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.
Telekom Austria's wide-ranging virtualisation plans will be up for review after majority shareholder Américan Móvil parachuted in an Argentinian executive to take over the duties of CTO Gunther Ottendorfer.
Telefónica has chosen HP to be the technology provider and systems integrator of its UNICA virtualisation project.
Cisco has introduced a small cell solution aimed at large-scale deployments, while announcing a partnership with Telstra to deploy “on-demand” virtualised cloud services.
Ericsson is deploying a welter of new LTE functionality for Australian operator Telstra, from LTE Broadcast to VoLTE, as it announced plans to collaborate on 5G and virtualisation field trials.
Orange has teamed up with Nokia Networks to install a fully virtualised IMS solution, as ARM became the latest company to launch a portfolio of virtualised products.
NEC and NetCracker will co-develop a SDN and NFV solution after launching an initiative to help service providers explore the opportunities presented by the technologies.
Telekom Austria has completed trials and deployments of network functions virtualisation (NFV) including the deployment of a fully virtualised LTE stack over a commercial network.
Executives from Bouygues, EE, Telekom Austria and Telekom Deutschland have been shortlisted for Mobile Europe's second annual CTO of the Year award, celebrating excellence and innovation in the European telecoms industry.
Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new portfolio of LTE access technologies aimed at helping operators transition to next-generation network architectures such as 5G and NFV.
Nokia Networks and Telekom Austria Group have announced new virtualisation tests with trials of virtual modems and software defined networking in mobile backhaul.
NEC is working with open source company Red Hat to develop OpenStack based carrier grade NFV solutions including virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) and virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE).
Samsung has been picked as the sole vendor for SK Telecom's nationwide rollout of NFV, with the company providing infrastructure for the operator's Internet of Things network.
Microsoft has unveiled its latest computing platform, unifying its product ecosystem while bringing digital assistants and holographics to the fore.
Huawei has launched an NFV open lab in China, where it will put big data at the heart of developing the virtual ecosystem.
Standards agency ETSI has published 11 specifications relating to network functions virtualisation, comprising the likes of architectural frameworks, and descriptions of the compute, hypervisor and network domains within the infrastructure.
The most read stories of 2014 showed the diversity of topics affecting the in-trays of operator executives across Europe. Readers' most popular stories included areas including virtualisation, SIM card innovation, chipset manufacturing and Voice over LTE.
Cisco has launched an analytics service to help organisations extract and interpret big data from connected devices.
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