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Ericsson to help Telstra introduce SDN, NFV

Telstra is working with Ericsson to introduce SDN and NFV into its core network

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.

Alcatel, Fujitsu join AT&T’s cloud-focused network architecture effort

AT&T is rearchitecting its network for the cloud age

Alcatel-Lucent and the networking communications arm of Fujitsu have joined AT&T’s ‘User-Defined Network Cloud’ programme, the telco’s bid to rearchitect its core network in a move that will make it more elastic, scalable, and capable of handling massive volumes of IP-based traffic.

Metaswitch unveils open source NFV project Calico to bolster cloud datacentres

Project Calico said the code will help secure and speed up connections between virtual machines on networks

Networking technology vendor Metaswitch Networks announced the formation of Project Calico, which will focus on developing an open source networking virtualisation solution it claims will help enable the implementation of large, cloud datacentre infrastructures as IP-based starts to account for the majority of network traffic.

Midokura partners with Fujitsu on OpenStack-based NFV

Fujitsu and Midokura are partnering on OpenStack-based NFV solutions

Network virtualisation vendor Midokura announced a partnership with Fujitsu that will see both companies integrate Midokura’s MidoNet network virtualization software with Fujitsu’s private cloud platform software, which is based on OpenStack.

OpenStack network virtualisation player Plumgrid scores $16.2m

OpenStack network virtualisation player Plumgrid scored $16.2m

Plumgrid, a provider of network virtualisation solutions for OpenStack private and public clouds announced that it has secured $16.2m in its latest round of funding.

Brocade goes after carrier virtualization

Brocade is redoubling its efforts to bring networking virtualisation offerings to market

Networking specialist Brocade has unveiled a virtualization platform aimed squarely at the cloud and telecommunications service providers sector. The offering uses all the appropriate open source and modular terminology that has become synonymous with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Nokia and Juniper Networks team up on NFV, SDN cloud offering

Nokia and Juniper Networks have teamed up to extend their SDN and NFV technologies to mobile operators

Network services and equipment provider Nokia has teamed up with IT networking vendor Juniper Networks to extend the development of SDN and NFV technologies for mobile operators.

ItsOn raises $12.5m to grow cloud-based platform for telcos

Zact is the customer-facing component pf ItsOn's backend mobile operator BSS / OSS solution

Cloud-based mobile services provider ItsOn announced Wednesday that it has secured $12.5m in a series C funding round. The company said the funds will be used to accelerate its go-to-market strategy and grow its mobile operator revenues.

Telefónica unveils comprehensive virtualization plans

Enrique Blanco, global CTO, Telefónica

Spanish multi-national operator Telefónica has unveiled a wide-reaching Network Functions Virtualization programme that it says will see it have more than 30 per cent of new infrastructure virtualized by 2016. The initiative, which will launch in June this year and has been named Unica (which is Spanish for ‘unique’), provides a framework for Telefónica’s “global, end-to-end virtualisation deployment,” the firm said.

NTT Com acquires cloud provider Virtela in NFV play

NTT Com acquires Virtela for $525M. The company says NFV played a key role in the acquisition

Japanese business services firm NTT Com said Monday that it has struck a deal to acquire cloud services provider Virtela Technology Services (Virtela) for $525m. The company said Virtela’s network virtualisation platform will help NTT Com offer more competitive services to its global customers.