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AT&T attracts 200 customers to its Network on Demand service

AT&T is finding that Network on Demand services are resonating in the marketplace as it now has over 200 customers worldwide. Although these new services will cannibalize its legacy T-1 and ATM data service revenue base, AT&T said that customers are willing to pay a premium for such services.

AT&T to begin CORD field trials in wireline network in 2016, expand virtual services

AT&T says that it is moving ahead with efforts to virtualize last mile functions related to its FTTH buildouts centered around the Central Office Re-architected as Data Center (CORD) concept.

AT&T's Donovan: Traffic from 'millions' of wireless customers now running on SDN architecture

AT&T is currently running traffic from "millions" of its wireless customers over its software-defined network architecture, according to John Donovan, senior EVP of AT&T's technology and operations.

Open Networking Foundation sets up vendor-neutral SDN certification

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) was founded with the goal of breaking down the vendor lock-in that has plagued the telecom industry, so it's no surprise that its software defined networking (SDN) skills certification program is based on those same principles.

AT&T adds managed Internet services to on-demand network, names more virtualization vendor partners

AT&T has added managed service as the latest feature of its on-demand service capability, giving business customers an option to adjust and add network capabilities as needed.

SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable   breakfast panel during the event.

Ericsson CTO: Spectrum and security will be big challenges for 5G

Comparing spectrum to oil in terms of important to the future of wireless connectivity, Ericsson EVP and CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said that because spectrum is in such limited supply vendors like Ericsson and others need to turn their focus to technologies like massive MIMO and beamforming that promise to make better use of existing spectrum.

Broadband Forum unveils Broadband 20/20 vision, sets focus on NFV, SDN, IoT trends

Broadband Forum has set out its new Broadband 20/20 vision, an initiative that it says will focus on how to develop new specifications around NFV, SDN, ultra-fast access, IoT (Internet of Things) and eventually 5G wireless for broadband providers.

AT&T, CSC join forces to take on the hybrid cloud management opportunity

AT&T and CSC have jointly crafted a new solution to help enterprise customers manage workloads across hybrid cloud network environments.

Report: NFV and SDN spending to reach almost $157B by 2020

Technology Business Research (TBR) forecasts that the NFV and SDN market will grow at a 113.8 per cent CAGR through 2020 to reach nearly $157 billion (€141 billion).