Telekom Austria has completed trials and deployments of network functions virtualisation (NFV) including the deployment of a fully virtualised LTE stack over a commercial network.
Executives from Bouygues, EE, Telekom Austria and Telekom Deutschland have been shortlisted for Mobile Europe's second annual CTO of the Year award, celebrating excellence and innovation in the European telecoms industry.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new portfolio of LTE access technologies aimed at helping operators transition to next-generation network architectures such as 5G and NFV.
Nokia Networks and Telekom Austria Group have announced new virtualisation tests with trials of virtual modems and software defined networking in mobile backhaul.
NEC is working with open source company Red Hat to develop OpenStack based carrier grade NFV solutions including virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) and virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE).
Samsung has been picked as the sole vendor for SK Telecom's nationwide rollout of NFV, with the company providing infrastructure for the operator's Internet of Things network.
Microsoft has unveiled its latest computing platform, unifying its product ecosystem while bringing digital assistants and holographics to the fore.
Huawei has launched an NFV open lab in China, where it will put big data at the heart of developing the virtual ecosystem.
Standards agency ETSI has published 11 specifications relating to network functions virtualisation, comprising the likes of architectural frameworks, and descriptions of the compute, hypervisor and network domains within the infrastructure.
The most read stories of 2014 showed the diversity of topics affecting the in-trays of operator executives across Europe. Readers' most popular stories included areas including virtualisation, SIM card innovation, chipset manufacturing and Voice over LTE.
Cisco has launched an analytics service to help organisations extract and interpret big data from connected devices.
The centralised radio access network (C-RAN) equipment market it set to top $10 billion (€8 billion) by 2018 as the technology becomes “the default 5G architecture”, according to new research from Infonetics.
HP has added new capabilities to its OneNFV Program to help reduce costs and improve agility for operators adopting Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).
Telekom Austria has run VoLTE and VoWi-Fi calls using network function virtualisation in Macedonia.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new virtualised security product that allows operators to provide network-based malware protection.
Huawei is building three labs in Germany, China and the United States to help the telecoms industry develop NFV and SDN technologies.
Operators need to educate staff about SDN and NFV right down to the network engineer level, if they are to take advantage of the technology, a roundtable of CTOs has said.
NFV will account for the bulk of the virtualisation market, with vendors set to make money from applications, rather than orchestration and control, a new report has claimed.
Ericsson has launched a certification programme for the Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualisation (OPNFV) initiative, in a bid to create an environment where solutions and infrastructure can be tested with existing standards.
Network solutions provider BATM has launched a 10 gigabit-ethernet (10GE) NFV platform for edge-of-network IT services.
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