BROWSING: SDN

Samsung expands SDN lineup, covering ‘all layers of the architecture’

Samsung exec: 'Networks are becoming more agile with SDN technology in the 5G era' Samsung Electronics said that it’s expanding its portfolio of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions to add new capabilities designed with 5G network management flexibility in mind. The full lineup of SDN will...

Empowering telecom providers through a ubiquitous edge platform

  MEC is critical for both wireless and wireline carriers With 5G rolling out across the globe, there's been substantial attention showered on edge computing as a crucial enabler for specific capabilities such as ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) support. Edge and 5G have become synonymous even...

NI White Paper: Wireless Research Handbook 4th Edition

The 4th edition of NI's Wireless Research Handbook offers a selection of 2-page case studies from top researchers around the world.  Different applications from mmWave beam tracking to precoding for satellite communications are included. Explore the handbook to see how software defined radios are being used...

HFR White Paper: Capturing NaaS Business Opportunities in the 5G Era

Recently, there has been a focused interest from the industry on the ‘Private 5G as a Service’ and ‘Neutral Host Service’ models as 5G is being deployed. However, it is imperative to improve the process efficiency for profitable and sizable NaaS business realizations. FYDENA, a...

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...

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...

#TBT: Clearwire tries TD-LTE; Moving to shared data plans; Exploring SDN… this week in 2012

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! Clearwire tries to...

National Instruments White Paper: What does 5G mean in 2019?

Every year, the wireless community gathers at Mobile World Congress to get a glimpse at the latest cellular technology.  This year was notable for all of the new innovations and progress being made on 5G. This paper discusses the current state of 5G, some of the...

National Instruments White Paper: Engineer’s Guide to 5G Semiconductor Test

Wideband 5G IC test is complex. The Engineer’s Guide to 5G Semiconductor Test is here to help. A must-read for anyone navigating the time, cost and quality trade-offs of sub-6 GHz and mmWave IC test, the guide features color diagrams, recommend test procedures and tips for avoiding common mistakes....

National Instruments White Paper: Build 5G Wireless Networks and Systems with Software Defined Radio

Download the latest edition of NI’s Wireless Research Handbook, which includes research examples from around the world and across a wide range of advanced wireless research topics. This comprehensive look at next-generation wireless systems will offer you a more in-depth view of how prototyping...

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...

Is OpenFlow or EVPN the SDN mainstream solution?

  The rise of new technologies such as 5G is profoundly influencing the communications market and driving operators and equipment vendors to rapidly evolve with respect to technology architecture and organizational structure. In the 5G environment, the demands from user are diversified, and the global...

The journey to 5G: Technology and business practices for a disruptive new era

  5G is the first generation of cellular born in the cloud. Like electricity and water, cellular connectivity has become a commodity that’s an essential part of modern society, the medium that will allow innovation in real-time data environments. and its ability to innovate in real-time...

Orange, NTT ink strategic R&D deal for 5G, IoT, AI

  Other areas covered by the agreement include smart cities, network transformation and cloud services French telecom group Orange and Japanese company NTT signed a strategic research and development  framework agreement which will last until 2022. The main goal of the agreement is to share research findings in several key...

How will edge computing impact service assurance?

What role will edge computing play in telecom networks that are quickly becoming more virtualized and software-centric, and what challenges does multi-access edge computing present for service assurance? Network and service assurance needs are evolving rapidly, as more applications — both network functions that support...

SDN is here to stay–Do you have an SDN validation strategy in place? (Reader Forum)

Introduction Software-defined networking (SDN) offers the promise of increased agility, programmability, and revenue services opportunities. While SDN has been widely deployed in the data center and enterprise environments, and many service provider deployments are underway, I think the best is yet to come. According to...

OSS/BSS challenges ahead for SDN/NFV rollouts, Netcracker says

  The increasing virtualization of telecom networks offers the promise of faster launches of new services. But are back-end business and operational systems ready to support the flexibility and rapid services launches that SDN/NFV is supposed to provide? Now that operators are past their first steps toward...

Automating the network—let’s go! (Reader Forum)

Virtualization and software-defined networks have been the industry’s pre-occupation for almost a decade. It’s all part of a journey toward the deployment of 5G, which will be our next focus for the coming decade. Along the way, one of the key dimensions of the...

Chinese operators spending more than $2 billion with Nokia for 5G

Nokia frame deals cover RAN, transport, NFV, SDN and services Nokia came out of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai this week with more than $2 billion worth of deals in place with the country's three mobile operators--China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom....

Delivering service assurance across a complex hybrid network

  As service providers transform their networks from traditional, physical infrastructure to a more dynamic, virtual one, they face new challenges in delivering high service quality across an increasingly complex hybrid network. Service assurance tools and processes have always been instrumental in helping achieve service excellence,...

EXFO reports results, touts Orange’s ONAP integration

EXFO's sales up, profits down EXFO reported a quarter that its CEO described as disappointing, but promised that 2019 will be a year of renewed focus on execution by the test company, which has had a number of recent acquisitions. Sales for the company's fiscal...

Fake virtualization (Reality Check)

Dissecting a poignant phrase coined at this week’s SDN NFV World Congress On day one of this year’s SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague, I was intrigued by a phrase used in the keynote: ‘fake virtualization’. The speaker, Jehanne Savi, Executive Leader, All-IP & On-Demand...

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