Thursday, December 05, 2013
NFV Study Polls Service Provider Community to Collect Current Data on Who Will Benefit Most and What’s the Likely Starting Place
Parsippany, N.J. – Dec. 5, 2013 – Dialogic Inc., the Network Fuel® company, today announced the results of its first Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Survey, to cut through market speculation and deliver relevant information on NFV and virtualization and how it will alter the way service providers deploy the networks of tomorrow.
“It all comes down to the fact that virtualization of Network Functions is just a matter of when, not if,” according to Thomas Schroer, director of service provider marketing for Dialogic. “Because the timing is right now for virtualizing UC and VoIP applications and 70 percent of survey respondents expect to see gains in operational efficiency right away.”
The survey results reveal that an overwhelming majority of respondents see service providers benefitting the most from NFV with Unified Communications the likely starting place for NFV deployments followed by 4G and 3G a distant consideration.
It was no surprise that security and scalability are leading challenges for those implementing a virtualization strategy, so the take away here is for companies to look for solutions and partners who can be trusted to address those concerns.
Findings of the survey may surprise some within the industry who made early predictions that contact centers would be the primary point of adoption for NFV. Instead, 81 percent of respondents foresee a diminishing role for the Central Office; but more than half expect purpose built hardware to have longevity. The top benefits of NFV were seen as relating to CAPEX and OPEX, with 70 percent of respondents believing they could be more operationally efficient with NFV and 67 percent indicating it is a better way to invest capital.
The overall findings make clear that while customers will benefit with NFV, it’s the operators who stand to gain the most.
This NFV survey was conducted by Dialogic among 12 top service providers in the U.S., and is now available for download by clicking here
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