Mobile World Congress 2014: 8 NFV Moves That Stole The Show

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Alcatel-Lucent made its NFV splash with the launch of a portfolio of virtualized mobile network function applications, including an evolved packet core (EPC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and radio access network (RAN).

Alcatel-Lucent said virtualized EPC will help carriers automate the authentication and management of subscribers and the services they access, while the virtualized IMS solution speeds up the the delivery of multimedia services over IP networks.

Alcatel also said its virtualized RAN portfolio will encompass a virtualized 3G Radio Network Controller (RNC) and a virtualized proof of concept for LTE and LTE-Advanced Radio Access Networks.

Alcatel said it's already working with 20 service providers to embrace the NFV model.

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