Tagged: SDN

RECAP: ComTech Forum on Network Automation

Author: Telecom Council Staff On an unusually rainy May Thursday, the Telecom Council held our most recent open meeting on the subject of Network Automation. The general thrust of the presentations is that with the trends of virtualization / NFV, Containerization, SDN, 5G densification and service agility, the job of managing and orchestrating the network...

Thinking NFV? – Infoblox and VMware Can Help

By Dilip Pillaipak, Vice President of Service Provider Products at Infoblox In a recent Technology Business Research study, results showed that while some tier-one telecom operators have moved from network functions virtualization (NFV) proof-of-concepts (POCs) to full deployments, the majority will operate in the POC stage throughout 2016 with greater...

NFV is Opening Up Telco Networks to Innovators

Author: Derek Kerton, Chairman, Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, @derekkerton Here in Silicon Valley, we’re fortunate to have so much innovation taking place that it pulls in the major players from around the world. There are about 40 different telecom network operators that have set up field offices in the Valley,...

The Mythical Carrier-Startup Deal: Real or not?

Author: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner, Kerton Group  @derekkerton It used to be that changes in the services of telecom carriers needed to be followed closely by developers and entrepreneurs…with a check in about once-a-decade! Telecoms earned a reputation as the classic dinosaurs – slow to change, and resistant to any...

Carriers Hungry for NFV and SDN Solutions

Author: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner, Kerton Group @derekkerton                 Telecom carriers don’t have a history of being the fastest moving enterprises in the economy, ​and that reputation is earned. With a history of PTTs, monopolies, and literally  entrenched competitive assets, there were very few...