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The future of digital is now - ready for 5G
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Infrastructure transformation is what Ericsson has always done. Now, we’re taking all that knowledge and capability of driving global industrialization and applying it to the future of cloud.
Get a proven next step solution for evolving towards 5G and IoT
- Increase speed, efficiency and agility when deploying new services
- Reduce risk and shorten lead-time when transforming the network
- Use as the solution for telecom, OSS, BSS, Media and IT applications
The case for change
No 5G without NFVi
Scale and performance requirements of 5G and IoT applications demand a different approach to digital infrastructure.
It takes vision, confidence, a high tolerance for risk, and a big pile of cash to become an early adopter of a transformative technology. Yes, the rewards are great, but so are the risks. This has been particularly true of transformations from physical network functions to VNFs.
Although NFV and SDN have been discussed since 2012, most operators have several years left to come to a state where most of the commercial services are run on a virtualized infrastructure. The majority have started in some fashion and fairly common are trials or PoCs (proof of concepts) where a single application, such as vEPC or vIMS, is running on an appliance type of NFVI. Very few are running a large-scale commercial telco cloud to cater to a multitude of VNFs from many vendors.
There are many who still question if this will really work and fulfill the promises of lower opex and shorter time to market for new services. Steve Saunders at Light Reading has described the NFV transformation as a disaster for the whole industry, where key values such as stable reliable networks based on standards have been forgotten.