One expert thinks these deals are being made at the behest of Japanese operators and won't resonate much outside of Japan.
The partnership will provide Samsung with access to the Japanese market and NEC with its first hardware foray outside of its home market.
The TMS platform works with software-defined networking to allow mobile operators to manage network traffic at speeds in excess of 5 Gb/s.
NTT DoCoMo and NEC also trialed data transmission between a 5G base station and a 5G mobile station using a car moving at 189 mph.
Automation and virtualization reduce costs and time to market for new services. And software allows companies to moving to an “everything-as-a-service” business model.
NEC/Netcracker will wrangle myriad vendors of hardware and software along with some open source code.
ONAP adopted AT&T’s process of VNF validation.
128 doesn't use tunnels or overlays.
It controls others’ IP and optical SDN controllers.
The technology is complementary to any WAN deployment.
The cloud took operators by surprise. They want AI to have a different story.
Spending for virtual mobile packet core will top $8 billion by 2021.
Predix is a star at GE's Minds+Machines event.
It takes some of the risk out of NFV for service providers.
Cloud-RAN will be important for 5G.