Category: NFV


Blue Planet network orchestration software

The Blue Planet whitepaper provides a high-level view of the Blue Planet network virtualization and service orchestration software. Extract: Orchestrate and manage services from end-to-end across both physical and virtual domains with Ciena’s award-winning Blue Planet network orchestration software. Blue Planet reduces operational costs by abstracting network complexity and drives greater competitive advantage through a […]

VMware takes steps to speed up NFV deployment

VMware has announced new programmes and functions to make it quicker and easier for mobile telcos to boost their networks with network functions virtualization (NFV) technology.

ETSI and the birth of NFV

Perhaps one of the most important sources of standards in telecoms is ETSI – the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. ETSI has been around for over a quarter of a century, spanning the growth of digital right through to the present day mobile revolution.

Orchestrating the virtual – making NFV a reality

Today, you’ll find Telecoms.com awash with talk of IoT, 5G, software defined networking and network functions virtualization. While it would be fairly argued the first half of that list is still some way off of becoming a reality, NFV has begun showing promising signs recently.

Customer adoption of NFV and SDN

Although the development and deployment of both Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization technologies has to be driven by the Telcos themselves, the success almost entirely relies on the attitude and acceptance of the Customer.

Nokia reveals new Network-as-a-Service 5G architecture

Nokia Networks has unveiled a new network architecture that is programmable and aimed squarely at whatever 5G turns out to be. Drawing extensively on concepts like NFV and SDN, Nokia is claiming this offers operators a Network-as-a-Service model.

Oracle updates OSS suite for the NFV era

Oracle Communications has released an update to its OSS suite that is designed to give CSPs the agility migrate to virtualized technologies such as NFV when they’re ready.

Vodafone Italy launches NFV-based VoLTE

Vodafone is the latest carrier to push ahead with rolling out a voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, with its Italian subsidiary launching the service.

How SDN and NFV can help prepare operators for 2020

In the next five years operators are expected to deliver technologies bringing around societal change of enormous significance. 5G, when it arrives, and a world connected in an internet of things will see operators become increasingly important to enterprise and consumer customers. Inevitably, by 2020 the operator network will face demand and strain it’s never […]

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