Expert Perspectives

  • There's been lots of action and work around network functions virtualization in places such as the U.S. and key countries in Europe. But, as Susan J. Campbell noted in an NFV Essentials piece this week, NFV can also be helpful in bringing communications capabilities to developing parts of the world.

  • While there's been no shortage of development in the network functions virtualization (NFV) field in general, some developments are getting more attention than others., Inc., meanwhile, is actively calling out one of the biggest developments in the market: messaging platforms.

  • Network technology is undergoing a transformation to keep up with what organizations and individual consumers are demanding. In order to support live streaming video, real-time services, hosted applications and the different types of communications solutions in the market place, a transformation is …

  • Development - it means different things to different people. In the technology realm, it's a focus on consistent innovations that help us focus on the next generation of enablement. When development is happening in parts of the world where it hasn't been a primary focus in the past, the adoption of …

  • Open source has been a great boon for the technology market as a whole. Opening up the field and encouraging development above all else, some charitable corporations out there are offering up key components on an as-needed basis. This in turn gives other, often smaller, companies access to necessary…

  • Welcome back to the week in review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines in NFV Essentials this week.

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November 7-10, 2016
Hilton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Carrier Network Virtualization (CNV)

December 12-14
Santa Clara Convention Center, California

Featured Resources

Zero Touch Network-as-a-Service

There is a growing recognition from B2B operators, and in particular from the MEF membership, that they need to modernize operations for delivering network connectivity services to reap the benefits offered by SDN and NFV.

Full End-to-End Network Function Virtualization

As cloud technologies revolutionize the business model of enterprise computing, the telecommunications industry is leveraging the potential of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as a telco flavor of network cloud computing. However, the move to a cloud business model is complex for communications.

The Road to NFV Success Is Paved with Intelligent Orchestration

CSPs can infuse a high degree of intelligence through business and technology rules that govern workloads and decisions based on key metrics and measurements.

Virtualized Oracle Communications Policy Management Offers Advanced Policy and Charging Capabilities to Communications Service Providers Large and Small

Small, midsize, and large communications service providers (CSPs) are looking for ways to better personalize and monetize the services they offer. But sophisticated policy management capabilities have historically required large investments in hardware and were comparatively bulky—until now.

Oracle Communications Application Orchestrator Makes the Path to NFV More Agile and Open for Service Providers

The ultimate goal of network function virtualization (NFV) is to support a communications world that operates with a more cost-effective and agile infrastructure.