While critics threw shade on NFV last year, support grows for the virtualization technology.
Australian telco has worked with Ericsson to deploy a cloud-native packet core for 4G and 5G.
SD-WAN specialist launches suite of 'SmartServices' and introduces a regional connectivity option to complement its global network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI releases security specs; Virgin Media reacts to Labour's broadband plan; BT introduces the 5G ambulance.
No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?
Verizon's Oliver Cantor says enterprise customers are looking to run their own applications on the universal CPE servers that house the operator's virtual network functions.
VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.
Arista takes its turn trying to make deploying networks as fast and easy as rolling out cloud applications.
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
Red Hat readies its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, for network functions.
The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
The industry body is concerned at the small number of radio access network (RAN) system vendors and is looking at ways to address that scarcity, says executive.
NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
VMware is launching tools for radio network optimization, based on its Uhana acquisition, and also upgrading its OpenStack infrastructure support.
VMware plans to embed Kubernetes support into its vSphere virtual server software, part of VMware Tanzu, a Kubernetes portfolio.
The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.
SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.
BT is using Canonical OpenStack on Ubuntu Linux to move its global network to a cloud-native, microservices architecture.