Welcome back to the week in review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines on the Next Generation Communications community this week.
This week, the news broke that the 5G-Transformer Project, armed with $8.9 million funding from the European Commission, is working to advance the use of network slicing within 5G networks. TMC’s Paula Bernier (News - Alert) writes, “The group aims to enable vertical industries to meet their service requirements within customized mobile transport and computing platform slices. And it wants to aggregate and federate transport networking and computing fabric from the edge to the core and cloud to create and manage MTP slices throughout a federated virtualized infrastructure.” Find out more HERE.
Next up, Peter Blackie, co-founder and commercial director for Evolved Intelligence, talked about the importance of securing the next-generation cellular network that will be used during next year’s Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, China. “I understand the commercial targeting of big events for new technology,” he said, “but it will put the operators in a vulnerable position if they launch 5G networks without the right level of security.” Find more of his insights HERE.
In Nokia (News - Alert) news, the company created a special unit to aid in its Chinese expansion efforts. The unit will support major domestic Web-scale players. It aims to support and accelerate the international expansion of large-scale Chinese Internet firms. The unit will focus on areas such as data centers, cloud, IP routing, transport and services. Everything you need to know is HERE.
Finally, Nokia announced this week that is has teamed up with Comptel. By coming together with Comptel, Nokia is ensuring the strength of its software business. The announcement points out: “When combined with Nokia's Operations Support Systems (OSS), Business Support Systems (BSS), analytics, security and cloud technology, Nokia will be able to offer the software intelligence and real time network information to deliver better digital experiences and operations in a cloud environment.” The full details are HERE.
There’s plenty more to read about over on the Next Generation Communications community. Be sure to check out the other articles, and come back next week to read all the latest news.