Why Telefonica's UNICA NFV push is a big deal for Industry
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Saar Gillai, SVP, GM, Network Functions Virtualization, Hewlett-Packard
UNICA will take a few years to completely roll out, but at the end of it Telefonica's network will be virtualized, says Saar Gillai. That's a big deal for both Telefonica and HP, he tells Martyn Warwick as it endorses the company's open platform positioning.
Why HP? Openness is the big one. "HP's programme represents a lot of what Telefonica is looking for" as it sees virtualisation as a way of avoiding vendor lock-in, says Saar.
Filmed at: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, March 1, 2015