Telefonica and NEC want to take virtualization all the way to the set-top box


I am surprised it took so long for virtualization to hit the consumer market.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Telefonica and NEC are to work together on developing network virtualization technologies, the companies have announced.

The Spanish telco and Japanese vendor have a fair amount of history together, with NEC providing the platform underpinning Telefonica’s small-business software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Now that relationship is being extended to co-develop software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NVF) technologies.

The precise direction of that collaboration is a mystery for now, but here’s the background. Like other carriers, Telefonica is keen to re-engineer its networks to reduce management complexity and allow the rolling-out of new services that can only work across a virtualized, software-centric network. And along with its rivals, Telefonica is involved in a global specification-setting group for this very purpose – after all, interoperability is essential when you’re designing the telecoms networks of the future.

However, when specifications are being set, it helps to be in the driving seat; hence…

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