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Microsoft Azure Scoops up Metaswitch in Bid to Make Azure the Meta-5G Edge Cloud

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Microsoft Azure is making the solid bet that the dual acquisitions of Metaswitch and Affirmed Networks will strengthen the Azure portfolio in providing virtualized network software and voice/data/unified communications solutions aimed at operator 5G edge hybrid cloud demands, but must show its ongoing portfolio expansion will not scare off many potential CSP customers and supplier partners.

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The ADTRAN SD-Access Portfolio Showcases its German and French Connections

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ADTRAN’s recent string of major operator wins in Germany and France fortifies its ability to drive more operator consideration of its SD-Access portfolio, particularly in fulfilling the distinct fixed access needs of operators in Europe. ADTRAN is now better positioned to compete against Huawei, ZTE, and Nokia in the tightly contested European fixed access market.

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Zoom, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Pexip, Houseparty, and Facebook: With Summer Fast Approaching, the Video Conferencing War Begins to Heat up

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: Microsoft, Zoom, Cisco, and Google are all seeing increased usage as video conferencing and collaboration has become the way business and work get done. As the video conferencing ecosystem grows and transforms over the course of the next year, and hot new entrants like Pexip begin to come to IT decision-makers with more flexibility than they are accustomed to, we could be looking at a far more even competitive field this time next year.