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Business Network and IT Services
Date  Report
Apr 25
Atos is partnering with Google Cloud, leveraging its machine learning and AI capabilities to support advanced digital collaboration and modernized IT. While not exclusive, the move could marginalize Atos’s VMware and Cloud Foundry activities.

Apr 24
Bidco’s proposed takeover of CityFibre provides new funding for the FTTP provider, and the involved investment companies have experience raising money for similar projects. However, a significant increase in CityFibre’s ambitions may not follow.

Apr 19
Telefónica has secured a collaborative agreement with Software AG and its robust Cumulocity platform. The partnership will provide the telco with a market-leading platform to offer end-to-end IoT solutions to Spanish businesses out of the box.

Apr 18
Orange Business Services and Siemens partner for industrial IoT, adding the unique features of Siemen’s MindSphere platform to the operator’s services. The alliance focuses on asset tracking and will help customers leverage advanced analytics.

Apr 18
Zayo is adding a new data center near London, improving its position in a key global market. The facility will help it serve a growing base of enterprise, financial services and cloud clients as well as address changing data security requirements.

Apr 17
Aryaka, and its channels, can now target clients that require SD-WAN and Internet connectivity into China through a new partnership with China Mobile International. The move expands Aryaka’s addressable target market in a strategically key region.

Apr 16
Verizon launched VNS Solution Bundles, a catalog of preconfigured, pretested service-chained VNFs. Pre-deployment testing and configuration, along with automation tools, should substantially reduce the cost and time to implement services.

Apr 12
Telefonica is launching a new cybersecurity threat intelligence alliance in partnership with several global telcos, expanding the members’ capabilities through a collective effort to share, analyze, and expand available data and insights.

Apr 11
HPE Pointnext, the global consulting division of HPE, acquired RedPixie, UK-based cloud specialists with expertise in architecting Azure hybrid solutions. HPE has a strong services play, despite spinning off HP Enterprise Services to DXC.

Apr 11
NTT Com and Dimension Data completed transferring the latter’s IaaS assets to the former. Having a single delivery source should streamline development, while both entities will continue to sell the solutions directly and through partners.

Apr 11
Cisco has a strong messaging around its intuitive networking and broad security capabilities to help customers to digitize their business. But it is less clear how Cisco is evolving its channel strategy and supporting a multi-vendor environment.

Apr 10
At Atos’ analyst event, IoT was a major theme in keynotes and break-outs. Services, platforms, strategic alliances and enablers such as Digital Twin, AI, Blockchain and analytics fortify Atos’ position as an enabler of digital transformation.

Apr 9
Team collaboration, artificial intelligence, and contact center emerged as key topics at Enterprise Connect 2018. This report discusses main themes and along with service provider announcements at the show.

Apr 4
Q1 2018 announcements from the IIoT services ecosystem included news from mobile operators on topics from technology to new partnerships, services and customers. MWC18 brought out the ecosystem in force, influencing the flow of announcements.

Apr 4
Telefonica and Microsoft are allying to improve the IoT customer experience, using network authentication and identity for zero-touch device provisioning. Azure integration will relieve many Telefonica customers’ deployment and management issues.

Apr 2
Satellites have long been available for mobile IoT deployments in rural coverage areas without cellular access, for maritime and military operations, or in far-flung global locations. New capabilities have emerged to enhance offerings.

Mar 30
Competition continues to grow in the UK public sector space with both Daisy and Exponential-e picking up wins with national agencies. Capita has received some negative headlines recently but can point to multiple high-profile wins.

Mar 30
Wipro communicated its strategy and portfolio in cloud-related integration, application delivery, and managed services at a recent analyst day. With a new dedicated cloud unit, it recognizes it must cannibalize its own business or someone else will.

Mar 29
SD-WAN is not a panacea, but the growing use of the internet within the network services market means that it is an important technology. SD-WAN remains nascent, but the market is taking shape and a new wave of solutions is already approaching.

Mar 29
Colt DCS provided a breakdown on its current strategy and business performance, highlighting rapid growth driven by colocation demand from cloud providers. It has its sights on other segments, too, but hyperscalers are the main focus.

Mar 29
Proximus has acquired ION-IP, a Netherlands-based security technology integrator and managed service provider. It complements last year’s acquisition of Davinsi Labs and should strengthen Promixus’s end-to-end security capabilities.

Mar 28
While Oracle bested Wall Street earnings estimates, revenues fell just short of expectations. The company continues to grow its cloud business, but at a much slower rate than top-tier cloud players like AWS and Salesforce.

Mar 27
NTT DATA Services is partnering with DataFirst to improve diagnostics from imaging data. The new solution integrates the former’s Imaging Insights file classification service with DataFirst’s workflow engine which shares images across platforms.

Mar 27
Tofane Global has reached an agreement with KPN to acquire iBasis. The move gives Tofane immediate credentials as a major scale VoIP provider with additional prospects in IoT, anti-fraud and service analytics.

Mar 23
Exoscale plans to take its public cloud offerings beyond its developer-centric market to reach new user audiences via the A1 Digital brand. Differentiating against global rivals with its EU sovereignty may not be enough.

Mar 23
While 5G is a huge topic in telecom, it will still be awhile before it matters much to the enterprise. U.S. mobile operators are launching services this year, but it will be 2019 before there will be standardized offerings and devices available.

Mar 22
Singtel and Twilio partnership bridges the gap between IoT and carrier legacy services. It enables carriers to differentiate in IoT market from just a pipe provider. It also offers customization to address dynamic requirements across verticals.

Mar 20
Telstra is interconnecting its PSTN with Microsoft Office 365 to deliver a carrier-grade service from the cloud. This improves the overall UC&C proposition. For voice, there are advantages in quality and management.

Mar 19
Cox launched Cox2M, a LoRa-powered LPWAN service, with Cox-owned Manheim Auctions as the first customer, connecting 500,000 cars. Cox sees transportation, cities, campuses, energy/utilities, agriculture, retail, and real estate as key verticals.

Mar 19
Verizon and Colt completed a two-way SDN network orchestration trial between their production networks. As enterprise adoption of SDN-based services grows, the importance of carrier interconnections supporting service flexibility also increases.

Mar 1
Next generation IoT solutions will rely on data from inside and outside the enterprise. InterDigital has launched a data marketplace in use by select UK municipalities to share their Smart City data between public and private sector enterprises.

Mar 15
Telstra Ventures invests in start-ups with innovative technologies. The latest investment in Cape gives Telstra access to a drone application that it can add to its industry solution portfolio for key sectors such as mining and public safety.

Mar 14
Carriers, software vendors and system integrators were all touting end-to-end IoT solutions at MWC. But did anyone actually stand out from the crowd?

Mar 13
T-Systems’ annual security conference was larger than ever in 2018, elevating its platform in the German market as the leader in cybersecurity services for business. Taking its position to the next level in Europe will be much more challenging.

Mar 8
NTT Com-Netmagic and Nuage Networks are teaming up with the expectation that their flexible service offering will drive SD-WAN adoption in India.

Mar 8
RingCentral combines contact center and team messaging as the Collaborative Contact Center. Persistent communications across agents, enterprise experts, and customers streamline issue resolution, while monitoring tools add real-time visibility.

Mar 7
Verizon rebranded its telematics business, combining its fleet management and mobile workforce solutions that include the Telogis and Fleetmatics businesses acquired in 2016. The new Verizon Connect branding should resonate more with enterprises.

Mar 6
Looking to gain a stronger foothold in the healthcare industry, Google introduced its new Cloud Healthcare API at HIMMS. While Google has stiff competition in the sector, it also brings an edge in expertise managing data on the largest scale.

Mar 5
VHA grew revenue by 3.4% and EBITDA by 6.5% year-over-year in FY 2017, thanks to its growing MVNO customers and roaming revenue. VHA launched NB-IoT and NBN products in FY 2017, but did not announce customer wins or business-grade plans.

Mar 2
Atos reported strong annual results for 2017, with its recent acquisitions, its internal transformation strategy, and the digital transformation story being delivered to the market all contributing to the effort.

Mar 2
Carriers want to be end-to-end IoT providers, as connectivity is only a small part of the value chain. By using blockchain to integrate a carmaker’s supply chain sensor data, is Telefónica proving itself to be a next-generation IoT provider?

Mar 2
Deutsche Telekom and SAP are partnering to create IoT service packages, interfaces between platforms, and packaged applications. The alliance combines their skills and technology sets, including SAP’s insights and business process expertise.

Mar 2
Macquarie Telecom is ahead of guidance based on its half-year financial results, with strong growth coming from its hosting business. Its SD-WAN solution is gaining traction, which will boost its network business and win new logos going forward.

Mar 1
Vodafone and China Mobile have entered a reciprocal reseller agreement to provide mobile connectivity for global IoT engagements. The deal expands market opportunities for two of the largest providers of IoT services.

Mar 1
Optus Business has launched GO, a suite of ICT solutions intended to give organisations of all sizes access to connectivity, collaboration and cloud solutions, in an effort toward more effectively penetrating the SMB segment from 200 seats onwards.

Feb 28
GTT makes its most ambitious move yet, plotting a EUR1.9 billion acquisition of Interoute. The move meshes with GTT’s strategy of building a global network for cloud and virtualized services, and is another step in creating a formidable competitor.

Feb 27
MWC has just begun, with IoT a major area of focus. AT&T has already announced an alliance for smart cities, fleet management solutions, new IoT professional services, a deal with Caterpillar, solutions for car dealers, and IoT device management.

Feb 26
AT&T has followed through on plans to launch network-hosted SD-WAN. The new access-agnostic offer can be delivered as a network-based service or via VNF to on-premises CPE, giving AT&T flexibility in meeting enterprise virtualization needs.

Feb 26
VGE is on track to grow its business and presence in Asia through its outcome-based and globally aligned strategy as well as its focus on customer experience. Continuous innovation in IoT and SD-WAN differentiates the provider in the market.

Feb 22
Verizon put out a report disclosing disturbing survey results that reflect the lack of mobile security practices in use by today’s businesses. The likelihood of serious breaches is high if enterprises don’t change their ways.

Feb 22
UKCloud’s credentials for delivering a secure cloud portfolio to the UK public sector that meets strict compliance was already established. The new offering means its customers can leverage the Azure platform under the same conditions.

Feb 21
Vocus is gaining traction in the enterprise segment and its transformation is well underway to improve its bottom line in the longer term. However, the headwinds in the SMB and consumer segments are pulling down the overall financial performance.

Feb 21
VGE is on track to grow its business and presence in Asia through its outcome-based and globally aligned strategy as well as a focus on customer experience. Its co-created solutions move VGE up the value chain and away from being a ‘reseller.’

Feb 21
Vodafone develops much-needed air traffic control technology to help ensure drone safety. The system uses 4G LTE IoT to prevent accidents, curb malicious usage, and provide geo-fencing and “beyond line-of sight” tracking for commercial drones.

Feb 20
Cisco is rolling out endpoint security solutions specially packaged for MSSPs to add to their solution sets. Since they are delivered via the cloud, MSSPs can scale up quickly without requiring additional infrastructure.

Feb 20
Deutsche Telekom held an IoT analyst conference in January 2018. The carrier is a provider of choice for local, regional and, increasingly, global IoT business. DT can expand sales by advancing its flexible toolkits and custom capabilities.

Feb 20
Telstra saw margins decline in H1 FY2018, as competition increases and nbn rollout accelerates. However, Telstra continues to invest in network and digitisation to drive growth, and continues to grow revenue in new areas like cloud and IoT.

Feb 15
Accenture opens an innovation center in Modena, Italy as part of its $1.4 billion investment in digital industry transformation. The center offers IIoT design workshops, experience areas to showcase technology; and access to regional ecosystems.

Feb 14
AT&T is tapping Accenture to help develop microservices for an internal ordering system. The aim of the joint work ultimately is to expedite and improve service delivery to the end customer by creating a more agile ordering system.

Feb 13
Defense contractor General Dynamics is swooping in to snap up public sector IT services specialist CSRA. The deal, which includes the assumption of $2.8 billion in CSRA debt, makes the shipbuilder a new force in government IT services.

Feb 12
Amazon’s healthcare tie-up with Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase lit the Internet rumor mill on fire. Though the alliance probably won’t approach the speculated-upon broad market impact, expect Amazon to find a role to play in healthcare.

Feb 9
Sprint is doubling down on the public sector, with a new leader and a set of offerings across mobility, wireline, security, IoT, and cloud services, plus parent SoftBank’s assets in chips and satellite technologies.

Feb 8
Optus Business is Having a Bumpy Ride - Financial Results Alert
Optus Business is in the red again due to the timing of ICT projects. Overall revenue for the first nine months was flat but it continued to report robust growth in mobile services with more subscribers added.

Feb 8
As businesses plan to spend more on security point products and managed services, BT and other telcos are stepping up to share intelligence for the common good.

Feb 7
Fuze expands partner options with the addition of a ‘reseller’ option for select channel partners. Resellers can help Fuze reach new clients and markets, but success will require a strong channel organization to support and advocate for partners.

Feb 7
GDPR is looming over the heads of any business with customers in the European Union, because its imminent implementation means new rules and penalties. Cloud, IT and security service providers, meanwhile, are struggling to offer silver bullets.

Feb 6
Orange Business Services is acquiring Enovacom, a French e-health software vendor with a focus on secure health information exchange. The deal gives Orange access to a large number of healthcare clients for which it can propose integrated solutions.

Feb 5
Orange Cyberdefense partners with Check Point to offer Mobile Threat Protection. A managed service that can integrate with Orange EMM solutions, this will help reassure businesses that their mobile devices are protected from security breaches.

Feb 1
Optus Puts IoT High on the Agenda - Intelligence Report
Optus puts IoT as a strategic priority for 2018 and looks to expand on early client wins in the retail, real estate and education sectors. The company now needs to expand its capabilities in Australia to ramp up its IoT business.

Jan 31
Google Cloud is teaming with MobileIron to open a new digital marketplace for cloud apps. The IaaS provider is playing a bit of a game of catch up to the established app stores of chief rivals Microsoft and AWS.

Jan 30
Enter’s new SD-WAN is a product launch milestone for the company. OpenStack network automation and the platform’s availability to SD-WAN reseller partners provide considerably expanded market opportunities.

Jan 26
Verizon makes another move in its virtualization strategy, launching Virtual Network Services-SBCaaS. Tiered service levels and pay-as-you-go pricing support flexibility, and service chaining with other Verizon VNFs enable an integrated solution.

Jan 25
The surprise launch of Chronicle, Alphabet's new cybersecurity spinout, proves the huge innovation opportunity in security analytics and threat detection. Can the vendor audaciously find a solution to a problem that has eluded an entire industry?

Jan 25
FiberLight is deepening its fiber reach in Ashburn, VA to meet demand for cloud and data center services from retail and wholesale clients. Expansion details are not disclosed, but there is no downside to increasing capacity in a strategic market.

Jan 24
Q4 saw the role of AWS in European markets expand further, while challengers and telcos alike launched new offers in IaaS – including acceleration and application performance, multi-cloud management, and data center capacity expansions.

Jan 24
A recent spate of announcements from IoT mobile virtual network operators about providing embedded SIMs and connections for tablets or laptops adds to the theory that IoT and enterprise mobility are converging, but a few semantic problems emerge.

Jan 24
CenturyLink is adding a feature for businesses that want to provide secure connectivity for remote and mobile users. The solution provides a number of options through which users can securely access their corporate network via a mobile device.

Jan 23
Deutsche Telekom is expanding IoT services to Brazil as an MVNO through Embratel, using its own connectivity management portal. Brazil has sizeable market potential for IoT, especially for automotive, smart city, and agricultural use cases.

Jan 22
In our first blog, we introduced the concept of moving up the WAN value chain with SD-WAN. In this second final blog, we’ll share our own research to set the scene for SD-WAN uptake, and describe some examples of real implementations.

Jan 19
AWS is introducing unified automatic scaling across multiple cloud services. The feature makes it easier for developers to dynamically add or decommission cloud resources as capacity needs change.

Jan 17
Google is continuing its quest to disrupt the IaaS landscape with big investments in infrastructure. The hope is the move will add scale and reach that will give top-tier providers a run for their money.

Jan 17
CenturyLink closed its acquisition of Level 3 in Q4 2017, creating an even more formidable competitor. With a deeper network footprint and more on-net buildings, the provider further bolsters its position in the small and mid-sized business market.

Jan 17
Sprint launched an upgrade for its ‘gold standard’ push-to-talk solution, along with partner Kodiak, now owned by Motorola. While some features have improved, other operators have similar products and pricing, and PTT is a relatively static market.

Jan 9
T-Mobile offers a $6 a year data plan promo for 12 MB of data per device on its new NB-IoT network. While clearly it can’t make much money at this price, the Un-carrier gets attention with value-pricing and shows it’s a player in the LPWAN game.

Jan 9
Our 2018 predictions tackle enterprise services challenges and opportunities for service providers and their customers, from emerging services such as SD-WAN to data center, cloud, managed security, unified communications, and the industrial IoT.

Jan 9
Telstra sees great opportunities in 5G, big data and IoT, and uses AI to improve its operations and services. Internationally, Telstra needs to look at acquiring a company (similar to Company85 in the UK) to strengthen its position in the US.

Jan 5
Google is launching a beta of its GPUs with preemptible VMs. This lower-cost alternative to using GPUs with on-demand compute is a good option for high-throughput, fault-tolerant workloads like machine learning and scientific applications.

Jan 5
SD-WAN gives operators opportunities to move up the value chain beyond connectivity. This first part in a two-part blog series explores market disruption and introduces the idea of how a transformed WAN drives better customer experience.

Jan 4
Public announcements in Q4 from the IIoT services ecosystem included news from mobile operators but also from a range of ecosystem participants from IIoT PaaS providers, to IT service providers, LPWAN pure-plays, and infrastructure providers.

Jan 4
In a move to broaden its appeal to clients with large scale cloud storage needs, Microsoft is buying file system vendor Avere Systems. Avere Systems brings with it a marquee client list that is particularly robust in media and entertainment.

Jan 4
Zayo launched SD-WAN, adding access options to its fiber-based network service portfolio. The move supports Zayo’s plans to focus on strategic enterprise verticals, but it must overcome market perceptions as a high-capacity infrastructure player.

Dec 29 2017
2017 presented the enterprise with a host of costly IT security risks. Facing an ever-escalating threat environment, organizations can anticipate more challenges ahead, but also MSSP innovation in automation, orchestration, and cognitive security.

Dec 21 2017
AWS launched its newest cloud node in Paris, bringing its European total to four and cementing its strength in one of the EU’s largest country markets. Embellishing its increasingly strong European credentials further increases its competitiveness.

Dec 19 2017
Telia is acquiring its second IT services firm in Finland this year with its proposed takeover of Inmics Oy. Telia’s buying spree reflects a pragmatic telco strategy that nevertheless embraces the opportunities of enterprise digital transformation.

Dec 18 2017
Enterprise digital transformation initiatives are driving new collaboration models. Team collaboration tools streamline employee productivity, mobility is table stakes, and technology advances position contact centers as strategic business assets.

Dec 18 2017
GDPR looms over the heads of all businesses with customers in the EU; its imminent implementation means new rules and penalties. Cloud and data center providers must get their own houses in order to protect themselves as well as their clients.

Dec 14 2017
Telefonica’s partnership with Origen Technologies provides it with a new channel for its Open Cloud IaaS platform in Latin America and the U.S. Origen can bundle Telefonica solutions with its SAP portfolio through both packaged and managed services.

Dec 12 2017
AWS rolled out a single sign-on service for AWS accounts and enterprise applications. The service can connect to the enterprise’s Microsoft Active Directory, allowing users to sign in with their corporate passwords.

Dec 12 2017
While 2017 was all about hybrid cloud, 2018 will bring a variety of approaches to multi-cloud management. Expect new innovations from cloud providers in a number of areas including privacy and security, digitalization, and cloud business platforms.

Dec 11 2017
While wearables and smart home apps often make the news, the industrial sector is buying many of the billions of connections that already support the Internet of Things. GlobalData foresees wide-ranging advances in the industrial IoT in 2018.

Dec 11 2017
Orange Belgium has completed country-wide coverage for its mobile IoT offering, based on a combination of LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies. This is an unusual claim, made even stronger by the availability of both indoor and outdoor coverage.

Dec 11 2017
Singtel is stepping up its R&D efforts in key technologies to boost its capability for delivering smart city solutions. This will help Singtel to win projects in Singapore, but it has not fleshed out its strategy to win in other markets.

Dec 8 2017
Equinix announced its new inter-metro connectivity service delivered through its Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). Pay-as-you-go, an API and real-time provision will threaten a traditional segment and force other providers to respond.

Dec 6 2017
Verizon announced ‘Virtual Network Services - One,’ a new feature that supports utility-based pricing and centralized management. The company’s steady positive forward momentum strengthens the overall service wrap.

Dec 6 2017
T-Mobile gets the business of 7,000 U.S. employees of Shell, for a range of domestic and global mobile voice and data services. The ‘Un-carrier’ implies that its services can erode competitors’ arguably stronger position in enterprise mobility.

Dec 1 2017
HPE OneSphere is a usage-based multi-cloud management solution, but its claims of being an “industry first” ignore similar offers now coming to market. The launch, however, strongly complements HPE’s new usage-based infrastructure offering.

Nov 30 2017
Mobile operators have been touting IoT solutions for usage-based insurance for a long time. Vodafone’s new alliance with Admiral in the UK helps cement its credibility in this area and adds advanced services on top of wireless connectivity.

Nov 29 2017
T-Systems is leveraging its extensive experience in multi-cloud service integration to launch Managed Cloud Operating System (MCOS). The solution brings automation to management of various third party services, streamlining user operations.

Nov 28 2017
Zayo’s planned acquisition of Spread Networks is a small but strategic acquisition, bringing a suite of complementary wavelength and dark fiber services, plus a low-latency NYC-Chicago route with plenty of capacity for long-term growth.

Nov 28 2017
HPE is rolling out a series of new pay-per-use IT services aimed at enterprises looking to alleviate upfront costs associated with capital spending. Clients essentially rent the hardware while HPE provides the support services on a metered basis.

Nov 27 2017
Vodafone continues to deliver on its roadmap, and the provider has set out a plan for the next 12 months that will enhance its global telecoms provider credentials. Vodafone is moving toward a smart CapEx model powered by automation and analytics.

Nov 22 2017
AWS continues to push the cloud envelope, opening a new ‘Secret Region’ to support more of the specialized data privacy requirements of intelligence agencies. The IaaS giant can now support government workloads across all classifications.

Nov 21 2017
Having nearly completed its European NB-IoT network, Deutsche Telekom is marrying its network skills with Fraunhofer’s logistics expertise to drum up customer demand for industrial IoT applications.

Nov 20 2017
BT Group’s H1 2017/18 results paint a difficult picture for its Global Services division, even away from turmoil in Italy. However, BT has fleshed out its previously hinted at ‘digital’ vision whilst the EE acquisition continues to deliver growth.

Nov 17 2017
Tata Communications has added new capabilities such as NFV with vCPE, WLAN and bandwidth on demand to its IZO platform. These new services further strengthen IZO’s appeal as the cloud enablement platform.

Nov 17 2017
Technology isn’t a differentiator in the smart city market. Vendors have to do more to address what really stymies projects. With $1 billion of financing available for urban planners, can Cisco smash the biggest barriers for truly smart cities?

Nov 17 2017
Senet seeks to enlarge its market by offering virtual network services, providing access to its U.S. LoRa-based LPWAN network to other operators and system integrators; the aim is to draw partners with which to expand/globalize the LoRa ecosystem.

Nov 16 2017
Spectrum Enterprise entered the SD-WAN marketplace with a service demonstration and the launch of field trials. The operator is well behind competitors in launching a service, but actual uptake is still emerging, making its delay a moot point.

Nov 14 2017
PTC disclosed a strategy to launch ThingWorx-integrated, role-based IoT apps in June; it is keeping its promise with Asset Advisor for service, which provides tools for service managers leveraging IoT to increase uptime of field assets.

Nov 14 2017
Rackspace and HPE are launching a managed cloud service that employs a usage-based pricing model. The OpenStack solution is aimed at customers who want the option to burst workloads but don’t want to tap the public cloud for the extra capacity.

Nov 14 2017
Maximizing potential profits from the IoT requires telcos to have courage, judgment and application. Here’s how to take the first step.

Nov 14 2017
NTT Com and Dimension Data will gain scale by merging their IaaS operations, bringing potential synergies around cloud expertise and operating cost. However, this move removes flexibility for Dimension Data to develop its own flavor of cloud.

Nov 13 2017
VPS makes its Meraki-based Managed SD-WAN solution available to the channel, helping partners gain a foothold in the emerging market for SD-WAN. Verizon was an early mover in SD-WAN, and has the expertise to educate partners on this new solution.

Nov 10 2017
Colt Technology Services extended its Colt IQ Network to North America, and upgraded network capacities to 100 Gbps to more Asia destinations. The expansions increase its addressable target market while globally consistent SD-WAN is compelling.

Nov 10 2017
Vodafone and CityFibre’s announcement comes as a direct challenge to Openreach and would represent one of the UK’s largest fibre rollouts. However, despite the strong rhetoric, surpassing Openreach, or VMB, will not be easy.

Nov 9 2017
Comcast Business is an enterprise market challenger, expanding its high speed network services to support new applications. Comcast’s focus on automation and software, including its new ActiveCore SDN platform, underpin its strategy for growth.

Nov 9 2017
Tata Communications provides enterprise mobility and IoT solutions based on its global MOVE connectivity platform. It has developed a unique combination of direct and indirect channels to court both global MVNOs and multinational enterprises.

Nov 9 2017
Vodafone’s ‘V’ consumer IoT launch aims to add value and stickiness to its mobile voice and data offering, but SME and enterprise LoB bosses will find much to interest them in terms of asset tracking, activity monitoring and video surveillance.

Nov 8 2017
Google and Salesforce are teaming on an extensive, multi-faceted and potentially game-changing deal. In addition to integrating Salesforce’s CRM solution with G Suite and Google Analytics, Salesforce named Google its preferred IaaS provider.

Nov 8 2017
Lack of comprehensive security and privacy for collected data remains one of the primary roadblocks to IoT adoption. An unusual vendor alliance is attempting to solve a major piece of the problem, focusing on developers designing IoT devices.

Nov 8 2017
With hackers increasingly exploiting critical infrastructure like energy systems, now is the time for Siemens and Tenable to simplify and speed up industrial firms’ access to network vulnerability discovery, risk analysis and mitigation procedures.

Nov 7 2017
Singtel has improved its SD-WAN capabilities with Versa Networks. This will appeal to its captive domestic market and SMB accounts in helping to consolidate network and security on a single platform and reduce the number of branch appliances.

Nov 2 2017
CenturyLink closes its Level 3 purchase a year and a day after announcing the deal. The move boosts CenturyLink’s competitive position, as it comes to market with a full suite of network services and around 450,000 route-miles of fiber globally.

Nov 2 2017
Google continues its enterprise pursuit, adding four new locations to its existing 35. The provider also struck a deal with Equinix to provide Dedicated Interconnect service where it isn’t offering its private connection option.

Nov 1 2017
GE Aviation and Tableau Software ally to provide visual analytics to aviation companies, leveraging data from GE’s 35,000 aircraft engines. The aim is to help airlines with fuel efficiency, safety, and an improved customer experience.

Oct 31 2017
In Q3 2017, Altice announced plans to refine its market strategy, integrating three brands and standardizing its portfolio across its service area. The result will be a formidable competitor in multisite and regional connectivity deals.

Oct 30 2017
Nokia is enabling digital transformation through its broad networking portfolios as well as its strong partnerships with telcos.

Oct 27 2017
Cisco and Google Cloud inked a deal to bring development and management tools for hybrid cloud environments. The alliance could be a win for both with Cisco enhancing its multi-cloud position and broadening Google’s enterprise appeal.

Oct 27 2017
At Minds and Machines, GE announced software to improve data collection and streaming analytics at the edge, key for IoT environments where connectivity is unreliable or costly. Edge solutions are key to cut latency and empower real time analysis.


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