NFV Deployment Tracker: North American data and trends

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New NFV/SDN deployments in North America are increasingly driven by 5G, with a striking role for open source and telco self-builds. Globally, our tracker includes details of nearly 500 NFV/SDN deployments between 2011 and May 2019.

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Format: PDF filePages: 18 pagesCharts: 05Author: David MartinPublication Date: June 2019

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • SD-WAN is still important
  • 5G is driving increasing core network virtualisation
  • NFV / SDN in North America is a successful proof point for open source and telco innovation
  • …but a ban on Chinese tech would threaten innovation Introduction
  • Welcome to the sixth edition of the ‘NFV Deployment Tracker’
  • Scope, definitions and importance of the data Analysis of the North American data set
  • The North American market in global context
  • SD-WAN and core network functions are the leading categories
  • 5G is driving core network virtualisation
  • Vendor trends: Open source and operator self-builds outpace vendors
  • Operator trends: Verizon and AT&T are the clear leaders, with innovation by other players focused on enterprise networking
  • Conclusion: Slow-down in enterprise platform deployments while 5G provides new impetus
  • Index

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: Total NFV / SDN deployments by region, 2011 to April 2019
  • Figure 2: New North American deployments per year, 2014 to April 2019
  • Figure 3: North American deployments by their primary purpose, 2014 to April 2019
  • Figure 4: Open-source / self-build deployments vs vendor implementations, 2011 to April 2019
  • Figure 5: Leading North American telcos by number of deployments, 2011 to April 2019

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, AT&T, Bell Canada, Centurylink, cisco, cloud-native, core network virtualisation, Juniper, MANO, NFVi, Nokia, ONAP, OpenStack, SD-WAN, Sprint, T-Mobile, vCPE, vEPC, Verizon, VMS