AlcaLu, Telefonica build on NFV agreement

A new MoU between Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica will see the companies test additional NFV technologies, focusing on boosting network performance and efficiency. The latest deal builds on a February 2014 agreement between the two firms under which Telefonica agreed to …

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Oracle expects virtualisation tech to pose major challenges

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: The future adoption of virtualisation technology will pose both business and technical challenges, which will need to be addressed “if we are going to see the real benefits of NFV and SDN,” Douglas Suriano, …

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Ciena beefs up SDN/NFV platform with $400M Cyan deal

Network supplier Ciena announced a $400 million cash and stock deal to acquire software specialist Cyan, marking yet another move by traditional hardware vendors to shore up their NFV/SDN credentials as mobile and fixed operators seek to become more agile …

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China Mobile, Huawei demo “cloudified” VoLTE

China Mobile is partnering with Huawei to develop virtualised VoLTE services that use network function virtualisation (NFV) as the next-generation core network architecture. The two firms recently demoed so-called “cloudified” VoLTE service that runs on commercial off-the-shelf hardware servers and cloud …

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SKT contracts Samsung for nationwide NFV platform

South Korean mobile leader SK Telecom (SKT) has selected Samsung to supply a nationwide network function virtualisation (NFV) platform for its dedicated mobile internet of things (IoT) network. The operator’s IoT network will be driven by Samsung’s AdaptiV Core and …

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Huawei, Red Hat partner on cloud solutions for NFV

Chinese infrastructure specialist Huawei and open source software vendor Red Hat have announced a partnership to deliver carrier grade, OpenStack-based cloud solutions to enable NFV deployments.

Ciena unveils e-commerce style NFV service delivery platform

Network infrastructure vendor Ciena has announced a new NFV software solution aimed at simplifying the network management interface. The solution, called Agility Matrix, is a virtual services software platform which Ciena claims will modernise the acquisition, distribution, consumption and payment of virtualized network functions (VNF).

Huawei choses Skyfire for NFV video optimization

Chinese vendor Huawei has commenced a strategic partnership with Opera Software’s Skyfire unit to incorporate Skyfire’s Rocket Optimizer cloud-based video QoE solution into its Cloud Edge Virtual Multi-Service Engine (vMSE).

Nokia set to license brand to other handset makers

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri put a stop to rumours suggesting it might re-enter the handset business. But speaking in London at the vendor’s first capital markets day in five years, Suri confirmed the Nokia brand is to be re-licensed to appear on other smartphone makers’ devices.