HP launches new NFV partner program, OpenNFV platform

HP is working with the likes of Alcatel-Lucent and NSN on a new NFV partner program that will test new network applications, as it launched its own OpenNFV platform.

The vendor is working with a range of companies to give application partners a quicker route to market and NFV-environments where they can test their products.

NSN launches new software features ahead of MWC

NSN has added new features to its virtualised Operations Support System to help operators keep their networks running amid spikes in demand, as part of several enhancements to existing products.

Networks will now get real-time updates of issues according to subscriber impact as operators will be able to change the configuration of up to 10,000 base stations automatically within a few minutes, compared to the time required for manual reconfiguration. 

Alcatel-Lucent unveils NFV portfolio

Alcatel-Lucent has launched a virtualised mobile network functions portfolio, comprising an evolved packet core, IMS and RAN, after months of tests with partner networks.
 
Trials have been underway for several months with five operators using its virtualised evolved packet core. The product automates the authentication and management of a network's customer base and the services they use. It also helps them create and connect to services within a network, the France-based vendor said.
 

Telefónica’s Enrique Blanco wins inaugural CTO of the Year award

Telefónica’s Enrique Blanco has won Mobile Europe's inaugural CTO of the Year award, after judges hailed him as an “exemplary” chief technology officer.

Blanco was the unanimous choice from a shortlist of five with the other nominees comprising Bouygues Telecom's Yves Legrand, EE's Fotis Karonis, KPN's Erik Hoving and Telenor Norway's Frode Stodal.

Orange brings Open Chat to Libon, which also replaces joyn

Customers of Orange-owned OTT service Libon will be able to chat and share media with contacts who do not have the app following a new update.

Users can interact with anyone who has an HTML5 browser across a smartphone, tablet or PC. Recipients get a link to their chat and can then download the app from there or continue to chat through the web link. 

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