Released: Thursday, March 24, 2016
What does it mean to operationalize technologies like network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN)? It’s a billion-dollar question, as answering it means that the promises of 5G and the Internet of Everything (IoE) can be fulfilled. If service providers don’t figure out what it means and how to do it, they will not be able to maximize the opportunity.
Two big shifts are happening simultaneously to set the stage for the digital Operations Center of the Future (OpCF). One is the evolution of new business models to support the IoE, which recognize that services increasingly must be delivered through an ecosystem of partners. The other is a technological revolution in the form of network virtualization and automation, which makes creation of these value fabrics possible.
Read this report to understand:
- What it means to operationalize virtualization technologies
- They key principles and requirements for the digital OpCF
- How service providers are planning to introduce digital operations into their companies
- The kinds of cultural and organizational changes required for digital operations
- How service providers view partnerships
- How virtualization will affect service design and the user experience
- What service providers think about securing virtualized networks
- How TM Forum Catalysts are helping service providers build the OpCF