Monday, 26 June 2017

NFV Has Entered the Fast Lane

A Knowledge Network Article by Huawei
Thursday 04 February 16

Core Networks will be the First to Take a Stroll in the Clouds

Transformation abounds in every corner of the ICT market. For telecom operators, this is the worst of times, but also the best of times. On the one hand, operators are finding it difficult to adjust to the new rules of the game introduced by mobile Internet, especially the sharp rise of over-the-top (OTT) content that's crashing up against them in massive waves, disrupting existing value chains. Services have increased without an increase in revenue, and operators have fallen into an unprecedented dilemma—the gradual decline into providing dumb pipe. On the other hand, as we approach a world where everything is fully connected, new technology and services are popping up everywhere. While this presents new challenges to operators, it also ushers in a world of new development opportunities.   Like a ship sailing against the tide, operators need to keep forging ahead lest they get swept away in the current. In the face of a changing industry, operators have no choice but to embrace transformation, the changing shape of user landscapes, and the restructuring of networks and services that ride in its wake. Of course, network experience will determine the success or failure of an operator's business, and for this reason network transformation has become a primary focal point across many aspects of operators' digital transformation. As representatives of the future of network evolution, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) have become the rallying point for operators in the midst of network transformation; they are expected to offer great value.   Accelerating Operator Transformation: NFV Enables the Restructuring of Fully Connected Networks   Operators have their own urgent reasons to transform. Add to those the exigencies of creating a Better Connected World, which requires comprehensive restructuring of communications networks, and the path forward is clear: operators need to start transforming their networks without a moment's delay. NFV is an important enabling technology for restructuring operators' networks…

Transformation abounds in every corner of the ICT market. For telecom operators, this is the worst of times, but also the best of times. On the one hand, operators are finding it difficult to adjust to the new rules of the game introduced by mobile Internet, especially the sharp rise of over-the-top (OTT) content that's crashing up against them in massive waves, disrupting existing value chains. Services have increased without an increase in revenue, and operators have fallen into an unprecedented dilemma—the gradual decline into providing dumb pipe. On the other hand, as we approach a world where everything is fully connected, new technology and services are popping up everywhere. While this presents new challenges to operators, it also ushers in a world of new development opportunities.   Like a ship sailing against the tide, operators need to keep forging ahead lest they get swept away in the current. In the face of a changing industry, operators have no choice but to embrace transformation, the changing shape of user landscapes, and the restructuring of networks and services that ride in its wake. Of course, network experience will determine the success or failure of an operator's business, and for this reason network transformation has become a primary focal point across many aspects of operators' digital transformation. As representatives of the future of network evolution, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) have become the rallying point for operators in the midst of network transformation; they are expected to offer great value.   Accelerating Operator Transformation: NFV Enables the Restructuring of Fully Connected Networks   Operators have their own urgent reasons to transform. Add to those the exigencies of creating a Better Connected World, which requires comprehensive restructuring of communications networks, and the path forward is clear: operators need to start transforming their networks without a moment's delay. NFV is an important enabling technology for restructuring operators' networks…

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