The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
The Spanish operator's ambitious OnLife project is now in field trials with residential and enterprise customers – and several use cases already look compelling.
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 Trump administration is also taking a close interest in open RAN technologies, and proponents such as Altiostar, as it looks to support alternatives to the Chinese equipment giant.
One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.
When the time came to open a new R&D facility focused on radio technology, the US software company could find no better place than Stockholm.
Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.
Japan's Rakuten isn't the only operator in the world building a new, greenfield wireless network with an open, software-powered architecture: OptimERA is working to do the same in a tiny part of Alaska.
AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.
Operators face tricky decisions as they try to get virtualized networks off the ground.
The test process and integration efforts associated with Open RAN deployments are overwhelming, so the industry needs to engage in collaborative, joint test schemes that cut out duplicated effort, says Orange exec. The good news is, China Mobile's on the case…
Sprint's edge strategy includes a progressive take (for a telco, at least) on opening up its platform for use by third parties, explains Light Reading's Iain Morris.
At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Intel's Caroline Chan talks to Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw about the link between edge computing and 5G, potential enterprise use cases, and the increasingly hot topic of private networks.
Stratum is the foundation for the ONF's next-generation SDN initiative.
AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.
NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.
AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
John Stankey and Jeff McElfresh are stepping up to take over leadership at AT&T in the wake of John Donovan's departure. McElfresh specifically will be in charge of AT&T's move into 5G.