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.
For the full story, read the TM Forum article, TM Forum Live! Will operators go all in on virtualization?