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Five noteworthy open source projects

Popular open source projects The open-source movement has gained momentum over the last few years. So much so that The Linux Foundation recently formed the LF Networking Fund (LFN) in an effort to place multiple open source networking projects under a single umbrella. These types...

ONF’s CORD 4.1 focuses on multi-access edge cloud

ONF launches CORD 4.1 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced that Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) has undergone some significant changes with the release of CORD 4.1 in order to provide a single platform for multi-access edge cloud. CORD is an architecture of the...

AT&T, Verizon exploring CORD, but details are sparse

Using CORD to turn central offices into edge data centers MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--In order to support the evolving demands placed on telecommunications networks, a number of complex things need to happen. Increasing capacity demands require more fiber, more fixed sites and more mobility sites; support...

What is CORD?

The purpose of CORD Network providers must address numerous hurdles with the demand for greater bandwidth and additional services. In an effort to tackle these challenges, operators hope to benefit from the economies of commodity infrastructure and the agility of scalable services. For these reasons,...

Sprint and DT join AT&T, Verizon and China Unicom at CORD Project

The CORD Project, which is focused on using NFV, SDN and cloud technology to re-invent data centers, adds carriers Sprint and Deutsche Telekom to its ranks. The CORD Project said it attracted new members in Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Ixia and Xpose as...

Finding the connection between 5G and CORD

Support for the central office re-architected as a data center design continues to grow, but what the connection between CORD efforts and 5G? On this week’s “NFV/SDN Reality Check,” we speak with Radisys on the connection between the telecommunication industry’s move...

CenturyLink claims CORD first using its own virtualized broadband network gateway

CenturyLink notes use of CORD design as part of virtualized broadband network gateway is part of extensive virtualization use in IP core by end of 2019. The telecommunications industry’s adoption of the central office re-architected as a data center design continues as...

SD-WAN providing early SDN, NFV entry, financial return for operators

Robust attention in SD-WAN platforms from carriers, vendors and enterprises is proving to be an early entry point and a source of financial return. On this week’s “NFV/SDN Reality Check” we speak with Viptela on how it’s tackling the software-defined wide area...

Google expands telecom SDN support, partners with Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom

Google said it plans to build software platforms allowing mobile operators to run network services in virtualized environments. Google recently bolstered its telecommunications-based software moves, announcing deals with Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom, and plans to build a platform designed to allow...

ONF unveils Open Innovation Pipeline to counter open source proprietary solutions

ONF and ON.Lab claim the OIP initiative to bolster open source SDN, NFV and cloud efforts being hampered by open source-based proprietary work. Tapping into an ongoing merger arrangement with Open Networking Lab, the Open Networking Foundation recently unveiled its Open Innovation Pipeline...

Cisco updates cloud platform in push to evolve central office deployments

Updates to Cisco Cloud-Scale Networking platform tap NFV and SDN to ease telecom operator moves towards updating central office deployments. Cisco Systems said it has updated its IOS XR Cloud-Scale Networking platform for greater telecommunications operator support in central office deployments. The updates include...

Comcast joins AT&T and Verizon in ON.Lab ONOS and CORD projects

Cable television giant Comcast joins the open source ON.Lab ONOS and CORD initiatives focused on SDN, NFV and cloud development. The Open Networking Laboratory scored a significant new member as cable telecommunications giant Comcast joined the organization’s Open Network...

CORD releases open sourced VEPC in support of 5G deployment plans

ONOS project’s CORD initiative claims mobile platform bolsters 5G plans with programmable RAN, VEPC, mobile edge computing support. The Open Network Operating System project’s central office re-architected as a data center platform released its first open sourced disaggregated and virtualized evolved packet core,...

NFV development and integration challenges for vendors

This week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check looks at some top headlines, including an AT&T deal with Radcom, and speak with Genband on NFV challenges For our featured interview this week we spoke with Sanjay Bhatia, VP of solutions marketing and strategy at Genband to discuss NFV...

ONOS delivers first CORD reference implementation

The ONOS Project’s CORD initiative continues to gain momentum with the release of its first open reference and addition of new members The Open Network Operating System’s central office re-architected as a data center project said it delivered its first open CORD reference implementation targeted...

Using CORD to shape service delivery, reduce capex and opex

On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check we speak with Tech Mahindra about using CORD to shape service delivery and reduce carrier capex and opex The Open Network Operating System project’s central office re-architected as data center platform has generated a lot of headlines over the...

Deeper look into CORD and M-CORD initiatives

On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check we speak with Radisys for a deeper look into the ONOS CORD and M-CORD initiatives On this week’s show we have a featured interview with Radisys for a deeper look into the Open Network Operating System project’s central office...

AT&T set for CORD trial, unveils ECOMP SDN and NFV initiative

AT&T continued to drive SDN and NFV development, noting an upcoming CORD trial and unveiling its ECOMP initiative AT&T continues to lean on software in an attempt to drive efficiencies from its networks being burdened with ever-increasing demand from consumers. At this week’s Open Networking Summit,...

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