It has been three years since an Industry Specifications Group (ISG) for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV ISG) was formed under the auspices of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI NFV ISG). A lot has happened in those three years. The ISG has driven a number of POCs, and open source communities such the OPNFV formation. Industry organizations such as the TM Forum have launched major initiatives to enable NFV adoption., and service providers like AT&T have announced major programs with the goal of implementing NFV. In spite of all of this activity, there has been very little adoption of NFV in production networks. That raises a key question: What is causing the gap between all of the NFV-related activities and the broad adoption of NFV?
Join ECI® and others at MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress in Paris to find out.
The 18th MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress is set to take place March 8-11th, at the Marriott River Gauche in Paris—and ECI will be there.
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Topics: Cyber Security
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Topics: Mobile Backhaul
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