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Orange Business Services has added Cisco’s Viptela SD-WAN on its multivendor network functions virtualization (NFV) platform and also added support for a new piece of universal CPE (uCPE) hardware from Cisco.


  • Orange Business Services' philosophy in the launch of its premises-based, multivendor commercial NFV platform appears to lean more closely to having core functionality ready and building features as they are required and prioritized by enterprise clients.
  • These commercial multivendor NFV platforms and their supporting architectures are complex and expensive to assemble. To date, only a handful of very large or specialized operators, including AT&T, Verizon, Telstra, Masergy, and Interoute, have launched them.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses Orange Business Services' approach to its commercial multivendor NFV platform and its initial supported virtual network functions.
  • Evaluates some of the gaps in Orange Business Services' NFV strategy today, including gateway support, and the anticipated timeline for the telco to close these gaps.

Key questions answered

  • What operators have launched commercial, premises-based, multivendor enterprise NFV services?
  • How are Orange Business Services' adoption of Cisco Viptela vSD-WAN and its use of Cisco's ENCS hardware platform valuable or different from other launches?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Anatomy of Orange Business Services' NFV platform
  • Orange Business Services' SD-WAN management wrap
  • SD-WAN cloud gateway support to come


  • Further reading
  • Author

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