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Telefónica Spain picks Juniper Networks for metro network consolidation

Telefónica Spain picked Juniper Networks to deploy a next-generation metro network that consolidates the operator's wholesale, residential and business services in a single end-to-end IP infrastructure.

Nokia unveils programmable 5G multi-service architecture

Nokia Networks doesn't have any software defined networking (SDN) deals to announce with U.S. carriers, but it wants the world to know that is ready to deliver on the multi-vendor approach that operators around the world are asking for.

AT&T implements container technology as next stage of its virtualization strategy

AT&T has taken another step in its ongoing virtualization strategy by implementing container technology, a dedicated software compartment for a virtualized network function.

Schoolar: Listening to the 5G jazz

Here is a thought: are 5G presentations becoming some sort of mobile tech jazz performance? With a song there are certain notes musicians have to play. In classical there is very little room for improvisation. The notes and timing of those notes are to be played exactly as written. Jazz on the other hand provides much more room for improv; the musicians are free to play around with the notes and timing so long as they don't stray too far from the rest of the band. Extending this metaphor to 5G, the mobile ecosystem is the band while the technologies and innovations vendors and operators hope to deliver 5G are the notes.

AT&T shows how serious it is about SDN, NFV and open source

In case there were any doubt, it's becoming clearer every day that it's no joke: That old, staid telecom giant known as AT&T is actually turning its engineering ship around in a big, big way, and it's not your grandfather's or grandmother's network anymore.

AT&T taps Metaswitch for session border controller in software-centric network

As part of its mission to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020, AT&T is using Metaswitch's Perimeta session border controller (SBC) to power a portion of its software-centric network.

Carriers will spend $5.7B on SDN by 2019, says IHS

The global market for software-defined networking (SDN) software, hardware and services is expected to skyrocket from $103 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm, in its latest IHS Infonetics SDN study, also said that the industry is still early in this SDN transformation and it won't be until 2016 to 2020 that the industry will have widespread commercial deployments of SDN.

Boston-based NFV startup Rift.io raises $16M in funding

Rift.io, a Boston-based startup, is poised to make some moves in the network functions virtualization (NFV) space. The company just raised $16 million in series A funding led by North Bridge Venture Partners. The funding will be used to develop its open source NFV platform, Rift.ware, and expand its engineering and design team.

IHS: Global carrier SDN equipment market will be worth $5.7B by 2019

IHS predicted the global market for carrier SDN equipment will hit $5.7 billion (€5.1 billion) by 2019, fuelled by a 15-fold increase in service provider spending between 2015 and 2019.

AT&T's Donovan: Network on Demand leads to 95% improvement in 'provisioning cycle times'

John Donovan, senior EVP of AT&T's technology and operations, said the carrier's move to software-defined networking (SDN) is already beginning to pay off. Specifically, he said the operator's new SDN-powered Network on Demand feature, which allows businesses to increase and decrease the amount of bandwidth they need in real time, has led to a "95 percent improvement in provisioning cycle times."