Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is the ability to instantiate network functions in real time at any desired location within the operator’s telecom cloud platform. This is a critical capability to optimize resource usage and realize operational efficiency gains. It is also crucial to enable the speed efficiency and agility to support new business opportunities e.g. in IoT. NFV is a prerequisite for a successful 5G introduction.
NFV has now come to a point where leading services providers are starting to launch commercial applications like EPC and IMS based communication services.First we saw single applications come out in limited scale but now we see truly horizontal, orchestrated telecom cloud platforms with multi-vendor VNF’s.
NFV is starting to become industrialized and will serve as the platform for the 5G core.
This is the right time to invest and proceed with the NFV transformation, both to capture the benefits of today and not missing out on the upcoming opportunities in 5G and IoT.
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