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Jun 8
AT&T will use Nokia’s WING network grid to expand its international IoT capabilities and help manage IoT complexity. The deal is the largest by far for WING and should get the attention of other large operators struggling in IoT.

May 11
ZTE’s decision to cease all major operations in the wake of a seven-year export ban imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce is prompting – for now – a change in all GlobalData’s ZTE company and product ratings.

May 8
Nokia acquired SpaceTime Insight to enhance its AI credentials and expand its IoT asset management capabilities. SpaceTime is small, but brings a significant customer base that should boost Nokia’s prospects in non-CSP verticals.

May 4
Tech Mahindra used its TechMNxt event to showcase an expanded focus that includes more emphasis on moving up the services “value chain.” For the communication sector, that includes an expansive focus on enabling network transformation journeys.

Apr 30
Huawei generally de-emphasized its services business at this year’s analyst summit. However, the company identified an increasingly vital services role surrounding key growth initiatives like cloud transformation and ‘smart care.’

Apr 24
The seven-year export ban imposed on ZTE by the U.S. Department of Commerce hurts ZTE first and foremost, but could have major repercussions for many U.S. suppliers, ultimately reducing their role in the complex global telco value chain.

Mar 20
For years, vendors have been investing in – and talking up – the possibility of transmitting data using light waves. A trial launched by Philips Lighting in March is a clear sign that meaningful LiFi deployments may be just on the horizon.

Mar 15
At its services event, Cisco sharpened its focus on key network operator priorities, including 5G, automation and security. But the journey toward “intent-based networking” is just underway and the related services story needs more elaboration.

Mar 14
Cisco’s new Cybersecurity Report calls out an increasing threat from increasingly sophisticated attackers. Service providers are embracing analytics, automation and AI to help identify threats and mitigate damage from attacks.

Feb 21
Nokia’s new Security Risk Index and a white label option help differentiate the vendor’s managed security service offering, but it should identify security partners in order to establish more security ‘street cred.’

Feb 14
AT&T is tapping Accenture to help develop microservices for an internal ordering system, expediting service delivery to the end customer by creating a more agile ordering system, ensuring Verizon does not run away in building out microservices.

Feb 5
Verizon plans to launch an NB-IoT network by the end of 2018. Building out NB-IoT in addition to its existing LTE-M network enables Verizon to address new use cases; it also represents a hedge in case LTE-M adoption doesn’t take off as planned.

Feb 1
Ericsson reported another quarter of revenue decline, significant losses and restructuring pains. Despite faint signs of stabilization on the horizon, executive departures reflect a company that has yet to properly adjust its sails.

Jan 3
GlobalData’s Global Telecom Technology & Software team prepared 2018 predictions. This document summarizes key findings and takeaways across all segments, providing a thorough view of the telco infrastructure market to aid in 2018 planning.

Dec 19 2017
As 2017 ends, Nokia’s focus on end-to-end solutions and continued commitment to its ‘lead-expand-grow-create’ strategy are logical. Differentiating on end-to-end and executing on non-telco strategic focal points will remain challenges.


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