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 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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
Leading telecom operators began the network function virtualization (NFV) initiative several years ago in recognition of the need to reduce cost increases and increase revenue growth rates to sustain profitability. While much technical process on NFV and related SDN technology has been made, I believe business process redesign is needed to change the organization and people's jobs if the financial benefits are to be realized.
The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a Linux Foundation collaborative project, announced several new members and introduced Heather Kirksey as director of NFV.