Network function virtualization has without doubt become a disruptive technology, both within itself and – even more so – from the perspective of the new business possibilities opened up by software-defined networks. While many may consider that the necessity for total transparency of infrastructure build and management renders SDN/NFV of no great practical importance, this doesn’t quite reflect the full picture.
If we want the next generation network to go beyond pure network functions and serve as a platform for various customer applications that are delivered either by third parties (App Store mode) or customers themselves, then software-defined networks are a must. Such a cloud network can reshape dynamically to optimize costs vs. benefits, improve QoS, and adjust capacity and performance. It can also deliver new capabilities and become a background for new services implementation. Download our white paper and discover how to boost innovations in your telecom.