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ECI CEO: Service providers don't have to throw away hardware to migrate to SDN, NFV

ECI is keen on helping its Tier 1 service provider customers migrate to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), but it is advocating an evolutionary approach.

HP enhances NFV portfolio by purchasing ConteXtream

HP has acquired startup ConteXtream, a deal that will enhance its play in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) software space.

Huawei targets 'traditional' industries with SDN-based IoT platform

Huawei said it launched the world's first Internet of Things (IoT) platform based on software defined networking (SDN), to simplify the process of forging connections and related network management and maintenance.

Service providers want openness, vendor collaboration when deploying NFV, SDN, say panelists

ORLANDO, Fla.--A group of panelists at the Genband Perspectives 15 conference said the best way vendors can help service providers take advantage of network functions virtualization (NFV) is to provide an open and collaborative environment.

AT&T's Stephenson: It will take 18 months to build out 'robust' LTE coverage in Mexico

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said it will likely be around 18 months before AT&T can deliver a truly strong LTE data experience beyond urban areas in Mexico. The AT&T chief said though that he is confident AT&T can ride the wave of mobile data growth that the carrier expects from Mexico's burgeoning middle class.

AT&T gets even more software-defined with SDS

Ever wonder how AT&T is able to stick to its ambitious goal of making 75 percent of its network software-driven by 2020? Part of it might have to do with the experience it has via AT&T Labs.

Verizon executive calls for SDN standardization

DENVER—Software-defined networking is the next big area of focus for telecom operators and that's why standards are critical to advancing the SDN effort. "SDN is the next big problem for the industry to solve," said Chris Emmons, director of network planning for SDN implementation at Verizon Communications.

Verizon's Stratton sees "host" of opportunities to improve wireline, wireless operations

Verizon sees that there are a number of new ways to increase efficiency across both its wireline and wireless business segments by using new technologies like software-defined networking (SDN) and improving back-end processes.

Service providers signal large-scale NFV deployments are coming, says Dell'Oro

It may still be early days for network functions virtualization (NFV), but it's clear that service providers are moving to deploy it on a large scale.

Cisco, Intel collaborate on NFV/SDN

Cisco is joining more than 130 vendors and service providers in the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, several of which demonstrated solutions at the NFV World Congress event in San Jose, Calif., last week.