Virtualisation, NFV & SDN: unlocking the power of telco cloud

If NFV/SDN and cloud business practices are areas of interest or challenge, our insight and support can help.

Why is virtualisation important?

Network function virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN) are changing the face of telecoms networks. When combined with cloud business practices, both have a massive impact on the ways in which operators can deliver services. Telcos are able to operate and innovate faster, cheaper and more effectively than ever before. And we are beginning to see a new wave of VNF-based services such as SD-WAN that build on this.

See our virtualisation data, research and webinars below or talk to us about your project.

How far have telcos got?

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Virtualisation tools and insight

STL Partners has been working with operators and technology companies since 2012 to help them understand and unlock the NFV/SDN opportunity. These insights are drawn from our extensive research into what’s going on, and where the industry is headed next.

Overview

How virtualisation (NFV) and SDN changes the game

An overview of NFV and SDN to highlight the key points you need to be aware of to take advantage of the opportunities

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Research

NFV Deployment Tracker: Europe 2018 Update

The latest update to our NFV deployment tracker that monitors all commercial deployments globally. What Europe’s major telcos have done, how vendors are faring, and who leads the way

Published: November 2018

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Webinar

Virtualisation: Reaching tipping point

A webinar on NFV and SDN. What operators are deploying, what this means, and how 5G is likely to accelerate progress. Based on our unique data on NFV deployments

Live event: May 2019

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Webinar

Telco SD-WAN: What’s happening, and how to do it?

In this webinar, hosted by Juniper Networks, we share our independent view on why SD-WAN should be an operator’s first VNF-based service. We also discuss models for deployment

Recorded: March 2019

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Proprietary vendors still dominate NFV

NFV promised to deliver truly open hardware and software platforms. Yet the space is still dominated by proprietary vendor solutions. We look at the data around this

Published: January 2019

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Research

NFV/SDN deployment pathways: Three telco futures

NFV/SDN can drive radical change in telco business models. We explore three archetypal telco implementation strategies and the resulting business models used by operators including Deustche Telekom, Colt, SFR and Verizon

Published: January 2018

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NFV/SDN

Read our NFV/SDN research stream

Around 8 reports a year

Telco networks are transforming into software-based platforms, particularly through technologies such as NFV and SDN. This stream considers how telcos should adapt their strategy, organisations and networks. Includes a comprehensive tracker database of live deployments updated each quarter that’s supported by one global, and three regional, analytical reports per year

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker

Read our NFV/SDN research stream

Around 8 reports a year

Telco networks are transforming into software-based platforms, particularly through technologies such as NFV and SDN. This stream considers how telcos should adapt their strategy, organisations and networks. Includes a comprehensive tracker database of live deployments updated each quarter that’s supported by one global, and three regional, analytical reports per year

The data intelligence you can expect from our NFV tracker