Google’s cloud business under Greene was plagued by internal clashes, missed acquisitions, insiders say


When Google CEO Sundar Pichai handed Diane Greene the keys to the company’s fledgling cloud business three years ago, it was supposed to mark the internet company’s arrival into enterprise computing.

For years, Google had struggled to get out of its own way in business software, hamstrung by a developer-centric culture that prioritised automation and fast, easy-to-use products over communication with business buyers and users. The huge profit margins in the online advertising business made it hard to justify loading up on expensive salespeople and marketing campaigns

Dell EMC and Inet join forces on cloud offering

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DELL EMC Thailand has joined with Internet Thailand (Inet) to provide Inet Dell Could as a service to help Thai businesses, along with other companies across the Indochina sub-region, embark on digital transformation.

The company said Inet Dell Could will offer not only infrastructure as a service but platform as a service as well as Big Data analytics as a service. This will encourage businesses to transform to the digital realm with greater insights into data for decision-making. Both companies invested on their own to build the capability to offer the service and they both also do the marketing

5G Mobile Trial in Japan Delivers Broadband Speeds of 27Gbps


A joint outdoor field trial by Mitsubishi and NTT DOCOMO in Japan appears to have achieved a “world’s first” by pushing the future 5G mobile network technology to deliver maximum throughput speeds of 27Gbps and 25Gbps (communication distances of 10m and 100m respectively) via one mobile terminal in the 28GHz band.

Secure Chorus publishes new white paper on Emergency Services Communications

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ecure Chorus has announced the publication of its latest white paper entitled ‘Emergency Services Communications: Secure Chorus Compliant Products interoperability with Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk Products.’

Public safety organisations and other relevant stakeholders, says the paper, more than ever have a pressing requirement for reliable, secure and interoperable multimedia communication technologies to support their operational effectiveness and service delivery in disaster response scenarios such as natural and man-made crises

Holograms to Match of the Day: Huawei shindig shows 5G is still playing all things to all people

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But whatever, you can expect phones next year

After years of interminable waffle, 5G is almost upon us, and Huawei wants to tell us what works – and what must wait. At this stage, the wrinkles are as valuable as the milestones, because 5G is a vast smorgasbord of different technologies and aspirations.

Not everything has been nailed down yet by the 3GPP Release 15 committee, but enough detail was established in June for the industry to charge on regardless*.

At Huawei’s Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Huawei deputy chairman and rotating CEO Ken Hu** said that 154 carriers in 66 countries are testing 5G, and Huawei itself has shipped 10,000 5G basestations.

But Huawei doesn’t expect 5G smartphones to reach decent volumes until 2021. That’s necessary for the mass market to take off.

TalkTalk to move headquarters and take on BT’s Openreach with new fibre company

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Talktalk Telecom Group PLC said it would relocate its headquarters from London to Salford next year and accelerate its fibre broadband rollout as it reported a 0.6% dip in first-half revenue.

Hundreds of roles will be relocated to Salford, where its business and technology teams are already based, while the firm will start hiring for new posts at the site next year.

Construction Starts on Cityfibre’s 1Gbps Home Broadband in Stirling


Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that their £10m investment to build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which will be sold on to consumers via UK ISP Vodafone, has now begun.

At present Cityfibre already has a 24km long Dark Fibre network in Stirling, which is used to serve public sector sites and businesses. But in April 2018 both Cityfibre and Vodafone jointly announced that they’d be using this as a stepping stone to build a much wider residential focused Gigabit broadband network.


Telia and Nokia launch live 5G network in Finland

Total Telecom

The test site is located in the Oritkari-Nuottasaari area of the city

Telia and Nokia have joined forces to launch Finland’s first live 5G network in the town of Oulu. The network will allow industrial companies and logistics operators to develop new new digital operating models, ready for the commercial launch of 5G next year. 

BT’s new converged smart network will have 5G at its heart

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BT is set to launch commercial 5G services in 16 towns and cities across the UK in 2019

BT will put 5G at the heart of its fully converged smart network, when it launches the next generation technology next year, according to the company’s chief technology officer, Howard Watson.