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ETSI Open Source MANO unveils Release SEVEN

ETSI Open Source MANO unveils Release SEVEN, enables more than 20,000 cloud-native applications for NFV environments! The ETSI Open Source MANO group is pleased to unveil its latest release, OSM Release SEVEN. This release brings cloud-native applications to NFV deployments, enabling OSM to on-board over 20,000 pre-existing production-ready Kubernetes applications, with no need of any…

ONAP’s fourth release, Dublin, now available

ONAP Doubles-Down on Deployments, Drives Commercial Activity Across Open Source Networking Stack with ‘Dublin’ Release. ONAP’s fourth release, Dublin, brings an uptick in commercial activity –  including new deployment plans from major operators (including Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, and Telstra) and ONAP-based products and solutions from more than a dozen leading vendors –…

TM Forum announces 2019 award winners

On Monday evening in Nice, TM Forum announced the list of 12 Excellence Awards for 2019. They also anointed Distinguished Fellow and Distinguished Engineer status on two of the industry’s leading contributors. Huge congratulations to each of the following award winners: Business Transformation – Royal KPN, Vlocity and Salesforce IT Transformation – China Mobile &…

Hansen acquires Sigma Systems

Acquisition of Sigma Systems. Hansen Technologies Limited announced the signing of definitive agreements for the acquisition of Sigma Systems (“Sigma”). The acquisition is expected to close on 31 May 2019. Key Points: Founded in 1996, Sigma is a leading global provider of catalog-driven software products for telecommunications, media, and high-tech companies. Its software is designed…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX gets FCC approval to beam broadband from space

FCC AUTHORIZES SPACEX TO PROVIDE BROADBAND SERVICES VIA SATELLITE CONSTELLATION. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an application by Space Exploration Holdings, doing business as SpaceX, to provide broadband services using satellite technology in the United States and around the world. With this action, the Commission takes another step to increase high-speed broadband availability and…

Solarwinds acquires Samanage for $350m

SolarWinds Sets Its Sights on the ITSM Market through Acquisition of Samanage and Introduction of a SolarWinds Service Desk Product. SolarWinds announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Samanage, an IT service desk solution company based in Cary, NC. Over the past 7 years, Samanage has built a strong, well-respected product guided by…

Progress to acquire Ipswitch for $225M

Progress To Acquire Ipswitch, makers of WhatsUp Gold Network Monitoring. Progress, the provider of application development and digital experience technologies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Ipswitch, Inc., a producer of secure data file transfer and network management software, for $225 million in cash. Progress will fund the…

Juniper Networks to acquire Mist Systems

Juniper Networks Announces Intent to Acquire Mist Systems to Bring AI to IT, Delivering on Promise of Software-Defined Enterprise. Juniper Networks announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mist Systems, a pioneer in cloud-managed wireless networks powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The deal will enhance Juniper’s enterprise networking portfolio by…

Telefónica and Ericsson sign AI-powered Network Ops

Telefónica and Ericsson sign AI-powered Network Operations agreement. Ericsson and Telefónica, one of the world’s largest communications service providers, have penned a new four-to-six-year managed services deal for AI-powered Network Operations in the UK, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Uruguay. Through its global Network Operations Centers (NOCs), Ericsson will provide services spanning day-to-day monitoring and service…