09 Oct '17, 12am
Telecom firms conservative about network virtualization for 5G, says VMware executive
Telecom firms conservative about network virtualization for 5G, says VMware executive Irene Chen, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES [Friday 6 October 2017] Despite the strong interests in 5G technologies, global telecom service providers have remained conservative about making investments in network virtualization needed to build the 5G network architectures, judging that only 80-100 out of a total of some 600 telecom carriers around the world have started to implement network virtualization for the 5G deployments, according to Shekar Ayyar, general manager of the Tekco NFV Group under VMware. If including investments in the 4G network virtualization, the number of global telecom firms with investments for network virtualization still commands less than 30% of the total telecom carriers. But the percentage is expected to surge to 50% before the 5G mobile communication services ...