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 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.
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 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.
AT&T has officially launched its NFV on demand service in 76 countries and territories, allowing multinational businesses to reduce network costs and service activation time.
AT&T today announced a new network threat monitoring and management service dubbed Threat Intellect that the carrier said leverages its investments into software-defined network (SDN) technology and network functions virtualization (NFV).
Broadband equipment vendor Adtran saw its income leap year-over-year in the second quarter, but according to CEO Tom Stanton, 2017 could prove even bigger as carriers in the U.S. and Europe increase equipment and service orders, and technologies like G.fast and software-defined networking (SDN) begin to roll out commercially.
TelePacific Communications is piloting a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology solution for customers in New York, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and Washington ahead of a national service rollout.
AT&T today announced it will release its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform to the wider telecom industry as an open source offering managed by the Linux Foundation. The goal, the company said, is to make ECOMP the telecom industry's standard automation platform for managing virtual network functions and other software-centric network capabilities.
Verizon's CIO Radhika Venkatraman said the carrier doesn't plan to hire thousands of additional workers to virtualize its network functions. Instead, Venkatraman said Verizon is hoping to work with its suppliers on the transition – as long as those suppliers can make the move simple and cheap.