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This case study outlines Telefonica's activities in the NFV space and outlines why the Spanish telco is the most advanced operator in the NFV market.


  • Telefonica is progressing with its NFV strategy, in many cases moving faster than vendors can follow.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn the details of Telefonica's strategy to deploy NFV in its network
  • Identify key challenges Telefonica has experienced with NFV

Key questions answered

  • Has Telefonica digressed from its original NFV strategy?
  • Why is Telefonica spending so much effort on NFV?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Telefonica’s NFV strategy components

  • OpenMANO
  • NFV Reference Lab
  • Vendor selection

Overall strategy and early conclusions

  • Strategic plans
  • Early conclusions

Strategic outlook

  • Setting the standard for NFV deployment
  • Could Telefonica become a technology provider?


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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