NFVI (Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure) is a telco cloud platform which virtual network functions (VNFs) and applications are deployed on. The NFV infrastructure runs telecom, OSS, BSS, media and many types of IoT applications. NFVI is defined by ETSI as part of the NFV specification.
The telco industry agrees on the need to move to NFVI to enable new revenue opportunities and operational costs savings. Whilst it’s tempting to think that a decoupled solution would be the best way to succeed with NFVI, it’s our belief that a total system is needed to be successful in the NFVI transformation towards 5G.