It seems like operator surveys have become super-popular in the mobile telecom space during the last year or so. Analyst shops launch them. Vendors launch them. Media outlets quote them. People just seem to love them. With these types of questions out there, it just makes sense to get input from people who are actually shaping the market. This input, after all, should tell us what the future will look like!
AT&T's Foundries--the carrier's innovation centers--have been set up in key locations across the globe in order to help the carrier more effectively innovate and compete. And according to Mark Nagel, executive director of marketing for AT&T Foundry, the carrier has used its Foundries specifically to prototype cloud infrastructure technologies.
Freescale and Broadcom both have software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) on their minds and in their chip portfolios.
Ericsson has reportedly signed on to use OpenStack-based software from a Silicon Valley startup, while Cisco is pushing for industry adoption of its unique approach to software-defined networking (SDN).
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are clearly the talk of the town in the networking and telecom circles, but the real proof will come as service providers begin to apply these technologies in their live networks.
The development of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is getting the concentrated attention of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
Juniper Networks expects to make more gains in the mobile market as a direct consequence of the fact that the architecture of LTE is based on IP.
AT&T is going to enhance its workforce, announcing it plans to hire 100 "innovators" that it says will help build its virtualized network, reports FierceWirelessTech.
AT&T is hiring 100 "innovators" to develop its virtualized network of the future and has already posted two sample job descriptions on its site.
Software defined networking (SDN) may be the talk of the town, but as providers try to figure out how to use it in their networks, it could dampen near-term opportunities for the largest router/switching vendors, says Infonetics Research.