ETSI ISG Unveils NFV Release 2 Specs

ETSI ISG Unveils NFV Release 2 Specs Image Credit: ETSI

ETSI, this week announced the availability of the NFV Release 2 specifications, delivering requirements, interfaces and information models for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).

This underlines the significant progress made in the development and future utilization of NFV technology. Undertaken by the ETSI Industry Specification Group on NFV (ETSI ISG NFV) now covering an expansive range of core activities, the successful completion of the specifications from the Release 2 roadmap will move the telecommunication sector closer to the goal of a more agile, flexible and cost-effective network infrastructure.

Building on the ETSI ISG NFV documentation that was published in late 2014, NFV Release 2 incorporates 11 new group specifications, in addition to the many NFV specifications already published. These detail the various requirements, interface descriptions and information models enabling interoperability of solutions based on the ETSI NFV Architectural Framework.

In addition, the Release 2 outlines the necessary functional requirements in relation to a wide set of functional areas, such as the management of virtualized resources, lifecycle management of both network services and virtualized network functions, network service fault/performance management, virtualized resource capacity management, etc.

Telefonica’s Diego Lopez, the newly appointed Chairman of ETSI NFV ISG
Through the collaborative efforts of all parties involved in the ETSI NFV ISG, we have been able to identify and define the required capabilities, following a practical approach that leverages proofs of concept to explore and demonstrate what was proposed. The combination of wide consensus and experimental evidence has led to NFV being recognized as a completely viable and highly valuable technology. 

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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