Telco Systems, an Israel-headquartered SDN and NFV specialist, Orange, Cisco, Intel and NFV network quality assurance company Netrounds are demonstrating an NFV automation proof-of-concept at this week's SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.
The Wireless IoT Forum, whose founding board members include Cisco, BT and Accenture, is calling on the FCC and European telecom regulator Ofcom to make sure issues like interference and spectrum fragmentation don't slow down the growth of low-power wide area (LPWA) networks for the Internet of Things.
In August, AT&T flipped the switch on a virtualized packet core in Europe. Analysts explained that the move was geared to aid the transmission of traffic for AT&T's international Internet of Things (IoT) and connected car services.
Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable breakfast panel during the event.
The pay-TV industry continues to struggle to shed its legacy, outdated technologies and strategies while at the same time reacting to a wide range of competitive challenges like Google Fiber and Apple TV-- and nowhere is the industry's challenges more evident than in the race toward cloud DVRs. The problems dogging the rollout of cloud DVRs highlight the extensive challenges that are unique to the pay-TV industry.
Verizon is working with partners Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung to test 5G in the company's innovation centers in Waltham, Mass., and San Francisco. The technology field trials are expected to begin in 2016.
The ongoing realignment of data center architecture, including the migration to higher speeds, is driving growing demand for providers to upgrade network security throughput and performance, says Dell'Oro Group.
Router and switch vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper are reaping the rewards of carriers' hesitation to deploy SDN and move to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
Apple and Cisco Systems are collaborating to optimize Cisco's networking gear for iOS enterprise users, part of a larger push Apple is making to get its iPhones and iPads into more business customers' hands.
Matthew Strauss describes the creation of company's X1 platform as a "big moment" for Comcast. He said the X1 takes "all the learnings we had from mobile and all the learnings we had from on-demand, and brings it back to the television."