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2017 Predictions: NFV makes its move in 2017

Telecommunication operators and enterprises are set to increase their NFV investments as the market has finally reached a maturation point. Editor’s Note: With 2017 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across the mobile telecommunications space on what...

Bell Canada joins AT&T ECOMP collaboration targeting SDN

AT&T ECOMP platform now counts Bell Canada and Orange as collaborators working towards carrier-grade SDN deployments, future 5G support. AT&T continues to garner carrier interest for its software-focused enhanced control, orchestration, management and policy platform, with Bell Canada now on board to use...

Orange targets enterprise market with SDN NaaS platform

Orange’s Easy Go Network uses SDN to power VNFs as part of its network-as-a-service model focused on the enterprise market. Virtualized platforms targeting the enterprise space continue to pop up all over the world, with the latest effort coming from France’s Orange, which through its...

Reader Forum: Cloud-optimizing your network? Here’s where to start

The move towards virtualized and cloud-based network systems can appear significant for telecom operators, but here’s a good place to start the journey Analysts predict that more than half of all enterprise applications will be in the cloud by 2020. For communications services, the timetable...

AT&T selects Radcom to provide service assurance VNF probes

Deal calls for Radcom’s MaveriQ software to deploy virtual probes as VNFs running on cloud environment to monitor service assurance AT&T said it plans to migrate network probe functions to the cloud using a service assurance software platform from Radcom, noting the move is expected...

NFV carrier spend to hit $15.5B by 2020, continue to lead SDN

Research firm IHS Markit predicts 80% of NFV spend by carriers to be on software, with VNFs garnering significant investments A new report from IHS Markit predicts the service provider network functions virtualization market, including hardware, software and services, will surge from $2.7 billion in...

Versa partners with EMC on VNF supporting security, network management

Versa VNF software validated for interoperability with EMC NFVI platform Networking and security vendor Versa Networks said it received validation for a new platform designed to provide managed network and security services using virtualized network functions and x86-based open hardware. Versa said the validation came from...

Openet looks to boost NFV adoption with free VNF manager software

Openet claims free access to its open software designed to hasten NFV adoption Business support systems platform provider Openet is planning to offer its VNF Lifecycle Manager software for free beginning in March. Openet said beginning March 31, it will provide free access to the software...

Oracle updates NFV orchestration platform

Oracle states updated Application Orchestrator simplifies NFV and SDN deployments Oracle Communications released an update to its Application Orchestrator platform that it said makes it easier for telecom operators to deploy and manage network functions in a hybrid environment. The update is said to include support...

Software: SDN and NFV set to save opex; Adtran adopts virtualization; CENX scores funds

Total cost of ownership associated with telecom operators moving toward virtualized platforms continues to be debated, with various models showing savings on the capital expense side, operating expense side, both or neither. A new report from ACG Research comes down on the opex side of...

NFV/SDN Reality Check – Episode 17: Tapping analytics, orchestration for scaling automation, VNFs

On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check we talked with Amartus and Openet Labs on tapping analytics, orchestration for scaling automation and virtual network functions. As the telecommunications world continues its evolution towards virtualized platforms, increased demands are being placed on network analytics in order for...

Many telecom operators planning NFV deployments this year

IHS survey found more than one-third of carriers plan 2015 NFV deployments A new report from IHS found that 35% of telecom operators are planning to deploy network functions virtualization this year, yielding yet more evidence that despite its still nascent nature, carriers are moving...

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