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Telstra’s demonstration of its SDN/NFV platform in development, a project named the “Symphony Initiative,” provides the best case so far seen for a new range of customer-controlled managed services for the business and enterprise market.


  • Ovum has had previews of several SDN/NFV-based pilot services and “proof of concepts” from telecoms operators. So far, the most impressive has been Telstra’s program for a prospective suite of network services and applications for business and enterprise end users.

Features and Benefits

  • Previews Telstra’s Symphony Initiative.
  • Assesses the potential of NFV-based services.

Key questions answered

  • What is Telstra's main product plan for enterprise NFV services?
  • How can NFV-based services benefit enterprise users?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view

SDN/NFV-based services

  • Telstra’s Symphony Initiative
  • The value of SDN/NFV-based services


  • Background
  • Products and services
  • Customer experience with SDN/NFV-based services
  • Business model and commercial strategy
  • What needs work


  • Further reading
  • Author

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