Oi! Here’s a better World Cup result for Brazil
Vanilla PlusJuly 28, 2014
If you want a two-minute overview of virtualisation and what it offers you could do worse than have a look at a recent interview featuring Redknee’s chief technology officer (CTO)
Jim DeMarco http://www.redknee.com/about_us/news_events/newsletter/featured_articles/July_2014_feature_2.aspx). In it he describes the three key benefits of “speed, cost and the ability to separate hardware from software”.
These benefits are now being felt by some of the world’s largest network operators like Vodafone Germany, and most recently by Brazil’s Oi which wanted to ensure customers jumped on its WiFi network during the World Cup, rather than see them data roam with a competitor.
As DeMarco said, “(Virtualisation) has made it easier for operators to expand capacity without having to introduce a lot of new, large scale infrastructure, enabling them to benefit from speed in the process. Second, virtualisation provides lower costs because an operator can pool hardware resources. The third key benefit is the ability to leverage hardware technology investment independently from the software. That’s where the rubber meets the road, when you can develop software independently of the hardware. As operators adopt Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), the value of software can really be realised.”
Watch out, too, for four new videos coming from Redknee in September. VanillaPlus is producing the videos in London with Redknee and partners, looking at how they are responding to the 'always-on customer'.
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