AT&T SDN and NFV moves progress with focus, support
March 23, 2016
AT&T SDN and NFV deployment continues with focus and support as it looks to reach 75% control by 2020
AT&T is often referenced as the gold standard among domestic carriers as well as one of the global leaders in terms of its dedication towards virtualization. AT&T in late 2014 announced plans to control 75% of its network resources using virtualization technologies by 2020, and that at the end of 2015 the carrier had reached 5.7% control, which was ahead of its 5% target.
John Donovan, SEVP for AT&T Technology and Operations, earlier this year said the company’s deployment of its AT&T Integrated Cloud nodes hit 74 nodes at the end of last year, ahead of its target of 69 nodes deployed. These include international deployments, which Donovan said allow for better alignment with local regulations and improve security.