Posts tagged with: software

Plume raises $300M from Softbank Vision Fund 2, eyes 5G FWA

Plume, a Wi-Fi software company and operator of the largest software-defined network (SDN), has raised $300 million in a new round of minority equity investment led by Softbank Vision Fund 2. It comes fresh off the heels of raising $270...

Oracle software helps BT in 5G migration, new services

BT, owner of U.K. mobile operator EE, is using Oracle’s cloud-native converged policy software to help ease its transition to 5G and introduce new services more quickly. In the U.S., Oracle is supplying Dish Network with cloud-native policy functionality for...

Dish taps IBM for 5G automation, orchestration software

Dish Network plans to use IBM automation and network orchestration software in its forthcoming 5G network. IBM Global Business Services is providing multi-vendor implementation and integration of the BSS (business support systems) functions to enhance customer sales and service experience....

Nokia to complete UScellular standalone 5G core in 2022

UScellular’s standalone 5G core supplied by Nokia should be ready by the end of 2022, according to the vendor. Nokia on Thursday announced that it was tapped by UScellular for the carrier’s standalone (SA) 5G deployment. A regional provider, UScellular...

Vodafone hopes to avoid open RAN Catch-22, launches U.K. lab

Vodafone is launching a lab to propel open RAN development, as the mobile operator’s network chief hopes to avoid a Catch-22 situation. The U.K. operator has been a vocal advocate for open radio access network architecture (open RAN) and wants...

FCC takes up formal discussion on open RAN

The FCC on Wednesday opened a formal discussion on open RAN, seeking input for a comprehensive record on the state of the technology, benefits and challenges, and how federal policies could help foster development. At the open meeting, FCC commissioners unanimously...

Telefonica’s O2 trials open RAN with NEC using Altiostar software

Telefónica’s O2 completed an open RAN trial on the mobile operator’s core network in the U.K., with NEC acting as system integrator to design a customized architecture that used Altiostar vRAN software. The trial took place at NEC’s newly created...

Nokia adds ‘extreme automation’ capabilities to 4G/5G network slicing

Nokia on Thursday announced it has added new automation capabilities for 4G and 5G network slicing, aimed at speeding up the time it takes for operators to deliver services and create or change slices.   Network slicing is seen as...