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Telcos urge a bolder, less fragmented approach to NFV

For most of this year, NFV (network functions virtualization) has been suffering from the almost inevitable backlash against a highly complex and immature technology which has been hyped to the skies. More urgent moves are needed to avoid fragmentation of the platform, and to deploy NFV in a flexible way, said speakers at last week’s NFV/SDN Congress in The Hague. But in addition to those familiar complaints, some CTOs also think operators have been too timid and need to set far bigger goals for their virtualization programs. Arash Ashouriha, Deutsche Telekom’s deputy CTO, told the event: “From day one the aspiration was to learn from the hyperscale companies and the reality is that we are far away from the pure…

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