While operators are tapping into the potential of software-defined networking, they're currently focused on the short-term cost saving benefits instead of using SDN to speed up their journey to the DSP-enabled model, the report said. Carriers need to engage in additional strategic planning in order to build a parallel track in the embedded services model.
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They also need to play a bigger role in the digital content presentation, creation and optimization areas of the ecosystem across various services in order to push the telco industry into the DSP industry.
10/16/2017 Huawei Network Transformation SeminarThe adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
Since its inception in February of this year, the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) has attracted a community of more than 50 leading suppliers and global carriers, who support more than 55% of the world's mobile subscribers. ONAP, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation, was designed as an end-to-end framework for real-time, policy-driven automation of physical and virtual network functions. It not only unifies the telecom sector, but also provides it with a viable roadmap for network orchestration and automation well into the future.