DUBLIN, IRELAND: The Broadband Forum continues to collaborate with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) Industry Specification Group for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV ISG) after agreeing a formal liaison relationship last year.
The collaboration aims to achieve a consistent approach and common architecture for the infrastructure needed to support virtualized network functions, and will help the industry channel its efforts towards achieving a rapid roll-out of NFV solutions.
NFV grew out of carriers’ need to embrace adoption of cloud technologies, open platforms and interfaces for enhanced service delivery in their networks, which would reduce complexity, enhance scalability and speed time to market. These new innovative software based technologies will co-exist with current multi-vendor environments, making interoperability a key requirement as well the need for cooperation amongst the various organizations developing standards and specifications.
After meeting with ETSI’s NFV ISG in July of this year, the Broadband Forum will help bring NFV solutions and related technologies into operation and help make them the mainstay of the networking industry.