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Microsoft inks $2bn cloud and 5G deal with ATT

The two companies will also work together to develop “intelligent” edge computing applications Microsoft has announced a “multiyear strategic alliance” with AT&T to develop cloud, AI and 5G technologies. Under the deal, AT&T will integrate Microsoft 365 across its organisation and migrate non-network infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. AT&T will also provide Microsoft access to its… Read More


‘No technological grounds’ to ban Huawei from 5G networks, say MPs

The Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee said some ethical concerns remain, but it could see no technical reason to ban the Chinese firm There are no technological grounds for banning Chinese firm Huawei from the UK’s 5G networks, the Science and Technology Select Committee has said. In a letter to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright, the… Read More


Cisco announces acquisition of Acacia for $2.6bn

Cisco buys optical interconnect specialist to develop intent-based networking portfolio Cisco has announced it is to buy one of its suppliers, optical interconnect specialist Acacia Communications, for $2.6bn (£2.08bn) in cash. The networking giant said the deal will strengthen its software, silicon and optics capabilities, helping the company to make networks smarter, simple and more… Read More


Extreme Networks snaps up rival Aerohive for $272 million

Extreme looks to Aerohive’s automation capabilities to expand edge-to-cloud networking offering Networking equipment vendor Extreme Networks has announced it will acquire rival Aerohive. In a press release, Extreme said the acquisition will add important cloud management and edge capabilities to the company’s portfolio, as customers increasingly demand connectivity from the edge to the cloud. Extreme… Read More


Cloudflare fixes outage that affected Discord and others
Route leak that impacted Cloudflare network resolved Cloudflare, a company that provides performance and security services to websites, has resolved an issue that affected a number of its customers Monday. Among the sites affected by the network issue were Overcast, Discord, WP Engine, WP Engine and Sonassi, and many of the other 16 million sites... Read More

Cisco releases critical security alerts for DNA Center and SD-WAN software

Cisco alerts users to critical warnings in a dump of nearly 30 advisories Cisco has released critical security alerts for its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center and SD-WAN software. The vulnerability found in the company’s DNA Center software ranks high in severity, with a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) rating of 9.3 out of 10…. Read More


Akamai launches Edge Connect to reduce IoT latency

Akamai is targeting the IoT market with low-latency and secure connectivity Akamai has launched Edge Connect, a product aimed at reducing latency between IoT applications and endpoints. Akamai’s Edge Cloud network places content and media closer to customers to reduce latency, but this is the first time the company is extending the technology to expedite… Read More


UK network operators fear Huawei uncertainty could derail 5G roll-out

Firms reportedly demand clarity on where the Government stands on the Chinese company’s equipment, amid concerns it could hit the 5G roll-out The UK’s network operators have reportedly written to the Government asking for it to be clearer about its position on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, over fears it could impact on the country’s roll-out… Read More


Cisco laces network with more AI and machine learning

Analytics and automation to help IT teams understand network behaviour and pre-emptively prevent issues Cisco has released a series of software updates that will see AI and machine learning capabilities become more deeply embedded into the network. The central idea is that new analytics and automation features will provide IT teams with tailored insights and… Read More


Three confirms UK 5G network to launch in August

5G networks are beginning to go live in across the country Mobile network Three has confirmed it will launch its 5G network in August and plans to reach 25 UK towns and cities before the end of 2019. The network operator said it is investing £2 billion in its infrastructure to support the new network,… Read More


Huawei to develop 5G with Russian firm

The deal was signed in Moscow, as Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin looked on Huawei Technologies has signed an agreement with Russian telecom company MTS to develop next-generation 5G networks and cooperate on Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband and IoT use cases. The deal was signed on Wednesday in Moscow,… Read More


What does Sonys new wireless chip mean for IoT connectivity?

Sony is anticipating a new market for transmitting data over long distances at high speeds Sony is launching a 1.6 cm2 chip that might radically change how some connected devices communicate. Devices equipped with the CXM1501GR module, compatible with Sony’s proprietary low-power wide area (LPWA) ELTRES network, launching in August, can transmit data over a… Read More



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