The move toward software-centric operator networks is a must in order for network operators to keep pace with growing demand.
Microsoft has been teasing bits and pieces about its big new Creators Update coming in the Autumn but has been quiet about when exactly it will get rolled out to Windows users.
Microsoft's Paint -- the causal free-to-use image editor that has been a mainstay of Windows since 1985 -- is expected to be either removed or no longer developed in the operating systems latest update.
It could soon be possible to identify people who create fake profiles on social media thanks to a tool developed by computer scientists at the University of Edinburgh.
The use of social media by terrorist groups to radicalise young people, and the rise of right-wing extremism, means tech companies are trying to monitor user content more closely.