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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.