Day: July 24, 2020

Vodafone makes big play for EU 5G dominance with mobile tower IPO

Vodafone today revealed the creation of Europe‘s largest telecommunications infrastructure platform, Vantage Towers, which it says is already on track to go public with an IPO in Frankfurt next year.

Vantage Towers launches with over 68,000 towers across nine markets. A sizeable chunk of those come by way of a merger with Greece’s Wind Hellas and a 50% stake in UK’s leading telecoms infrastructure firm CTIL  the latter of which manages 14,300 towers.

All that new infrastructure will become “part of the essential consolidated grid of at least two of the largest mobile operators in markets where Vodafone has

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Multicloud is not really about clouds anymore

Most think of multicloud just how it sounds: an architecture that leverages plural public and/or private clouds at the same time, in support of best-of-breed cloud services. In other words, we use multicloud as a path to access the cloud services that are the best fit.

As multicloud becomes the norm, I’ve observed that the design and deployment of multicloud-based architectures is really not about the underlying clouds. There are a few reasons for this:

First, technology to manage multiclouds should sit above and separate from the cloud-native resources it is managing. It does not matter if the tools

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Next.js builder Vercel spruces up edge network

Vercel has enhanced its edge platform for content delivery with better performance, improved ease of use, and automatic global failover. The improvements are designed to optimize the experience for both front-end developers and web users.

The company’s edge platform, called the Vercel Edge Network, has been rearchitected for faster routing, improved caching, and backward compatibility. The Vercel Edge Network leverages the company’s open source Next.js framework for the React JavaScript UI library. Next.js enables static site generation and server-side rendering while enabling React applications that pre-render, code-split, and hot-reload with no configuration.

New enhancements to the Vercel Edge Network,

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