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Open Source MANO: Its role in managing networks incorporating virtual and physical elements (Reader Forum)

The arrival of virtualization has brought about a new era for the telecommunications sector. It has led to heightened degrees of flexibility and better utilisation of available assets than would have been imaginable on the purely hardware-centric networks of the past, alongside increased uptime. That...

Coriant, Aricent combine solutions to deliver NFV, SDN capabilities

Coriant integrates Aricent's NFV MANO Coriant is integrating Aricent’s network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) framework to accelerate and power its Transcend SDN-solution. The companies said the collaboration will enable operators to deploy virtualized value-added services quicker and secure new services. NFV involves virtualizing...

Production environment adoption hastened via ETSI MANO three release

ETSI Open Source rolls out Open Source MANO THREE ETSI Open Source MANO (ETSI OSM) group announced the general availability of Open Source MANO (OSM) THREE yesterday, keeping up to pace with the organization’s goal to release a new OSM every six months. ETSI is the...

What is lifecycle service orchestration?

NFV, SDN and LSO Lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) is a buzzword on par with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), which the service provider community has embraced with zeal. Although market trends signal a shift away from proprietary hardware, smaller service providers are...

Second ETSI NFV Plugtests event set for next year

ETSI interoperability plugtests help technical committees develop global standards for NFV platforms The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is set to host the second Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Plugtests event from Jan. 15 to 19 next year at its Sophia Antipolis headquarters in southern France. The...

Five challenges facing NFV

NFV growing pains Several operators are jumping on board the network functions virtualization (NFV) bandwagon. It promises to provide service providers with the speed and agility necessary to pump out automated network functions at an unprecedented clip. No technological transition is without its growing pains,...

The key role of MANO in network functions virtualization

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is making big waves in the telecom industry, but the shift lacks proper oversight. Consequently, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) defined management and orchestration (MANO) as the architectural framework for overseeing the surge of network functions flooding virtual devices. At...

Reader Forum: As providers push NFV/SDN, 3 key issues remain

Boosted by early adoption from carriers such as AT&T, Telefónica and China Mobile, communications service providers (CSPs) are beginning to ramp up their investments in NFV/SDN initiatives. The market has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but now seems to be moving...

OPNFV unveils Danube release to bolster open source NFV adoption

OPNFV said its fourth platform release brings development and operations methodologies to the NFV space, and is a “turning point” for organization. The Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV project launched its fourth platform release, dubbed “Danube,” which the organization said provides key...

As NFV matures, is the infrastructure ready for automation?

Napatech discusses the role of NFV in moving telecom into the cloud As carriers gradually work out how to automate increasingly complex networks, NFV is the clear solution, but deployment has been slow. Management and orchestration have been stumbling blocks, but major progress has been...

ETSI touts NFV interoperability progress, though complex challenges remain

Results from a recent ETSI Plugtests event showed near complete success in some NFV test schemes, with work still needed on more complex operations. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute touted significant success from its recent NFV Plugtests event in Spain, which included network...

Verizon, Atos, CableLabs join ETSI Open Source MANO project

ETSI Open Source MANO initiative swells to 60 organizations with arrival of Verizon, Atos and CableLabs as new members. Verizon Communications is one of the latest telecommunication operators to join the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s Open Source MANO project, which is focused...

2017 Predictions: The year telecom regulators take aim at QoE and IoT insecurity grabs hold

QoE regulations, IoT security challenges and the expansion of zero-rated data services set for 2017. Editor’s Note: With 2017 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across the mobile telecommunications space on what they expect to see in the...

VMware joins Open-O project targeting NFV, SDN orchestration

Story updated to correct VMware's status at Open-O as a "premier" member. The Linux Foundation-based open source group Open-O snares VMware as “premier” member joining the likes of China Mobile, Huawei. The Open-O Project recently welcomed new member VMware to the open source...

RCR Wireless News Top 100 stories of 2016 (Pt. 4)

Google Fiber plans in flux; 5G progress and standards challenges; and M&A activity highlight final round of RCR Wireless News top 100 stories of 2016. Editor’s Note: Before we turn the page on 2016, we thought we would take a look back...

Nokia looks to take sting out of VNF management

Nokia unveiled a “templating system” it said is based on ETSI NFV, TOSCA and OpenStack specs designed to simplify VNF management and orchestration. The exceedingly complicated process of virtual network function lifecycle management could be gaining some help with Nokia publishing what...

NFV trends and open source SDN work with OpenDaylight

Open source continues to gain momentum and is said to remain central to ongoing development and deployment of NFV and SDN for telecommunication operators The open source community remains active in bolstering support for the telecommunication market’s move towards network virtualization platforms using software-defined networking...

ETSI open source MANO work launches Release One stack

ETSI continues to move on its open source MANO work in support of telecom NFV plans, releasing the latest OSM stack focused on VNF, SDN controller support The European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s Open Source MANO initiative continued to feed software into the management and orchestration...

Netcracker leads Cisco, HPE and Nokia in NFV MANO rankings

Current Analysis report touts Netcracker as current leader among 9 vendors, with Cisco, HPW and Nokia seen as ‘very strong’ in NFV MANO The network functions virtualization management and network orchestration space has witnessed significant progress over the past year in terms of serving the...

Open-source NFV for management and network orchestration

On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check, we look at some top news items from the past week and speak with Rift.io on the use of open-source NFV for management and network orchestration This week’s featured interview is with Rift.io where we discuss the use of...

ETSI Open Source MANO group releases initial code package

ETSI claims Release 0 from its Open Source MANO initiative unveiled one month ahead of schedule, with Release 1 expected within six months The European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s Open Source MANO initiative rolled out its Release 0 code package, which it claims integrates seed code...

ETSI Mobile Edge Computing ISG releases trio of specs

ETSI’s Mobile Edge Computing ISG looks to define MEC terminology, lay out technical requirements and use cases for mobile network deployments The European Telecommunications Standards Institute released a trio of “foundation-level” group specifications through its Mobile Edge Computing Industry Specifications Group, which it claims define...

ETSI NFV work continues to gain steam, tackle challenges

On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check, we speak with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to get an update on the organization’s work in developing standards for NFV ETSI initiated standards work for NFV back in late 2012, starting with collaboration with seven telecom network...

ETSI Open Source MANO group set for aggressive NFV work

The ETSI OSM group announced leadership structure and roadmap for first specification release in 2 months, subsequent updates every 6 months The European Telecommunications Standards Institute said its Open Source MANO group has laid out a roadmap for work this year on management and orchestration...

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