NFV is an industry answer that enables carriers to become more efficient, flexible and speedy.
Guido Candiani – Vice-president and responsible for TI Group, Telefonica Group and the whole Latin America Region at Italtel – explains Network Function Virtualization (NFV) challenges existing between where the technologies are today and widespread adoption with a special focus on Latin America’s context.
With so much progress, the future of NFV certainly seems to be headed towards pervasive adoption. Again, a crucial factor remains on a single point: standardization. While attempts are being made – for example, by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) – achieving this could take much more time than carriers can wait. Furthermore, in Latin America, the same level of collaboration does not currently exist, with many businesses calling in European vendors to compensate for the lack of home vendors that offer NFV solutions. Such challenges, however, often breed innovation, and this is especially true in Latin America.
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