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Informa's latest NFV conference outlined the need for more discussions around NFV. More initiatives are being launched, while operators are finding out that large-scale deployments may be more complicated than they had originally thought.


  • Initial research indicates that it's still quite early for NFV deployments and although vendors claim they are early, most of them are not ready for large-scale deployments.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the state of the NFV market.
  • Evaluates new open source initiatives, especially regarding NFV MANO.

Key questions answered

  • Why is Open Source MANO important?
  • Are vendors ready for large-scale NFV deployments?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Telefonica and Vodafone paint the big picture
  • Scratching the tip of the NFV iceberg
  • Vendors should open interfaces to remain relevant


  • Further reading
  • Author

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