|Posted on 24 October, 2014 at 9:15|
At the annual Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Amsterdam, where the global Telecom Technology Executives meet, NFV and Network Virtualisation are in the Limelight. This year BBWF hosts a number of live NFV POC demos. Blue Ocean Networks contributed to a panel session on "Tackling Deployment Challenges for NFV"
Though NFV has been launched just two years ago, in October 2012, by a small band of 13 global Tier 1 operators, it has made significant strides. The ETSI NFV group that was formed in response to the Call to Action in October 2012, now has over 220 members and over 30 operator members. The initial set of requirements, architecture and framework specifications will be completed by January 2015. Over 25 multi-vendor and operator sponsored POCs are in progress or have been completed.
In Phase 2 of the ETSI NFV initiative, starting at the end of January 2015, the key focus will be on Interoperability and achieving Openness. The recently launched OPNFV Open Source NFV initiative has a similar key focus on Openness.