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Wind River Joins Open-Source Initiative to Accelerate Telecom Edge Cloud Deployments

Wind River Joins Open-Source Initiative to Accelerate Telecom Edge Cloud Deployments

By Charlie Ashton The Linux Foundation’s announcement today of expansions to the recently introduced Akraino Edge Stack open-source project represents a significant milestone in the journey towards the adoption of virtualized applications and services throughout telecom networks. Service providers consistently report that they view edge-focused use cases as opportunities to attract new types of customers, deploy innovative new services and achieve…
While in Barcelona, see how to introduce edge services without ripping up your core network

While in Barcelona, see how to introduce edge services without ripping up your core network

By Charlie Ashton In the telecom world, true “green field” opportunities are rare. When Elon Musk fires up a few Falcon Heavies and puts a thousand people on Mars who can’t live without Facebook, that will represent a green field (or orange field) opportunity for an enterprising service provider. Until then, most operators who roll out new services face the…
Proud to be Part of the First Wave of OPNFV Verified Solutions

Proud to be Part of the First Wave of OPNFV Verified Solutions

By Charlie Ashton This week The Linux Foundation announced the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP). Designed to simplify adoption of commercial NFV products, OVP establishes an industry threshold based on OPNFV capabilities and test cases. Wind River is proud to be one of the first companies to receive the OVP logo, along with Huawei, Nokia and ZTE. OPNFV members, including network…
Telstra and Wind River Successfully Complete NFV Proof-of-Concept with Titanium Cloud Platform

Telstra and Wind River Successfully Complete NFV Proof-of-Concept with Titanium Cloud Platform

By Charlie Ashton Telstra recently completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. The project showcased interoperability between the Titanium Cloud platform, DellEMC servers and several virtual network functions (VNFs). The proof-of-concept was showcased at the Telstra Engineering Symposium held on November 2, 2017. Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications company, offers a full range of communications…
Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

Contela Selects Wind River Titanium Cloud Based on Successful Long Range Radio NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton With its mix of long range reach and low power consumption, Long Range Radio (LoRa) IoT networks are fueling the rise of smart, connected cities around the world. Innovative IoT applications are addressing key challenges faced by cities such as transportation, security and pollution to deliver new value and convenience. Expanding reliable wireless network service in the…
China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

China Telecom and Wind River Collaborate on Titanium Cloud-based vBRAS Proof of Concept

By Charlie Ashton Building on previous Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiatives with China Telecom, Wind River is excited to have recently completed a virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS) proof-of-concept (POC) with China Telecom, the largest integrated communications service provider in the world. To get China Telecom’s perspective on the project, we spoke with Dr. Ou Liang, Head of NFV…
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Collaborating with Wind River for NFV Proof-of-Concept

By Charlie Ashton Wind River has long been working with major service providers on innovative NFV projects. The Wind River Titanium Cloud portfolio provides virtualization platforms that meet the intensive performance, reliability and security requirements of the world’s most demanding communications networks. One of our more recent projects included a proof-of-concept with Chunghwa Telecom Lab, the development center of Taiwan’s…
“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

“Euphrates in December?” Sounds Perfect…

By Charlie Ashton Half listening to a phone call over a lousy cellphone connection, while munching on a snack and trying to finish an overdue presentation, it sounded like a trip that was too good to miss. Something about “Euphrates in December” seemed like the ideal business trip even if it promised a few visa challenges. But then I started…
China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

China Mobile Zhejiang Company Completes Successful NovoNet Phase I Project with Wind River Titanium Cloud

By Charlie Ashton China Mobile Zhejiang Company recently conducted a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with Wind River. Wind River Titanium Cloud was selected as the NFVI / VIM platform in the China Mobile Zhejiang Company NovoNet project, and Phase I testing was successfully completed with other VNF vendors and hardware manufacturers. China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the world, created…
Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

Reaping the Benefits of Software-Defined Industrial Control Systems

By Jeff Gowan The “Digital Transformation” which is happening in the industrial world is largely driven by moving industrial control to “software defined” functions, and there are many benefits to making this move. Some of the benefits include: Opportunities to improve operations through process optimization and improvements of quality and yield Cost reductions from the ability to utilize standard products…