Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, July 23, 2016 with No comments
It was a busy week in telecom news! Telecom company Softbank made a $32 billion bid to purchase chip-maker ARM. AT&T and Verizon both announced virtual network services. The U.S. White House launched a $400 million 5G research project. AT&T and Orange teamed up to develop common specification and APIs for network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). And SK Telecom shared its Internet of Things (IoT), low-power, wide-area (LPWA) strategy, based entirely on LoRa and LTE-M technology.
Softbank Is Betting $32 Billion on ARM That the Internet of Things Will Pay Out
For SoftBank’s bid to make sense, ARM will have to win at IoT the way it did with smartphones.| Article by Wired.com.
AT&T Offers Network Functions On Demand... Sort Of
AT&T's Network Functions on Demand service lets enterprises run multiple VNFs from a single server. But, it's built on a legacy business model that runs counter to cloud principles. | Article by Light Reading.
Verizon's Next With VNFs
Working mostly with established vendors, Verizon's first set of virtual network services includes security, WAN optimization, software-defined WANs, and vCPE. | Article by Light Reading.
18 Tech Firms join White House in 5G Research
Headed up by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. White House's $400 million 5G research project will collaborate with 18 tech companies including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Juniper Networks, Intel, Oracle, and Viavi. | Article by SDxCentral.
AT&T and Orange to create common specifications and APIs for NFV and SDN
The two telcos signed an agreement to collaborate on open source and standardization initiatives around SDN and NFV. | Article by Telecom TV.
SK Telecom Sees LTE-M, LoRa as Its 'Two Main IoT Pillars'
Some operators are committing themselves solely to cellular for IoT. SK Telecom is taking a different approach, which show how 3GPP standards could co-exist with and complement other LPWA technologies. | Article by Light Reading.