May 31, 2016

SDN-Powered Platform Helps Providers Quickly Monetize New Services

Communication service providers face stagnating revenues, increasing expenditures, and tough competition from cloud and over-the-top (OTT) service providers. Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are opening the way to increased efficiency and reduced costs, but providers are encountering new challenges as they evolve NFV from trials to network-wide deployments.

As OTTs offer more and more services, providers are fighting to keep their networks from becoming commodities by adding new services they can monetize such as Internet of things (IoT), video, and data analytics offerings. To support these services, providers need carrier-class infrastructure capable of connecting millions of data flows to thousands of virtual network functions (VNFs).

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