Operators highlight differing drivers for virtualisation

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Executives from EE, Orange Group, Vodafone Netherlands and Zain Jordan talked up the benefits virtualisation will bring to operator networks, but it’s clear that each player sees different roles for the technology. Speaking in a …

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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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Ericsson to help Telstra introduce SDN, NFV

In a bid to support more cloud and digital services Telstra announced that it is working with telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson to introduce software defined networking and network function virtualisation into the telco’s network.

China Unicom, Huawei to work on cloud tech

The cloud platform division of China Unicom signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovation with local kit vendor Huawei this week.

VMware taps SoftBank, China Telecom for Asia-Pacific hybrid cloud expansion

Virtualisation incumbent VMware has inked partnerships with China Telecom and SoftBank in a move that will see both telcos host and help sell the company’s hybrid cloud service in the region. The move marks a significant expansion of the service as VMware looks to take its hybrid cloud offerings beyond North America and Europe.