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SlideshowCould Delayed Opex Savings Slow SDN/NFV?

(Source: Heavy Reading)
(Source: Heavy Reading)

Magnets-are-cool 7/19/2016 | 8:59:33 PM
Re: NFV and OPEX? You could automate deployment, but what capability exists within most operators to do this? I presume this would occur via partners and vendors. So, it's reduction of opex with a rise in capex. Automation of operations? Well, what are operators doing to skill up their workforces to run these virtualised servers and the code that glues them together. The OTTs and enterprises are hiring all the devops and developers they can find... So, I understand the dream, but where is the action on changing into a software driven organisation. I shouldn't be surprised that the ROI is slim and a ways off.
Magnets-are-cool 7/19/2016 | 8:58:31 PM
Re: NFV and OPEX? You could automate deployment, but what capability exists within most operators to do this? I presume this would occur via partners and vendors. So, it's reduction of opex with a rise in capex. Automation of operations? Well, what are operators doing to skill up their workforces to run these virtualised servers and the code that glues them together. The OTTs and enterprises are hiring all the devops and developers they can find...
kq4ym 7/19/2016 | 9:34:49 AM
Re: NFV and OPEX? I would think executives led to believe they're going to get thos e savings will be hard pressed to change their views easily. And so if only "11% of operators expect virtualization to lower their operating expenses within the next two years," it's going to certainly put a roadblock up for those with those opex savings expectations nonetheless.
brooks7 7/14/2016 | 12:35:19 AM
Re: NFV and OPEX? The idea is that with software you can automate network deployment and operations.  The right way to measure it is to set a size reduction goal.  Say 50% staff cut?

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Magnets-are-cool 7/13/2016 | 9:34:27 PM
NFV and OPEX? Why is there an expectation that NFV will lead to OPEX reduction?

I see that NFV can give Network agility to an organisation. That is, a well run NFV based operator could possibly reduce their physical footprint by having hardware, software and other resources shared or relocated between network functions. I don't see a direct OPEX saving in that. Those shared resources and the NFVs still need care and attention.

 
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