Cellwize Joins ALU's CloudBand Ecosystem to Launch NFV Enabled SON

19 June 2014
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Cellwize, the innovative Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions provider, today announced that it has joined Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand™ Ecosystem community to help champion Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The CloudBand Ecosystem Program was established in 2013 to aid NFV innovation, share knowledge and help service providers get it to NFV faster.

Cellwize said that it has been testing and developing its own NFV enabled SON solution on Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand distributed cloud environment at the CloudBand Innovation Center. The CloudBand NFV Platform is also used to demonstrate its elastic-SON™ and Value-Driven SON™ solutions. 

Cellwize added that NFV combined with elastic-SON™ or Value-Driven SON™ will provide considerable cost savings in terms of OPEX for network operators and further simplify network management.

“NFV requires an open multi-vendor approach and a high degree of collaboration and exchange between all contributors in the value chain. Cellwize’s SON solutions are hardware agnostic to work in cross-technology networks. This makes Cellwize well suited to help our community quickly advance and innovate NFV solutions. We are glad to have them on board.”

- Valerie Noto, Director of Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand Ecosystem

“NFV is a key technology for operators as it will help reduce costs and simplify network management. Alcatel-Lucent is really helping to pioneer this new and important technology. As the first SON provider in the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program, we can quickly broaden and strengthen our SON offering, to provide a comprehensive SON solution for NFV.”

- Ofir Zemer, CEO, Cellwize

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