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The telco transformation journey has not been easy. One of the most significant challenges has been the onboarding of virtual network functions and value-added services and service chaining is at the heart of this issue.


  • While challenges still exist in VNF onboarding and value-added service delivery to enterprises, operator demand for dynamic service chaining is on rise as operators expand NFV infrastructure deployments.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess the challenges operators continue to face in VNF onboarding as they relate to service chaining.
  • Understand which VNFs are commonly bundled for enterprise delivery.

Key questions answered

  • What is NFV's role in service chaining?
  • What is the size of the market for operator spend on VNF software?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

Dynamic service chaining demand is on the rise

  • NFV's role in service chaining
  • Benefits of dynamic service chaining
  • Dynamic service chain design characteristics

Service chaining's impact on VNF onboarding

  • VNF onboarding challenges
  • VNF supersets are a practical foray into service delivery


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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