Thu, Dec

Network virtualisation

  • Virtualization brings the promise of renewed competitiveness to telecom operators, allowing them to move forward with agility, speed and cost savings. As with all new technologies, it requires changes in how operators manage their business processes in procurement, planning and operations. This paper discusses operator process and the virtualized solutions that are available without waiting for the NFV ecosystem, when existing solutions delivering most of the advantages of the NFV, such as cost reduction, OPEX/CAPEX savings and elasticity, today.

  • Nokia Networks is to deploy its single RAN and radio network controller technology as part of a three year deal with Telefónica to modernise its Spanish network and expand its 4G service.

  • Momentum in the SDN and NFV markets is growing, but behind the expectations lie fundamental questions about how the technologies should be implemented.

  • Ruckus has launched what it is calling the industry's first carrier-grade virtualised wireless LAN (WLAN) controller, which is aimed at helping operators to create cloud-based WLAN products.

  • The telecoms industry could face a skills gap when it comes to implementing NFV and SDN, paving the way for new types of players to run virtual networks on behalf of operators, an EE executive has claimed.