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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/30/2017 5:14:06 PM
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Cap and grow...the best way or the easiest one to describe?
So Sprint has gone with a system of capping legacy metal-box systems and growing NFV virtual systems in their data centers, which certainly makes sense as a way to get to full NFV as quickly as possible. Just wondering, is there business they could have been capturing by letting the legacy side grow as needed, and then ported over? Might it have been better to capture the legacy-clingers now, so that when the world forced them to NFV by finally sinking the legacy ship (as it is bound to do) the closest and easiest NFV rescue ship to swim to would be Sprint's?  Just wondering if that was assessed as a possible approach, or if the drive for NFV simply overrides the consideration of picking up a few more (probably troublesome) customers.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
9/28/2017 5:14:52 PM
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Re: Sprint with NFV
I agree. I think adding more virtualization to slrint and it's company will only further their progress.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/15/2017 2:45:01 PM
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Re: Task
There may not have been much in the way of bumps, because software is fairly portable to begin with (there are dialect problems but given that Sprint controls  both the old hardware and the new software, those are mostly solvable just by getting engineering teams to talk to each other).  Moreover, at its base text messaging is about as simple as it gets; what the software has to be able to do is basically route accurate copies of packets, which is pretty much the fundamental technology of the internet, and by nature text packets are small (reducing the volume problem) and have a limited range of possible outputs (reducing complexity).  Looks to me like they very sensibly picked the low-hanging fruit first.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
9/11/2017 12:27:56 PM
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Re: Task
For marketing purposes we never hear about the bumps. 

I'm sure there were some along the way, however. That's just par for the course if you ask me. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
9/7/2017 1:28:11 PM
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Re: Task
Perhaps the reason for not hearing about significant bumps.. is due to the lack of feedback processes for customers? (And higher priority problems...?)

 

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afwriter
afwriter
9/7/2017 12:16:47 PM
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Re: Task
There is no way this could have been easy, I am honestly surprised there weren't any (or we didn't hear about) significant bumps along the way, especially as the migrated messaging to NFV.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
9/5/2017 2:42:09 PM
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Task
I'm sure virtualizing these services was no easy task. But at the massive scale with which Sprint operates, there's a huge cost effiency in engaging in this type of project, and seeing it to completion. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
9/5/2017 2:39:52 PM
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Sprint with NFV
This is great for Sprint that are are with NFV/Network Functions Virtualization because we use sprints cells phones customer service etc. This is will just be added and bring value to what they already have.

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