NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- The incessant hype surrounding network functions virtualization (NFV) can make it seem like an all-or-nothing proposition -- meaning that service providers and suppliers who don't go all in right from the start won't benefit. But that's simply untrue, according to Laurent Leboucher, Vice President APIs and Digital Ecosystems, Orange.
"We shouldn't consider the network as a monolithic piece that all has to be virtualized all at once," Leboucher told attendees of a press luncheon on Wednesday at TM Forum Live! Instead, virtualizing the network will be a multi-step process that will get underway in earnest in 2016, he said.
Yulot, User Rank: Moderator 6/5/2014 | 10:34:24 AM
No need to rush into... No surprise the comment is coming from FT/Orange, hahaha (which is not really known for taking any decision on new technologies before Vodafone, T-Mobile, ATT etc, have done it before them...).
But to his defense there is truth in his statement. It is not only a technology change in this case, but it implies process changes, operational changes (operators never like these), organizational changes, etc... So it makes the adoption even more challenging and can easily turn a technology hype into a scientific study that never sees daylight.
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