Operators must take advantage of network virtualisation and other technologies if they are to minimise the cost per bit of forthcoming 5G networks and maximise its potential, a new report has claimed.
IBM has bought software provider Red Hat for $34 billion in cash, in one of the largest technology takeovers in history.
Polish fixed line provider Netia is rolling out what has been described as Europe's first fully virtualised Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) cable network.
Orange Spain's 'X By Orange' unit has tapped Red Hat to underpin its cloud-based business-to-business platform, as the telco shifts to virtualised communication services in a bid to become more agile.
Vodafone has chosen Juniper Networks to supply it with software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions for its 'Ready Network' enterprise SDN offering.
Sunrise is set to offer SD-WAN to its Swiss and international enterprise customers after joining the ngena alliance.
Orchestration is set to drive growth of network functions virtualisation infrastructure (NFVI), a new report has claimed, as operators look to the technology to digitally transform their operations.
The Broadband Forum has launched the first stage of its Open Broadband project, which aims to make it easier for service providers to deploy cloud-based access networks.
TIM has completed its project to virtualise its radio access network in Turin, which it described as its latest step towards 5G.
Deutsche Telekom has become the latest operator to join the Linux Foundation, saying it will support its shift towards 5G services.
Virtualisation vendor Radisys has been bought by Indian telecoms conglomerate Reliance Jio in a deal worth around $70 million.
Telefónica has become the latest European operator to join an alliance of telcos exploring open radio access network technology.
Swisscom is launching a new IP transport network after working with Huawei on the transformation.
Telefónica Spain is building virtualised data centre network architecture that it said will expand the agility, scale and efficiency of its cloud-based services.
Wind Tre is embracing virtualisation to prepare it for 5G and the next generation of Internet of Things technology.
Huawei has debuted a "three-layered" open software-defined wide area network solution, the vendor's latest product to help operators embrace open architectures.
Deutsche Telekom has unveiled the first start-ups it is supporting through its participation in the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).
True 5G deployments could be held back by vendor interoperability and standards issues caused by Cloud-RAN technology, a new report has claimed.
Vodafone and Huawei have claimed an industry first after they carried out a live update of a key network service without taking it offline.
Telenor is set to commercially launch its cloud-based core network it developed with Cisco, just one of the deals the US-vendor announced on day two of Mobile World Congress.
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