News of Note—Cisco invests in Avi Networks, Arista bows new cloud platform and more

news of note
Application delivery vendor Avi Networks raised $60 millon in a Series D round. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> Application delivery vendor Avi Networks raised $60 millon in a series D round that included Cisco, a first-time investor. Business Standard article

> Based on the Barefoot Tofino series of programmable Ethernet switch chips, Arista Networks announced a new multifunction platform for cloud networking. Press release

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> PacketFabric has taken its connectivity as a service (CaaS) platform across the pond to the Equinix LD6 International Business Exchange in London. Capacity Media article

> Facebook had data-sharing partnerships in place with four Chinese vendors, including Huawei and ZTE.  Bloomberg article