Telefónica has claimed it has completed "the last piece of the puzzle" for end-to-end network slicing after integrating a programmable software defined network into a radio access network.
ONAP, the Linux foundation-led virtualisation organisation, has completed its first project, a unified architecture for end-to-end, closed-loop network automation.
Orange has started working with Red Hat in a bid to boost its network virtualisation efforts.
BT has extended its strategic partnership with Cisco by launching new virtualisation solutions into its network, which it said will cut time for enterprise customers wishing to deploy network functions.
Greenlandic operator TELE-POST has launched a network transformation project aimed at increasing the speed, capacity and coverage of its services.
Telefónica's virtualisation project UNICA has been given the risky business case of ensuring the operator's "survival", delegates at this year's Broadband World Forum have been told.
Three UK is planning to deploy software defined networking and network functions virtualisation across its core network as it looks to meet demand for voice over LTE, HD video and other digital services, as well as improve network performance
A trade body counting Orange and Telefónica as members has joined the Linux Foundation’s Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project to use open source approaches in virtualisation.
Deutsche Telekom has partnered with Facebook in the Telecoms Infrastructure Project to bring technology out of the Stone Age, its VP for Aggregation, Transport, IP has claimed.
Automation has taken centre stage again at SDN NFV World Congress, with executives from Orange and Vodafone claiming it will be a vital part of successful virtualisation transformation.
The "brutal" automation required to enable "bloody difficult" virtualisation and the ongoing challenge of getting the right skills in place were among the debates during the first day of SDN NFV World Congress.
ETSI is aiming to solve NFV integration problems with a flurry of new specifications devised by telcos.
TM Forum has created a set of guidelines to help service providers jointly manage virtualised and traditional networks.
Ericsson is seeking to dramatically speed up the availability of new software on network nodes from months to days with the launch of a new solution.
BT has launched a new SD-WAN offering for large enterprises based on technology from Nokia’s Nuage Networks business.
Huawei has launched a new testing solution for operators interested in software defined networking and network functions virtualisation.
Vodafone has partnered with IBM to help enterprises shift their processes from premises equipment to the cloud.
Vodafone Group has become the latest operator to join the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project, which aims to build a neutral automation platform for networks, infrastructure and services.
Liberty Global has deployed Juniper’s virtual route reflector across its network in a bid to cut costs and increase scalability.
Telefónica Deutschland is boosting its processing capabilities with a data centre solution from BT as it prepares to roll out 5G and IoT-ready services.
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