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CONGRESS DAY THREE @ NFV World Congress 2017

PANEL – Telecom Infra Project: Progress & the Year Ahead

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 20 July 2017 MEF aims to help telcos scale up for SD-WANs The MEF is extending its current work to standardize SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) managed services...
Source: TelecomTV

 

17 July 2017Orange unveils global Content division Content Intended to strengthen Orange in this field, to support its development across the countries where it has a presence...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

14 July 2017SKT commercializes NFV MANO platform The new T-MANO platform provides integrated management of virtualized network components from any network provider...
Source: Telecomasia.net

 

10 July 2017Implementation Security of Quantum Key Distribution Quantum key distribution is the ultimate cryptography in that it is theoretically secure against any possible eavesdropping...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

10 July 2017Entries now OPEN – Network Transformation Awards (NetTAs) The NetTAs recognise achievement in advancing the industry to the next generation of networks. Take your opportunity to nominate before 18 August...
Source: Layer123

 

6 July 2017DT's Pan-Net Still at Start of the Marathon The goal for the project was to replace network facilities in specific countries with systems to address the entire region...
Source: LightReading

 

4 July 2017AT&T Embracing Software-Defined Access AT&T's XGS-PON trial, announced last week, is part of its broader software-defined access strategy...
Source: LightReading

 

30 June 2017The world's oldest emergency call service is 80 today On 30 June 1937 the 999 service was introduced to 91 automatic telephone exchanges in London, UK...
Source: Telecom TV

 

28 June 2017Tata Comm launches IZO cloud node in Malaysia The IZO Private Cloud service is designed to support enterprises' hybrid cloud adoption while ensuring regulatory compliance...
Source: Telecomasia.net

 

28 June 2017Glastonbury 2017: a record year of 4G sharing with more data used than ever before Glastonbury Festival has broken records to become the most shared live event of 2017 with a massive 54 terabytes of data used...
Source: TelecomTV

 

28 June 2017The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations The rise and fall of FireWire is one of the most tragic tales in the history of computer technology...
Source: Ars Technica

 

27 June 2017New European 5G Group Will Focus on Network Slicing, Industry Verticals The 5G-Transformer Project consists of a group of 18 companies including mobile operators, vendors, and universities...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 June 2017Level 3 Unveils Managed SD-WAN Service Level 3 is using SD-WAN technologies from other vendors with the security services and SDN capabilities it already has...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 June 2017GTT to Acquire Global Capacity, Building its SD-WAN GTT Communications agreed to acquire Global Capacity, for $100 million in cash and 1.85 million shares of GTT common stock...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

27 June 2017Performance of China's 3 Major Operators in May China Mobile has added nearly 10 million 4G subscribers in May. China Unicom has added 5.621 million outpacing China Telecom...
Source: C114

 

27 June 2017China's Telecom Industry Performance in 1st 5 Months China's total telecommunications service volume increased 62 percent to CNY202.8 billion year-over-year in May...
Source: C114

 

26 June 2017SAP Alumni Network: Making a Difference with Your Old Laptop SAP alumnus Frank Geisler founded the Swiss hub of Labdoo.org, a volunteer organization that provides old laptops to children and refugees around the globe...
Source: TelecomTV

 

19 June 2017OIF approves virtual transport network service IA OIF has approved an implementation agreement for an optical VTNS and also made progress on the 400G-ZR project...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

19 June 2017Cisco VNI: big shifts in traffic patterns Latest Cisco VNI report predicting 26% CAGR – steep in any field let alone the already massive Internet that exists today...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

19 June 2017Verizon Adds Cloud-Based VNFs Cloud-Based VNFs option added to gray box & white box edge solutions for applications such as firewalls and WAN optimization...
Source: LightReading

 

16 June 2017SD-WAN Market to Grow at 33 Percent Compound Annual Growth Rate over Next Five Years Over the next five years, it is expected the majority of SD-WAN deployments will come from enterprises...
Source: Dell'Oro Group

 

16 June 2017AT&T to Join Verizon in Working With KT on NFV, SDN, and 5G Cooperation through AT&T's SDN/NFV, and KT's 5G leadership will create synergies to solve challenges of the telecom industry...
Source: SDxCentral

 

15 June 2017NFV Force Awakens & Gets Realistic – Survey The survey shows many are realizing it will take longer to identify and deploy network functions than they anticipated...
Source: Light Reading

 

14 June 2017White Box Server Shipments Continue to Grow at White Hot Pace in 1Q17 White box server shipments continued to grow at a white hot pace in 1Q17, increasing 41 percent year-over-year...
Source: Dell'Oro Group

 

13 June 2017BT unveils broadcast networks of the future BT has developed a trial of SDN architecture to enable a next generation highly flexible broadcast network...
Source: BT

 

12 June 2017Dense Space Division Multiplexing (DSDM) Photonic-node Platform Technology Optical infrastructure networks transporting high-volume traffic have been built using photonic node technologies...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

12 June 2017Space Division Multiplexing Optical Transmission Technology High-capacity SDM optical transmission technology to support the evolution of broadband networks...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

12 June 2017Telia Carrier expands in Pacific NW via 2 new PoPs in Portland Launch of 2 new PoPs to help improve network diversity and connectivity for service content and cloud providers in Pacific NW...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

8 June 2017Telefonica Building Its Edge Computing and NFV Platform with OpenNebula Telefónica is utilizing open-source OpenNebula and ON.Lab's ONOS to prototype a new generation of CORD-based Central Offices...
Source: OpenNebula

 

2 June 2017NTT Introduces CloudWAN to Deliver Cloud-Ready Enterprise Networks With CloudWAN, NTT Group delivers one-stop productive operation management for the entire ICT environment...
Source: Marketwired

 

2 June 2017BT unveils bandwidth on demand under Dynamic Network Services Three new solutions launched: Bandwidth on demand, virtualised network services on demand, and SD-WAN on demand...
Source: ZDNet

 

1 June 2017Masergy Brews Its Own Complementary SD-WAN Technology In-House Masergy is adding a new SD-WAN option to its software-defined platform, and this time built the technology itself in-house...
Source: SDxCentral

 

1 June 2017AT&T enhances FlexWare NFV solution and expands availability worldwide FlexWare now features a range of connectivity options via both AT&T and third party service providers in over 200 countries...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

30 May 2017NTT Com expands presence in Europe with new Munich 2 data center Munich 2 data centre initially offers 2,800 sq metres of server space, equivalent to 1,100 racks, with plans to expand...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

30 May 2017Masergy Expands SD-WAN Options The new offering, Masergy SD-WAN Go, joins Masergy SD-WAN Pro in the company portfolio, both being fully managed services...
Source: Light Reading

 

26 May 2017Google to Rearchitect its Data Centres as it Shifts to AI First Strategy AI is driving Google to rethink all its products and services, said Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, at the company's Google IO event...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

26 May 2017Windstream Launches SDN-Orchestrated Waves Leverages the company's ongoing SDN deployment strategy, by introducing optical wave services...
Source: Light Reading

 

25 May 2017Windows switch to Git almost complete: 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day The Windows team's migration to Git is almost complete...
Source: Ars Technica

 

25 May 2017Sprint executive: Chaos in open source indicative of startup culture, and that's just fine Normative standards bodies are sort of like Fortune 500 companies. They have a purpose, they're big in scale and scope...
Source: FierceWireless

 

25 May 2017CenturyLink CTO bemoans network complexity, trumpets 'minimum viable product' "We need to take all the complexity out of the business," Hussain, CenturyLink's CTO, said...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

23 May 2017Creating a New Ecosystem for NFV SDN Technical and Business Development Collaboration with other service providers in commercializing new technologies and the role of integrators are both growing in importance...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

23 May 2017How Manx Telecom used NFV to navigate challenges of being a small scale telco "We felt we should inject some new software suppliers that could offer NFV-type services"...
Source: Mobile Europe

 

18 May 2017Google brings 45-teraflops tensor flow processors to its compute cloud Up to 256 chips can be joined together for 11.5 petaflops of machine learning power...
Source: Ars Technica

 

18 May 2017Verizon Sees SDN as a Pillar of Network Streamlining, Cost Reduction In laying out areas of planned network streamlining, John Stratton, president of customer and product operations at Verizon, cited SDN and virtualization...
Source: SDxCentral

 

18 May 2017Secure Architecture for Critical Infrastructure We have introduced countermeasures for wide area networks in order to protect the security of key infrastructures...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

17 May 2017Telefónica 'gets its hands dirty' with new OnLife Network In his keynote, Lopez offered new details about the OnLife architecture...
Source: TM Forum Inform

 

17 May 2017Open Compute Project Works on CPE in its Telco Group The Open Compute Project (OCP) initially focused on data centers. And since the open source project began in 2011 it has quickly flourished...
Source: SDxCentral

 

16 May 2017Research and Development of Security Concerns Relating to Growing Threats and Business Opportunities The Internet of Things era has resulted in many devices with security vulnerabilities being connected to networks...
Source: NTT Technical Review

 

16 May 2017BSS Is BS, Says KPN Tech Boss "We've spent zillions of dollars on BSS but who is in need of a bill?" said Hoving during a panel session...
Source: Light Reading

 

16 May 2017Telstra wrapping SDN, NFV and cloud in a single platform for customers Telstra said today it plans a "significant capability upgrade" for its core international IP network...
Source: Computerworld Australia

 

16 May 2017Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs Sprint said its solution – dubbed C3PO – is designed to streamline mobile core architecture by collapsing multiple components...
Source: Wireless Week

 

15 May 2017Coming soon to your home in the near future? A Jetsons-like world of virtual and augmented reality, that's the message Phil McKinney, President & CEO, CableLabs, delivered to the crowd gathered at NFV World Congress...
Source: TM Forum Inform

 

15 May 2017Swisscom unveils NFV service for businesses Swisscom has launched a new network virtualisation service for businesses called Swisscom Enterprise Connect. The service uses SDN/NFV...
Source: Telecompaper

 

15 May 2017BT Eyes Federated Network Slicing for Roaming Speaking at the 2017 NFV World Congress, Mansoor Hanif, director of converged networks research lab at BT said...
Source: SDxCentral

 

15 May 2017CableLabs Takes On Network Virtualization A few weeks ago, it released its second report, this one offering more detail on virtual provisioning interfaces...
Source: Light Reading

 

11 May 2017Verizon Readies its Universal CPE Verizon Enterprise Solutions discussed the uCPE at last week's NFV World Congress...
Source: Light Reading

 

10 May 2017Verizon and AT&T Exit From Cloud Business Applauded by Analysts Telecommunications operators continue to juggle their cloud operations...
Source: SDxCentral

 

10 May 2017Google Puts Cloud-Native NFV to the Test in India Building evidence that carrier services can indeed be delivered in a cloud-native fashion, based on microservices built from containers...
Source: Light Reading

 

10 May 2017Telcos Digging In on Open Source NFV Speakers from BT, Orange and Telefónica said at last week's NFV World Congress in San Jose...
Source: Light Reading

 

9 May 2017CenturyLink Latest to Claim Virtualization Cost Benefits At least $200 million in annual capex reduction tied to the build-out of its virtualized network...
Source: SDxCentral

 

9 May 2017Verizon Open Source White Box 'Coming Soon,' VP says During his Tuesday keynote at the 2017 NFV World Congress...
Source: SDxCentral

 

30 April 2017Amazon Dominates the Cloud as AWS Revenue Soars in Q1 Amazon's net income rose to $724 million in first quarter with AWS revenue accounting for most of its profits at $809 million...
Source: SDxCentral

 

28 April 2017ETSI Open Source MANO announces Release TWO Advanced interoperability, scalability and hybrid cloud capabilities to meet operators' needs...
Source: ETSI

 

28 April 2017Open Source MANO Supports Public and Hybrid Cloud Deployments ETSI OSM group today launched the second version of its open source code that includes new SDN capabilities and AWS plugin...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 April 2017AT&T says SD-WAN will help it stay competitive in the smaller business market AT&T sees potential to retain and attract (SMB) customers that are in danger of being poached by cable and CLECs...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

25 April 2017Orange launches network infrastructure start-up accelerator for Facebook's TIP Orange is using its membership of the Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to support start-ups...
Source: Telecom TV

 

25 April 2017Singapore auction will prepare the country's telcos for 5G For the first time, the total amount raised from a spectrum auction in Singapore broke the S$1 billion mark...
Source: Telecomasia

 

18 April 2017Research and Development Activities toward Smart and Flexible Future Network: NetroSphere Concept The progress made in ICT in recent years has led a multitude of industries to incorporate ICT into their businesses...
Source: NTT

 

18 April 2017Flexible Access System Architecture: FASA FASA, designed to achieve flexibility in future access systems, and introduces its application to optical access systems...
Source: NTT

 

18 April 2017China Telecom, Huawei lead group exploring AI in networks China Telecom & Huawei to lead new working group exploring use of AI in the deployment & optimization of telecoms networks...
Source: Telecomasia.net

 

11 April 2017Telia Carrier Activates PoP in Berlin Telia Carrier has added a new point of presence that enables connectivity services for a growing economic sector in Berlin...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

11 April 2017NTT Com to Deploy 400G in Data Centers The optical transmission system will raise the capacity of NTT Com's core network above 19Tbps per optical fiber...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

11 April 2017Chiosi: open source Necessary, Not Sufficient Chiosi said "The challenge for the industry is how do we get from here to production – there are a lot of gaps...
Source: Light Reading

 

9 April 2017More Than 40 Data Centers Will Support Verizon Telco Cloud Radhika Venkatraman, SVP and CIO network & technology, Verizon revealed plans to have 24 data centers in the US & 18 overseas...
Source: SDxCentral

 

6 April 2017Verizon, KT Test Interoperability of Orchestrators for 5G Verizon and Korea Telecom testing the compatibility of their network orchestrators for rolling out 5G networks late 2017/2018...
Source: SDxCentral

 

4 April 2017Q&A: Verizon's Venkatraman Talks Network Transformation and Nimble Startups Radhika Venkatraman, senior vice president and CIO of network and technology at Verizon, has helped the company navigate many...
Source: SDxCentral

 

31 March 2017China Mobile plots 400 Gigabit trials in 2017 China Mobile is preparing to trial 400-gigabit transmission in the backbone of its optical network in 2017...
Source: Gazettabyte

 

31 March 2017Vodafone: The Pricing Isn't Right Vodafone starts new fiscal year with a plan to roll out multiple live elements of its Project Ocean transformation process...
Source: Light Reading

 

31 March 2017Colt Reveals SDN & NFV Next Steps Colt set to add further network-as-a-service offerings to its Novitas platform including an Internet-access-on-demand feature...
Source: Light Reading

 

30 March 20172016 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and Windstream have gained a position on the 2016 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet...
Source: Vertical Systems Group

 

28 March 2017NTT Plans Global Data Center Network for Connected Cars NTT Communications Corp. is planning to build a global technology infrastructure optimized for the Internet of Things...
Source: Data Center Knowledge

 

28 March 2017EPLDT moves onwards and upwards with SDN technology Philippines-based data center services provider ePLDT has deployed Software Defined Networking technology in its data center...
Source: DataCenterNews

 

27 March 2017Orange Kicks Off 'Universal CPE' Trials Orange Business Services has begun offering a "universal CPE" to customers as part of its deployment of on-demand services...
Source: Light Reading

 

27 March 2017AT&T's Tse: We could not wait for open optical standards As part of its ongoing movement to virtual networking, AT&T is keen on implementing a more open network construct for its...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

23 March 2017CenturyLink Surges Forward with Its Own Version of CORD The company announced today that it is the first carrier to use its own virtualized Broadband Network Gateway to support...
Source: SDxCentral

 

21 March 2017AT&T Developed an SDN Controller for 400 GbE Trial Between D.C. and NYC SDN controller operates in the company's Enhanced Control, Orchestration and Management (ECOMP) framework using OpenDaylight...
Source: SDxCentral

 

16 March 2017Verizon's Exponent Acts as a Software Company Inside the Carrier Verizon's Exponent venture offers digital technologies to other carriers particularly non-competing ones outside of the U.S...
Source: SDxCentral

 

15 March 2017Outstanding results for the first ETSI NFV interoperability test event 35 commercial and open source implementations were tested for interoperability...
Source: ETSI

 

15 March 20175G plans just hit the accelerator The 3GPP has approved plans that could bring large-scale trials and deployments in 2019...
Source: Network World

 

14 March 2017Industry leaders collaborate to identify new approach for managing networks More than a dozen companies have agreed to run a cross-industry project called "Zero Touch NSM" to analyze and evaluate...
Source: Deutsche Telekom

 

14 March 2017BSNL to replace all its 2G base stations BSNL will install around 28,000 new 3G and 4G capable base stations in selected locations in 2018 under phase-eight expansion...
Source: Telecomasia.net

 

9 March 2017AT&T's SDN, NFV focus accelerates third-place global Ethernet ranking over BT, says VSG AT&T's movement to migrate to software-oriented network environment has enabled the telco to advance global Ethernet standing...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

8 March 2017Women want to change the world: Intel's most senior woman on tech's gender problem Diane Bryant, Intel Data Center Group, was homeless at the age of 18 and is now one of Silicon Valley's most powerful figures...
Source: Independent

 

8 March 2017CenturyLink launches 'multi-cloud' management strategy This cloud-agnostic management platform enables companies to better manage applications and workloads across hybrid hosting...
Source: Telecomasia.net

 

8 March 2017Both Fixed and Mobile Operators Join to Incorporate NFV into 5G The 22 network operator co-authors of new 5G white paper include an interesting assortment of fixed and mobile providers...
Source: SDxCentral

 

7 March 2017China to end domestic roaming fees by October China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom have announced they will end the practice of charging inter-province roaming...
Source: Telecomasia.net

 

6 March 2017LinkedIn's Data Center Design Principles LinkedIn architects explain the social media giant's approach to data center networking and focus on programmability...
Source: Network Computing

 

6 March 2017SDN looms large in NSTAC report John Stratton previewed a report on how new technologies will impact National Security Emergency Preparedness...
Source: FCW

 

6 March 2017Vendors Beware: Google Is Lending SDN, NFV Expertise to Mobile Operators Google partnering with mobile operators to share networking expertise and build a platform for carriers to run their network...
Source: SDxCentral

 

3 March 2017Level 3 Expands SDN-enabled dynamic Ethernet to APAC Metro 2.0 global Ethernet platform and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to be available to the Asia Pacific region...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

1 March 2017VimpelCom to Pioneer 'Multivendor' NFV; Downbeat on 5G Veon – was VimpelCom – aiming to be one of first operators to use NFV products and services from numerous different vendors...
Source: Light Reading

 

28 February 2017DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint DT has given a huge boost to the emerging 5G standard with plans to introduce the high-speed mobile technology across its entire network from 2020...
Source: Light Reading

 

28 February 2017Telefónica's Blanco: 5G NR 'Acceleration' Is 'Big Mistake MWC – Enrique Blanco CTO, Telefónica is not at all happy about a press release that went out yesterday...
Source: Light Reading

 

28 February 2017DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work MWC – Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Deutsche Telekom's CTO, says greater industry collaboration is needed...
Source: Light Reading

 

27 February 2017ONAP Project forms to develop automated NFV platform Linux Foundation announced the merger of ECOMP and (OPEN-O) to create new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project...
Source: Telecompaper

 

27 February 2017Accelerated Push for 5G New Radio (NR) Standardization Major mobile network operators and vendors issued a call to accelerate the 5G New Radio (NR) standardization schedule...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

24 February 2017BT steps up its 5G preparation work as UK gets a new mmW test centre BT and its mobile division EE has announced today that they are teaming up with its long-time vendor NEC to conduct mmW tests in the UK...
Source: TelecomTV

 

24 February 2017Deutsche Telekom Deploys NB-IoT Across Europe Deutsche Telekom will commercially launch NB-IoT in the second quarter of 2017, and already runs several pilots...
Source: Light Reading

 

23 February 2017NFV and MEC Raise Their Lovely Heads at Mobile World Congress Executives will share their insights on, among other things, the topics of NFV and MEC...
Source: SDxCentral

 

23 February 2017OVH Acquires Data Center in Oregon, Continuing U.S. Expansion The Hillsboro data center will house about 80,000 servers in 112,500 square feet...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

22 February 2017Telefonica hails success of ETSI NFV interoperability event The plugtest event held in Madrid saw 30 companies and organisations work in practical and near real-world conditions...
Source: Telecompaper

 

22 February 2017Colt adds Microsoft Azure to On Demand platform Microsoft Azure named as first cloud provider available on Colt's software-defined network -enabled "On Demand" platform...
Source: Capacity media

 

21 February 2017NFV Priorities for 5G (white paper) Network Operator Perspectives on NFV priorities for 5G...
Source: 23 Network Operators

 

17 February 2017Colt details €500m investment plan U.K.-based network operator to triple 100 GE footprint, hire 'several hundred' more staff...
Source: Total Telecom

 

16 February 2017AT&T ICEs Vendors of Virtual Network Functions AT&T revealed two new aspects of its virtualization strategy, both related to virtual network function (VNF) requirements...
Source: SDxCentral

 

10 February 2017Fog Computing Group Publishes Reference Architecture OpenFog – "fog computing," adding compute, storage, networking, and control functions between the cloud and endpoint devices...
Source: SDxCentral

 

10 February 2017Open Source MANO Interoperates with 10 NFV Infrastructures At NFV Plugtests last week the OSM group tested its code for interoperability with various NFV infrastructures and VNFs...
Source: SDxCentral

 

9 February 2017Cloud Data Centers Drive Transition Toward 400 Gbps by 2019 Ethernet Switch – Data Center Market to Reach over $14 B by 2021...
Source: Dell'Oro Group

 

30 January 2017Network and Service Management – The Missing Piece for NFV Two very important industry initiatives are underway...
Source: CableLabs

 

26 January 2017LinkedIn pumps water down to its server racks Uses an interesting spine and leaf network fabric...
Source: Network World

 

24 January 2017Verizon Expands 5G Market Trials Across the U.S Verizon has said it will trial what it calls "wireless fiber"...
Source: SDxCentral

 

24 January 2017SDN / NFV 2.0 Final Pitches and PoC Winners SDN / NFV experts of Swisscom, Telia and Proximus have selected...
Source: Swisscom

 

22 January 2017A really obscure forgotten audio format: "Talking rubber" Iron oxide was mixed with rubber and molded...
Source: Ars Technica

 

11 January 2017ETSI Delves Into Making Data More Relevant & Valuable Called Context Information Management (CIM), ETSI has created an industry specification group...
Source: SDxCentral

 

10 January 2017MEF Names Dan Pitt as Senior Vice President Pitt plans to focus on three general things at MEF...
Source: SDxCentral

 

4 January 2017Huawei, Cisco, Nokia & Ericsson Join for NFV Testing The NFV-ITI members will test the interoperability of NFV elements...
Source: SDxCentral