Posts about Network Functions Virtualization

It's an interesting time in telecommunications because the fundamental approaches to carrying data are changing in dramatic ways. Two changes are particularly impactful: virtualization and 5G. Virtualization is the core concept behind software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), both of which are massively impactful. The other great change is in wireless. The industry is on the cusp of the 5G plunge, which will have massive ramifications as well ...

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Network transformation and changing subscriber traffic patterns have created new challenges to how service providers offer and deliver services. This, combined with changes in user behavior as demand shifts towards high bandwidth data and video services, requires a change in central office (CO) architectures for better efficiency and agility ...

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Network virtualization is the overarching concept for the move to NFV and telco cloud. This evolution hasn’t been easy. Poor performance, high cost and lack of interoperability have all been impediments. Now we’re seeing breakthroughs that are knocking down yesterday’s barriers. In this blog, I describe some requirements for success in this evolution. I also include some success stories about real-world deployments ...



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