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SlideshowTelefónica Unveils Aggressive NFV Plans

Pressing Ahead With NFV
Telefonica CTO Enrique Blanco: 'If we wait, nothing will happen.'
Telefónica CTO Enrique Blanco: "If we wait, nothing will happen."

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Ray@LR
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2/24/2014 | 9:06:47 AM
What will the reaction be?
Telefonica believes it has to act now - that the current economic crush combined with the development of its cloud platforms and opportunities for introducing virtual elements has created a perfect storm, wanted or not.

But every carrier is different, both in terms of its circumstances and its willingness to be relativelt radical. Will others follow? Or will they watch, and wait...

Blanco's entusiasm for the opportunities is contagious, but that doesn't mean it's spread elsewhere. The plan is aggressive but also cautious - Telefonica isn't rip and replacing, but the introducing some virtual elements as it adds new platforms.

That's still leaps and bounds ahead of its peers, particularly in terms of the breadth of the plans. The management of the new elemets looks to be the big challenge.

This is one of the biggest developments in telecom in a very long time and however it progresses and evolves, it's going to be fascinating to watch. 
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