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US Telcos Move Ahead on NFV as Europe Watches: 2017 Predictions

While huge progress has been made this year toward the development of virtualized services, a variety of challenges remain before widespread service roll-out can commence. 2017 will be the year that the industry takes positive steps to overcome these barriers, says Pravin Mirchandani, CMO at OneAccess Networks, who shares his five key predictions for the year ahead. #1 Europe will stay on the sidelines as USA and Japan push on We will see virtualized services start to roll out, principally in the USA, and to a lesser extent in Japan through NTT. While everyone remains sure that the way forward is virtualization, the industry is still figuring out how to solve the multiple technical, commercial and organizational challenges posed by migration. Operators will be closely watching AT&T and its Domain 2.0 program and keeping an eye on Verizon too, in a bid to learn lessons about how to im
Operators commonly expect that moving to SDN and NFV will enable cost reductions, through efficiency gains in network management and device consolidation. As they get closer to deployment, however, commercial reality is telling a different story, dep
Live from the SDN World Congress Show in The Hague, Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, EKINOPS, reflects on the industry challenges steering the dialogue at this year’s conference. In Gartner’s hype cycle, there is an inevitable time of disillusionment that fo
In the racy world of CPE architecture, what virtualization-hungry service providers say they want isn’t always what they need, says Pravin Mirchandani, CMO, EKINOPS. Alright, perhaps ‘racy’ is going a bit far, but as the virtualization industry moves
OneAccess product marketing manager, Thierry Masson believes that the success of the European Broadband Access via integrated Terrestrial & Satellite Systems (BATS) project means that operators now have an alternative to fiber as a means of meeti
In presentations at virtualization conferences, and in our discussions with operators and service providers, there remains a lot of confusion surrounding the terms ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ as they relate to customer premises equipment (CPE). This is becaus
Thierry Masson, WiFi Product Marketing Specialist at OneAccess discusses the monetization potential of free customer WiFi services. The subject of free WiFi for customers seems to leave many traditional “bricks and mortar” high street retailers with
In the world of customer premises equipment (CPE), the white-box is a new idea. It should then come as no surprise that misconceptions among operators and CSPs about what constitutes the white-box CPE are common. Here are four of the most prevalent.

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