Service Providers must choose: are they service providers or connectivity providers?
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Balamurali Thekkedath, Director Product Marketing, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson
NFV and SDN will grant service providers the ability to target 'verticals' they haven't even thought about, Balamurali tells Martyn Warwick. But their operational and business processes will have to change if they're to grasp the opportunity. Indeed it may be that many SPs will be happy to remain connectivity providers and avoid all the risks, but there will be others who decide that services are worth pursuing, if only to maintain relevance to their users.
Filmed at: MPLS & SDN World Congress 2015, Paris.