Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ericsson and Telefónica Extend NFV Research Pact

Ericsson and Telefónica renewed a joint research pact originally made in 2013 to focuses on SDN and NFV.

The two companies have set up of a multi-vendor cloud environment to test Ericsson virtualized network functions (VNFs) on top of a cloud infrastructure, including the possibility of using Ericsson VNF Orchestrator.  A key long-term ambition for both companies is also to work together on the operational model definition for virtualization in telecommunications, IT and B2B.

"The co-operation that we entered into with Ericsson in 2013 has been very fruitful, and we are excited to continue the great work we have done together and begin to implement some of our findings. At Telefónica, we are convinced that network virtualization will help to improve TCO efficiency and improve our service agility."

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