software defined networking

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Nokia unveils programmable 5G multi-service architecture

Nokia Networks doesn't have any software defined networking (SDN) deals to announce with U.S. carriers, but it wants the world to know that is ready to deliver on the multi-vendor approach that operators around the world are asking for.

AT&T's Donovan: Wireless network costs decreasing due to SDN, Ethernet backhaul, cloud computing

John Donovan, senior EVP of AT&T's technology and operations, said the carrier is rapidly moving to deploy software-defined networking (SDN) into its mobile network to lower the company's networking costs.

Open Networking Foundation releases Atrium to advance open source SDN

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced the release of Atrium, an open software-defined networking (SDN) software distribution designed to help the network industry more easily adopt open SDN by integrating established open source SDN software with some critical connecting pieces.

AT&T shifts 130K employees to focus on software networking transition

AT&T's ongoing movement to control more of its network by software has required it to reorganize nearly 130,000 of its employees to focus on this new effort. Out of these 130,000 employees, 2,000 engineers are focused on software defined networking.

Cisco adds SDN expertise with purchase of startup Embrane

Cisco plans to acquire Embrane, a software-defined networking startup that already has an established relationship with the manufacturer. Terms of the deal were not released.

Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Juniper maintain carrier router/switch lead, but SDN causes carrier pause

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.

SDN-driven backhaul could save carriers $9B by 2017, says study

Software-defined networking (SDN) could save operators $9 billion in mobile backhaul-related operating expenses by 2017 as they gain the ability to dynamically manage traffic and backhaul bandwidth, according to fresh research.

Cisco sharpens SDN focus with $683M Insieme purchase

Cisco has acquired the remaining stake of Insieme, a so-called spin-in company they created last year for an estimated $683 million as a way to establish a foothold in the emerging software defined networking segment.

TIA 2013 Scorecard: Managing SDN, the cloud, and the end of the PSTN

TIA 2013 may be an offshoot of the Supercomm event, but this show is nothing like its predecessor. FierceTelecom chronicles the top trends that dominated discussion.

SDN-based backhaul applications will save $4B in capex, report says

Software-defined networking could save mobile operators more than $4 billion in capital expenses in 2017, with the largest capex savings stemming from metro aggregation/load, according to fresh research from Strategy Analytics.