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Wireless Watch 648 July 25: Three big boxes must be ticked before NFV will go mainstream


Key Issues: Network Virtualization

Three big boxes must be ticked before NFV will go mainstream 2

  • AT&T and Verizon go head-to-head in virtualized network-on-demand 3
  • OpenStack momentum puts Canonical in powerful NFV position 7
  • AT&T and Orange seize the lead in driving NFV standards and open source 10
  • With the drive for openness, a tough transition lies ahead for vendors 12


  • Ericsson insists Cisco merger is still out of the question despite bad Q2 13
  • Qualcomm does its Weeble act again, as Intel suffers shock server blow 17
  • Yahoo’s clouds linger as auction reaches final stages 20
  • Open Trust Protocol aims for a single IoT security framework 22
  • FCC reveals 62 bidders will battle it out in 600 MHz auction 23

M&A Watch:

Chinese takeover of Opera falls through, browser maker will break in two 25

4G Watch:

VoLTE driving SON projects more immediately than densification 27

IoT Watch:

Over 75% of businesses now think IoT is critical, says Vodafone Barometer 28

Operator Watch:

Telekom Austria jumps on Europe’s hybrid LTE/fixed-line bandwagon 30

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