While there is little doubt that NFV can revolutionize the telecom industry, the final question marks have not vanished completely. Many industry professionals see that NFV is lacking behind its true potential. One blocking point in the way of fulfilling the promises is the lack of real multi-vendor interoperability. Due to this, the deployment of a new NFV can easily expand into months instead of the assumed easy and quick play. In order to take the technology to the next level, verified interoperability is a must.
EANTC, a widely recognized independent test center, has been around long enough to see, how important interoperability is. With more than 25 years of experience, we have actively accompanied and verified many emerging technologies. As for NFV, we obtain a first-hand account from our multi-vendor NFV interop tests, how difficult integration still can be. We will use real-life test examples featuring leading vendors to underline where interoperability is essential and why.
Attendees will learn from a range of real-life tests and results conducted by EANTC which NFV walls still need a tear-down. Our examples will give the audience an idea, what is going well and where improvement is still needed. We will also outline the bigger picture underlining why multi-vendor interoperability is so crucial to advance the industry and how this can be achieved. EANTC will highlight the state of the industry and the obstacles when it comes to rolling out NFV big time.