Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs unit has launched a new consulting division that it says will focus on advising the IT and broader communications networking industry as it prepares to deal with upcoming network challenges that will emerge in the year 2020.
Orange Business Services is examining how software-defined networking (SDN) and network-function virtualization (NFV) could play a role in the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) market by conducting a pilot test with local businesses in France.
Huawei scored another win for its Agile Stadium connectivity platform, revealing on Wednesday that it will connect the arena of German Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg.
Telco Systems formally launched its Open Edge Alliance for creating an ecosystem of best-in-breed software defined networking and distributed network functions virtualization solutions for the network edge.
Huawei says it is working with the Open Network Operating System and Open Networking Foundation to build an "open and innovative " software-defined networking industry ecosystem, enabling operators to accelerate SDN commercialization.
AT&T Mobility expects to add around 400,000 postpaid customers in the first quarter, which would be a weaker performance than the year-ago period and below analysts' expectations--but the carrier also expects to see its postpaid churn improve. Financial analysts predicted the company's improved churn figures would be offset by weaker wireless margins.
Ericsson will cut 2,200 jobs in Sweden, mainly in research and development (R&D) and its supply chain, as it seeks to slash costs and boost profitability. The vendor hinted at the job cuts in November, but at the time did not say how many employees would lose their jobs.
Longtime telecom executive Tony Melone, Verizon Communications' executive vice president of network, is retiring from the company.
CenturyLink's Industry Standards Program Manager Michael Fargano has been tapped by the Broadband Forum as its new Technical Committee Chair to spearhead the development of standards required for software defined virtualized networking in broadband networks.
AT&T continues to make progress with its efforts to virtualize network functions, announcing during this week's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain that it plans to virtualize 5 percent of network functions on its AT&T Integrated Cloud by the end of this year.