Find out what's really happening in NFV

Welcome to The NFV Playbook. 

This is the practical operator guide for progressing NFV and is being rolled out between April and October 2017 in the form of individual 10-minute briefing reports. Authors include leading analysts at ABI Research, IHS, and Strategy Analytics as well as field experts at Openwave.

Topics include lessons from NFV trials, top use cases for NFV, and reviews of NFV platforms, as well as business perspectives and top level views of the state of play. Each report takes less than 10 minutes to read. Here's the first three:

  •  The Real State of NFV - The Big Picture

Provides a top down view of what's really happening with NFV rollouts. This exclusive report was commissioned from experts at ABI Research. It includes the impacts of 5G, NFV deployment models, and current state of roll-outs.

  • 6 Lessons for Mobile Operatos Moving to NFV

An alternative view of NFV rollout from practitioners working within mobile operators. Includes six key observations from vendor lock-in to financial mis-alignment. Learn the lessons others have had to learn the hard way!

  • NFV- Technology Challenges and Considerations

The transition from fixed appliance infrastructures to virtualized, programmable and distributed architectures presents several technical and business challenges for mobile operators. In this 10 minute brief our NFV subject matter experts summarize areas where key decisions need to be taken including:

  • Architecture and technology choices
  • OSS / BSS supporting functions 
  • Hypervisor & Switching options  

Accompanying the NFV Playbook


The Practical Operator Guide to Progressing NFV: half day workshop covering NFV strategy and field execution.

Complimentary and exclusive to mobile operators, the workshop includes a stream for Traffic Management and a stream for Subscriber Data Management. Check the box requesting details when you register below.

Please note reports available to mobile operators only.

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Registering once automatically guarantees you will receive the whole series of 10 briefings delivered April to October 2017. The NFV Playbook 2017 is available exclusively to mobile operators .

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