News/Analysis

DISH Shoulders Aside T-Mobile with AT&T Deal


DISH Network has signed a 10-year, $5-billion contract with AT&T, making AT&T's network -- instead of T-Mobile's -- the basis for DISH's retail mobile services...

By: Mary Jander
July 20, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Zoom Flexes Muscle with $15 Billion Buy of Five9


Zoom's announced $15-billion deal to purchase Five9 Inc. gives it a path to diversify its product line and upsell conferencing products. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 19, 2021
News/Analysis

Inside Ericsson's $8.3-Billion Deal with Verizon for 5G


Ericsson has made a five-year, $8.3-billion deal with Verizon to supply the carrier's 5G network with cloud-native RAN solutions...

By: Mary Jander
July 19, 2021
News/Analysis

TriggerMesh Gets Funding from Cisco


TriggerMesh has been funded an additional $5 million from Cisco Investments and previous investors to help boost its cloud-native, multi-cloud/on-prem integration platform...

By: Mary Jander
July 13, 2021
News/Analysis

Netskope Grabs $300 Million, Hits $7.5 Billion Valuation


Netskope has completed a $300 million investment round of funding, bringing its valuation to $7.5 billion, a vote of confidence in the vendor's multifunction security approach...

By: Mary Jander
July 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Couchbase Scopes Out IPO


Cloud-native database vendor Couchbase has filed its S-1 registration statement, the first step to IPO. But it faces some challenges...

By: Mary Jander
July 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Pentagon Scraps JEDI Plan for Multi-Cloud Alternative


The U.S. Department of Defense has canceled the JEDI contract originally awarded to Microsoft and replaced it with a proposal that includes multiple vendors and clouds...

By: Mary Jander
July 06, 2021
News/Analysis

AT&T Picks Azure for 5G Cloud


AT&T will run its 5G core on Azure, and it's selling its Network Cloud to Microsoft as an addition to Azure for Operators...

By: Mary Jander
July 01, 2021
Tech Primers

What Is Needed for SASE?


SASE and Secure Edge have emerged from SD-WAN to drive digital transformation at the edge....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 30, 2021
News/Analysis

IBM Extends 5G Products and Partnerships


IBM has released an automation and orchestration platform for 5G carrier rollouts and extended its relationships with Verizon and Telefonica...

By: Mary Jander
June 30, 2021