Network Functions Virtualization

Virtual network functions in modern teleccomunications

The great changes that come with the move to virtualized software solutions running on general computing hardware will pave the way to the future networks of tomorrow. Moving away from hardware-locked network functions has allowed telecommunications service providers to drastically reduce time-to-service (TTS) and OPEX, at the same time increasing flexibility and resilience. The Virtual Network Function (VNF) vendor ecosystem continues to mature as third party developers grow accustomed to the virtualization shift, with several service providers having already virtualized more than 60% of their networks. With 5G on the way, Mobile network operators are designing and building their radio access networks from the ground-up to fully leveradge the benefits of SDN/NFV.

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Carrier Cloud Computing

Carrier Cloud Computing: Datacenter economics for CSP's

Communication service providers have been evolving their networks into more flexible, robust software-centric systems. the hardware-agnostic elements of virtualization have allowed CSP's to build networks ontop of commodity x86 hardware, benefiting from economies of scale much like cloud service providers with datacenters. This strategic change in networking, orchestration and computing opens the door to incredibly dynamic delivery systems capable of shifting computing resources from the core to the network edge. Read More