Red Hat’s Sanjay Aiyagari, solutions architect of telecommunications & NFV, joined Mobeen Khan, IoT strategy & product management executive at AT&T, and Lawrence Latham, COO of everynet for a panel discussion on the real value of cellular Internet of Things (IoT) at the recent Mobile World Congress. The group spoke with TelecomTV’s Guy Daniels about connectivity options, IoT deployment scenarios and the future promise of 5G.
Four days. As many as 100,000 attendees from 200 countries. And more than 2,200 exhibitors, including Red Hat. This is Mobile World Congress 2017. At the conference, which got its start in 1987 as GSM World Congress before the European telcos had even agreed on what 1G would look like, 5G was one of the hot topics. MWC 2017 attendees were also talking about plenty of other next-gen technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and more. A walk around the show floor and there was plenty to see and do: robots, a massive sculpture created by IBM’s Watson using AI, connected cars, VR experiences and much more.
For telcos striving to manage growth and customer expectations, network functions virtualization (NFV) brings big promises of cost savings and agility. Red Hat’s Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager of OpenStack & NFV, joined Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor in a TelecomTV panel at this week’s Mobile World Congress to talk with TelecomTV’s Guy Daniels about industry interest in NFV, implementation strategies and what pitfalls to avoid.
Mobile World Congress 2017 is in full swing this week in Barcelona and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is big this year. Be sure to catch Red Hat’s senior VP of infrastructure business, Tim Yeaton, at this afternoon’s NFV panel from 3:30 – 4:40 p.m. in Hall 4, Auditorium 3. The panelists will discuss the direction of NFV development and whether it’s developing in the right ways to best deliver on the needs of the telco industry. The panel will be moderated by Grant Lenahan, partner and principal analyst at Appledore Research Group and will also include panelists from ETSI, Napatech, InterDigital Europe, Cisco and Spirent Communications.
After the presentation, swing by our booth, 2G30 in Hall 2, to check the six demos we’re showcasing at this years’ show. You can read more detail about the demos in our previous post and read up on the latest news we announced on Monday. We look forward to catching up with you in Barcelona!
Red Hat made several announcements at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona that underscore its strong commitment—and the global telco industry’s growing support—to open source, cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV). The announcements include MyRepublic’s use of Red Hat open source solutions to turn its legacy, proprietary IT environment into an open hybrid cloud and Altice’s use of NFV to build out a virtualized platform. Red Hat also announced new and extended partnerships with World Wide Technology (WWT) and Ericsson.
At next week’s Mobile World Congress 2017, Red Hat will be showcasing six demonstrations at our booth, 2G30 in Hall 2. The demos all showcase Red Hat’s commitment to advance innovation in open source and the information and communications technologies (ICT) industry, and cover a variety of topics important to today’s communications service providers.
For telcos, deploying open source network functions virtualization (NFV) is proving more cost-effective, agile and efficient, that’s according to a new report by ACG Research, sponsored by Red Hat, Big Switch Networks, F5 Networks and Dell EMC. The report found the five-year cumulative total cost of ownership, or TCO, of an open architecture platform to be $22.7 million, which is roughly half (53 percent) of the $43 million TCO for a tightly bundled platform (defined by the report as a stricter coupling of elements in a design, often bound by a proprietary implementation).
Why do salmon swim upstream? Scientists have deduced that if the riverbed was a good place for them to start, it will suffice for their offspring. Thus they spawn and their offspring return to the ocean to feed. But what if some of the fish, en route to the sea, took a tributary at a fork in the river? They might get lost, fail to reach the ocean and perhaps starve or exhaust themselves trying to find the original route. Developing software using open source principles follows a similar theory.
Telco companies around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region, are looking toward open source technology as they move to cloud infrastructure, software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Nuage Networks has partnered with Red Hat to deliver SDN-based hybrid cloud solutions that maximize the effectiveness of data center infrastructure by improving agility, flexibility and automation. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Singapore Time (SGT) to learn more.
With their promise of speed, security and operational efficiency, containers continue to be on the rise with telecom companies. In fact, an October 2016 report by Heavy Reading found that 99 percent of telecommunications respondents surveyed are considering containers for both virtualized network functions (VNFs) and business applications. To gain insights on container adoption and implementation for your business, join Red Hat’s Containers for the Enterprise virtual event, available free and on-demand through March 24, 2017.