Microsoft Azure EVP Jason Zander said Microsoft’s work with telecom operators is “part of the core strategy” for Azure, noting in an investor call that Microsoft has been “doing a lot of work around some of the telco communications operator space.” His comments echoed those made by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the company’s most […]
A Taiwanese IT hardware manufacturer has deployed a virtualized private 5G network using its own servers along with core network software from Affirmed, which was recently acquired by Microsoft. The RAN software comes from ASOCS, an Israeli provider of on-premise cloud solutions. The network was deployed on government-allocated spectrum. Inventec is a $16 billion Taiwanese […]
Affirmed Networks announced that it has been selected by Inventec, a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of consumer technology solutions, to deliver secure, private 5G networks for their smart manufacturing. This selection is an important part of Inventec’s adoption of Industry 4.0 and their transformation towards digital operations and robotic automation for large-scale manufacturing. Affirmed’s 5G Standalone […]
Microsoft subsidiary Affirmed Networks is to build a private 5G network for Inventec, a Taiwanese technology maker. Affirmed Networks, which became part of Microsoft earlier in 2020, said it will supply a cloud-native 5G standalone network to the company to allow the use of internet of things (IoT) technology in its manufacturing of computers, telephones, […]
Microsoft hasn’t been shy about expanding its role in 5G networks, as it has worked for the last two years to expand Azure’s footprint to 5G carriers and enterprises alike. Today, its networking subsidiary Affirmed Networks announced a significant win in the growing private 5G space, as the companies are now supplying technology solutions manufacturer […]
A graphic in Microsoft’s latest blog about its 5G ambitions neatly illustrates the Windows inventor’s telecom sprawl. Cloud solutions? Goes without saying. Network functions? Check, after this year’s takeovers of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch. Need an edge platform? Microsoft can bring that by simply extending the Azure cloud into new locations.
On Sept. 28, Microsoft is going public with its strategy to try to make Azure even more appealing to telecommunications partners. Officials are sharing more details about Microsoft’s “Azure for Operators” strategy, which is all about making Microsoft’s cloud more appealing to these customers.
Microsoft is taking direct aim at telcos by announcing Azure for Operators, which includes a carrier-grade cloud platform and edge compute capabilities as well as a developer ecosystem. While Microsoft has announced telco partnerships before, including last year’s announcement with AT&T, Azure for Operators will support operators as they evolve their infrastructures and operations to create […]
Affirmed Networks, acquired by Microsoft earlier this year, will partner with Netmore Group, an IoT systems and services provider headquartered in Sweden, to deliver Private LTE enterprise networks and infrastructure, enabling Netmore to also deploy 5G enterprise services.
Netmore Group’s UK subsidiary (Netmore IoT Solutions Ltd) is taking a major step towards enabling the next generation of private mobile networks. We have selected Affirmed Networks new modern core network technology to be based in UK. The core is the “controlling brain” of a mobile network and the Affirmed Networks core has a fully […]
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled the HPE 5G Lab, a test and development environment where telcos and partners can validate and integrate 5G network solutions. Using the HPE 5G Lab, telcos can speed up 5G adoption and access new revenues faster by getting hands-on experience with the latest 5G innovations in a live test environment. […]
Most of the initial attention given to 5G and the deployment of the first 5G networks has focused on the new radio technologies that it uses, notably millimeter wave and what’s collectively referred to as sub-6. These new sets of frequencies, along with the 5G NR (New Radio) protocol standard are what’s allowing the latest […]