With MWC underway over in Barcelona and 5G and IoT on everyone's drawing board in some form, there are quite a few announcements this week covering a wide range of network upgrade projects and such.
NTT has announced an expansion of its DDoS mitigation capabilities in order to better handle the ever-shifting threat landscape out there. They've added tiered support levels, with an entry level for those who only nead the basics and an advanced level for full mitigation assistance. NTT operates one of the largest global IP backbones in the world.
Telstra is planning a major optical upgrade to its Australian national infrastructure. Ericsson will be deploying Ciena's packet-optical gear as it builds the underlying infrastructure for deploying 5G and IoT solutions in the future. They are of course playing a bunch of attention to SDN and NFV in those plans as well.
Altice is looking to virtualize its global mobile network. They have tapped Cisco and Red Hat, collaborating on a holistic SDN/NFV platform. Altice's SFR subsidiary plans to have 80% of traffic running on it by the end of 2017.
And back in the USA, LightRiver is helping East Kentucky Power Cooperative with a new core network. EKPC will be using LightRiver's Factory Built Network solution to help deploy a 10G network with which it serves its power customers throughout the region.
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