Operator group Telekom Austria has deployed a converged voice network to replace its existing mobile core for its northern operational markets in Austria, Slovenia and Liechtenstein.
Cloud and Big Data specialist Cloudera has announced the availability of its first developer kit, catering to Apache’s open source software framework Hadoop (CDH). Cloudera has long been a champion of Hadoop development, and the kit is designed to help developers to build apps in Hadoop environments faster and more easily than ever before.
Mobile operator group Vodafone has announced that telecommunications services provider ACN Europe’s CEO Brian Fitzpatrick will join the firm as group carrier services director.
Online powerhouse Amazon is stepping up its European cloud presence with the creation of a development centre in Germany. The new entity, based in Berlin and Dresden, will create 70 new engineering jobs and will focus on developing technologies to support the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing business, including hypervisors, operating systems, management tools and other applications as well as the development of machine learning technologies for use across all of Amazon’s platforms.
The good news for carriers is that cloud computing is the most important and sustainable revenue opportunity since voice. Not only that, by delivering next generation IT through the next generation network (NGN), carriers could become the leading channel in the cloud computing business, with unique competences and valuable assets.
Rafael Laguna, CEO and co-founder of Open-Xchange (OX), talks to telecoms.com at the Telco Cloud World Forum in London about the evolution of cloud services to replace commodity offerings.
Mansoor Basha, Director – Cloud, M2M Delivery, New Businesses, at Ooredoo, talks to telecoms.com at Telco Cloud World Forum about the differences between cloud adoption in emerging markets versus developed countries.
Ludovic Patraud, Director, Strategic Marketing & Product Management, at Intersec, talks to telecoms.com at Telco Cloud World Forum 2013 about helping operators to derive value from their data.
‘Big Data’ is one of those buzz phrases doing the rounds in the industry at the moment. It’s an adjacent topic to cloud but is being thrown around in much the same way, often prefixed by the question: “What are you doing about…?” Well, with the costs of storage plummeting, it’s becoming clear that the answer to that question is you should be storing everything.
Right now operators are stampeding towards “The Cloud” as if a pack of lions were nipping at their flanks; there were 300 cloud service launches by telcos in 2012, according to Informa’s Camille Mendler. The problem with stampeding operators is that—like buffalo—they’re not always individually aware of where they’re going and why.