NFV shakes up service providers’ revenue

For many service providers, NFV – Network Function Virtualization – is a long term project. They consider the capital investment to be substantial and the technical complexity to be risky. Take for example network architecture. Migrating existing services to NFV requires changes in the providers’ network topology. Virtualizing IMS not only requires changing the network but also poses uncertainty when replacing dedicated hardware with standard hardware and software. The initial investment would be high and ROI will only be achieved in a number of years. If only there were NFV…

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