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How SDN and NFV are Altering the Communication Service Provider Landscape

In case you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading it, we wanted to highlight our own Dean Campbell, LightRiver’s CTO, and his recently published Industry Viewpoint article with Telecom Ramblings. The piece describes how SDN and NFV are transforming the communication service provider space.

Today, everything from cloud computing to 5G to increased data traffic are impacting Communication Service Provider (CSP) networks. With these widespread adoptions comes the need for a change in their network architecture and that is where Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) come in.

As SDN has begun to change the industry, NFV has complemented SDN and focuses on the optimization of the network services through virtualized network applications such as switching, routing and firewalls.

How are CSPs seeing a difference? View the below benefits:

  • Fast Service Activation
  • Network and Hardware Optimization
  • Continuous Monitoring and Predictive Analytics
  • Reduced Capital Expenditures
  • Reduced Number of Network Outages

What’s next? View the next rising trends and how SD-WAN plays a role in the Internet of Things (IoT), by reading the entire article here.

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