BT Adopts Ubuntu OpenStack

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British Telecom has chosen Ubuntu OpenStack, developed by open-source specialist Canonical, as the cloud platform that will help support the introduction of 5G and fibre-to-the-premises connectivity in the UK. As part of the deal, Canonical will provide the open-source virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) that will enable BT – and by extension, its mobile network EE – to run network functions as code, reducing the need for specialized telco hardware. (Source: The Registrar)

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