network functions virtualization

All Hail (and Support) Open Source!

Open source is not a panacea. An open source product doesn’t mean it’s cheap or free. And open source solutions don’t provide a cookie-cutter approach – every solution needs customization and usually integration.

Virtual Packet Core Launch First

We are seeing more and more Mobile Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) being deployed in commercial networks around the world. The recent case with XL Axiata in Indonesia (XL Axiata teams up with Cisco to launch Indonesia’s first 4G LTE network with Virtualized Packet Core), is one of the first to support what I would call […]

October 29, 2015

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Delivering Winning Customer Experiences with SDN and NFV

Service Providers Poised to Disrupt the VPN Market Clouds are rolling into our lives and our economy more and more each day giving us full control. My kids were streaming a movie to their iPad in the backseat of our minivan, as we drove from Atlanta to Disney World last week. Many of the resources […]

September 16, 2015

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NFV RoI: The Current Business Drivers for Mobile Virtualisation

Written by Paul Jesemann, Cisco Solution Consultant, Mobility Architecture, APJ, September 2015 If someone were to define a safe bet, it would be on the number of blogs about NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), its drivers and benefits out there, by far exceeding the actual number of Virtual Network Functions deployed. So please let me try […]

Get Yours Now! Cisco’s Virtual Managed Services Solution

Lots of excitement and energy continue to surround NFV (Network Function Virtualization), and it is getting even better. During the charged atmosphere at the inaugural NFV Congress in San Jose, we were delighted by more than just technology posturing, including the availability of SDN (Software Defined Networking)/NFV platforms like Cisco’s Virtual Managed Services Solution that […]

October 15, 2014

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Cisco Succeeded in Network Functions Virtualization System Trial

I’ve had the opportunity this year to meet with mobile operator leaders from around the globe. Whether they are large or small, focused on consumer services or businesses, or engaged in video or mobility, their ambitions are much in line with our strategy: to help them monetize and optimize their networks, while accelerating their ability […]

October 13, 2014

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Cox Communications and Cisco Jointly Present on Innovations in Network Monetization and Optimization

Project Illustrates How Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Work in Concert to Enhance How Networks are Designed, Operated, and Monetized Last week, I blogged about some...

Join Us at BBWF 2014

Written by Greg Nehib, Cisco Senior Product Marketing Manager  Network functions virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) will get a lot of interest this year at BBWF 2014 Broadband World Forum 2014 as carriers seek to make networks more agile and efficient. In talking to both service providers and large enterprises, it’s clear that […]

Broad Industry Support Taking Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to Next Level

Cisco will Leverage OPNFV Efforts in Evolved Services Platform (ESP) Development Most people following industry trends are aware of the ETSI Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specification Group, which was formed in 2012 and kicked off its first set of specifications in October 2013. These documents are commonly used references in the growing movement to […]