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AT&T on track to virtualize 5% of network functions by end of 2015, Donovan says

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.

AT&T brings on-demand Ethernet service to five new markets

AT&T is expanding the availability of its Switched Ethernet Service via Network on Demand to five new markets, with a particular focus on serving businesses in its fiber-ready buildings.

Nokia Networks and partners develop SDN backhaul concept for LTE networks

Nokia Networks said it has laid the foundations for deploying Software Defined Networking (SDN) in mobile backhaul through a proof of concept developed in conjunction with Finland-based Aalto University and industry partners.

Cisco, SK Telecom jump aboard ON.Lab's SDN initiative

Cisco and SK Telecom are the latest companies to take part in the Open Networking Lab's initiative to develop an open operating system for service providers employing software-defined networking (SDN).

Cisco's Chambers expects service provider capex to decline in 2015

Cisco may have seen an uptick in its switching portfolio during its second-quarter earnings period, but CEO John Chambers foresees a challenging environment in the service provider market going forward.

Why AT&T, Verizon- and pretty much everyone else- is embracing SDN and NFV

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are becoming more than network technology buzzwords. Both SDN and NFV sound like promising technologies for operators, saving them money in the long run and enabling the rollout of faster services as carriers increasingly compete with over-the-top players. Special repo rt.

Move to SDN/NFV represents game-changing evolution for industry

Operators around the world are moving toward software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, some faster than others but all with the idea that the move will make them less dependent on single, big vendors and more nimble.

AT&T, Verizon, Ericsson and others see value in SDN and NFV for wireless networks

The wireless industry's spotlight on moving to 5G is well documented, but many service providers and vendors like AT&T, Verizon and Ericsson are just as keen to take advantage of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

SDN initiative gains momentum with new members Cisco, SK Telecom

Following its open source release on Dec. 5, 2015, the Open Sourced SDN Network Operating System--ONOS for short--has crossed 1,000 software downloads globally and welcomed two new members: Cisco and SK Telecom.

Why AT&T, Verizon, Ericsson and the rest of the industry is embracing SDN and NFV

While ambitious players in the wireless industry are contemplating future technologies like 5G, operators and vendors also are in the midst of a major evolution right now in how wired and wireless telecom networks are architected. This new paradigm is being driven by software and more specifically, software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).