ADTRAN buys Adva to strengthen its overall fiber networking proposition through the integration of Adva’s optical networking assets, obliging fiber and optical rivals to respond to the new deal. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the ADTRAN acquisition of Adva enables ADTRAN to address a wider range of optical networking opportunities, puts fiber access rivals such as DZS and Calix on the defensive, and foments a more formidable competitor in the optical transport market segment.
Microsoft Azure Scoops up Metaswitch in Bid to Make Azure the Meta-5G Edge Cloud
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.
Ribbon’s EdgeMarc 6000 Smartens the Operator and Enterprise Edge
Ribbon’s EdgeMarc 6000 smartens the operator and enterprise edge and boosts Ribbon’s overall competitiveness. Ribbons’ edge portfolio puts increased pressure on SBC platform rivals such as Cisco, Oracle, Metaswitch, Huawei, and Ericsson to show their ability to diversify their portfolios to meet the intelligent edge demands of customers in both the operator and enterprise spaces.
Ribbon UC Study Reveals Nearly Two-Thirds Plan to Invest in Unified Communciations
Ribbon’s new research study on Unified Communications reveals that nearly two-thirds of large companies plan to invest in Unified Communications over the next two years. Here’s our take on what Ribbon should do to capitalize on this knowledge before key rivals like Cisco, Mavenir, and Metaswitch leverage the findings to their advantage.
Westcon-Comstor Offers Ribbon’s Network Edge Solution to European Resellers
Westcon-Comstor’s just announced partnership with Ribbon’s Network Edge Orchestrator platform is a value add for European resellers.