NFV still has a role to play in the larger network transformation because it helps operators migrate towards a cloud-native, service-based infrastructure based on the customer’s telco cloud maturity.
- NFV will serve as an entry point to telco cloud. It will still be a relevant technology used to push automation into layer 2 and layer 3 for better network operations.
- NFV is not going away, but its management model will need to be updated to accelerate NFV adoption.
Features and Benefits
- Evaluate how telecom vendors can position NFV portfolios to meet operator demand in 2020.
- Learn key drivers for NFV over the next year.
Key questions answered
- What are the key themes driving NFV adoption in 2020?
- How does NFV fit in to operators' overall network transformation for 5G?
Table of contents
Recommendations for service providers
Recommendations for vendors
NFV remains part of the overall progression to 5G
NFV is the operators' entry point to telco cloud operations
Cloud-native NFVI is fundamental to run new services
NFV does not go away, but the management model must change
Technology disruptions to 2013's NFV
Don't design for the NFV-O; design for the service
Kubernetes for telco workloads has come a long way
Interworking between VMs and containers is critical