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The technology works but some service providers are concerned about the NFV business case and monetisation

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Gerry Donohoe, Technical Director, Openet.

There is no doubt that the full-scale commercial deployment of NFV will happen but progress has been slower than might have expected. Gerry Donahoe of Openet says that this is partially because some service providers are finding it difficult to build a coherent business case for so-called "carrier grade" NFV which requires the same high level quality of service and guaranteed reliability as hard-wired traditional networks together with elastic scaleability. This is a big challenge. A further problem is that of monetisation of NFV services but this is now being addressed via a newly formed ETSI workgroup on charging and monetisation.

Filmed at: ETSI NFV #13, Dublin, 16 - 19 February 2016

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