Is it Monday again? I'm truly losing track. Here's a quick rundown of some news to start off the week:
AudioCodes revealed a collaboration with none other than Google this morning. They are helping to integrate telephony services with Google's DialogFlow bot framework, thus further automating call centers. It's a solution that will enable us all to have yet more conversations with computers, because what we need right now is less person-to-person time. Oops, lockdown is getting to me I guess.
ADTRAN says it is working with the French telecommunications giant Orange to test the capability of SDN to enhance fixed fiber access networks. The two have signed a joint development project to introduce software-defined management in support of Orange's access network expansion. Orange wants to improve performance, get new services to market quicker, and and reduce energy consumption. If they like what they see, they'll roll it out in the field.
And KDDI America and Telehouse America are making a move deeper into the US cloud marketplace. Late last week the two US divisions of the Japanese giant announced that they are partnering with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure, incorporating public cloud resources into its portfolio. That enables them to offer single source colo, cloud migration, and connectivity services to enterprises seeking to leverage hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Telehouse brings the colo to the table, while KDDIA handles the network and migration side of things.
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