The Small Cell Forum has unveiled Release 5.1 of its industry roadmap, exploring the options for and benefits of virtualising small cell technology.
The OPNFV project has launched its first software release for open source developers.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new solution that helps operators shift existing voice services from public switched telephone network (PSTN) tech to all-IP infrastructure.
European operators stand to realise €39 billion by adopting virtualisation and transforming themselves into cloud carriers, a report from Bell Labs has claimed.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched what it is calling the world’s first carrier-grade SDN platform, designed to bridge the gap between service automation and network control and allow operators to accelerate the rollout new services.
Nuage Networks has launched a new SDN solution, enabling enterprises to link virtual network overlays with the hardware that underpins them.
NetCracker has launched version 10 of its products suite, which introduces new virtual network functions (VNFs) for operators wishing to deploy virtualised networks.
NEC and NetCracker have completed a proof of concept for a new virtualised customer premises equipment (vCPE) solution with Portugal Telecom.
ARM is showcasing its first virtualisation reference platform based on its own technology, as it looks to bolster the NFV sector.
The global market for cloud security services grew almost 14 percent last year as service providers looked to virtualisation to scale rollouts, new research has revealed.
Building mobile networks in the UK is being held back by "out of date" planning laws and a lack of fibre in rural areas, a Vodafone network executive has claimed.
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.
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