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Dilemmas mount up in the new MNO architectures

The architecture choice for many telcos is no longer ‘to virtualize or not’. The big decisions are which network elements to virtualize first, and when; and whether to convert physical systems to virtual, or start from scratch with a cloud-native strategy. And having decided that, what approach to take – one with its roots in the traditional enterprise market, like VMware; one coming from the telco world, probably under the auspices of ETSI; or a ‘pure’ open source option. These three choices are starting to drive faultlines through the nascent telco virtualization and SDN (software-defined networking) market. At the edge of the network, which will become increasingly important as IoT devices proliferate, the three camps are increasingly visible. A new…

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