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BT turns to Ubuntu OpenStack for cloud-based 5G delivery

BT expected to complete switch to cloud-based virtualised network by 2022 British telco BT has announced it has chosen Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack as the cloud platform to help deliver 5G connectivity to the UK. Under the deal, Canonical will provide an open source virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) to support BT’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) program…. Read More

BT to pay £22M in interest for Ethernet overcharge

Ofcom released a report today detailing the investigation into British Telecom practices of charging for Ethernet services, following a ruling by the Court of Appeal that BT is responsible for paying £22 million in interest on overcharges of £94 million on wholesale Ethernet services. The appeals court upheld findings from an ongoing investigation which show… Read More

BT adds Deep Security to cloud platform

British Telecom has incorporated the Deep Security data center solution into its Cloud Compute platform. BT customers may now access Trend Micro’s Deep Security range of cyber security services through the Cloud Compute platform. Deep Security offers cyber security solutions including protection from ransomware, threats and targeted attacks with anti-malware, intrusion detection, and integrity monitoring… Read More

British Telecom threatens to abandon OpenStack in its current form

British Telecom (BT) is considering opting for a proprietary technology for its virtual enterprise services. The move could prove a serious blow for OpenStack, a series of software tools for building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds. BT’s concerns could, however, be calmed if six notable challenges are overcome. BT’s chief… Read More

BT addresses Sony-style ‘network’ anomalies with new security product

British Telecom has launched a new threat-protection service aimed at organisations with complex ICT systems, which claims to be able to recognise anomalous network behaviour that may indicate a network incursion, similar to the longstanding invasion of Sony’s network which preceded the infamous ‘Sony Hack’ last autumn. BT Assure Cyber provides an external wrapper around… Read More