BROWSING: NFV

What is a Virtual Network Function?

A Virtual Network Function replaces network hardware with software which can be changed and scaled to meet burgeoning 5G demands.

Overcoming crucial barriers to cloud adoption in the telecommunications sector (Reader Forum)

The most significant role of telecommunications companies is keeping people connected: keeping companies in touch with clients globally, keeping colleagues in sync while working from home, and keeping relatives in contact. During the COVID-19 crisis, this role has become even more evident and crucial....

What is Kubernetes and what does it mean for 5G?

Kubernetes is cloud software container management that can help carriers with 5G Network Functions Virtualization

Editorial Report: Learning by doing: Telecom putting 5G, MEC & virtualization to work for itself first

As the telecom industry works to enable 5G, virtualization and MEC for enterprise customers, they are first experimenting with how those technologies can benefit their own factories, office buildings and operations. Who's already using these advanced technologies, where and what benefits are they seeing?

Editorial Webinar: Learning by doing: Telecom putting 5G, MEC & virtualization to work for itself first

As the telecom industry works to enable 5G, virtualization and MEC for enterprise customers, they are first experimenting with how those technologies can benefit their own factories, office buildings and operations. Who's already using these advanced technologies, where and what benefits are they seeing? Speakers:Kelly...

It’s time to open up your RAN

Dell Technologies and three partners have joined forces to empower Communication Service Providers with a solid reference architecture that accelerates open vRAN deployments. Dell Technologies and partners Red Hat, Altiostar, and NEC and Netcracker have joined forces to accelerate open vRAN deployments Technology is always evolving,...

Dell Technologies and Wind River: Empowering the intelligent edge

As service providers move towards 5G in order to realize improved service, operational agility, and greater revenue potential, there is a technology evolution in infrastructure to shift from monolithic, vertically integrated solutions to disaggregated models based on virtualization and the cloud for distributed networks....

Empowering telcos with a ubiquitous edge platform – Part 2

  A Recap – the Ubiquitous Edge Platform This is the second of two blog posts that explore the concept of a ubiquitous multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform that universally addresses edge computing needs, from customer premises to regional telco data centers. If you haven’t yet...

SK Telecom, Samsung, HPE, Intel partner on 5G NFV development

  Korean carrier SK Telecom and compatriot company Samsung Electronics announced that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Intel for cooperation in the commercialization of an evolved 5G network functions virtualization platform. Under the terms of the agreement, the...

VMware sees opportunity as operators move from virtualization to cloud-native 5G

5G Telco Cloud Platform follows VMware/Intel partnership on RAN virtualization Operators have for years invested in virtualization of network functions, starting with the evolved packet core and now moving out to the radio access network. Most current 5G deployments are non-standalone meaning a 5G component...

Who disaggregated my RAN? Part 7: Virtualized RAN: Closer than you think

In previous blogs in this “Who Disaggregated My RAN? series, we have looked at the benefits of a disaggregated Open RAN, including the growth of an ecosystem to support the deployment of an Open RAN. We have also looked at how these disaggregated solutions...

Protecting the telecom network

Telecommunication networks are becoming more and more essential every day and, in the process, gaining new opportunities. These opportunities will drive new business growth and create exciting areas for revenue generation. However, as with all opportunities, challenges exist and for communication service providers (CSPs),...

Get the 5G core right–and everything else will follow (Reader Forum)

What is the best 5G deployment strategy? In recent conversations with mobile operators, many admitted to shying away from investing in full 5G standalone (SA). Instead they have opted for 5G non-standalone (NSA), with a focus on 5G radio and re-using the 4G core....

Why NFV still matters in a 5G world (Reader Forum)

Service providers are launching new services faster than ever before and upgrading networks to fit the new 5G ecosystem. As they streamline offerings and build out advanced use cases, they’re getting help from an unexpected source: network function virtualization (NFV). While many operators have completed...

National Instruments White Paper: Enabling AI Research for 5G Networks with NI SDR

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) adds new technologies to 5G research that can help address several challenges. This white paper examines the current opportunities to accelerate the future of 5G communications networks with the help of AI. It is not an exhaustive list nor a full description...

Editorial Webinar: Network automation: Getting to zero touch

Network slicing. Major reductions in capex and opex. A better customer experience. These are all goals of NFV and SDN innovation but progress is slow and the need increasingly pressing. Here we explore how operators cloudify their networks—while maintaining quality and control through the transition—to...

Building a cloud-native network from core to edge

While some greenfield players are able to immediately embrace cloud-native network design and reap the benefits that come with it, those cases are few and far between. For most operators this is an incremental transition that gradually shifts from legacy systems to cloud-based systems....

VMware lays out service provider, enterprise 5G vision

You can't do 5G without a virtualized infrastructure: VMware exec SAN FRANCISCO--5G is accelerating telco adoption of software-centric strategies that will only compound as pervasive next generation connectivity enables a new era of enterprise and consumer experiences. As 5G matures and automated, end-to-end network slicing...

The Sunday Brief: AT&T’s Herculean lift

Greetings from Lake Norman/ Davidson, North Carolina where everybody is working (including the neighbor kid, Caleb, pictured with the Editor and yours truly). This week, we’ll look at two studies that examine data usage, and try to deftly explain AT&T’s efforts to improve their...

Test and Measurement: Hitting the gas on automotive testing

Automotive testing came into focus this week, with a number of companies involved in demonstrations and development related to testing of various types of vehicle-related technologies. The 5G Automotive Association conducted cellular vehicle-to-everything testing in Berlin, with participation from BMW Group, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer...

Artesysn White Paper: Virtualizing the RAN and Edge Computing – How carriers can take advantage of vRAN, C-RAN and MEC

There are significant changes taking place in radio access networks and at the edge of telecom networks. With so many ways to implement 5G, multi-access edge computing (MEC) and the various flavors of virtualization, there are numerous different deployment models. This white paper introduces the...

Ciena White Paper: Introducing Ciena’s Adaptive IP

The traditional, IP-centric way of building networks is simply unsustainable: The ever-increasing inefficiency of continually adding more IPs makes network operations overly complex and unmanageable. The new IP network must be open, programmable, disaggregated, and virtualized in a way that allows resources to be...

Open cloud computing infrastructure and automation are key to 5G

IBM discusses how cloud and telecommunications, along with AI, are converging Early 5G deployments are limited in coverage scope and capacity but, as operators fine tune their spectrum allocation, scale service offerings and the technology continues to mature, expect much more than simply an enhanced...

#TBT: Early NFV deployments; T-Mo talks VoLTE; ZTE export ban takes effect … this week in 2016

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! NFV moves into...

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