Openwave Mobility's NFV-based Solutions Deployed by 10 Operators in 12 Months

28 February 2018
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Openwave Mobility announced that ten operators have deployed its NFV-based solutions in the past 12 months. 

This includes customers from North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Far East, bringing an additional 380 million end-users to Openwave Mobility’s subscriber base. The NFV deployments were primarily based on GiLAN, claims the Company.

To manage the demand for mobile video and boost Quality of Experience (QoE), most of these operators deployed Openwave Mobility’s Virtualized Network Function (VNF) for real-time encrypted video traffic management.

The momentum with Tier 1 operators in particular has been significant with Orange, Vodafone, and Zain all publicly announcing deployments of Openwave Mobility’s VNF for Video Traffic Management. One tier-one Middle Eastern operator that deployed this VNF has dramatically cut video stall times by over 30 percent.

John Giere, President and CEO, Openwave Mobility
We recently conducted a detailed study on the practical considerations for successful deployment of NFV architecture. The positive news from the study is that VNFs with very specific use cases are providing the early ROI from NFV deployments. 

Dimitris Mavrakis, REsearch Director, Strategic Technology, ABI Research 
Some are dipping their toes with an appliance approach with VNFs before they take the full NFV plunge while others adopt a platform strategy that addresses the long term evolution of the network.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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