Demand for SD-WAN is booming across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a new report from IDC has claimed, predicting the technology will become one of the "key building blocks" in network infrastructure.
Operator Orange is not known for being averse to risks, with its glitzy annual Hello technology show more like something Google or Facebook would hold, but on virtualisation it has continued to take a cautious approach compared to the more ambitious and bullish projects of Vodafone and AT&T.
AT&T, Orange and TIM are co-sponsoring a new vendor project aimed at developing speedier innovation within virtual networks.
Bouygues Telecom has become an early adopter of a new virtualised OSS solution that claims to increase network agility and lower costs.
Nokia and Netcracker have leaned heavily on machine learning technology in new offerings launched to coincide with the TM Forum’s annual event, which is getting underway in France.
Being a small telco comes with certain agility advantages, but it does mean the stakes can be higher than for larger rivals as there is less opportunity to scale.
Worldwide NFV revenues are set to reach $38 billion by 2022, with established vendors in line to be the biggest beneficiaries.
Telefónica is to deploy Nuage Networks' SD-WAN solutions as it looks to broaden its enterprise offerings.
Ericsson has launched a new solution to help operators manage existing technologies on their networks while adding virtualised capabilities.
ARM, Cavium and Enea have teamed up to work with China Mobile on the operator's plans for network functions virtualisation.
Cisco is set to acquire United States-based Viptel to expand its portfolio of SD-WAN solutions.
Nokia is trialling how its Virtualised Services Router (VSR) can simplify and speed up delivery of residential broadband services to China Unicom subscribers.
VEON has signed a global agreement with ZTE to cooperate on network function virtualisation technology and virtual evolved packet core.
Large-scale cloud deployments are set to reach a tipping point after 2020, according to new predictions, as more advanced network technologies necessitate new strategies.
A big rise in cloud-RAN (C-RAN) deployments in 2018 will lead to the technology being installed by the “entire world” in 2021, according to a new report from Rethink Technology Research.
TIM has completed a network functions virtualisation project for Poste Italiane, bringing voice over IP services to more than 13,000 post offices across Italy.
Bruno Zerbib has been appointed Group CTO of Altice, bringing experience from a career in enterprise IT and cloud.
Virtualisation is a complex enough problem when dealing with one network, but what does it look like when carried out across 26, or even 40?
Altice is to virtualise its global mobile network after French subsidiary SFR booked lower costs and improved customer service in partnership with Cisco and Red Hat.
Cloud native communications software group Metaswitch has bought mobile service enablement provider OpenCloud to ramp up its virtualised mobile solutions for 3G, 4G, LTE and beyond.
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