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NFV Zone Week in Review: Ericsson, Huawei, Mavenir, Nokia, RADCOM, ZTE

By Paula Bernier July 18, 2015

Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Networks (which is buying Alcatel-Lucent) came out on top of the latest IMS Vendor Scorecard just published by IHS Infonetics, which put out the report this week. Diane Myers at the research firm said financial health and customer perceptions, in addition to market share, set this threesome apart from others in the field.

Mavenir and ZTE were also noted by Myers as important players in the IMS space. While Mavenir is the smallest IMS vendor in the group, she said, service providers see the company as a top innovator. That, she added, has enabled the company to steadily gain market share, with a heavy focus on winning business from mobile operators. As for ZTE, she noted this company is well established in China where it’s based, and has grown its IMS business by delivering cost-effective solutions that appeal to operators in developing countries.

Speaking of China and ZTE, China Mobile this week announced plans for an Open NFV Test Lab geared at driving innovation on the network functions virtualization frontier. And it named ZTE among its first group of partners for the effort.

Speaking of Huawei, that company was also in the news this week with reports of an acquisition. It was announced on July 13 that Huawei bought the software assets of Irish SDN firm Amartus. The marriage will better position Huawei in providing telecoms with software development and integration expertise.

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Elsewhere on the NFV front, RADCOM launched the MaveriQ Manager, which interfaces with the orchestration and infrastructure layers and handles virtual probe instantiation and both virtual and horizontal scaling.

"This release is the culmination of the massive investment we have undertaken to make RADCOM the clear choice for NFV-based CEM solutions for service providers," RADCOM President and CEO David Ripstein said. "The NFV transition we foresaw two years ago is now happening, with up to 40 percent of service providers forecast to deploy and/or trial NFV solutions during the coming year.”



Executive Editor, TMC

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