Tag: NFV

Lanner Electronics is a leading ODM manufacturer of custom white label and off the shelf network appliances for NFV applications.

NFV Assurance

5 NFV Service Assurance Requirements to Tackle the Challenges of Virtualization

In the virtual age, network functions and other applications are taken outside of their traditional hardware homes and relocated to the cloud. Network function virtualization (NFV) is one of the latest ways in which businesses and organizations are taking advantage of the technology innovations in the field of telecommunications and network computing. However, network function […]

FirstNet

FirstNet: Dedicated LTE and NFV to Future Proof Public Safety Communication

While we are still only less than a quarter of the way through the 21st century, there have already been several monumental events, be they natural disasters, industrial accidents, or acts of terrorism, that have highlighted the need for first responders to be as adequately equipped as is possible when attending events such as those […]

network slicing

Key Role of Network Slicing in 5G Network Enablement

5G is the next step in wireless telecommunications standards. Through the evolution of communications technologies and the advancement of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, communications networks need to be both ultra-reliable and flexible so as to adequately meet the needs of applications and data transfer requirements. It is estimated that, by the year […]

The top 3 NFV solutions for improving business agility

Network functions virtualization (NFV) and its subsequent virtual network functions (VNF’s) can’t be developed fast enough for many service providers and business IT organizations. After all, the high level of network automation, commoditized network equipment hardware, and reduced service deployment time/complexity leading to improved network agility are all factors which serve to allow new revenue […]

vendor and open source project collaboration key to NFV

Collaboration in open source networking projects key to achieving NFV goals

The first half of this year has been marked with significant advances in open networking projects, with two prominent projects from the Linux foundation (OPEN-O and Open ECOMP) merging into the Open network automation platform (ONAP). While not the first collaborative open networking project to merge efforts, it is one of the most significant developments […]

Containers and virtual machine architecture comparison

Containers vs virtualization: which is superior?

Virtualization has been the foundation for many modern technologies, and that CAN’T go without saying for the next- generation network implementation: Network functions virtualization and software-defined networking (NFV/SDN). Virtualization has consistently been used to simplify deployment, management, orchestration and elasticity for communication service providers (CSP) and today leading CSPs have virtualized over half of their […]

SD-WAN the most disruptive SDN/NFV solution to date

Software-defined Wide Area Networking is a fast-growing technology which seeks to supplement, or in many cases replace expensive managed lines with software-optimized network fabric running on commodity internet links and general computing hardware. It’s easy to see why many service providers have changed their business tactics, as the next-generation WAN technology offers improvements in efficiency […]

v-RAN a crucial step for SDN/NFV and 5G

Network functions virtualization (NFV) has forever changed carrier cloud computing and networking, emerging as a truly flexible, scalable, manageable and open network implementation. Efforts to implement this game-changing technology began in the core networks of service providers, eventually reaching the network edge where minimal latencies can create a plethora of new services and application previously […]

Fulfilling NFV goals with Blue Planet SDN/NFV, Lanner’s HTCA NFVi platforms

The Network functions virtualization (NFV) movement came about as a way for communication service providers (CSPs) to overcome issues with vendor lock-in, new service deployment agility, flexibility and management and organization (MANO) issues. With major collaborative open source projects and the largest telecoms on the forefront of NFV development, major strides have been made to […]

5 service provider network upgrades that will enable the Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality we’ve all been waiting for

Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality are easily some of the most anticipated technologies of the century, but for many early adopters the concept is starting to lose appeal. Some from growing disappointment with current implementations, others discouraged entirely from the high cost-barrier to entry from acquiring the headset and necessary computing elements. With […]