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AT&T adds Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu to list of vendors backing its SDN, NFV efforts

AT&T's User-Defined Network Cloud initiative continues to expand, with Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu Network Communications becoming the latest vendors to join the program, which is launching a number of so-called beachhead programs starting this year as part of the operator's shift to an IP- and cloud-based network.

AT&T invites Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu into its user-defined cloud program

AT&T is enhancing its growing cloud services ambitions by adding Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu to its User-Defined Network Cloud program it initially launched in February.

Nokia will collaborate with SDN, big data challenge winners

MidoNet and ParStream, which created solutions for software-defined networking (SDN) and big data analytics, respectively, were named the winners of an innovation challenge held by Nokia's networks unit, which will continue working with both companies on future offerings.

5GPPP says fresh approach needed for future network development

AMSTERDAM--The development of so-called fifth generation (5G) technology will require a rethink in the way networks are built and run, said Marnix Botte, board member of the 5G public-private partnership (5GPPP) on Wednesday.  

CenturyLink's Feger: SDN, NFV are an evolution

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— CenturyLink may be just as anxious to use a mixture of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) as anyone, but the telco is realistic about how these technologies will fit into a network of its size.

AT&T's 'nanodegree' gets workers ready for SDN, NFV future

Since unveiling Domain 2.0 and its vision for a user-defined network cloud, AT&T has made the point that it needs employees with comprehensive software skills that can take the company into a world based on IP and mobile. To help fill those roles, the telco has partnered with Udacity to launch an online "nanodegree" program this fall that will develop a new crop of software experts.

Ceragon eyeing future of wireless backhaul with SDN, NFV

Though the Open Networking Forum (ONF) is still in the early days of specifying requirements for wireless transport through its Wireless and Mobile Working Group, which was announced in January, early virtualized backhaul solutions could be ready for trials in 2015 with production products arriving in the 2016-2017 time frame, according to Ran Avital, vice president of strategic and product marketing at wireless hauling specialist Ceragon Networks.

Cisco snaps up NFV startup Tail-f Systems for $175M

Cisco Systems is betting on the shift to Software-Defined Networking and is buying startup networking vendor Tail-f Systems for $175 million. The deal comes amid the start of a major shift in network design to SDN and Network Function Virtualization.

10G, 100G Ethernet services revenue to grow 300 percent by 2018, says Infonetics

Revenue from Ethernet services delivered on 10GE and 100GE is forecast by Infonetics Research to grow 300 percent between 2013 and 2018.

Intel exec sees AT&T as potential partner in network infrastructure chip market

Intel envisions a multibillion-dollar opportunity to bring its chipsets into network infrastructure as more and more operators turn to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), according to executive Rose Schooler.