Senior execs from Cisco, Ericsson Intel, Mavenir and Metaswitch (now acquired by Microsoft) cleared a lot of fog discussing developments and obstacles in operators’ move from virtual to cloud-native at a roundtable sponsored by Red Hat.

Yesterday’s announcement limiting Huawei’s presence in the UK’s full-fibre and 5G networks underlined just how crucial fibre is to 5G – and convergence. But it's not the whole story writes Annie Turner.

John Strand of Strand Consult argues that restricting the use of Huawei and ZTE’s equipment from networks would not harm Europe’s mobile operators, nor meaningfully reduce competition or delay rollout – but it could greatly improve security.