Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia have joined a consortium of vendors working with Verizon to design a software defined networking architecture for the US operator.
Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled a new software-based communications platform giving enterprises voice, chat, video conferencing and file sharing through any connected device.
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will place 5G, cloud, analytics, IP and software-defined networking at the centre of a new innovation strategy after the two vendors announced plans to merge.
Voice over IP provider Cirpack has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to help develop industry specifications for NFV.
Huawei and Telefónica’s Peru subsidiary have completed a field trial of combined IP and optical transport technology using software-defined networking (SDN).
Huawei and China Mobile have completed a successful demonstration of a virtual VoLTE solution and shown off a prototype for a new, SDN/NFV-based network architecture.
The Small Cell Forum and ETSI's NFV Industry Specificiation Group are working together on a new project exploring the virtualisation of small cells.
Huawei is working with partners toward building a new, open software defined networking (SDN) ecosystem to help operators speed up the commercialisation of the technology.
The shift towards virtualisation was one of the dominant themes of last week's Mobile World Congress, but questions are increasingly being asked about whether the industry is moving as one in the right direction.
Telekom Austria's wide-ranging virtualisation plans will be up for review after majority shareholder Américan Móvil parachuted in an Argentinian executive to take over the duties of CTO Gunther Ottendorfer.
Telefónica has chosen HP to be the technology provider and systems integrator of its UNICA virtualisation project.
Cisco has introduced a small cell solution aimed at large-scale deployments, while announcing a partnership with Telstra to deploy “on-demand” virtualised cloud services.
Ericsson is deploying a welter of new LTE functionality for Australian operator Telstra, from LTE Broadcast to VoLTE, as it announced plans to collaborate on 5G and virtualisation field trials.
Orange has teamed up with Nokia Networks to install a fully virtualised IMS solution, as ARM became the latest company to launch a portfolio of virtualised products.
NEC and NetCracker will co-develop a SDN and NFV solution after launching an initiative to help service providers explore the opportunities presented by the technologies.
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).
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