New infrastructure brings data centers closer to network edge
Fri Jun 23 12:43:07 EDT 2017
Vaper IO’s partners include Intel, Crown Castle and Flex High-value IoT applications like autonomous cars, virtual reality, and lights out manufacturing need networks that can respond in real-time. They need the power of cloud computing at the edge of the network. But cloud computing requires massive amounts of power and fiber connectivity, so finding a [...]
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The role of open source software in telecommunications
Fri Jun 23 11:40:29 EDT 2017
The telecom industry is undergoing a major shift with the migration from voice and data services to an encompassing set of networking tools. Accompanying this shift is a need for greater agility and flexibility. Open source software is indispensable to a faster, more malleable communications network. Proprietary vs. open source programs The telecommunications space has [...]
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Telecom Tweets of the Week: Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only
Fri Jun 23 11:31:54 EDT 2017
Sorry, Android. Sprint is giving its Virgin Mobile mobile virtual network operator a face-lift: the MVNO will offer only iPhones and seems to be taking a page from Sprint’s recent offer for a year of free service — Virgin Mobile customers who buy an iPhone get six months of service for $1, with another six [...]
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Small cells, fiber and spectrum are key to 5G, AT&T exec says
Fri Jun 23 10:20:29 EDT 2017
AT&T gives a glimpse into 5G plans at Wells Fargo event; plans include a deeper dive on fiber, as well as a move to a real-estate-type tower model Scott Mair, senior vice president of technology planning and engineering for AT&T, this week discussed how the carrier plans to evolve its LTE network to 5G with [...]
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