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RCN Business serves up NFV-based managed security, monitoring service for fiber customers

RCN Business has debuted a cloud-based Managed Security offering, signaling the competitive provider's movement into virtual NFV services for business customers.

Cisco, Amartus co-develop MEF OpenCS packet WAN usage case

Cisco and Amartus are jointly developing the new OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) Packet WAN Use Case that is part of the Metro Ethernet Foundation's Open Initiative to accelerate the industry transition to orchestrated "Third Network" services.

AT&T and others face challenges on the road to NFV

Carriers around the world are moving aggressively to virtualize their networks in an effort to both lower their expenses and increase revenues. AT&T, NTT DoCoMo and SK Telecom have all taken early leads in the space, and they're being followed closely by operators in Europe and elsewhere.

Orange and Vodafone plot NFV, SDN plans for business customers

AT&T and Verizon may be grabbing a lot of headlines for their network virtualization plans, but European service providers like Orange and Vodafone are being no less aggressive with their NFV and SDN migrations.

The long voyage to NFV: Vodafone and Orange outline the challenges ahead

Operators all over the globe have been grappling for some time with the challenges that network virtualisation brings. As part of this process, network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) have emerged as key strategies for Tier 1 and Tier 2 telcos that want to fundamentally transform the infrastructure they use to deliver services.

NFV: A tough nut to crack

Operators continue to grapple with the challenges that network virtualisation brings. As part of this process, network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) have emerged as key strategies for Tier 1 and Tier 2 telcos that want to fundamentally transform the infrastructure they use to deliver services.

Verizon to offer virtual CPE services in 30 markets by the end of 2016

Verizon plans to deliver virtual CPE services to over 30 global markets by the end of the year, allowing business customers to take advantage of software-based services that reside in the telco's cloud network.

AT&T, Orange team up to create open SDN, NFV standards

AT&T and Orange are joining hands in a new agreement to collaborate on new open source activities related to SDN and NFV, aiming at developing new standards carriers can follow as they implement virtualization in their networks.

Ericsson CEO: Almost all our products are already virtualized, but industry moving slowly to SDN, NFV

Although carriers including AT&T and Telefonica have boasted of their progress toward virtualized, software-defined networks, the overall wireless industry remains in the very early stages of this transition, said Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg.

AT&T: Diverse virtual environments complicate NFV deployments

AT&T business customers may be interested in the carrier's growing base of on-demand virtual services, but the telco realizes that it has to accommodate multiple environments.