SDN - NFV in wireless networks




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Software Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization are emerging technologies that are poised to have a revolutionary effect on IT in general and telecom networks in particular.

While the technology promises to reduce physical complexity and associated costs of introducing and managing wireless services, the abstraction of elements into resources adds a new level of operational complexity.

This report maps the state of SDN / NFV in telecom networks in 2015/2016, through primary and secondary research. It provides in-depth review and evaluation of the state of the technology, the standards, opensource initiative and main vendors / operators strategies.

The report provides an essential step-by-step strategy for introducing SDN and NFV in your product and services development.


Released September 2015
130+ pages
  • Drivers for SDN and NFV in telecom networks 
  • Public, private, hybrid, specialized clouds 
  • Review of SDN and NFV standards and open source initiatives
  • SDN 
    • Service chaining
    • Apache CloudStack, Microsoft Cloud OS, Red Hat, Citrix CloudPlatform, OpenStack,  VMWare vCloud, 
    • SDN controllers (OpenDaylight, ONOS) 
    • SDN protocols (OpenFlow, NETCONF, ForCES, YANG...)
  • NFV 
    • ETSI ISG NFV 
    • OPNFV 
    • OpenMANO 
    • NFVRG 
    • MEF LSO 
    • Hypervisors: VMWare vs. KVM, vs Containers
  • How does it all fit together? 
  • Core and RAN networks NFV roadmap
  • Operators strategy and deployments review: AT&T, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Telecom Italy, Telefonica, ...
  • Vendors strategy and roadmap review: Affirmed networks, ALU, Cisco, Ericsson, F5, HP, Huawei, Intel, Juniper, Oracle, Red Hat... 

{Core Analysis} is the only analyst with ETSI NFV, OpenStack and MEC membership who has interviewed all 
PoCs participants. The report is a 360 view of the SDN / NFV opportunity in telecom networks. 

Do you want more in-depth and personalized training? Workshop and strategy session are available to answer your specific questions and help you chart your product and services roadmap, while understanding your competitors' strategy and progress.

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