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HPE, Red Hat Partner on Virtualized Network Infrastructure

February 26, 2017 / ROB MARVIN

A major undercurrent at Mobile World Congress this year is the ongoing push to bring communications service providers (CSPs) out of the Stone Age and into our virtualized future. The telecommunications industry is turning increasingly to Silicon Valley to make this happen, partnering with companies including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Ericsson (which recently partnered with Verizon), Oracle, Red Hat, VMware, and others to modernize their networks via cloud infrastructure, Big Data technology, and open-source innovations that largely passed these telcos by. So if you're wondering what all these tech giants that don't sell phones are doing at MWC, the answer is network functions virtualization (NFV).