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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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AT&T Open Sources ECOMP to Linux Foundation, Hopes to Make it Industry's Standard for SDN

AT&T today announced it will release its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform to the wider telecom industry as an open source offering managed by the Linux Foundation. The goal, the company said, is to make ECOMP the telecom industry's standard automation...
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Virtualization at Scale: How to Operationalize and Commercialize

One of the major causes for lack of full scale operationalization is the operators' shortcoming with their existing network management and siloed operations support systems (OSS), which limits their ability to effectively fulfill and assure services in a hybrid environment. In many instances...
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OPNFV Survey Shows Nearly All Telecom Operators on Board with NFV

The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV Project claims 94% of telecom operators have NFV plans, although security, MANO and OSS/BSS remain top concerns A recent survey released by the Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV Project, found an increasingly small percentage of telecom operators have not yet...
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Telstra Shares PEN Plans

Just one year after Telstra completed its acquisition of Pacnet, the Australian-based service provider is taking big steps to expand its global footprint using its PEN platform built on SDN. Read more at The New IP.
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AT&T on Track to Virtualize 30 Percent of its Network Functions by End of 2016

AT&T continues to move down the virtualization path by transforming more of its hardware-based network functions into software by leveraging a mix of SDN and NFV. AT&T is on track to virtualize 200 functions in its network, which allows the telco to create a new set of services like its...
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Building a Next Generation Mobile Network Using Open Networking Technologies

SK Telecom envisions transforming itself into a platform company, making the mobile network as a platform where new services can be created and supported including traditional telco applications, media apps, streaming and IoT applications. “We need to transition the current telco infrastructure...
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