Digital Transformation is steering development in a decidedly software defined direction, as rigid architectures of the past are giving way to agile, on-demand and automated deployments and services driving industry into a new era. A shining example of some of today's innovation is in Web-scale networking. With the weekend upon us, there's no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in Web-scale networking: Time for the Week in Review!
In what it’s calling the world’s first commercial 5G service, Verizon (News - Alert) is preparing for the Oct. 1 launch of fixed 5G to select residential customers in Sacramento. City residents can now check whether their home is covered by the carrier’s initial 5G service rollout by entering their addresses online. Those who are covered can sign up for Verizon 5G Home service at FirstOn5G.com. The whole story is HERE.
Submarine Networks World 2018 will take place in Singapore September 24-26, where submarine ecosystem expert Ciena will be on hand to offer unique insight on the future direction of the industry. Submarine cable operators can participate in a number of master class sessions or attend keynote and panel sessions the adaptive networking firm is leading. Everything you need to know is HERE.
Ericsson has formed a triumvirate with ECI Telecom and Juniper Networks (News - Alert) so it can more effectively move on the 5G opportunity. The Swedish networking giant says the alliances will enable it to deliver solutions that address the core, radio, and transport layers of the network. And alignment between these various layers is very important for 5G use cases, Ericsson (News - Alert) says. Complete coverage is HERE.
Growing network complexity and new scalability requirements in light of 5G, the IoT, video, virtual reality, and virtualization. More demanding customers and applications that don’t necessarily translate into added revenue. A need to roll out new features and services faster so they can compete with their peers and reach time-to-revenue faster. Network operators are facing a lot of challenges today. And the ones noted above are just a few of them. Delve deeper into the matter HERE.
Remember to stop by early and often for your fill of things Web-scale networking! See you next week!