IT & Telecom Industry News

By: Thomas Board, Pipeline

As we enter Q2, telco news has been heating up with companies eagerly displaying their Proofs of Concepts at recent expos. It's been a busy and exciting news month for AI as well, a topic that now finds its way into practically every story.

This month’s top industry news stories are summarized below. To view current breaking news in real-time, visit Pipeline’s News Centerfollow Pipeline on social media, or subscribe to receive our weekly telecom industry news summary.

Cloud News

This month's issue theme is Digital Transformation, so we will begin with our roundup of news in the Cloud space. Cloudflare launched Magic Cloud Networking, a simple, secure, and scalable way for businesses to connect and secure their public cloud environments. To accelerate its entrance into the new market, Cloudflare acquired the technology of Nefeli Networks, a multi-cloud networking startup focused on reducing complexity for IT and DevOps teams by providing a unified network management layer for cloud infrastructure deployments. Oracle unveiled new generative AI capabilities within the Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to help customers improve decision making and enhance both employee and customer experience. NTT DATA is collaborating with Stonebranch to revolutionize re-platforming of mainframe workloads to the public cloud. Their strategic partnership aims to support flexible hybrid work strategies and continuous modernization for enterprises seeking to transform their core business processes.

Deutsche Telekom has chosen the RISE with SAP solution to accelerate its journey to the cloud. Deutsche Telekom is the first enterprise to implement RISE with SAP through SAP’s recently expanded partnership with T-Systems, marking a significant milestone in the relationship between SAP and Deutsche Telekom. Adva Network Security is launching a nationally funded project to develop cloud-optimized, secure network access technology. As part of the Important Projects of Common European Interest, a comprehensive funding initiative is underway to create scalable, real-time and open Next-Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services aimed at ensuring digital sovereignty. 

Zayo has formed a partnership with Secure Access Service Edge leader Netskope. The partnership brings Netskope's best-in-class Security Service Edge capabilities to Zayo's Managed Edge portfolio to deliver the most robust network protection and application performance for Zayo customers from edge to core to cloud. AT&T announced AT&T Cloud Voice with Microsoft Teams Phone Mobile. This innovative solution enhances unified communication, offering a secure, mobile-first, AI-driven experience tailored for today’s evolving workforce. This solution seamlessly integrates an AT&T business mobile number with Microsoft Teams Phone, creating a single, flexible business identity for mobile, desk, and Teams, so users can work flexibly and securely from any location or device.

Network & Mobile News

In Network & Mobile News, the FCC has formed a plan to lower costs and address lack of choice for broadband services available to residents in apartments, condos, public housing, and other multi tenant buildings. VIAVI has expanded its fiber optic test solutions portfolio with the addition of the INX 760 probe microscope. The first fully automated probe microscope on the market, the INX 760 delivers the industry’s fastest inspection and analysis of single, duplex, and multi-fiber connectors in applications ranging from hyper-scale data centers, metro core construction, telco distribution and more. Windstream Wholesale has completed two pivotal route enhancement projects using FLEX DWDM technology, bolstering connectivity across Virginia. These enhancements are part of a broader initiative to upgrade capacity across Windstream’s Nationwide Intelligent Converged Optical Network to provide top-tier service to its customers.

NVIDIA has formed a 6G research platform that empowers researchers with a novel approach to develop the next phase of wireless technology. The NVIDIA 6G Research Cloud platform is open, flexible, and interconnected, offering researchers a comprehensive suite to advance AI for radio access network technology.


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