Service Assurance In an NFV and SDN World: Assuring the Virtualized Networks of the Future Feature Report

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The mobile telecom industry is moving towards a world of fewer parts and more code, conducted under the guise of SDN, NFV and cloud platforms. RCR Wireless News’s latest report provides an update on how telecom operators like AT&T and vendors like HP Enterprise are looking to bolster their service assurance plans for this new virtualized world.

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The hype around the benefits of virtualization remains robust, but there’s some disconnect between supported service level quality and what is required by telecom operators.

RCR Wireless News spoke with more than a dozen companies, including telecom operators like AT&T, Verizon Communications and CenturyLink; vendors like EXFO, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, NetScout, Accedian, and Centina Systems; and sought insight from industry analyst firms Exact Ventures, Senza Fili Consulting and IHS Markit to get a thorough update on the current service assurance market as the telecom space migrates to greater software control.

The report, entitled: “Service assurance in a NFV and SDN world: Assuring the virtualized networks of the future,” contains insight into the current telecom market for NFV, SDN and cloud services; how leading-edge telecom operators view current service assurance platforms designed to work in virtualized environments; challenges they see in handling hybrid deployment environments that are expected to be around for several years; and how the vendor community is changing their own business and operational models in dealing with the growing software wave. The report also looks at specific use cases in the form of voice-over-LTE and voice-over-Wi-Fi that are seen as harbingers for the ability of service assurance platforms to operate in virtualized and hybrid network environments. This insight comes from speaking with carriers, industry analysts and vendors that are at the center of the telecom market’s evolution towards virtualization platforms.

Download this report to learn:

  • Financial investment predictions for the NFV, SDN and cloud space
  • Progress of telecom operators deploying NFV, SDN and cloud technologies
  • Which carriers are leading and which carriers are following
  • Benefits and challenges expected for telecom leaders and followers
  • What parts of the telecom network are witnessing virtualization moves
  • The impact standards and interoperability are having on deployment plans
  • Depth of expected deployment in telecom networks

Watch the complimentary editorial webinar featuring:

  • Dan Meyer, Editor-in-Chief, RCR Wireless News
  • Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst, Exact Ventures
  • Chris Rice, VP of Advanced Technologies and Architecture, AT&T Labs
  • Vikram Saksena, Office of the CTO, Cable Markets, NetScout
  • Ihab Mahna, Solutions Architect, EXFO
  • Bala Thekkedath, Director of Marketing NFV, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

“In terms of the ability for service assurance platforms to handle the needs of these new deployment models, the journey continues and expectations are that advances will allow for this evolution of service assurance to meet the challenge,” Meyer explained. “The market might not be ready for large-scale rollouts today, but it appears to be only a matter of time.”

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