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AT&T tracking to meet 2018 network virtualization goal

July 3, 2018


Since the days of Domain 2.0, AT&T has set ambitious goals for its network virtualization efforts. The operator finished 2017 with 55% of its network virtualized and Chris Rice, SVP of Network Cloud & Infrastructure, said in an interview with RCR Wireless News the company is positioned to meet its 2018 goal of 65% virtualization.

“We look at it as a functional metric,” Rice said. “If you’ve built the customer edge router before, provider edge router, you’ve built something in the 4G core, you don’t get credit for building it again.

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