Posts about Network Innovation

There’s a lot of talk and plenty of noise related to NFV in the telecom industry. It’s a time of market transformation with many executives and marketers making claims for how their companies are doing NFV better than others, or how they are ahead of the competition in one or more ways. I think we are missing an important voice: The CTOs. I am talking with my peers from service providers and suppliers to get a sense of what is real. I am sharing these conversations in this series called The Real CTOs of NFV. The title is fun but the intent is serious. Following is my second Real CTO conversation with Doug Suriano of Oracle...


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Rural broadband providers are facing the uncertain future of federal funding. For many years rural broadband providers have been compensated for the high cost of delivering service to low-density or rough terrain areas. Changes in Universal Service Funding are making it much more difficult for rural providers to obtain funding or recoup the high cost of providing services in remote locations ...
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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is often touted as a means to cut costs. Both capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) reductions are possible with the deployment of centrally controlled virtual functions running on standard server platforms. While reducing spending is always desirable, service providers have to consider the other side of the balance sheet: income.
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There have been many benefits proposed for using Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to modernize the datacenter and network. Many of these benefits are fairly near term and quantifiable. However, the biggest value for SDN and NFV is in the enablement of future innovation and services...

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