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Looking at the Adoption of NFV

April 18, 2017 6:33 AM | Category: Better ServicesCloud,  | by Damian Nowak

NFV, Network Function Virtualization, is an exciting topic. NFV means virtualizing network services to decouple network functions from hardware devices. This allows network services to be hosted on virtual machines resulting in cost reductions and additional flexibility to deploy multiple instances that are customized to serve different lines of business. The significant benefits are prompting many companies in traditional technology intensive industries such as telecommunications to deploy NFV technologies. While we are seeing more NFV deployments around the world, it has not yet been deployed on a mass scale. Many Tier 1 operators are still hesitant to commit to the new technology, with smaller operators likely to make the change once the larger players have deployed and rigorously tested the technology. 

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Monetizing NFV

July 27, 2016 1:00 PM | Category: Cloud,  | by Damian Nowak

There have been a number of network transformation projects happening across the globe in recent months. These transformation projects range from smaller, friendly proof of concepts, e.g. in VIP Macedonia, as well as large multi-year projects, e.g. AT&T`s Domain 2.0 and Vodafone Ocean. According to Virtuapedia, an ongoing research project that defines the scope of the business opportunity that virtualization affords communications service providers (CSPs), approximately 37% of the communications industry is planning to virtualize a majority of network resources by 2019.

What do all these initiatives have in common?

The ultimate goal is to build a fully open, auto-scalable, virtualized network that is able to adapt to challenging market conditions in today`s fast-moving, always-online world. Adaptability being the key term. Revenue management systems are not exempt from the virtualization story; they need to be able to easily adapt to virtualized networks in order to monetize the new capabilities.

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