Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Unlocking the potential of SDN and NFV as next generation technologies

A Knowledge Network Article by Jayne Garfitt for Total Telecom on behalf of Huawei
Thursday 05 March 15

Efficiency, agility and lower total cost of ownership are the three top takeaways being pledged to operators at this year’s Mobile World Congress. With many of these desirable qualities coming from relatively new technologies and software, though, is there any substance to these solutions?

First conceived from in 2008, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is still young classed as an emerging technology. However, unlike other experimental concepts which ultimately fail to live up to industry expectations, SDN is already proving its potential to revolutionise networking, making it the technology that everyone, whether they be network operators, vendors, service providers or platform developers, has on their agendas at this year’s Mobile World Congress.    Right alongside SDN is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Found by operators to have sufficient performance for real-world network workloads, formal discussions to encourage industry-wide progress started in 2012, with the ETSI NFV Forum formed not long after. The result of this was that NFV quickly becoming a key trend of the telecoms industry &ndash…

First conceived from in 2008, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is still young classed as an emerging technology. However, unlike other experimental concepts which ultimately fail to live up to industry expectations, SDN is already proving its potential to revolutionise networking, making it the technology that everyone, whether they be network operators, vendors, service providers or platform developers, has on their agendas at this year’s Mobile World Congress.    Right alongside SDN is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Found by operators to have sufficient performance for real-world network workloads, formal discussions to encourage industry-wide progress started in 2012, with the ETSI NFV Forum formed not long after. The result of this was that NFV quickly becoming a key trend of the telecoms industry &ndash…

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