Italian network operator TIM has tested virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN) technology with US solutions provider Altiostar at its labs in Turin, the company announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Orange has demonstrated how NFV and SDN capabilities can be delivered in on-demand networks using solutions from multiple vendors.
Ericsson and Nokia have announced fresh deployments and products in virtualisation ahead of Mobile World Congress.
Proximus has replaced its legacy SMSC and SMS firewall with a virtualised environment, capping the end of an 11-month project with Openmind Networks, while Swisscom has deployed a network operations monitor.
Telefónica and Huawei have successfully migrated commercial traffic over a software-defined IP and optical network during a trial in Peru.
Telstra has boosted its global Software Defined Networking platform by adding a new online marketplace for virtual network functions as well as a quicker way to connect with digital products.
Competing mobile industry standards bodies have united to agree on a common approach to information modelling in network functions virtualisation, amid fears it is too fragmented.
NEC has revealed it is working with Intel on a joint proof of concept trial to virtualise the functions of mobile base stations.
Alcatel-Lucent is enhancing its virtualised RAN programme by signing collaboration agreements with Red Hat, Advantech and 6WIND.
Nokia Networks, ARM and software and services company Enea have established a new initiative that aims to establish an open IP stack for software defined networking (SDN).
Telecom Italia and Nokia Network will work together to uncover start-ups working on NFV, SDN, and next-generation RAN and SON technologies.
Mobile Europe has launched its 2015/2016 survey, which aims to uncover what the key technology priorities have been for operators in 2015 and what they expect from the year ahead.
Huawei and Wind River have successfully completed a multi-vendor integration test of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)-based network architecture.
Huawei has held demonstrations of a multi-vendor wireless transport SDN technology after completing a proof of concept (PoC) with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
Ericsson has revealed a number of IoT-based and projects, including a new power-saving technology that can enable a battery life of 10 years on a commercial chipset, a smart energy partnership and new virtualisation "milestones".
Telefónica will focus on virtualisation and radio systems in its forthcoming 5G research centre in Madrid.
Ericsson is to explore unified network infrastructure for 5G as part of its latest research project into next generation technology.
Resolving spectrum is the critical priority on the road to 5G, EE has claimed, as BT said education remains key for the nascent virtualisation market.
Ericsson and América Móvil are bringing 5G and the Internet of Things to Latin America for the first time through new trials with Brazilian universities.
Security within virtualised technology is one of the biggest challenges facing operators and vendors next year, standards agency ETSI has warned.
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