Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) was designed to help the telecom industry accelerate innovation and launch services quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. This is done primarily by replacing hardware-centric equipment with cloud native and microservices approaches that allow key core and edge functionality to be virtualized in telecommunications networks.
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As real-time communications services are increasingly moving to the cloud, one of the biggest impacts and potential for growth revenue is coming at the intersection of software innovation and dramatically changing consumer behaviors.
Open Telecom initiatives continue to grow, as the benefits of belonging to NFV ecosystems are so compelling: working together, private cloud infrastructure, software and systems vendors are helping service providers "future proof" their networks and improve service agility, while avoiding vendor lock-in and continuing to build the basis for the development and launching of new and innovative services.
Over the last several years, we have been working with some of the largest and most successful Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in the world, and it's been fascinating to be part of their transformation teams, contributing to their large-scale projects, as virtualized and software defined networks emerge and legacy networks continue to fade into the past.
Mobile World Congress is probably THE conference in the technology industry right now, with more than 100,000 people descending on the city of Barcelona for four days to showcase their latest and greatest. It has become so much more than a “MOBILE” conference. This year, I had the privilege of attending the show again to really get a feel for what’s hot in the industry and where things are going.
The majority of my time is spent helping our more than 700 service provider customers better serve their customers through more agile, efficient and powerful communications networks. Serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Network for GENBAND has given me unique insights into the issues and pain points that are facing today’s service providers. Every day my team and I help customers ranging from the largest operators in the world to rural service providers solve their communications issues and improve their networks.
If you find yourself more frustrated than ever while on a call or conference bridge…when you cannot quite make out what a participant is saying…when you are sharing your ideas only to learn a few minutes later your voice was barely legible…you’re not alone.
To meet the growth in real-time communications, service providers are increasingly moving to virtualize their networks and certain network functions.
Spring finally sprung in London last week with sunny days and temperatures in the 20s (70s). It almost seems a shame to ask sun-starved Londoners to head indoors this week for one of the year’s biggest unified communications (UC) events, UC EXPO. On the plus side, the good weather should ensure a busy event. GENBAND will be showing off our UC and WebRTC solutions and will be supportin