Here are the other stories we're following today:
> Telefónica International Wholesale Services is offering its customers a new service, Data Optimization, which allows them to get quicker access to their mobile content. Press release.
> Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has partnered with Akamai on a new blockchain payment process that will be in place by 2020. Fortune article.
> While the price for VMware's fourth quarter purchase of SD-WAN vendor VeloCloud wasn't released when the deal was first announced, it now looks like VMware forked out $449 million. Futorium article.