Aiming to capitalize on telcos' growing adoption of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, Intel unveiled its third generation of networking processors, called Highland Forest.
In order to compete successfully in the future, mobile operators need to embrace IT concepts beyond the data center and virtualize the access, core, transport, service provisioning and signaling parts of the network and OSS, according to a new white paper from Informa Telecoms & Media.
The shift toward software-defined networking will entail a 10-year process, but the migration is already beginning and will ramp up even more during 2014, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.
Cisco has acquired the remaining stake of Insieme, a so-called spin-in company they created last year for an estimated $683 million as a way to establish a foothold in the emerging software defined networking segment.
Pacnet is looking to appeal to carriers and enterprises trying to get a piece of the cloud services market with the launch of its Pacnet Enabled Network platform that uses software-defined networking to adapt to bandwidth needs as they arise.
TIA 2013 may be an offshoot of the Supercomm event, but this show is nothing like its predecessor. FierceTelecom chronicles the top trends that dominated discussion.
Telecom operators Telefonica and China Unicom, which are collaborating on development of network virtualization technologies, released a white paper that outlines numerous potential use cases, including virtualization of the mobile network.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--CenturyLink's vice president of network strategy and development James Feger told TIA 2013 attendees here that he sees the utility of software defined networking, but he's realistic about the role it can play in the telco's network today.
Alcatel-Lucent's Shift plan involves becoming a specialist in IP networking and ultra-broadband access and will incorporate a mix of technologies that are driving service providers toward cloud-based services, said CEO Michel Combes.