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AvidThink Research - 2020 State of NFV - Trends, Challenges and Results

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This AvidThink Research report looks at the state of network functions virtualization (NFV) in the current market, as well as major trends and challenges. Find out what ten leading communication service providers (CSPs) say about the results of their current NFV deployments, their expectations for next-generation services especially those leveraging 5G, the benefits of open-source initiatives, and their views on key challenges ahead.

IT leaders should read this report to discover some important trends, challenges and results of the move to NFV.


  • Current trends in revenue-generating enterprise opportunities in healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, retail and IoT
  • Key challenges like hiring teams skilled in emerging technologies such as AI, ML, and data science
  • Results from CSPs of adopting virtualization across entire infrastructure, with future 5G rollouts
Cloud-native architectures, including cloud-native network functions (CNFs), are seen as critical in the longer term for deployment agility, rapid service customization, high reliability, and comprehensive automation.
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