On 18 September 2020, Ericsson announced the acquisition of US Idaho based Cradlepoint, a supplier of SD-WAN technology. The news comes hot in the trail of a similar transaction, HPE’s acquisition of Silver Peak on 13 July 2020. In this short article, Digiecon looks at the M&A momentum that has been gathering in the SD-WAN sector in recent years.
5G was conceived and launched amidst abundant promises. It was suggested it would unlock new use cases for mobile operators and enable a step change in networks, making them more open to cooperation within an ecosystem. One year on from the first commercial 5G service launches, and two years and a half after the landmark demonstrations during the Olympic Winter Games of 2018, Digiecon look at how 5G deployment is faring in key European markets.
Nokia and Ericsson, traditional suppliers of Radio Access Network for mobile network operators around the world have recently announced their interest and support to the Open RAN initiative. This article examines what their potential motivations are.