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86% of global telecoms report OpenStack important to their success

Network Functions Virtualization, Internet of Things and 5G emerge as leading use cases.

A survey recently conducted by Heavy Reading reveals that 85.8 percent of telecom respondents consider OpenStack to be essential or important to their success. The survey, commissioned by the OpenStack Foundation, explores current usage and adoption plans of communications service providers (CSPs).

More than 60 percent of telecoms are already using or currently testing new use cases with OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), citing benefits such as offering new services more quickly, faster data center virtualization, and lower operating and software costs. Telecoms also identified Internet of Things (40 percent in production) and 5G (30 percent in production) as major use cases.

Watch the webinar hosted by Heavy Reading senior analyst Roz Roseboro for a deep dive into the results and additional analysis on key findings from the survey.

Why Global Communications companies are choosing OpenStack

Network agility

offers greater flexibility, scalability and resiliency

Cost Savings

both on installation and management

Proven implementation

by the world’s leading telecommunications companies

Open standards

through ETSI and OPNFV, including reference architecture

Vendor support

industry-leading solutions are based on OpenStack

OpenStack Foundation Report

Accelerating NFV Delivery with OpenStack

Read Accelerating NFV Delivery with OpenStack, a report created by the OpenStack Foundation in collaboration with six global communications companies, to learn more about Network Functions Virtualization.

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Millions of AT&T wireless subscribers are connected to virtualized network services ... based on OpenStack.
— John Donovan
Senior Executive Vice President of Technology and Network Operations
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Everything you need to know about OpenStack and NFV

Developers and global telecoms who are actively shaping NFV in the open source community met at the Boston Summit to discuss use cases, project requirements and next steps.