SDN/NFV Technologies Universe Investigated by Pyramid Research in New Market Research Report Available at

15 Apr 2016 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – The world's leading network service providers are trialing software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) technologies actively to get an understanding of their benefits, for themselves and for their business clients alike. They also try to understand how, unless they are first-in, competitors with unsettling business models might take pains to turn these cutting-edge technologies against them.

It may appear that operators active in Asia and North America have initiated SDN/NFV, and that operators in Europe (apart from Colt and Deutsche Telekom) are not as advanced. With regard to customer facing commercial services launches, this is in a way true. But large-sized operators get wise to the risks of a single vendor lock-in situation and mistaken technology bets. An increasing number utilise SDN/NFV internally; they are also looking into, and conducting external testing of the technologies, to see what positive results they can bring to clients.

Novel SDN and/or NFV technologies require real-time monitoring and management control that incorporates dynamic portal presentation to allow clients to reconfigure services alongside real time up-to-date billing information.

NTT Communications and AT&T Inc. are amid iconic early adopters of SDN and/or NFV technologies; all of these rivals are operating in more than 1 of the 4 major SDN/NFV categories discussed.

New market research report “SDN/NFV technologies: Innovative use cases and operator strategies” elaborated by Pyramid Research provides true insights into the functional areas where network carriers are closely aligned with SDN and NFV technologies – SDN in access networks, SDN in core networks, NFV centralised in cloud computing, and NFV in distributed virtual CPE (vCPE). The publication covers network service providers’ motivations for each service category, pinpoints some of the providers operating in each domain, and offers a comprehensive listing of what associated competitive fields and/or services might pose a threat to the business model. The report features the case studies in each of the categories, such as Level 3 SDN access, CenturyLink centralized NFV, Telstra SDN in the core network, and Masergy vCPE. It reveals a slew of innovative SDN/NFV technology and monetisation strategies from the world’s top operators.

Report Details:

SDN/NFV technologies: Innovative use cases and operator strategies
Published: April, 2016
Pages: 29 
Price: US$ 3,495.00

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