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BT tunes white box strategy for disaggregation while developing cloud-native deployments

May 9, 2018

BT is banking on white boxes to fuel disaggregation on its network while working toward cloud-native and container deployments down the road.

BT’s Neil McRae, chief architect, said his company was looking at white box switches for programmable disaggregation in mobile and broadband applications.

“For example, we’re trying to disaggregate things like cell site gateways and things that are relatively straightforward in terms of feature functionality,” McRae said. “We’re looking at things where we can get big wins and that’s going incredibly well for us. We’re not really in production, but we’re not that far away from it.”

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