Keyword: Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP)
After a somewhat rocky start, virtual network functions are poised to grow to $16.4 billion in revenues by 2022, according to an IDC report.
AT&T's Mazin Gilbert said open source groups are tying into each other to advance technologies within the telecom industry and beyond.
While open source has changed the face of the telecom industry over the past five years, the coming years will be even bigger for the industry.
Vodafone's Fran Heeran is pretty much done with NFV and ready to bear down on cloudification.
Adva has put its three years of experience working on NFV into a major revamp of its Ensemble suite that it says will make deploying NFV much easier.
F5 Networks has crafted a means to simplify NFV for mobile operators and service providers with its new VNF Manager and preconfigured VNFs.
When it comes to virtualization, CenturyLink is blazing its own trail by using software and tools that were developed in-house.
For Mazin Gilbert, vice president of advanced technology and systems at AT&T Labs, edge networking is just a piece of the larger next-gen networking puzzle.
APIs are playing key roles in carriers' network services and interactions with customers, according to Orange Business Services' John Isch.
While the road to virtualization has included potholes and bad signage, open source can provide the right roadmap, according to Windstream executives.