A study by Arthur D. Little and Bell Labs says that NFV and SDN are a strategic opportunity and a necessity for the telecom industry
Challenged by anticipated growth in fixed, mobile and IoT traffic, European operators are devising new technology designs and standards, drawing inspiration from highly optimized technology and business design of their Cloud peers. A new report from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) and Bell Labs Consulting, the industrial research and advisory arm of Alcatel-Lucent, Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN, predicts that the shift to becoming a Cloud Carrier has the potential to significantly re-define how the industry competes in the cloud era.
In the report (www.adl.com/NFVandSDN), ADL and Bell Labs present a first-of-its kind analysis of the strategic value and impact of bringing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networks (SDN) into the carrier network. Key insights from the study include:
- Move early and purposefully to reposition the telecom operator
Network virtualization technologies are opening up the market to new competitors that could rapidly erode traditional carriers’ market share. As network ownership is no longer a …read more