to be in the offing. The split is likely to produce companies focusing on PCs and printers, and corporate computing, respectively.

TeliaSonera acquires cloud & hosting outfit Ipeer

TeliaSonera acquires cloud & hosting company

TeliaSonera has acquired Ipeer AB, a cloud and hosting service provider for the Swedish corporate sector. According to TeliaSonera, the purchase will enhance its network and access portfolio, and enable it to offer completely new solutions to customers.

Microsoft promises Windows 10 convergence across mobile and desktop

Windows 10: "will run across an incredibly broad set of devices"

Microsoft has given a preview of Windows 10, announcing expectedintegration of the new operating system across desktop and mobile platforms, as well as Internet of Things devices and global data centres.

OpenDaylight releases second virtualization platform

OpenDaylight launches Helium, its second release.

The OpenDaylight Project has announced the release of its second open source platform to advance Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture control. The release, called Helium, will benefit from 11 new features and protocols, which have all been provided by the network infrastructure vendor community.

CenturyLink announces expansion into China

CenturyLink will host services in Shanghai

The business arm of American telco CenturyLink has announced the expansion of its managed services availability into the Chinese market. The announcement marks a potentially significant step for Western businesses moving into the worlds’ second-largest economy.

Cisco virtualizes multiscreen TV functions

Cisco will virtualize multiscreen TV functions

Cisco has announced a virtualization-based expansion to its video processing solution, Videoscape, for multiscreen TV service providers. The upgrade to the solution now includes the delivery of advertising, security, packaging, encoding, playout and content delivery.

Alibaba set for record IPO and international expansion

Alibaba looking to raise $24.3 billion investment before IPO launch

The Chinese e-commerce giant is to commence its investor roadshow in the USA this week, ahead of one of the most highly anticipated Initial Public Offerings in the history of the New York Stock Exchange.

Nokia unveils ‘first’ commercial NFV solution

When telecoms ad the cloud collide

Nokia Networks has claimed the launch of the first commercial Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) solution, due to bring the power of cloud computing to telecoms grade services, such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

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