TIM has held a field demonstration of vRAN in Saluzzo to show how the technology can improve network quality and efficiency.
Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia are teaming up to improve interoperability for operators running network functions virtualisation deployments.
Vodafone has tested cloud-based RAN architecture to determine how it can shift from 4G to 5G and enable large scale Internet of Things services.
Nokia has introduced an open ‘templating’ system to map deployment and management of virtualised network functions (VNFs).
Ericsson has released a new virtualised infrastructure solution that is aimed at underpinning 5G and Internet of Things networks.
Thai operator dtac will deploy a software defined IP/optical network with the help of Nokia as it looks to cope with booming data demands.
Orange and BT have prepped new virtualisation services as they look to offer more flexible networks to customers.
Telefónica Business Solutions, the Spanish operator’s B2B division, has deployed Nokia’s virtualised router technology in its live network in Spain.
The UK's 5G Innovation Centre has demonstrated flat distributed cloud (FDC) core network architecture, which it said would help 5G networks deploy rapidly, offer flexible services and add new features and updates quickly.
Ericsson has extended its partnership with Red Hat to define and deliver “fully ready” open-source cloud infrastructure for next-generation LTE networks.
Embarking on a virtualisation project? Move slowly, embrace uncertainty, battle to attract the right staff (and expect to lose) and don't assume major savings, delegates at SDN World Congress have been told.
"It's complicated." The infamous Facebook description for hedging your bets about a relationship could well describe the state of virtualisation, according to day one of SDN World Congress.
Nokia has added assurance capabilities, introducing analytics and performance indicators, to its software-defined networking (SDN) offering.
NEC and Netcracker have launched a network-as-a-service (NaaS) solution to help operators orchestrate their virtualised functions and cloud applications and rapidly commercialise new applications.
Nokia is hoping its own recent experiences integrating a new company will give it the edge in transforming operators' networks as they shift to the cloud.
Orange is testing AT&T's software defined network platform ECOMP as it looks to grow its virtualisation strategy.
Nokia has opened a Global Cloud Design Centre in the United Kingdom aimed to help the deployment of multi-vendor cloud networks.
Momentum for software defined networking is growing, with a new IHS survey finding three quarters of operators have deployed the technology or are planning to this year.
More than four out of five operators will deploy network functions virtualisation in 2017, new research has found, although operators are concerned about integrating the technology into existing networks and have bemoaned the lack of carrier grade products.
Cognitive computing and machine learning have reached ‘peak hype’ among emerging technologies, according to Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle, an annual review mapping technological trends against their perceived hype.
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