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Bell Labs opens up Tel Aviv cloud research centre

Alcatel-Lucent said the Bell Labs Tel Aviv office will bolster the company's strategy to grow its share of the growing cloud-based network market

Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D subsidiary Bell Labs said Tuesday it will soon open an office near Tel Aviv, Israel. The office will focus on researching cloud-based networking architectures as a growing number of operators look to virtualise components of their networks.

Ericsson, NTT and Verizon among eight new Cloud Foundry members

Cloud Foundry added eight members to the fledging group including IT heavyweights Accenture and Capgemini, BNY Mellon, Ericsson, GE, Intel, NTT and Verizon. The news further cements its position as a leading open source PaaS project

The Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the addition of eight new members this week. Ericsson, NTT and Verizon are among those looking to contribute to and benefit from the open source platform as a service initiative, which is telling of how seriously telcos are looking at digging deeper into the cloud stack.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

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One of the most vigorous operators within the NFV ISG is Spanish incumbent Telefónica and, true to the message of accelerated change that the paper sought to communicate, it has not been sitting idly by. The firm marked the opening of MWC 2014 by setting out aggressive plans for the virtualization of its network functions, including detailed timelines relating to different network elements. The project has been dubbed ‘Unica’ and has as its headline aim the virtualization of 30 per cent of all new infrastructure by 2016.

Mirantis, Ericsson strike largest OpenStack deal to date

Startup OpenStack developer Mirantis has struck a five year deal worth an estimated $30m with Swedish telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson that will see the latter using OpenStack in datacentres and infrastructure.

Kontron joins OpenStack, takes open source cloud to telcos

Kontron announced it is joining OpenStack and plans to offer carrier-grade OpenStack-based solutions

Embedded computing developer Kontron has joined the OpenStack foundation as a sponsor and is working to integrate its cloud-based application infrastructure with the open source cloud provisioning and orchestration platform. Kontron said the move is a “significant milestone” in its long-term strategy in the software defined infrastructure space, an area telcos, cloud service providers and vendors are paying more attention to as of late.

Ericsson to boost cloud, IT R&D

Ericsson is boosting R&D in cloud

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson is to boost investment in the part of the business that caters to cloud and SDN initiatives, the company’s CFO said after 2013 earnings were released.

Modular connected car platform unveiled by AT&T

Modular connected car platform unveiled by AT&T

US operator AT&T is pitching a modular connected car platform packaging connectivity, billing, data analytics and infotainment to car makers and developers to create their own customised offerings.

Raising the performance bar to drive network innovation

ricsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson

Network performance is the biggest barrier to new services and innovation, according to Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson, who opened the Broadband World Forum keynote on day two of the event.

Ericsson CTO says mobile industry need to invest more in cloud

Ulf Ewaldsson, CTO of Ericsson

In order to stay ahead of the curve and enjoy new revenue streams from cloud services the mobile industry will need to invest substantially more than it does today, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson.

OpenDaylight Project (partially) lifts curtain on SDN platform

OpenDaylight Project took the wraps off the initial release of its open-source SDN architecture, dubbed OpenDaylight Hydrogen

The industry-supported open source OpenDaylight project took the wraps off the first release of “Hydrogen” today, its software defined networking architecture billed to accelerate the adoption of SDN among enterprise IT and network providers.

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