French incumbent says SDN and NFV technologies will need to demonstrate new business use cases if they are to flourish.
China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, is looking outside its domestic borders.
Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.
Mellanox, Marvell and Applied Micro Circuits all used MWC as a platform to burnish their SDN/NFV bona fides with new products and new relationships.
AT&T's John Donovan made it pretty clear this week that white box networking is going to play a massive role in the next-generation networks of telecom operators.
Swedish telecom incumbent emphasizes the importance of virtualization to the 5G business case.
Perseus tapped Plexxi software-programmable switches to provide agility, rapid service deployment, minimal security and reduced cost on a network spanning four continents in two hemispheres.
Core Network Dynamics is confident of securing a deal with an operator covering about 80 million customers.
It'll face tough going as a late entry to a crowded field.
In the midst of Mobile World Congress, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, sat down with Light Reading for an in-depth and exclusive interview covering white box vendors, service creation, Cisco's partnership with Ericsson, IoT and the future of the telecom industry.
John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit about the US operator's network evolution, the importance of white box networking and much more.
Norwegian incumbent is building a services strategy around two possible scenarios given its regulatory concerns.
Well-funded Altiostar scores major endorsement, but eyes Ericsson split-radio architecture.
Just as in the video space, service providers must ensure that ultra broadband customers enjoy superior user experiences to stand out in the market.
A recent survey confirms a strong link between service providers' interest in digital operations and network functions virtualization (NFV).
Intel and Nokia will contribute reference designs around access, backhaul and core, and management for operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom to deploy.
Vittorio Colao says 5G 'will not work' in Europe without action on the standardization and regulatory fronts.
German incumbent takes big step forward on its rollout of a pan-European network and launches alliance to address OTT challenge in the business communications sector.
Caffeine, the latest virtual acronym, the Extreme Submarine and Barcelona's most atmospheric photo opp all featured on the first morning of this year's MWC.
The fourth major release of the open source SDN controller focuses on high availability, stability, scale and performance.
Swedish vendor forms global alliance with cloud services giant, teams with Quanta to scale up its cloud hardware platform development and joins the Open Compute Project (OCP).
The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.
The Saudi Arabian incumbent is rolling out public cloud services based on OpenStack through a partnership with Mirantis.
Demonstration will show multivendor VIM and NFVi usage in delivering commercial VNFs in a model-driven approach.
Nokia is acquiring experienced telecom software specialist Nakina Systems to bolster its network security story.
Our latest independent test report has put Cisco's security systems through their paces.
Swisscom is deploying NFV for vCPE, while Telecom Personal in Argentina is using HPE's policy and subscriber management capabilities.
The alternative version of Arista's flagship operating system would be deployed if Arista loses its intellectual property lawsuit with Cisco, which Arista has no intention of doing.
Arista's revenue and earnings were lifted up by demand for cloud from enterprise and hypercloud networks.
Ericsson to talk up split radio architecture at MWC.
Deutsche Telekom is expected to provide an update on its pan-net strategy at MWC. It needs to be good.
Mobile cloud startup Luminate Wireless adds Google, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard Ventures and others to its list of investors.
New partnership, which is exclusive in the US, goes beyond flexible bandwidth to add centralized management, new features and cloud integration.
New unit emphasizing how NFV technology can be deployed today to generate new revenues and create new business opportunities.
The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?
Strong switch and enterprise customers sales offset declining router, service provider, and US federal sales.
Italian national operator is boosting its fixed and mobile broadband access capex for 2016-18 but plans to reduce its spending from 2019.
Nothing makes cable companies look more like lumbering troglodytes than the cloud-native architecture of OTT rival Netflix.
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The industry needs the agility promised by 5G now, in advance of the emergence of formal 5G standards, says Brocade Mobile Networks CTO Kevin Shatzkamer.
Adds OpenDaylight and leaf-spine support.
With proofs of concept completed, NFV is ready to move into commercial networks – mobile operators need to make the leap.
German startup spun out of Fraunhofer says its technology would allow a service provider to put an entire core mobile network on a Raspberry Pi.
AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.
Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…
Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.
BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.
Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria Q4 boosted by domestic market; MTN Nigeria chooses Gemalto for authentication; ADVA's 100G in Estonia.
The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.
Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.
Designed to give service providers and their customers the benefits of virtualized customer premises equipment with five nines of uptime.
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.
A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.
The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.
Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.