Software Defined Networking & NFV

Mobile Networks have largely adopted IP based 3G/4G networks leading to unprecedented uptake of mobile broadband, smartphones, and the digitization of all things. The SDN and NFV virtualization of mobile networks captures the scale economies of commercial IT ecosystem and starts the transformative evolution from that of telecom operator into Web-scale digital service providers.

SDN/NFV evolution of the network is a continuous process of smart network development, and leads to competitive advantage and generates new revenues as a profit center. The convergence of mobile, fixed, and Wi-Fi, and the increasing diversity with 5G, changes the nature of the packet core—the central brain of the thinking network.

This transformation includes a central focus on Customer Experience Management. The drive for everywhere, all-the-time access to content and services with the need for dynamic subscriber management and service optimization is making the core networks a focus of innovation like never before. ABI Research provides independent, thought provoking, and unique analysis on the evolution of the mobile broadband networks into indispensable communicating and computing networks of tomorrow.


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