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AT&T Open Sourcing Gigabit Network Components

June 18, 2015 1:04 pm | by Ben Munson, CED | News | Comments

The carrier placed the term ‘disaggregation’ on its SDN/NFV process involving breaking down hardware subsystems and then in turn...

TM Forum Live: Big Data and KISS

June 5, 2015 10:14 am | by Jose Diaz, EMEA VP Business Development , Excelacom | Articles | Comments

The hot topic at this year’s TMForum was the need for a radical simplification of systems and...

Expanding the Network: On the Virtues of Cloud-RAN Architecture

February 2, 2015 9:39 am | by Dr. Femi Adeyemi, Lead LTE Solutions Architect, Fujitsu Network Communications | Articles | Comments

A Centralized-...

Could NFV Herald the End of Vendor Lock In?

January 6, 2015 4:45 pm | by Shane O’Flynn, GVP of Product and Solution Management, Openet. | Articles | Comments

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AT&T's Donovan Vows 75% of Network Virtualized by 2020

December 16, 2014 5:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

That's the word from John Donovan, AT&T SVP of technology and opertations. In a end-of-year blog, Donovan called the 2020 target...                            

The Evolution of NFV – Maximizing Long-Term Benefits

May 8, 2014 3:00 pm | by Leonard Sheahan, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Communications | Articles | Comments

Network function virtualization (NFV) is a CSP-led industry movement intended to help them accelerate the convergence of their IT and network domains. NFV’s promise is in its ability to shorten the development cycle and ultimately help lower capital and operating costs. 

SDN, NFV Set to Fundamentally Change the Network Landscape

May 8, 2014 2:52 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The effort to virtualize the networks has moved beyond hype. Carriers have identified the many benefits of moving to an all-IP, software-based network, and vendors are clamoring to meet their needs. Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), and Juniper Networks recently announced a partnership that will bring together...

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MWC: AT&T Announces New Vendors for Domain 2.0

February 24, 2014 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T detailed more specifics for its Domain 2.0 initiative, which aims to virtualize the carrier's network. AT&T said Ericsson, Tail-F Systems AB, and Metaswitch Networks LTD have been selected to begin further discussions on design and deployment of a software-based network artchitecture. 

MWC: HP Throws Hat into Virtualization Ring at MWC

February 24, 2014 9:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HP had launched a new NFV platform that aims to help operators reduce CapEx OpEx, while also speeding delivery of new product and services over the network. HP’s offering includes an open standards–based NFV reference architecture, HP OpenNFV Labs—the company is opening a pair...

Ericsson Emphasizes Software, Virtualization with MWC Plans

February 12, 2014 10:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson is putting an emphasis on software and cloud-based solutions, as the wireless industry moves towards virtualizing the network with technologies like Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Specifically, Ericsson will be launching what it’s calling...

Ericsson Announces Lab to Facilitate SDN Projects

February 4, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson Tuesday announced a new initiative to help enable the development and testing of new projects in the area of Software Defined Networking (SDN). As part of the program, Ericsson is opening a lab called the OpenDaylight community, which will be based at Ericsson's campus in San Jose, California. 

Report: East Asia to Drive C-RAN Deployments

January 29, 2014 4:39 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ahmed Ali, research analyst at ABI Research, said deployments of Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN) will continue to increase across the Asian region while remaining limited in other parts of the world.  "Other regions, where scarcity of cell sites is an issue, are likely to develop a market for partial deployment of C-RAN in densely populated areas," Ali said. 

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