TM Forum has released a report highlighting the challenges facing operators as they attempt to bring virtualisation further into an operational environment. GTB speaks to Barry Graham, the industry organisation’s director of product management
What have been some of the initial lessons from NFV deployments?
One of the most interesting examples I heard was where an operator had looked at addressing the organisational aspects of NFV with an ‘island’ deployment. As well as implementing a solution, they also created a complete and standalone cross-functional team to manage it. So, in addition to getting valuable experience out of the technology, they also got valuable experience surrounding new organisational aspects, new ways of working, and new processes that they can now leverage as they transform the rest of the organisation.
What are the benefits and limitations of experimenting with NFV in an ‘island’ deployment?
The benefits are clear: operators are able to get experience and value from NFV at much lower risk. However, the business…
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