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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

One-Third of AT&T’s Network is Now Virtualized

More than one-third of AT&T’s customer-facing network is now virtualized, which means the company can provision services for that portion of the network as simply as downloading them from an app store instead of buying and installing hardware appliances.

That’s according to John Donovan, AT&T’s chief strategy officer and group president, who reported on progress of the telco’s multi-year network virtualization project while speaking at an industry conference in Las Vegas in December, FierceTelecom reports.


“To hit 34 percent of our network functions in software really bodes well for us for 2017 to get the things done that we want to do,” he said.