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AT&T’s makes OpenROADM headway with optical interoperability test

AT&T moving from testing to deploying OpenROADMs Having achieved optical interoperability between equipment made by different vendors, AT&T is moving forward with plans to scale Open Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) deployments using multiple vendors and an optical SDN controller integrated into ECOMP. ROADMs are switches...

Verizon aims to improve network functions as ONAP member

Verizon becomes ONAP platinum member Verizon announced it has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project as a platinum member, underscoring the service providers efforts to propel network virtualization and automation. ONAP is an open source community consisting of global carriers and vendors focused on...

Network automation standards emerging with ONAP Amsterdam release

ONAP Amsterdam focuses on virtual network automation The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) announced the release of ONAP Amsterdam, a unified architecture for closed-loop, end-to-end network automation. The purpose of the platform is to decrease costs​ ​and​ ​time​ ​for​ ​virtual network functions (VNF) vendors, enabling...

Q&A with AT&T on fixed 5G and big virtualization picture

AT&T Labs exec says gaining full software control of the network in its 'early stages' Dave Walter, AT&T Labs AVP of Radio Technology and Strategy, recently fielded questions regarding not only the operator's ongoing trials of pre-standard fixed wireless access 5G technologies, but also how...

AT&T trials white box switch running live customer traffic

AT&T claimed the white box trial was a telecom industry first and included partners Intel, Delta Electronics, Broadcom, SnapRoute, Edgecore and Barefoot. In its ongoing quest for greater software control over its network operations, AT&T said its engineers recently completed the successful...

AT&T joins The Linux Foundation as ‘platinum’ member

The Linux Foundation bolstered its telecom ranks with AT&T joining the organization as its twelfth “platinum” member on the heels of ECOMP move. The Linux Foundation announced AT&T has joined the open source organization as a “platinum” member, with a senior AT&T...

Linux Foundation ONAP builds on open source ECOMP, Open-O

The Linux Foundation discusses its ONAP Project, which is focused on consolidating efforts around open source orchestration and management. On this week’s “NFV/SDN Reality Check,” we speak with The Linux Foundation to discuss its recent move to consolidate its open source enhanced control,...

Virtualization is accelerating, but devops transition remains problematic

Devops transition is 'No. 1 pain point' as operators embrace virtualization. As operators move to embrace virtualization on the road to "5G," can the workforce keep up? Many leaders in the space have worked to aggressively retrain employees – shifting emphasis from hardware-based functions to...

Linux Foundation combines open source ECOMP, Open-O into ONAP

Stating plans to harmonize under a single framework targeting telecom SDN and NFV plans, The Linux Foundation moves to consolidate open source efforts. The Linux Foundation is looking to merge open source orchestration and management efforts, and perhaps reduce acronym clutter, by...

Orange, Amdocs to trial AT&T ECOMP software platform in Poland

Orange Group and AT&T agreed to test ECOMP platform last year. Orange Polska, the Polish subsidiary of French telecom group Orange, and Amdocs, a provider of digital customer experience solutions, announced a project to trial AT&T's enhanced control, orchestration, management and policy software...

AT&T claims SDN interoperability success in trial with Colt

AT&T and Colt Technology partnered on a trial showing SDN control of service provisioning between U.S. and Europe across different networks In a push towards greater interoperability of software-defined networking architectures, AT&T said it’s completed work with Colt Technology Services to create, test and trial...

AT&T hires new Labs VP with focus on ECOMP, SDN and 5G expansion

AT&T Labs hired company veteran Mazin Gilbert who touted the carrier’s ongoing plans for 75% SDN control of network by 2020 AT&T’s push to drive virtualization software platforms deeper into its operations included the recent hiring of Mazin Gilbert as VP of the telecom...

AT&T ECOMP SDN platform move to open source community

Moving on previously announced plans, the AT&T ECOMP SDN platform will allow for open source development enhancements AT&T said it is moving on previously announced plans to migrate its enhanced control, orchestration, management and policy platform to the open source community. The telecom giant said the...

AT&T ECOMP initiative leans on DCAE for SDN, NFV goals

AT&T detailed the DCAE work within its ECOMP initiative as key to its goal of tapping SDN and NFV for greater control over network resources AT&T’s push into gaining software control of its network has led to a number of innovations for the telecom space,...

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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