SONATA released a new blog post on Software Networks Challenge.
Software networks are universally recognized among network operators as a necessary investment to be technically ready and positioned for future 5G networks and, consequently, they are progressively embracing the shift to virtualization. In 2016, mainly thanks to both the maturity of open source projects and the initial deployments ran by major service providers, they accelerated their investments on the softwarisation of their networks. During the last two years, the market has seen trials, proofs of concept (PoC) and demonstrations showing some early and small-scale success stories.
There are currently significant efforts underway across the major communication service providers worldwide, such as Telefonica, British Telecom, AT&T, China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom, to roll out new 5G infrastructure based on NFV/SDN technologies.
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