TIM will deploy virtual RAN (vRAN) in Italy this year, following the July launch of “intelligent” cloud RAN based on virtualised hardware in Palermo.
Cisco is the leading supplier of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) solutions, according to a new survey of telecoms operators by market research firm IHS Markit.
Tele2 is to deploy Nokia's Cloud Packet Core solution across its entire footprint as it looks to cope with more dynamic network requirements as the industry moves towards 5G.
Orange and AT&T are trying to speed up the standardisation of software defined networking and network functions virtualisation technologies through a collaboration focusing on customer premises equipment, APIs and virtual network functions.
The global network functions virtualisation market will break through the $15 billion mark by 2020, driven by widespread adoption of NFV software, a new report has claimed.
Mobile Europe has launched a survey into virtualisation, aiming to explore how firmly telcos have got to grips with the technology.
China Mobile has shifted its rich communication services to a virtual IP multimedia subsystem (vIMS) in what is believed to be the world's largest deployment of the technology.
Operators are increasingly turning to the virtualisation of policy management systems as a means of addressing issues with scalability and flexibility, new research has claimed.
Seven out of 10 operators are planning to virtualise some or all of their messaging services over the next four years, a new report has found.
The carrier software-defined networking market is set to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 98 percent betweeen 2015 and 2020, as the trickle of virtualisation deployments become a flood.
Verizon has completed what it is describing as the biggest network functions virtualisation OpenStack cloud deployment to date, across five of its US data centres.
Getting the right staff in place is arguably operators' biggest challenge as they move towards virtualisation, Orange's Senior Vice President, Technology Europe has said in an exclusive video interview.
Ericsson is buying data centre platform provider NodePrime as it looks to accelerate the adoption of software-defined infrastructure.
Orange has launched interoperability and service testing for latest version of the OPNFV release.
Tele2 is starting to shift network and IT functions to the cloud, choosing Canonical to provide a manage OpenStack-based solution.
Operators face a Catch-22 with virtualisation technologies, caught between the pressure to transform their business and the need to make sure whatever changes they make actually work, the chairman of the i3forum has said.
NTT DOCOMO has used Ericsson's cloud platform to launch what has been claimed is the world's first commercial, multi-vendor NFV solution.
NEC has deployed a virtualised evolved packet core and a virtual network function manager on Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO's commercial network.
Vimpelcom is planning to take its virtualisation plans to Russia later this year, after announcing a wide-ranging project at this year's Mobile World Congress.
The OPNFV virtualisation project has launched the second version of its virtualisation demo platform, offering enhanced test capabilities and new features.
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