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OpenNFV Progress: a MWC update


We’ve come a long way since we launched our OpenNFV program at Mobile World Congress last year (check out our traction here) and with the news and demos we shared this year, we’re excited at the opportunities ahead. If you weren't able to join us in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, we can get you up to speed on what you missed.


HP's commitment to NFV comes from the top. Our CEO, Meg Whitman, joined us in Barcelona to talk about NFV and the future of telecommunications. If you missed it, you can read her blog about it.


Another MWC activity which made the news was our announcement with Telefónica, where HP has been designated as the technology provider and systems integrator for UNICA - the Telefónica’s global NFV and SDN project. Learn more about the announcement by watching an interview with HP NFV SVP GM Saar Gillai, and Telefónica Global CTO Enrique Blanco.


We had many successful interviews at the show, but here are a couple of our favorites: An interview with Orange and HP to highlight insights gained from their NFV proof of concept (POC), and an interview in which HP and Nokia review their NFV collaboration to accelerate deployments and transform CSP networks.


Along with our interviews, check out what industry analysts and publishers were saying about HP OpenNFV:

  • "Telefonica contract...HP has seemingly leapfrogged rivals in what looks to be a very large market." -Roz Roseboro
  • “OpenNFV had the most NFV mindshare at Mobile World Congress prompting continued engagement and conversation.” -Argus Insights
  • "New battleground emerging. Company that has fired the first major salvo is HP NFV." -Ray Le Maistre
  • “HP Steps Up Its NFV Game With Telefonica Signing.” -IBD Investors

For the second year in a row, we released new primary research on the priorities of carrier CIOs and CTOs for NFV. We welcome you to see how you compare.


Our progress will surely continue, and we hope to be sharing more news with you at HP Discover, June 2- June 4 at the Venetian | Palazzo and Sands in Las Vegas.


Please follow us on Twitter to continue to get updates on OpenNFV.


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