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NFV in the News


The rapidly evolving Network Functions Virtualization space seems to be changing daily.  Let's take a look at some of the news in NFV over the last few weeks to see how the ecosystem is evolving. 


Please let us know if we missed something important, and join the conversation in the comments of this post or on Twitter using #OpenNFV.



  • OpenMANO: Telefonica's slice of NFV goes live. "Another piece of ETSI's network function virtualisation (NFV) plans have emerged as code, with Telefonica putting its OpenMANO project up on Github." The Register
  • NFV's Looming Battle: Systems Integration. A new battleground is emerging in the service provider virtualization market -- the race to win NFV systems integration deals. Light Reading
  • NFV and SDNs will make up the cloud. "Carriers as we know it are about to change significantly by the unbundling of services and functionality of what's thought of as carriers and telcos." Network World
  • Reality check: how Orange views Cloud, NFV, 5G… and other tales. Yves Bellego, Orange’s Director of Technical and Network Strategy, speaking to The Mobile Network, ran through how the operator is assessing and developing technologies such as NFV, edge computing, small cells and VoLTE. The Mobile Network
  • NV, NFV, and SDN: What's with the networking acronym explosion? "Ever wonder why there are three ways to virtualize networks and networking devices?" TechRepublic


  • Telecom NFV growth spurred by operational efficiencies, SDN by enterprise. "A new report from Mind Commerce finds that telecom network revenue tied to network functions virtualization could reach $8.7 billion by the end of 2020, as operators continue to push toward virtualized deployments using NFV." RCR Wireless News


  • ETSI, Small Cell Forum to align on NFV plans. " The European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s NFV Industry Specification Group signed a collaboration agreement with the Small Cell Forum to “explore synergies” between the two organizations in working on network function virtualization technology targeting the small cell layer." RCR Wireless News




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