AT&T's Donovan: Traffic from 'millions' of wireless customers now running on SDN architecture
October 8, 2015
AT&T (NYSE: T) is currently running traffic from "millions" of its wireless customers over its software-defined network (SDN) architecture, according to John Donovan, senior EVP of AT&T's technology and operations.
In August at AT&T's analyst day, Donovan had said that "the first software-defined networking thing we did was that mobile packet core. And we're starting to move large amounts of traffic in our mobile network onto a software-defined architecture."
"I don't have a specific percentage to share right now, but we are currently running traffic from millions of wireless customers over our software-defined network," he toldFierceWireless this week. "We'll have more to say about that soon. And eventually we want to migrate the majority, if not all, of our wireless customers to our next-generation architecture."