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Introduction

Communications service providers (CSPs) are rearchitecting their networks to achieve cost savings, network agility, and automation. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are the technologies that enable this transformation.

Highlights

  • Ovum has identified four key trends that will shape the market landscape over the next 12 to 18 months and help accelerate NFV commercialization.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes key drivers for NFV/SDN deployment acceleration.
  • Identifies different strategies vendors and CSPs can employ to build on their NFV portfolios and ecosystems.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key trends driving NFV/SDN deployments in 2018?
  • What cultural and business model challenges can CSPs address to further NFV/SDN deployments?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

Cloud-native VNFs are a requirement

  • CSPs need to act now to go cloud-native with VNFs for self-management efficiencies

Vendors need to be talking about service assurance

  • Service assurance for NFV/SDN is becoming more important than ever
  • The vendor lock-in conundrum: play nice or get paid?

Intent-based networking is on the radar for CSPs

  • The end game: Taking people out of the network

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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