Not all NFV’s are created Equal

Gartner published its hype cycle and Communication for this year. It shows NFV at the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the curve. This is usually the case with any new technology. As a new technology comes along, it brings along its share of pretenders. In the dot-com boom-bust, a lot of companies bought into the “dot-com” hype

Affirmed Networks Nominated as Finalist for 2015 SPIFFY Award from the Silicon Valley Telecommunication Council

Company Recognized for its Innovation and Ability to Execute The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is an organization focused on connecting companies and individuals involved in the region’s Communications Technology industry for the purposes of networking, collaboration, and education and has become a hub for telecom professionals in the Valley. As part of their overall program, the

Considerations while selecting an NFV partner

It is clear, for Service Providers to support the exponentially growing demand for data bandwidth with declining to flat ARPUs (Average Revenue Per User) their network strategy has to evolve. The heavy capital expenditures of the traditional siloed network functions running on bespoke hardware is a relic of of the past. Market saturation combined with new entrants to the

The Benefits of Open Source in NFV

Conventionally, operators were not able to support different software applications and services due to legacy architectures and purpose built hardware that could not scale easily. Additionally  it has been difficult for Mobile Network operators (MNO) to predict the demand in mobile traffic which fluctuates based on events during different times of the year. For instance,

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Pain Points of Deploying NFV

NFV is clearly revolutionizing the Telecom market and every day more and more Mobile Network Operators are sitting up and taking notice of its benefits. Although some might say that the technology is in its early stages, NFV has quickly moved from Proof of Concept, to field deployments carrying traffic for some of the world’s

What’s in the Future for NFV?

From the start, the concept of transforming mobile networks towards NFV largely stemmed from the business forces behind it, driving a migration away from the unsustainable economics of the current operator network models. Presently, it has become evident just how pivotal NFV technology is in creating viable business models, with real, prime time deployments in