Versa Networks surpassed the 40-customer deployment milestone with service provider and enterprise customers spanning the globe and ranging from proof-of-concepts (PoCs) to field trials and production.
Ericsson deployed its unified network management system in Swisscom’s 4G LTE network, marking the first time that Ericsson Network Manager has gone live in an operator network. The management system will evolve to also manage VNF deployments.
In other Swisscom news, the service provider is deploying Allot Communications’ cloud access optimization technology. Swisscom worked with Nokia Networks to integrate Allot’s platform into its data center architecture.
Nokia Networks won a five-year deal with Wind Mobile in Canada to provide LTE and cloud-based core technologies, including deployment of new LTE radios, an LTE virtualized core, and OSS. The company will also deploy a full cloud-based core based on OpenStack.
Samsung Electronics demonstrated the capabilities of its telco SDN in a PoC with South Korean operator SK Telecom. The PoC used Samsung technology, including a test-scale LTE network, a virtualized EPC, along with the addition of several SDN switches and an SDN controller, to manage traffic flow.
Pexip hired Amy Kim of Google to serve as president for its Americas business. Kim was head of Google’s global sales for strategic partners. Also this week, Pexip said its latest release of its Infinity software (version 11) will enable deployment directly on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.
Here’s what else SDxCentral has covered lately:
- BT Praises ‘Cloud of Clouds’
- HPE Tops Enterprise Data Center Hardware Market
- Blue Planet Won’t Drive Ciena Revenue in 2016
- Vonage Deploys SD-WAN to Optimize Broadband
- OPNFV Gives a Thumbs-Up to NFV MANO
- HPE Releases Its Catalogue of VNFs
- Pluribus Networks Debuts Virtualized Networking Fabric
- Early SDN Startup Pertino Gets Acquired by Cradlepoint
- Juniper MX Routers Lean Toward More Automation
- Cisco & Huawei Win Cloud Deals in Europe
- Sedona Integrates IP & Optical Layers for 95% of Networks