Category: SDN

Can operators really wait for commercial SDN implementation?

The benefits of deploying software defined networks (SDN) are well documented and the cause of considerable industry excitement and expectation. The ongoing trend of digitization means operators need to demonstrate more service agility than ever before and radically enhance their response times

SDN: Discover How to Save Money and Generate New Revenue

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has brought with it the expectation of reduced network complexity and a reduction in operational cost. This all stems from a fundamental abstraction of traditional control functions from network forwarding devices, such as switches and routers. The prospect of lower cost comes from the simplification of networking hardware, and the use of lower-priced, mass produced hardware performing forwarding functions.

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 […]

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.

How will SDN prepare operators for IoT and 5G?

In this podcast, discusses the merits of SDN and NFV in the operator, and hypothesise how they’ll both enable IoT and 5G for operators in the years to come. Editorial director, Scott Bicheno, and Intelligence content manager, Tim Skinner, mull over how software defined networking has evolved over the past few years alongside its […]

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 […]

OpenDaylight SDN platform announces third release

The OpenDaylight project has released the third version of its open source software-defined networking (SDN) platform, Lithium, as the organisation launches an advisory tasked with feeding technical insights learned through deployment back into the developer community, reports Business Cloud News.

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