Nokia makes big bet on Red Hat, transferring 350 employees to it

The market for virtualized and cloudified telco software is a crowded and confusing place, full of incompatible supporting platforms and what are uncharitably called vertical silos.

Europe’s telcos have spoken out about it a few times and it seems just as unwelcome to big software developers.

Nokia’s answer, revealed during a press conference on June 29, is to concentrate resources on just one of those platforms and hope telcos like it.

But it’s far from certain they will.

Until and unless they learn data science, this circus will continue.

Nokia and Red Hat announce cloud strategic partnership