Microsoft’s move to acquire Affirmed Networks aims to deliver new opps for the 5G ecosystem. In my opinion, this is exactly the company it needed to make new waves in the 5G ecosystem and firm up its presence with mobile operators in particular. Now it’s up to cloud rivals AWS, Google Cloud, Alibaba, IBM, and Oracle to refresh their telecom-specific portfolio development and marketing strategies.
The potential move away from Qualcomm’s premium 5G Snapdragon 865 SOC as reported would signal that Google and LG might be leaving Apple and Samsung to fight for the top spot in the premium tier handset category. This move would allow Google and LG to focus instead on more budget-friendly high-end phones for consumers who enjoy premium features but don’t need all of the bells and whistles of a $1,200+ phone. The decision to select Qualcomm’s 765G mobile platform over the superior 865 mobile platform may initially seem like a setback for Qualcomm’s flagship 5G SOC, but I don’t think that’s the case at all. Here’s why.
Telehealth and the IoT are being put to good use in Seattle, freeing up hospital beds for more severe COVID-19 cases. This rapid transition to telehealth in a moment of necessity will show hospitals and healthcare providers that telehealth should be an integral part of their operations. Telehealth and IoT powered devices can deliver big benefits in treatment, monitoring, and even aftercare. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that this is the beginning of a new normal for healthcare.
Cisco, despite a tough run on the market has committed more than $225 million in resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Internet usage soars this week as schools and businesses close their doors due to social isolation. Will internet providers be able to handle the daytime increase in traffic?
With COVID-19 continuing to challenge world health, IBM is stepping up offering more access to its High Performance Computing resources to finds solutions.
Intel’s Bob Swan put out a heartfelt letter to the company’s customers and employees to reflect the critical role the company is playing during the COVID-19 Crisis.
Zoho has decided to make its entire portfolio of applications free for small businesses under 25 employees for the next two months in a sound businesss move.
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HPE is wagering heavily that service providers are ready to overhaul their mobile cores and purchasing models, especially for nascent 5G environments. HPE’s 5G Core Stack targets accelerating operator monetization of 5G networks, but can the new offering beat a formidable array of competitors and their own cloud-native solutions?