Operators Carry on With SDN, IoT, Virtualization Strategies | Trending Network News | November 12, 2016

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, November 12, 2016 with No comments

This has been a remarkable week, with Donald Trump's largely unpredicted win of the U.S. election. But in the telecom world, as reflected here in Trending Network News, it was mostly business as usual, with operators and service providers around the world carrying on in their activities around software-defined networking (SDN), the Internet of Things (IoT), and other technologies. This edition looks at AT&T's recent SDN interoperability trials with Colt, Orange's launch of an SDN network-as-a-service platform for the enterprise market, China Mobile's launch of the world's first commercial wideband Massive MIMO site, predictions about Verizon's IoT business, the success of Reliance Jio's commercial services (so far), and signs that Deutsche Telekom may be looking to get out of the U.K. 
When East meets West: AT&T trials SDN interoperability with Colt
AT&T and Colt are working together to create a standard API infrastructure that enables SDN architectures from different providers to interoperate. During a trial, AT&T successfully provisioned services between the U.S. east coast and locations in Europe. | Article by TelecomTV

Orange targets enterprise market with SDN NaaS platform
One of the latest virtualized platforms to pop up, targeting the enterprise space, is Orange's Easy Go Network. It uses SDN to power virtual network functions (VNFs) as part of its network-as-a-service model. | Article by RCR Wireless

China Mobile Launched World's First Commercial Wideband Massive MIMO
China Mobile's Shanghai branch, in partnership with Huawei, deployed the world's first wideband Massive MIMO site. | Article by Light Reading

Verizon’s IoT Business May Soon Top $1B
Verizon, which has been steadily building its IoT business through acquisitions and investments, could soon top $1 billion in annual revenue from IoT. | Article by SDxCentral

RJio's 'Free' Strategy: Success or Failure?
Since launching commercial services in September, Reliance Jio claims to have captured about 16 million customers. But will those customers stick around once the offer of free data services expires at the end of 2016? | Article by Light Reading

Why Deutsche Telekom Might Brexit Too
Deutsche Telekom is reportedly considering a sale of its 12% stake in BT, indicating a significant shift in the operator's interest in the UK telecom market. | Article by Light Reading

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