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VMware positions for 5G with two AI-focused acquisitions

As operators take their first tentative steps to full virtualization of their mobile networks, the companies which powered that revolution in the data center are positioning themselves to tackle the new market. Well-known names from the IT world, such as Red Hat and Ubuntu, have won valuable new customers in the telco environment by supporting cloud core or RAN projects. And they are looking for acquisitions to increase their presence and expertise in telecoms, with VMware being particularly active. VMware has bought two AI-based specialists in the space of a month, both with a focus on automation and optimization of virtualized networks, especially for telcos. The purchases, of Bitfusion and Uhana, are both clearly focused on the 5G opportunity. Uhana…

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