NFV adoption to transform telecommunications infrastructure - by GIGAOM
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Overview: Communications Service Providers (CSPs), including wire line, wireless, and cable providers, need to
innovate to keep up with the competitive pressure of the rapidly changing network environment. As more
of the value (and revenues) flow to over-the-top service providers like Google and Amazon, CSPs face the
prospect of increasingly becoming providers of commodity-like transport services. At the same time, the
huge growth in traffic driven by video, mobile, and cloud usage is overwhelming current networks,
forcing CSPs to spend heavily in new equipment just to keep up with bandwidth demand.
The answer for most leading CSPs is to improve their ability to introduce new revenue-generating services, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce their costs. A key part of this telecom transformation is for the CSPs to modify their traditional network architectures significantly to improve agility and reduce operating costs. CSPs need networks that can rapidly respond to changing traffic patterns, new applications, and user requirements.