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With the pressing need to deploy networking services at an accelerated pace to ever demanding mobile subscribers, telecommunication companies worldwide are gearing up to adopt a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) framework within their data centre. There are several striking advantages towards this approach. NFV separates software from hardware, allowing the use of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware while also lowering CAPEX and OPEX. NFV enables chaining of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), giving freedom to select software vendors providing specific services in the form of VNFs instead of opting for monolithic solutions. Moreover, NFV has the ability to scale horizontally and vertically based on spikes in demand.

Key takeaways from this podcast include:

  • Benefits of using EPC NFV solutions and NFV
  • Use of vIMS and vEPC
  • Architecture diagrams
  • Offerings to NFV vendors
  • Offerings to telcos for NFV validation
  • Offering to hardware vendors for NFV validation
  • How NFV can help IoT

About Speakers

Pavan Gupta, Networking Architect

Pavan has 15 years of experience in the wireless networking, wireless telecom and embedded domain. He has worked as technical lead and architect for Cisco’s Mobile Internet Technology Group (MITG). He also built tools for functional and performance testing of EPC nodes at Cisco. As a Product Manager, Pavan was responsible for building a cloud based WLAN controller solution for a tier-1 4G operator in India.

Ajeet Vijayvargiya, Senior Technical Lead

Ajeet has 11 years of experience in development/design/testing of enterprise LAN security products and cloud computing. He has in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP Protocol development, DPDK development, virtualisation and cloud computing. Ajeet is a RedHat Certified Engineer and also a Certified Cloud Developer (MS Azure).

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