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Telekom Austria subsidiary claims NFV trial shows first fully virtualised network stack

Telekom Austria subsidiary Vip Mobile said the trial demonstrates a completely virtualised mobile network stack

Telekom Austria has announced its Serbian subsidiary Vip mobile has demonstrated what it claimed is the world’s first fully virtualised stack in a commercial network. The telco said the trial is part of its overall technology strategy towards network functions virtualisation (NFV).

Red Hat, NEC partner on OpenStack-based NFV

Red Hat is partnering with NEC on NFV in OpenStack

Red Hat and NEC announced a partnership that will see the two firms jointly develop carrier-focused network function virtualisation (NFV) features based on Red Hat’s OpenStack distribution.

Deutsche Telekom experimenting with NFV in Docker

Deutsche Telekom is looking to exploit the unique capabilities of Linux containers for NFV

Deutsche Telekom is experimenting with running virtualised network functions in Linux containers, a senior researcher engineer at the German incumbent telco told BCN.

Samsung and SK to deploy NFV in live IoT LTE network

Samsung and SK Telecom are working to deploy NFV to make Internet of Things data more managable

The network functions virtualisation (NFV) and internet of things (IoT) movements have taken steps towards mass real-world roll-out with the news this week that Korean powerhouses SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics will work together on deploying network virtualisation technologies as part of a nationwide mobile network designed to support improved management of IoT data.

VMware touts ‘One Cloud’ to rule them all

VMware has released a slew of updates to its products

VMware announced a slew of updates to the company’s virtualisation offerings including a VMware-integrated OpenStack distro, a new version of vSphere, and updates to its virtualised storage and networking offerings. VMware’s executives said the company’s hybrid cloud strategy will help differentiate it among a growing group of competitors.

Huawei, Red Hat partner on OpenStack-based NFV

Huawei and Red hat partner on 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.

HP, Wind River collaborate on Open Stack-based NFV solution

HP and Wind River are redoubling efforts to bring NFV to market

HP has announced it will begin developing original NFV capabilities in partnership with network virtualization specialist Wind River. Carrier-grade network technologies from Wind River will be integrated into HP’s Helion OpenStack technology, and is intended to provide service providers with an open-source based cloud platform bringing enhanced reliability to NFV.

Telcos voice concerns about taking core networks to the cloud

NFV and the platforms that can capably run them are still nascent

Under threat from companies not traditionally viewed as competitors, telcos are racing to both offer cloud services to end-user customers and tap into the cloud to run core network functions in a bid to make their value propositions more competitive and infrastructure more dynamic. But cloud experts from Orange, Swisscom and AT&T have each voiced concerns around just how capable the sector may be at managing such a bold transformation with existing tools.

AT&T, Ericsson virtualise IMS CSCF on OpenStack

AT&T is working with Ericsson on NFV

AT&T and Ericsson announced that the companies have jointly demonstrated a virtualised IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) node call session control function (CSCF) on OpenStack using Ericsson’s cloud execution and management platform.

Ericsson buys Sentilla to bolster cloud management, analytics capabilities

Ericsson has acquired Sentilla to bolster its cloud monitoring and analytics capabilities

Swedish networking incumbent Ericsson has acquired Sentilla, a California-based provider of datacentre infrastructure management and visibility software, for an undisclosed sum. Ericsson said the move will create new revenue opportunities in the enterprise segment.

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