Exploring the roadmap of fully ‘zero touch’ NFV for 5G networks

We are all aware of the fact that the world is moving towards intelligence-based automation. Emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine leaning, will be playing a key role in making network more intelligent. The journey towards a ‘zero touch’ network is started with a need by telecom service providers to couple with digital innovation and incorporate their efforts in the upcoming fifth generation (5G).

But automating deployment and managing operations in largely distributed...

By Sagar Nangare, 24 May 2018, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Cloud, Networks, NFV, SDN.

How network virtualisation and densification will shape up at MWC 2018

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With 5G set to be a focal point at MWC 2018, industry chatter is increasingly turning to immediate and longer-term predictions in this space. The question on everyone’s lips?  What needs to happen for the industry to deliver upon its 5G promises? At Arqiva we see two key trends emerging that are likely to lead this conversation. 

Virtualisation of the network

In the mobile sector to date hardware and software have typically been provided via a standards-based integrated...

By Jonathan Freeman, 26 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Networks, NFV.

A guide: Finding choice in the software-defined labyrinth

Getting to the heart of how software-defined networks (SDN), and software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) can benefit your business and the options they provide will improve your IT networks. But currently, not all companies are getting their heads around the technology.

The reality is that SDN, and related technologies are at the heart of next generation networks. SDN delivers a new network architecture, one where the intelligence of the network is controlled centrally by software, enabling greater...

By Richard Kitney, 16 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Networks, NFV, SDN.

Cisco continues to dominate switching and router market – with NFV and SDN on the horizon

The global switching and router market continues to be led by one company, according to the latest analysis from Synergy Research.

Cisco’s share of the total market was 51%, with particular dominance in the enterprise routers section, where it holds 63% share, Synergy added. For Ethernet switching, Cisco still held more than half share, and for service provider routers Cisco held 38% of the market.

The company’s main competitor across all markets is Huawei, with HPE and Arista competing on...

By James Bourne, 27 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Infrastructure, Networks, NFV, Research, SDN.

ETSI launches latest release of Open Source Mano to aid NFV orchestration

The ETSI Open Source Mano group (ETSI OSM) has announced the launch of its latest OSM release to deliver production-quality open source management and orchestration for network function virtualisation (NFV).

Among the new features in the latest iteration include enhancements for scalability, performance, resiliency, security, and user experience relating to its adoption in production environments.

“With a new role-based access control, OSM release three enables users from different service providers to...

By James Bourne, 15 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Networks, NFV.

Red Hat and Orange team up to innovate network virtualisation

Red Hat and Orange have teamed up as part of a joint engineering programme with the aim of bringing in new technology innovation in network virtualisation.

The motive of the joint engineering programme is deliver additional features supporting network functions virtualisation (NFV) into OpenStack and other open source communities and also to meet the explicit requirements of communications service providers and their networks when formulating technologies.

The recent integration of the OpenStack BGP VPN...

By Telecoms, 09 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Networks, NFV.

Amdocs delivers new NFV portfolio powered by ONAP

Software and services provider Amdocs has introduced a new portfolio featuring modular capabilities that accelerate service design, virtualisation and operating capabilities on demand.

The new Amdocs Network Function Virtualization (NFV), which is powered by Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), is claimed by the company to be the first and most comprehensive software and services offering that leverages open source networking technology which can be deployed either locally or in the public cloud using...

By Telecoms, 12 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Networks, NFV.

The upside for network function virtualisation apps in Asia

Telecom service providers in the Asia-Pacific region are actively virtualising their network architecture. A flurry of new applications development is driven by open source communities - such as OPNFV and ONAP - as well as from individual efforts by telcos.

According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the network function virtualization (NFV) market in the Asia-Pacific region will grow to $9.24 billion in 2022.

NFV market development in Asia Pacific

Japan is the largest single market within the...

By David H. Deans, 25 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Asia, Networks, NFV.

Leave your appliances behind: How to overcome challenges in moving to a cloud-centric network

Ecosystems, APIs, open source software, agile development, COTS servers, programmable network; these are some of the attributes of the cloud that service providers plan to leverage by using technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Service providers plan to move from closed appliances to open servers and software components. However, making this move requires a significant change in thinking, acting, and probably choice of suppliers. As a result, some...

By Prayson Pate, 28 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Networks, NFV, SDN.

NFV revenue to reach $38 billion: Assessing the market development

Open source hardware and software projects continue to gain momentum in the global telecom sector. However, after a relatively slow start, the network function virtualization (NFV) market will experience growth through ongoing technology investments by major telecommunication service providers.

According to the latest worldwide market study by ABI Research, North America will lead global growth, accumulating $13 billion in NFV-related investments during 2022. Meanwhile, Europe will experience the highest...

By David H. Deans, 26 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Connectivity, Networks, NFV.