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Santiago Rodriguez
The way we build our networks is transforming, said Ericsson's Santiago Rodriguez, in his Tuesday keynote at OpenDaylight Summit.

Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.     “Society...
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2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet Now Official Standards

For most of Ethernet's history, new standards progressively added more bandwidth, expanding the top end of speed. That progression is now changing, as the IEEE has now ratified the 802.3bz standard that defines 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet speeds. In 2014, multiple groups started efforts to create...
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SDN Platforms Boron, Hummingbird Released

Seen by some as competing for supremacy in the software-defined networking (SDN) controller space, the ONOS Project and the OpenDaylight Project just released respective platforms within one day of another. Today, the ONOS Project announced its eighth quarterly platform release, called Hummingbird...
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Open Source Software & Security Are Key To 5G

 Open source software and security will be fundamental elements of 5G, according to top executives at the 2016 CTIA Super Mobility conference here. During yesterday’s opening keynote session, CTIA chairman and AT&T mobility president and CEO Glenn Lurie highlighted the role of open source...
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VMware Is Getting Serious About Telcos & NFV

VMware is amassing its telco-knowledgeable talent in an effort to boost its profile in network functions virtualization (NFV). VMware also hopes to contribute to open source efforts. The company plans to demonstrate some extensions toOpen Source MANO (OSM) at that group’s October meeting in Santa...
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The CORD Project: Unforeseen Efficiencies – A Truly Unified Access Architecture

The CORD Project, according to ON.Lab, is a vision, an architecture and a reference implementation.  It’s also “a concept car” according to Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of tech staff at AT&T.  What you see today is only the beginning of a fundamental evolution of the legacy...
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Carriers Going All-In: How NFV And SDN Will Evolve The Telecom Industry

Service providers have historically relied on dedicated hardware to deliver their cloud-based functions. But software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are freeing up carriers to use virtualized appliances or less expensive hardware to deliver the same services. As...
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CORD project
CORD is the biggest innovation in the access market since ADSL and the cable modem. Considering the broad scope of the access network and the technical roadmap laid out at the Summit to overcome NFV challenges, CORD has the potential to redefine the economics of access.

How the CORD Project Will Change the Economics of Broadband

On July 29 at the Sunnyvale Tech Corner Campus in Calif., Google hosted the open source community for the inaugural CORD Summit. CORD, or Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter, launched last week as an independently funded On.Lab software project hosted by The Linux Foundation. The sold-out...
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Upskill U on Open Source With OpenDaylight

Upskill U kicks off a new series on Open Source this week, starting tomorrow with "Telcos & Open Source 101," led by Phil Robb, senior technical director at OpenDaylight. Open source plays a pivotal role in driving the migration to virtualization, but in order to fully reap the benefits of...
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AT&T Will Launch SDN Service in 63 Countries Simultaneously This Year, de la Vega Says

AT&T has some grand plans for its growing SDN-enabled network, one that will see the provider launch the new service in multiple countries. Ralph de la Vega, vice chairman of AT&T and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International, told investors during the 44th Annual JP...
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