35% of Global Service Providers Deploying NFV in 2015

Fully 35 percent of global service providers surveyed are planning to deploy network functions virtualization in 2015, said Michael Howard, senior research director for carrier networks at IHS.

“In fact, all major operators are either now deploying NFV or plan to within the next few years,” Howard said.

About 48 percent of carriers surveyed by IHS plan to evaluate NFV by the end of 2015, as well.

The top NFV use cases respondent carriers plan to deploy between 2015 and 2016 include virtual enterprise CPE (vE-CPE), service chaining and virtual network platform as a service (VNPaaS).

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