SpaceX signs up with Google Cloud for Starlink connectivity

Google Cloud and SpaceX have secured a partnership to provide businesses with 'seamless, secure' access - through the former's cloud infrastructure and the latter's connectivity.

Under the partnership, SpaceX will locate Starlink ground stations within Google's data centre properties. This will provide a benefit of security, low latency, and reliable delivery of data from more than 1,500 Starlink satellites.

"Google Cloud's high capacity private network will support the...

Virtyt Koshi, Mavenir: On waves of innovation, OpenRAN, 5G, and more

Dr Virtyt Koshi, SVP and general manager EMEA at cloud-native network software provider Mavenir, recalls a video telecommunications system pioneered by BT which he used in his lab at the University of Oxford in 1995. It had "everything that Zoom had and much more", he explains. Unfortunately, carriers in general did not capitalise on innovation, and these days for example, BT is valued at around a $20 billion market cap, whilst Zoom is around $100bn.

The change is continuous - and...

Nok-picky: Nokia partners with Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure

Nokia has announced a flurry of new partnerships with all three of the major cloud providers—Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure.

The Finnish telecom giant’s partnership with Google Cloud will see the companies develop 5G solutions together which combine Nokia’s Radio Access Network (RAN), Open RAN, and Cloud RAN, with Google’s edge computing platform to deliver additional 5G monetisation opportunities for CSPs.

Bikash Koley, VP, Google...

Fostering business productivity through cloud: A guide

Sponsored With the recent enterprise challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the workplace environment has evolved at a fast pace. The situation forced companies to go for digital solutions such as cloud for business continuity.

Eastern Communications, a Philippine-based telecommunications company, believes that cloud has been defining the modern workplace and it is now dominating the market. Businesses have started adopting cloud services to support their operations and...

How the quarantine economy is igniting digital transformation for telecoms

Sponsored The novel coronavirus has clearly affected businesses of all sizes across the world. It challenged enterprises to modify their operations and survive from the possible risks of the quarantine. And while the world is trying to pull through, there is one factor that businesses have to leverage during and after this pandemic is over – digital transformation.

Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology in the business, fundamentally changing how you...

Cloud and IT are empowering the modern workforce – and partnerships empower the modern telco

Sponsored It takes more than a strong internet connection for businesses to say they are evolving in today's climate. Businesses must be agile and efficient to meet changing market requirements - and to take advantage of the growth opportunities offered, they need to incorporate new technology and tailored services that have holistic long-term digital perspective.

In this digital age, companies that provide convenience and efficiency are winning the game.

Eastern...

142 years of strong connections: How Eastern is changing the Philippines’ telecom ecosystem

Sponsored The telecoms ecosystem in the Philippines is a fascinating one, as the Southeast Asia country looks to capitalise on burgeoning digital infrastructure.

According to a report from BuddeComm earlier this month, the coming years will see most telecom investment in the Philippines focused on supporting fibre infrastructure in urban areas. The report also states that ‘a continuing interest in new data centre builds is expected as well as augmenting existing...

Why operators can be key to protecting memories

Chances are that you, like me, have been frustrated by a ‘storage almost full’ pop-up message on your mobile phone. In a digital world where we all value being able to safely and securely back up and store our personal pictures, videos, audio, contacts, documents and more—and are reluctant and simply do not like to free up memory by deleting cherished data—mobile device users are now more than ever willing to pay a premium to protect and save their content. The runaway success of...

Open Networking Foundation launches Aether platform for 5G edge cloud as a service

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has announced the introduction of Aether, the first open source platform to deliver Enterprise 5G/LTE edge computing as a service.

The platform offers mobile connectivity and edge cloud services for distributed enterprise networks, all provisioned and managed from a centralised cloud. According to ONF, Aether is easy to deploy, highly scalable and is designed...

Why operators need to be both open and automated in the 5G era

Sponsored As the Barcelona panel on next generation networks rightly says, our future networks won’t simply work on the 2G or 3G ‘build it and they will come’ principle. But if a 5G network isn’t built the right way, users may not come to the telco, and the OTTs could win again.

A 5G network is envisaged as the most open, powerful, flexible, and advanced network the telecoms world has ever seen. Capable of being different things to different users within a...