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Understanding OPNFV

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Understanding OPNFV 15 1 WHAT IS NFV? NFV Business Drivers Telcos, multiple-system operators (MSOs i.e. cable & satellite providers), and network providers are under pressure on several fronts, including: OTT/ Web 2.0 Over-the-top and Web services are exploding, requiring differentiated services and not just a 'pipe'. ARPU under pressure Average revenue per user is under pressure due to rising acquisition costs, churn and competition. Increased Agility Pressure to evolve existing services and introduce new services faster is increasing. Enterprises with extensive branch connectivity or IOT deployments also face similar challenges. If telecom operators or enterprises were to build their networks from scratch today, they would likely build them as software-defined resources, similar to Google or Facebook's infrastructure. That is the premise of Network Functions Virtualization.

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