Category: Virtualization


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

OPNFV should accelerate adoption of NFV – survey

Telecoms professionals are overwhelmingly in favour of the new OPNFV initiative to make the virtualization of networks less confusing and stressful, according to a new study commissioned by the OPNFV.

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 […]

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.

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