Tag Archives: NFV

Meet the Experts: Transforming networks with NFV and how it will impact the testing process

Mike Cooper continues his Meet the Expert series, talking to Amdocs’ Dr. Eyal Felstaine about NFV, ECOMP, and all things network  More >>

Four Take Aways from the Open Networking Summit

Open source has become a platform for the software industry ecosystem, and last month’s Open Networking Conference (ONS) in Santa Clara, CA brought together the global SDN/NFV community for three days of open discussion, preview of new technologies and exchange of ideas in the areas of open source networking. Since its inception, ONS has been a favorite gathering place for service providers, data center operators, vendors and developers, and this year, more than 2,000 people attended the event, leading to packed sessions, enthusiastic panels and lively hallway conversations on all-things SDN. It was great to see technology giants, such as Huawei, […]  More >>

Meet the Testing Experts: A Conversation with a Network Expert Trinh Vu

I am currently working with my friend Trinh Vu, the Network Testing Product Manager, on a joint proposal to present at a Silicon Valley Telecom Network Technology conference. Trinh and I had an interesting discussion about the evolution of Network Testing and the growing popularity of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN.) I’d like to share some highlights from my recent conversation with Trinh in which he shares his perspective on the fast-evolving field of Network Testing. Michael Cooper: Trinh, you have worked with networks for over 25 years. What types of projects have you been involved […]  More >>

How NFV and LTE are forces to be reckoned with

Sure, we all know that LTE technology is a solid network technology that streamlines infrastructure, reduces costs and improves the quality of the offerings network providers can provide to their subscribers. But what’s really interesting is how network functions virtualization (NFV) will make it even greater. Here’s my take on popular recent articles focusing on LTE and how NFV will enhance it: The increasing popularity of LTE Since the uptake of global LTE network deployments in 2014, the popularity of LTE networks has grown significantly. In this article from Telecoms.com, Tim Skinner outlines the growth of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and VoLTE […]  More >>

How Next Generation Technology is Set To Reignite the Industry

The next generation of communication technology is almost here. 5G powered by SDN and NFV is set to take the world by storm in the upcoming years. But before these new and exciting technologies change our daily lives, networks as we know them will have to change, which will have enormous impact for those involved. There’s no doubt that both service providers and their customers stand to benefit greatly from the innovations that next-generation technology will bring. So what do these new technologies look like and what does the future hold for them? 5G technology will encourage innovation According to […]  More >>

A Smart Place to Begin Your NFV Journey

Attracted by a wealth of benefits, service providers are gradually migrating towards Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). A recent HIS survey reveals that 35% of operators surveyed will deploy NFV this year in effort to virtualize networks. This is a long and tough process, as the deep transformations required by the migration requires lots of time and effort. Many times the technological transformations are simpler than organizational changes within service providers as the dividing lines between IT and network departments blur, mixing responsibilities and control scope and therefore disturbing long standing equilibriums. With most service providers having already completed the initial […]  More >>

Challenges of the Hyper-Connected World

Today, Amdocs announced the release of CES 9.2, our latest suite of solutions designed to help service providers “succeed in the hyper-connected world”. But what exactly is the hyper-connected world, and what are the new challenges it brings? It’s not new that we’re living a connected world. But it’s getting a lot more connected very quickly. Only 394 million people worldwide had Internet access in the year 2000. Today, that number stands at nearly 3 billion. And it’s not only people who are connecting more. 16 billion devices are currently communicating through the network, and that’s expected to reach 50 billion by 2020. Together, man and machine are ushering in a hyper-connected world.  More >>