OIF Announces Plans for SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration

Host carriers include China Telecom, China Unicom, SK Telecom, Telefónica and Verizon

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) announced today plans for a global Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Transport Application Programming Interface (T-API) interoperability demonstration in the fall of 2016. The OIF is partnering with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open SDN, to take the testing into carrier labs worldwide and lead the industry towards the wide-scale deployment of commercial SDN.

Broadband Forum Brings NFV Home

Landmark technical specification defines industry’s first virtualized Residential Gateway

The first ever specifications for the virtual Residential Gateway were released today, as the Broadband Forum concluded work on a landmark project to bring the potential of virtualization into the home.

Epsilon Hosts Cirrus NFV-Based Mobile Core Deployments Across its Global Hubs

Cirrus Core Networks will use Epsilon’s Intelligent Networks and Cloud Connectivity

 Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, was selected by Cirrus Core Networks Inc., an innovator in Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) for Mobile Network Operators (MNO), to support its NFV based LTE mobile core infrastructure platform with intelligent networking and cloud connectivity. Cirrus Core Networks has already deployed two global hubs in Epsilon’s facilities in London and Miami followed by Hong Kong and Singapore in the next two months.

NEC and Netcracker Provide Virtualized LTE Core Network to ITRI in Taiwan

vEPC solution contributes to ITRI’s Plugfest compatibility testing event

NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology today announced that they have provided a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution via NEC Taiwan Ltd. to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a non-profit research institute working under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.

Broadband Forum and ON.Lab Collaborate on CORD

Alliance to benefit next-gen broadband networks built on SDN, NFV and Cloud technologies

The Broadband Forum today announced it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Open Networking Laboratory (ON.Lab), with the aim of accelerating the development of future broadband requirements and standards in close collaboration with open source projects, as well as the production deployment of new services, enabling its stakeholders to realize business benefits of emerging technologies such as SDN, NFV and Cloud.

 

Carrier Ethernet and NFV Use Cases Featured in new MEF White Paper

Explores Options For Adding Virtual Network Functions Onto Foundational CE 2.0 Services

MEF (www.MEF.net) has released a new white paper, Carrier Ethernet and NFV, as part of its broad range of initiatives to accelerate the introduction of agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services.

Orange acquires Log’in Consultants

Company Strengthens its Desktop Virtualization Activities in Europe

Orange announced today that it has completed the acquisition, through its Orange Business Services entity, of Log’in Consultants, a specialist in desktop virtualization integration services and subsidiary of the Log’in International group. Founded in 2002, Log’in Consultants consists of three entities located in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, which offer VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) consultancy and infrastructure management services to companies of all sizes.

Sonus Leads in NFV with Cloud-Optimized Session Border Controller

Enables Service Providers to Offer Real-Time Communications in Public and Private Clouds

Sonus Networks, Inc a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, announced today key enhancements to its Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe). With these updates, Sonus’ industry-leading SBC SWe allows service providers to break free from proprietary hardware and accelerate real-time communications in public and private Clouds.

CITIC Telecom CPC Accelerates Business Expansion with Four-Pillar Strategy

Strategy Reinforces Company's Innovation Mission

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, recently announced a four-pillar strategy under the company's corporate mission - "Innovation Never Stops." The new strategy aimed at accelerating its Asia Pacific business growth includes new global data center roll-outs, network coverage expansion, a managed security services partnership (MSSP) with Fortinet, launching new cloud and security services, and development of next-generation technologies that capitalize on emerging ICT trends.

Virtualization at Scale: How to Operationalize and Commercialize

Open Source Technologies Give CSPs the Best Chance to Increase Operational Efficiency

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are looking to virtualization as a means to enable innovation through the introduction of new services, creating an aggressive time-to-market strategy and as a way to stay ahead of the competition.

CSPs face a number of potential roadblocks which includes long cycle to get to market due to manual operations and rigid traditional backoffice systems; high maintenance costs for network operations and integration; the lack of a single point of responsibility and expertise; and an overall lack of knowledge and standards in the industry.

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