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Vodafone looks to set new SDN procurement norms for the whole industry

Transforming an operator’s network is not just about rethinking architectures – new pricing, skills and business processes may be just as difficult to implement. This has been the task of David Amzallag, group head of SDN and NFV at Vodafone, who is leaving the role in June. One of his legacies will be a new set of vendor agreements and pricing models to support Project Ocean, Vodafone’s huge, global network transformation initiative. This is a successor to Project Spring, which focused on physical network upgrades in wireless and wireline. Comparable to AT&T’s Domain 2.0 program, it is driving Vodafone towards software-defined, virtualized and cloud-oriented architectures. But like AT&T, Vodafone needs to rewrite the rules of how it deals with its…

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