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Raising the performance bar to drive network innovation

Incoming CTO Ulf Ewaldsson

Network performance is the biggest barrier to new services and innovation, according to Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson, who opened the Broadband World Forum keynote on day two of the event.

FreeBSD founder quits Apple to focus on Big Data

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Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of the popular FreeBSD operating system and Director of Unix Technology at Apple, has stepped down from his role at the Cupertino-based firm to become CTO of iXsystems. The Silicon Valley firm specialises in high availability servers and storage systems and has close ties with the FreeBSD community.

Alcatel Lucent: Making NFV a reality

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David Amzallag, Vice President and CTO, Virtual Telecommunications and Cloud Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent, talks to Telecoms.com about Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization.

OpenStack makes headway; wins Ericsson support

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With virtualisation evolving rapidly and open source in favour, telecom equipment vendors could all end up developing what is effectively the same software to manage the cloud. But what they have to bring to the table is telecom-grade experience.

Everyone who’s anyone is doing SDN

SDN is many things to many people

Software Defined Networks (SDN) for telecom networks are the next big thing and MWC was not short of announcements and new marketing campaigns from big vendors. It comes at the right time too, when LTE and data awareness now require greater network flexibility, scalability and cost performance. The difference with earlier technologies is that IT vendors are now entering the telecoms market since SDN (or virtualization) is a concept widely used in the IT market.

ANALYSIS: Can commodity hardware cut it in SDN world?

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Of late there seems to be an SDN (software defined networks) related announcement every few days, as vendors get their ducks in a row to pitch the next evolution of technology to carriers at MWC. But the concept demands a change in mindset for the vendors as much as it does the operators.

ETSI looks to standardise virtualisation

ETSI is looking to tackle virtualisation

Standards body and industry specification group ETSI is to develop an architecture for the virtualisation of various functions within telecoms networks.

Vice president, media business strategy, KT: “Korea is one of the most competitive markets for telecommunications services.”

J. Sebastian Lee, vice president of media business strategy at Group Media & Communications Office, KT

J. Sebastian Lee, vice president of media business strategy at Group Media & Communications Office, KT, is speaking at the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we speak to him about KT’s recent achievements and how KT is continuing to innovate in the LTE space.

Director KT, Korea: “Small cells for LTE could be the key”

Denny Kim, director of KT, Korea

Denny Kim, director of KT, the second largest operator in Korea, is speaking on Day Two of the LTE Asia 2012 conference taking place on 18-19 September 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. We get his views on the importance of small cells and how he envisions monetising LTE.

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