Seen & Heard: Verizon Exec Says NFV Vendors Are Failing
The gloves came off at TM Forum Live! 2016 when a senior Verizon executive said that telecom vendors weren't doing enough to help operators reap the big benefits of having software and virtualization technologies in their networks.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)'s Gagan Puranik said most of the virtualization efforts to date have focused on "low-hanging fruit," such as CPE and firewalls. The Verizon executive blamed the problem on having too many standards bodies and open source groups that haven't worked together.
"When we talk about decoupling the control and data planes and introducing that kind of philosophy throughout the network, the software from vendors just doesn't meet the scope needed to do this," said Verizon's Puranik, director of SDN and NFV architecture planning, at today's TM Forum Live! event in Nice, France. "That means those planes don't scale independently, and we need that."
Light Reading News Editor and Telco Transformation Editor-in-Chief Iain Morris has the full story over on Light Reading. (See Verizon Demands Better NFV 'Answers' From Vendors.)
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