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Orange creates NFV, cloud testing lab for 5G advances

Orange and Inria are partnering on an NFV, cloud testing lab for 5G

Orange has unveiled its new lab dedicated to network virtualization and cloud computing, called I/O Lab. It’s targeting an open and accessible environment for collaboration with the wider industry, reports Telecoms.com.

OpenDaylight launches third open source SDN platform, announces advisory group

OpenDaylight has released the latest version of its open source SDN platform and cobbled together an advisory group to improve the feedback loop between deployment and feature evolution

The OpenDaylight project has released the third version of its open source software-defined networking (SDN) platform, Lithium, as the organisation launches an advisory tasked with feeding technical insights learned through deployment back into the developer community.

Orange, Foxconn among LoRa IoT startup Actility backers

IoT partnerships are in full swing this month

A group of tech companies including operators Orange, KPN and Swisscom and manufacturing giant Foxconn have put $25 million into Actility, an IoT startup focused on the LoRaWAN standard, reports Telecoms.com.

Orange confirms Cloudwatt acquisition

Orange has confirmed it will acquire Cloudwatt

Orange confirmed this week that the company has finalised an agreement to acquire all remaining shares of Cloudwatt, the cloud services provider it set up with the French government.

Orange launches €20m venture fund for early-stage digital startups

Orange is setting up a fund to invest in digital startups

Orange has set up a Digital Ventures fund aimed at providing early-stage investment to companies developing innovative solutions around evolving strategic areas like cloud, big data, internet of things and security.

Orange in talks to take full ownership of Cloudwatt

Orange has confirmed it is in talks to buy out Cloudwatt; it already owns nearly half the company

Orange is in advanced talks to buy out Cloudwatt, a French infrastructure as a service provider co-owned by Orange, Thales, and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, according to multiple reports. The move could signal defeat of the French government’s attempt to build sustainable local rivals to US-based cloud providers.

Telcos voice concerns about taking core networks to the cloud

NFV and the platforms that can capably run them are still nascent

Under threat from companies not traditionally viewed as competitors, telcos are racing to both offer cloud services to end-user customers and tap into the cloud to run core network functions in a bid to make their value propositions more competitive and infrastructure more dynamic. But cloud experts from Orange, Swisscom and AT&T have each voiced concerns around just how capable the sector may be at managing such a bold transformation with existing tools.

AWS, Salesforce, IBM leading cloud, research firm says

research published Wednesday by Synergy sheds light on the leaders and laggards in cloud in terms of market share as of Q4 2013, with Amazon, Salesforce and IBM coming out on top

On the heels of Google’s aggressive cloud services price cuts, research published Wednesday by Synergy sheds light on the leaders and laggards in cloud in the fourth quarter 2013, with Amazon, Salesforce and IBM coming out on top in the SaaS, IaaS and PaaS segments.

Telefónica and Orange grow European startups

Telefónica and Orange have thrown their weight behind a project led by the European Commission to aid growth among the region’s technology startups

European operator groups Telefónica and Orange have thrown their weight behind a project led by the European Commission to help the region’s technology startups to grow into global internet firms. The EC said it plans to “take on Silicon Valley” with the launch of two initiatives; an acceleration programme called the Startup Europe Partnership and a think tank called the European Digital Forum.

Orange, Sony get their cloud-game on

Sony and Orange have made waves in the cloud gaming sector this week

Orange on Thursday acquired a minority stake in Japanese cloud-based gaming specialist G-cluster for an undisclosed sum. The service provider said that cloud gaming represents an important opportunity and will expand upon an existing agreement whereby G-Cluster provides software services to Orange.

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