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This report highlights network functions virtualization (NFV) activity at MWC 2015. Operators said that NFV is taking longer than expected because technologies are not mature, while vendors announced a flurry of managed services for virtualized networks.


  • The biggest highlight for NFV at MWC 2015 was the choice of HP for Telefonica's virtualization efforts.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand what MWC 2015 announcements mean for NFV
  • Learn which NFV-related operator and vendor announcements at MWC 2015 were most important

Key questions answered

  • What did key operators announce at MWC 2015 regarding NFV?
  • Which were the most important vendor announcements for NFV at MWC 2015?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Key players announce updated virtualization strategies
  • More managed services and realism to follow
  • Interested operators should assess operational issues first


  • Further reading
  • Author

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