Orange Business Services and Riverbed bring SD-WAN to hybrid networks

VNF deployment is key milestone on the Orange network-as-a-service roadmap

Orange Business Services is strengthening its hybrid network offering with software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology from its partner Riverbed Technology. The new solution will enable Orange customers to simplify the management of their hybrid networks and optimize the performance of both corporate and cloud applications. This launch is a key part of the Orange network-as-a-service strategy, and the solution will be available globally.

Cataleya Launches vOrchid One at Capacity Middle East 2017

Virtualised SBC to support the development of scalable, elastic and on-demand models

Singapore, 08 March 2017 – Cataleya, a leader in IP and networking innovation, has launched a virtualised software version of its award-winning next-generation session border controller (SBC) Orchid One. vOrchid One provides all of the functionality of the hardware version of Orchid One, combining Big Data, real-time network analytics and Machine Learning to guarantee network performance on IP.
 

Epsilon Launches Infiny On-Demand Connectivity Platform

datamena becomes first Middle East ecosystem to offer self-service provisioning

Dubai, 9 March 2017 – datamena, the carrier-neutral data centre and connectivity platform, partners with Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, to deploy Epsilon's Infiny on-demand connectivity platform. In an industry first, datamena will be able to connect its enterprise customers directly to world-leading Cloud service providers and destinations around the world at the click of a button.
 

CSPs Risk Losing Customers to Global Digital Giants, Accenture Survey Finds

Services Can Lead to New Growth; Connected Home and Digital Video Offer Significant Opportunities

NEW YORK; Feb. 24, 2017 – Accenture's Dynamic Digital Consumers Survey revealed that if a global digital giant such as Google or Amazon launched an offer comparable to their mobile operator, 44 percent of respondents would leave their provider, forming a gloomy outlook for Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Cisco Lands Altice Global Mobile NFV, Partners on Enterprise 5G with Verizon

Equipment giant meanwhile keeps steady drumbeat on security solutions for mobile networks

Altice Makes Bold Moves to Virtualize Its Global Mobile Network With Cisco
Cisco and Red Hat Join Forces to Drive Innovation

Cisco and Altice Group continue to strengthen their alliance to transform Altice's business operations with new network architectures to help grow revenue, lower costs and improve customer retention.

Altice is a multinational cable, fiber, telecommunications, content and media company with 50 million customers spanning Western Europe, the United States, Israel, and the Overseas Territories.

Viavi Lights the Path to 5G at MWC, Presenting 5G Trial Data

Test and assurance pioneer announces virtualization, visibility and versatility for MNOs

Milpitas, Calif., February 22, 2017 – Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) has released new industry data on the state of 5G trials globally. Despite 5G standards not being expected until 2020, 25 mobile operators have already announced that they are lab testing "5G". Among those, 12 report having progressed to field testing. An additional four operators have announced their plans for 5G trials.

Italtel Launches VTU Application for 5G Era

Video upload use case will be demoed at Mobile World Congress

Milan, February 22, 2017 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions, today unveiled its virtual Transcoding Unit (vTU) application which brings several functionalities to the edge of networks, improving upload performance, reducing latency and increasing the battery life of connected devices.
 

Mitani Chooses VeloCloud SD-WAN to Power Unified Communications Solution in Asia

VeloCloud picked for delivering exceptional quality and reliability of voice and video over Internet

VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Mitani Sangyo Co. Ltd., a leading provider of information technology services in Japan, has chosen VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN technology to power Mitani’s Unified Communications needs. Mitani chose VeloCloud because VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN provided the best quality video and voice network connectivity as Mitani migrated its internal networks from MPLS to the Internet.

Trend Micro Joins NEC and Netcracker to Deliver Carrier-Grade NFV Security

Using Deep packet inspection (DPI) for intrusion prevention, URL filtering and application control

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC Corporation and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), to integrate NEC and Netcracker's management and orchestration capabilities with Trend Micro's Virtual Network Function Suite.

Making the OTT Threat Work for You

Instead of developing products or services to compete with OTT, operators need to focus on their core

By now, we all know that over-the-top (OTT) apps and companies pose a serious threat to the way Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been doing business. Operators are steadily losing revenue to communication-over-IP (CoIP) trailblazers providing their services for end users (in most cases) free of charge, using conferencing and collaboration as the lead.

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