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Brooklyn 5G Summit: Tech buyers skew pragmatic in 5G ambitions

Day one of Brooklyn 5G Summit balances technical presentations with business-focused "reality check" from key tech buyers The Brooklyn 5G Summit is a deeply technical symposium held at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering. Typically, tech events held at engineering schools tend to skew towards...

What is network functions virtualization?

The need for NFV Network functions virtualization (NFV) is widely described as the biggest game changer in the telecom industry. Service providers everywhere are embracing NFV to enable speed and agility, creating the ability to pump out services at an unprecedented rate. Today’s application climate consists...

NTT Communications launches global SD-WAN Service Portfolio

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) launched its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) Service Portfolio with coverage spanning more than 190 countries. The debut marks a milestone for NTT Com, making it the first provider to deploy a worldwide SD-WAN services. SD-WAN is a way to...

Telecom workforce adjustments needed for move to devops model

Telecom workforce adjustments needed for devops Just as workforce adjustments will be needed for telecom’s move to software-defined networks, changes will also need to take place in order for devops to be fully realized. In our article How telecom operators should approach devops we talked...

3 challenges facing telecom operators in shift to devops

Defining devops The most universal understanding of devops is a business model for managing a company’s software teams by bringing together developers and operations managers. But that basic definition is only the simplification of a concept with many intricacies and misunderstandings. For one, defining the broad...

AT&T SDN, NFV, cloud push tackles enterprise storage challenges

AT&T working on PoC for software-defined storage using SDN, NFV and cloud AT&T is looking to take advantage of its push into network virtualization using software-defined networking, network functions virtualization and cloud to bolster storage opportunities. The telecom giant said it has created a proof-of-concept technology...

Software Wrap: Huawei, Masergy and OpenDaylight push NFV and SDN boundaries

Huawei launches 9 NFV and SDN platforms; Masergy goes live; and OpenDaylight unveils Lithium Network infrastructure provider Huawei continued its push into the virtualized world, announcing nine software-defined networking and network functions virtualization platforms at the recent Open Networking Summit 2015 event. Three of the platforms...

Software: SDN and NFV battle for prominence

A new report from Argus Insights shows that software-defined networking maintained a healthy mindshare lead over network function virtualization during the past two months, citing data collected from blogs, message boards, Facebook and Twitter. The firm noted that “relative mindshare reflects the expected revenue growth over...

2015 Predictions: Converged networks, improved connectivity and SDN growth

All around the world, the mobile landscape is changing. Mobile subscriptions are expected to reach nearly 7 billion by the end of 2015, while mobile broadband subscribers will reach 2.3 billon. As mobile penetration reaches saturation in many regions and grows exponentially in others,...

2015 Predictions: Security for IoT; orchestrating NFV, SDN prime for progress

Editor’s Note: With 2015 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. Security leads off 2015 predictions As 2015 gets underway, it’s natural to consider what’s next on the...

Sonus expands SDN platform with Treq deal

$10.1M deal includes SDN technology assets Sonus Networks bolstered its software-defined networking portfolio, announcing the acquisition of SDN technology assets from Treq Labs for $10.1 million. The deal, which closed on Jan. 2, is expected to be “neutral” on Sonus’ full-year earnings-per-share outlook. Sonus explained that...

Software: SDN, NFV focus at AT&T changing legacy mindset

Software is becoming an increasingly important part of telecommunication networks and deployments as both wired and wireless carriers look to add functionality to operations while increasing simplicity and reducing costs. RCR Wireless News is keeping an eye on recent developments through its weekly “Software”...

Software: TM Forum updates NFV best practices, Frameworx suite

Software is becoming an increasingly important part of telecommunication networks and deployments as both wired and wireless carriers look to add functionality to operations while increasing simplicity and reducing costs. RCR Wireless News is keeping an eye on recent developments through its weekly “Software”...

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