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Open source and technical innovation are two major components of the software-driven telco, powered by SDN and NFV. However, the introduction of either of these is not a simple exercise, especially when they threaten established business and revenue models.


  • OpenStack is arguably the most important open source project, and despite having universal support, it still hasn't created a carrier-grade software version. Vendors are thus introducing their own proprietary extensions with OpenStack that dilute the vendor-agnostic nature of NFV.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn about the use of open source in telecom networks.
  • Identify which projects are active and which ones are likely to be widely accepted.

Key questions answered

  • Why is OpenStack not ready for the telecom network?
  • Why is there competition in open source projects for telecom networks?

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  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Open Source and Technology Development for NFV

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