Tuesday Bytes: PacketFabric, Nokia, Ericsson, Ascent

July 21st, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

A few interesting items to keep an eye on while sheltering from the July sun:

PacketFabric has a new data center partner for its SDN-powered Network-as-a-Serive platform. NTT’s Global Data Centers division is now offering PacketFabric’s cloud exchange services to its customers in the US. NTT Global Data Centers was built up from both organic sources but also acquisitions like RagingWire, e-shelter, Gyron, NetMagic, and DPA. Meanwhile, PacketFabric’s platform now reaches 24 global markets and 170+ colo facilities. 

Nokia has deployed its Self-Organizing Network software for Telstra. The Australian carrier is using the technology to help automate its radio access networks in preparation for 5G. They are rolling it out across their Australian footprint for 3G, 4G and 5G, and will use it to megrate legacy tools and generally simplify their multi-vendor environment. 

Ericsson has won a convert for its cloud-native, dual-mode 5G core. They have deployed the platform for SoftBank, enabling the launch of standalone 5G services. The arangement includes a suite of Ericsson technologies, enabling the development of new 5G use cases both for mobile users and for enterprises and industry partners. 

And Ascent has signed up a new tenant for its DAL1 data center in Plano, Texas. An unnamed ‘global electronics’ customer is moving into the hardened facility, which features 15″ reinforced concrete walls and an 8,000-pound blast door that can handle winds of up to 360mph that you might find in an EF5 tornado. 

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