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Intel quietly buys software-defined private 5G network provider Ananki

Intel has acquired private 5G network provider Ananki, a startup created from the non-profit Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to focus on the commercialization of private 5G services based on open-source network technologies. Following its spin off from the ONF, Ananki has been delivering software-defined private...

Vodafone selects Nokia for SDN controller in fixed access network trials

If the SDN controller trials are a success, Vodafone and Nokia aim to deploy the technology more widely later this year Vodafone has selected Nokia as its sole software-defined network manager and controller (SDN-M&C) provider for its multi-access fixed network. Currently, the companies are conducting joint proof-of-concept trials in Europe, with the intention of...

Orange Business Services adds Fortinet SASE

Orange is adding Fortinet's Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to provide "work from anywhere" security to its telco cloud.

Doing more with less: How software enables CSPs to shift from getting information to making decisions (Reader Forum)

How do we do more in less time? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves across all aspects of our work and personal lives, and no doubt wish we had the answer. How can we complete our workout in 45 minutes instead of 60?...

Verizon expands automated interconnect solution with Equinix

The Software-Defined Interconnect solution is part of the Verizon Business Network-as-a-Service strategy and was first launched in 2019 Recognizing “shifting market demands,” Verizon Business and Equinox are partnering to expand Verizon’s Software-Defined Interconnect (SDI) solution to enable global enterprise and public sector customers to connect...

Extreme Networks makes plans to acquire Infovista’s SD-WAN business

Extreme Networks announced its intent to acquire Ipanematech SAS, or Ipanema, the SD-WAN division of Infovista for approximately $73 million. The acquisition will expand Extreme’s R&D footprint in Europe, where Ipanema has established partnerships with managed services providers and systems integrators. The purchase will also...

With SD-WAN on the cards, is there still a case for MPLS? (Reader Forum)

In recent years, there’s been a lot of chatter around software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services. The SD-WAN tools and software market is, in fact, expected to hit the $4.6 billion mark by 2023, representing a growth rate of 34% CAGR according to a...

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...

‘Choice and control’: Dell reveals open, cloud-native solutions designed for CSPs

Dell is also introducing new reference architectures and an Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Dell Technologies launched new cloud-native network infrastructure that includes a full stack of open, scalable carrier-grade server and software solutions with the ambition to simplify and accelerate the telecom journey towards disaggregate networks the...

Verizon, Cisco expanded SD-WAN offerings highlight flexibility

Verizon and Cisco have added three new SD-WAN managed services offerings Verizon Business and Cisco have expanded their SD-WAN partnership, which began more than five years ago, with the addition of three new SD-WAN managed services. According to the companies, the expansion gives enterprises access to...

Well, technically… software is truly more vital than ever: Intel’s Jeni Panhorst (Ep. 21)

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Intel's Open source software project DPDK. To celebrate the occasion, the company's Vice President and General Manager of Network and Edge Platforms Jeni Panhorst explains the vital role that software will play in next-generation networks and highlights the innovation that Intel's network business has driven over the years.

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...

NFV — The need for virtualized acceleration and offloads (Reader Forum)

The ideas around Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), each in their own right, have been around in the industry for many years. They have garnered significant interest in the marketplace as methods to break the vertical market stranglehold that vendors have...

Operationalizing SDN with machine learning and artificial intelligence (Reader Forum)

Quo vadis SDN in provider networks? With its promise of network simplification and new revenue streams, software-defined networking has certainly captured the interest of service providers. At its core, this technology is about disaggregating physical network functions from software control, creating an ecosystem of open...

Brooklyn 5G Summit: Suppliers tout large-scale network automation in support of 5g

Equipment vendors envisage automated networks of a million slices The conference portion of the Brooklyn 5G Summit began with a bit of nostalgia befitting the show’s modest, but pertinent milestone of its fifth annual gathering. The show began with Marcus Weldon, Nokia's CTO and president...

With Cobham acquisition, Viavi takes aim at end-to-end 5G testing

Networks are "not as static" as they used to be Fresh off its $455 million purchase of Cobham's test and measurement business, Viavi Solutions is touting its expanded position in 5G testing as a result of the purchase. Viavi Solutions acquired Cobham's test and measurement operations...

Reality Check: How to evaluate progress toward digital transformation

This is the third article in a three-part series that looks at how carriers will navigate the complexities of their digital transformation — and those of their customers.  As telecom operators re-think nearly every aspect of their business, they need benchmarks against which to...

Adtran forms Mosaic Alliance to accelerate SDN implementation

Mosaic Alliance brings vendors together to improve NFV and SDN solutions In an effort to speed up the implementation of its software-defined access (SD-access) networks, Adtran Inc., a global provider of networking and communications equipment, recently debuted its Adtran Mosaic Open Network Alliance. The...

Interoperability in NFV MANO solutions is key market problem

Lack of stability markets early NFV MANO deployments, analyst says Network functions virtualization (NFV) has made significant progress moving from lab tests to early deployments over the last few years, but not without its share of hurdles. David Snow, a principal analyst of IP services...

CenturyLink launches Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions

CenturyLink’s Managed Hybrid SD-WAN eases transition to next-generation networks CenturyLink launched its Managed Hybrid Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Tuesday, a set of WAN packages that improve traffic flow across both broadband internet connection and private multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks. SD-WAN is a software-defined networking...

How SDN can benefit healthcare

Software-defined networking (SDN) holds great promise for the healthcare industry. Healthcare IT professionals are coaxed into updating hospital networks and data centers to protect patient data and support innovative medical applications. SDN can address these challenges. Here's a rundown of some of the different...

What is devops?

A cultural environment What is devops? First off, it's a lot more than a buzzword in the telecom industry. Despite the widespread attention devops has received, the concept lacks linguistic clarity. Numerous organizations have adopted the term with conflicting perceptions about what it actually means. Originally...

The role of open source software in telecommunications

The telecom industry is undergoing a major shift with the migration from voice and data services to an encompassing set of networking tools. Accompanying this shift is a need for greater agility and flexibility. Open source software is indispensable to a faster, more malleable...

What is software-defined networking?

SDN explained Data centers, carriers and enterprise centers are becoming increasingly complex in a world that demands greater agility. Existing networks are not designed to be dynamic, making it difficult for them to respond to change. In an effort to address shifts in traffic flows...

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