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Network Functions Virtualization: Early adopters on the verge of large-scale deployments, according to Dell’Oro Group

Date: Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:41

A new report published by Dell’Oro Group provides an updated assessment of the telecommunication industry’s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiative 

Network Functions Virtualization: Early adopters on the verge of large-scale deployments, according to Dell’Oro Group

Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group

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The NFV initiative represents a new paradigm for the way telecom service providers design, construct, and operate their networks and how they deliver the accompanying services.

NFV leverages virtualization software and Cloud computing technologies commonly used by Internet content and web service provider giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon.  The report analyzes the progress of NFV development and its ongoing effect on equipment manufacturers and telecom service providers.

“Over the past twelve months, we have seen a marked shift in industry sentiment around NFV.  While NFV technologies are still immature, the industry is continuing to push hard on development and the discussion has changed from “if” it will happen to “when” it will happen,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group and author of the report. “Up to now, NFV implementations have been on a small scale, but we are seeing signs that some very large projects will start ramping in the next 12 months.”

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