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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)


Get onboard with NFV and be ready for IoT, 5G and Industry 4.0.

What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?

NFV allows network operators to manage and expand their network capabilities on demand using virtual, software based applications where physical boxes once stood in the network architecture.

This makes it easier to load-balance, scale up and down, and move functions across distributed hardware resources. With continual updates, operators can keep things running on the latest software without interruption to their customers.


To be ready for IoT, 5G and Industry 4.0, operators need to get onboard with NFV today. Here's how first-movers are gaining market traction with NFV.

Telco Cloud report 2019

Get key insights into the Telco Cloud transformation through our Telco Cloud report. Examine the findings of our survey of operators located in 16 different countries across the world. Access the report here!

Swisscom turns on 5G with CI/CD

Swisscom is one of the frontrunners in continuous delivery and deployment. Find out how the CI/CD revolution is enabling Swisscom's 5G evolution.

Benefits made by the NFV front-runners

Who are the front runners and what have they already achieved? Learn more and also hear about cloud native applications and how 5G will benefit with NFV as the platform.

Ericsson NFV
What makes NFV real?

What makes virtualization real?

The Ericsson NFV offerings addresses the whole stack ranging from NFV MANO from orchestrator and dynamic orchestrationto core VNF's like vEPC, vSDM, vPCRF & vIMS and finally a complete NFVi solution.

On demand webinar: Insights from Orange Spain - A fresh approach to virtualization

Orange realized that the NFV journey was more difficult than expected and that the old way to procure networks from vendors would not be successful.
Listen to Alexis Salas Director of Cloud & Virtualization, from Orange Spain about their key learnings in the network virtualization journey. (14 minutes)


Deep dive

Paper: Continuous delivery, CI/CD

How can DevOps change the agility of the network from months to hours? Download our paper to find out.

Paper: Cloud native principles

Increase the efficiency and utilization of the cloud infrastructure. Read more about cloud native principles for telecom applications.

Paper: Edge Computing and 5G

With increasing interest in new use cases like smart manufacturing, AR/VR and  5G radio networks, there is a need for distributed networks. Click to read more.

Explore our related offerings

Dynamic Orchestration

Ready to speed time to market, optimize costs and capture new revenue streams? Explore the pre-integrated solutions that make it possible.


Learn how pre-integrated NFVI reduces time to market and TCO. It's an approach already trusted by many of the world's leading service providers.

NFV Automation

Orchestration is key to fully working NFV platform, both for services and the network. Read more about the Ericsson Orchestrator.

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