Cloud native communications software group Metaswitch has bought mobile service enablement provider OpenCloud to ramp up its virtualised mobile solutions for 3G, 4G, LTE and beyond.
Three UK is working with Nokia to deploy a new core network in the cloud as it seeks to make its operations more efficient.
Nokia has updated its Cloud Packet Core offering to include support for new fixed and wireless access technologies that will allow operators to deliver IoT services.
Orange is trialling AT&T’s software-defined network platform in Poland as it looks to virtualise services for residential customers.
Telefónica and Huawei are building a virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) that will allow converged voice and data to be provided on 4G networks across 13 countries.
Finnish operator Elisa has tested technology with Nokia that allows cellular base stations to be moved to and managed in the cloud.
Belarussian operator velcom has shifted its core architecture to the cloud after completing a nine month project with ZTE.
Ericsson and Cisco will virtualise Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)’s core and IP network as the operator looks to transform its delivery of services.
Ericsson will work on Cloud RAN with China Mobile after the two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the technology.
TIM has held a field demonstration of vRAN in Saluzzo to show how the technology can improve network quality and efficiency.
Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia are teaming up to improve interoperability for operators running network functions virtualisation deployments.
Vodafone has tested cloud-based RAN architecture to determine how it can shift from 4G to 5G and enable large scale Internet of Things services.
Nokia has introduced an open ‘templating’ system to map deployment and management of virtualised network functions (VNFs).
Ericsson has released a new virtualised infrastructure solution that is aimed at underpinning 5G and Internet of Things networks.
Thai operator dtac will deploy a software defined IP/optical network with the help of Nokia as it looks to cope with booming data demands.
Orange and BT have prepped new virtualisation services as they look to offer more flexible networks to customers.
Telefónica Business Solutions, the Spanish operator’s B2B division, has deployed Nokia’s virtualised router technology in its live network in Spain.
The UK's 5G Innovation Centre has demonstrated flat distributed cloud (FDC) core network architecture, which it said would help 5G networks deploy rapidly, offer flexible services and add new features and updates quickly.
Ericsson has extended its partnership with Red Hat to define and deliver “fully ready” open-source cloud infrastructure for next-generation LTE networks.
Embarking on a virtualisation project? Move slowly, embrace uncertainty, battle to attract the right staff (and expect to lose) and don't assume major savings, delegates at SDN World Congress have been told.
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