China Mobile opts for Brocade’s NFV to aid government Internet Plus initiative

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Networking solutions company Brocade has announced that mobile communications service provider China Mobile has selected Brocade’s advanced network functions virtualization (NFV) solution to support its most strategic corporate development initiative.

With the deployment of Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager (vTM) at important data centres of China Mobile, China Mobile will be able to deliver highly available and agile cloud services while keeping the operating cost under...

By Telecoms Tech, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: China, NFV, Operators.

Why virtual network success depends on strategic service assurance

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With the service provider software defined network (SDN) market forecast to grow from $289 million in 2015 to $8.7 billion in 2020, and the global network functions virtualization (NFV) market estimated to be worth $15.5 billion by 2020, the race is on among communications service providers to grab market share. That means that the ability to be agile and launch new services quickly and realise business benefits is more critical than ever.

However, as virtual services are deployed,...

By Anand Gonuguntla, 19 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Networks, NFV, SDN.

A four step guide for telecom operators to thrive in today’s competitive ecosystem

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Most people today carry their opinions, cash, business transactions, and even relationships in their mobile devices — more specifically, in a host of free, ‘over the top’ (OTT) applications, cluttering their smartphones. Sure, life is more convenient than ever. But this oversimplification of human lives has significant implications for telecom operators like you, whose traditional cash cows — mobile voice calls and messaging — now face existential...

By Karan Puri, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: NFV, Operators, OTT Services, SDN.

Ericsson launches verified NFV infrastructure services

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Ericsson has announced the launch of its verified network functions virtualisation (NFV) solution, known as NFVi, which supports software defined infrastructure, as well as helps provide the building blocks for 5G and IoT infrastructure.

The move will align with various aspects of Ericsson’s current service portfolio, including its hyperscale data centre system, cloud SDN as well as its Cloud Execution Environment and Cloud Manager, as well as other consulting, system...

By James Bourne, 02 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Cloud, IoT, Networks, NFV, SDN.

Small Cell Forum publishes latest guide on NFV, 5G and IoT

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A new practical working guide released by operator and vendor body Small Cell Forum (SCF) details technical and commercial best practice for operators who are looking to deploy network function virtualisation (NFV).

In its recently published Release 8, SCF combines unique experience of real-world deployments of NFV technology today with small cells at the network edge, which will be invaluable in building out the networks for the future. Small cell virtualisation will be a key...

By Telecoms Tech, 04 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, IoT, NFV, Wireless.

Three in four operators set to launch a converged service layer by 2018

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An OpenCloud survey has revealed that three-quarters of operators will deploy a converged service layer (CSL) by 2018.

A CSL is a service-layer architecture that can deliver real-time video and voice calling telecom services independent of the access network technology. Operators are moving to CSL after facing increasingly complex legacy service layers, the researchers argue, with a handful of CSLs have already been deployed.

The report revealed that the growth of the CSL will be...

By Telecoms Tech, 15 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Networks, NFV, WiFi.

OneAccess explores NFV and SDN migration strategy for enterprises

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A new whitepaper by OneAccess Networks has explored a strategic approach for enterprises to migrate to software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV).

With customer traffic volumes and volatility on the rise, OneAccess argues a combination of SDN and NFV could be necessary for operators to remain viable and competitive.

Despite the clear benefits of NFV and SDN, most major service providers are yet to adopt them. According to the whitepaper, titled...

By Telecoms Tech, 24 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Networks, NFV, SDN.