AT&T is taking first steps in transforming its network into a data center, according to a gigaom article.
AT&T has started working with Affirmed Networks to replace its LTE mobile core with a virtualized core.
“We’re calling it the ‘User-Defined Network Cloud.’ What does this mean for our customers? For one, this vision is focused on allowing us and our customers to create new products and services faster than before,” said John Donovan, AT&T senior vice president of technology and network operations.
“With the flexibility of the cloud, our customers will be able to use network services on-demand, in near real-time and scaled to fit specific needs. This will lead to rapid innovation like we’ve never seen before,” he added.
According to the article, the company will announce more partners and a more specific plan next year.