Vodafone Demands More from NFV Vendors


Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still encountering some significant challenges as it works with the vendor community on its plans.

That was one of the key messages from the Vodafone’s head of SDN and NFV, David Amzallag, during his keynote presentation at the Big Communications Event (BCE) here this week.

“There are two main difficulties [in which] we are still investing a lot of effort but have not yet finalized the approach or standpoint,” noted Amzallag.

The first is “the new pricing model — how we are going to negotiate with vendors and how we are going to be charged for orchestration software or SDN controllers. The industry is absolutely not consolidated here and that’s an understatement,” stated the Vodafone man, who has been shocked at the range of different models being proposed by different suppliers.

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