We spoke to Ciena’s Blue Planet VP and General Manager Nirav Modi about how Blue Planet is helping CSPs seize the shorter-term benefits of SDN and NFV through network automation. He also talks about some of the CSP challenges in leveraging new technologies and capabilities.
SDN silos and dynamic services will run counter to one another. The now disparate domains will need to be synchronized and coordinated, otherwise, they’ll be mired in a two-speed architecture that doesn’t actually function well.
Standardization of testing is a critical step toward easing NFV deployment headaches when multiple VNF suppliers are involved. An important TM Forum Catalyst project called Joint Agile Delivery (JAD) has made a huge leap in this area.
How can operators automate (and guarantee) services they don’t control end to end? This is a serious question as they…
Today’s digital changes are extreme, and are forcing operators like Telefónica to completely rethink business models and how to architect operational and business support systems (OSS/BSS) for the future.