SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup — March 3, 2017

Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, cloud, and more:

Cisco Prefers the Word ‘Automation’ to ‘SDN’ — Whether Cisco uses the terms SDN, NFV, or automation, the company is winning network virtualization contracts.

AT&T Misses Its 2016 OpenStack Deployment Goal — AT&T has more than 80 zones in its AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) but still fell short of its 2016 goal.

Ericsson CEO Looks Ahead to an AI-Powered Network — Ericsson envisions artificial intelligence will redefine the way services are delivered.

Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) reported that the recent S3 outage was caused by a typo that took down some key storage subsystems.

Verizon announced the launch of Exponent, a new business and technology venture that enables carriers to deploy and launch new technologies.

Video streaming platform Xpose worked with On.Lab partners to demonstrate its public safety-as-a-service technology at Mobile World Congress 2017 this week.

ZTE Corporation launched its Carrier DevOps platform.

Branded data center Ethernet switch sales exceeded $10 billion in 2016, according to the latest report from Crehan Research.

Verizon will use CENX’s service assurance tools to provide insight into its physical and virtual components across multiple network systems and data centers.

UAE-based telecommunications provider Du has selected Genband‘s NFV Session Border Controller.

Cisco Jasper completed live trials of narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) on its Control Center connectivity management platform.

Juniper Networks partnered with Netronome and Affirmed Networks to provide customers with mobile subscriber service virtual networks functions.

Mobile network operator Truphone picked Affirmed Networks to provide it with a virtualized evolved packet core.

The Industrial Internet Consortium published its Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework to evaluate connectivity technologies as organizations design industrial IoT systems.

China Mobile and Ericsson conducted a connected factory trial using cellular IoT.

Tech Mahindra and Saguna teamed to deliver a mobile edge computing-based product.

Huawei released its 5G network slicing router at Mobile World Congress 2017.

Asocs unveiled its in-building virtual Radio Access Networks (vRAN) system.

Adtran is extending its Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) portfolio by creating a service delivery platform that can use a range of access technologies for fixed or mobile connectivity.

CenturyLink launched its cloud application manager to simplify deployment of enterprise workloads, managed services and third-party cloud resources.

Nokia is providing Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics manufacture and Internet provider, with a fiber optic network to link seven data centers in the Beijing region.

Barefoot Networks and Netronome demonstrated a system that combines Netronome‘s Agilio CX SmartNIC platform with Barefoot’s Tofino P4-programmable switch at Mobile World Congress 2017.

Cisco will work with Altice Group to virtualize its global mobile network.

Radcom announced the general availability of MaveriQ A+ and said it is integrated with AT&T’s ECOMP platform, which is now part of the Open Network Automation Platform.

Mobile CORD (M-CORD), an open source project within CORD, announced an open reference system to provide capabilities for 5G innovation.

Ericsson has launched the Connected Vehicle Marketplace to make it easier to build digital service environments for connected vehicles.

ARM announced that more than 100 billion chips using its architecture have shipped, prompting CEO Simon Segar to write a blog entry musing on how there could be more than 1 trillion connected devices in the IoT.

Asavie, a provider of IoT connectivity systems, announced the availability of an industrial IoT accelerator kit.

ETSI’s Open Source MANO announced its newest members including Atos, CableLabs, and Verizon, bringing the group to a total of 60 organizations.

Telefonica Germany picked Mycom OSI‘s network performance management system.

Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week: