Masergy is offering Virtual f(n), a virtualized network function platform that will enable its business customers to add routing and firewall capabilities via software and forgo the need to purchase network appliances and the associated management requirements.
As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and the same can be said when a technician is installing a broadband connection at a customer's location.
Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) initiative.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo shared an update on its plans for launching 5G in 2020, and it will be split into two phases, one termed 5G and another dubbed 5G+.
Cisco has reached an agreement to acquire OpenDNS, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for $635 million, a move that will enhance its security services capabilities.
As FirstNet moves forward, it must be compatible with next-generation 911, said a National Emergency Number Association official. The next-gen 911 system will be IP-based to improve the flow of emergency information (including texts, videos and pictures) from the public to safety responders.
Fastback Networks' hyper-focus on latency is starting to pay off as more and more advanced technologies rely on super-low latency.
AT&T says that the third release of OpenDaylight's Lithium open SDN software will help its ongoing effort to build its own SDN controller using ODL components.
Chinese telecommunications company Huawei successfully demonstrated its Open Network Hypervisor (OpenNH) solution at California's Open Networking Summit 2015, held June 15-18. The solution is an independent tenant virtual network based on software-defined networking (SDN).
Service providers' ongoing movement to deploy fiber-to-the-premises services is helping drive up FTTx optical component revenues. A new Ovum report forecasts that FTTx optical components revenue will exceed $1 billion this year, up from $953 million in 2014. The research firm said that the demand for PON equipment--particularly optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network terminals (ONT)--from aggressive carriers in China are driving the FTTx optics market to "record levels."