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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 13, 2018 – According to a recent report published by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the telecommunications industry is still in the foundation-building phase for network functions virtualization (NFV), but the approach of 5G wireless deployments represents a potential inflection point for NFV adoption.

“Although there hasn’t been a ‘killer app’ to drive NFV, 5G represents a large investment target for telecom operators, not just for radio networks – but for numerous underlying technologies and systems linked to network virtualization,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We expect operators to ramp their deployments of NFV technologies and infrastructure to take full advantage of their 5G networks and service offerings; and we should see some tangible results in the not-too-distant future,” continued Umeda.

About the Report

Dell’Oro Group’s NFV Advanced Research Report assesses the NFV market over the next five years and analyzes the disruptive nature of NFV on the telecom industry, including potential effects on equipment manufacturers and network operators.  The report includes a revenue forecast for NFV in selected technology segments including Service Provider Routers / Carrier Ethernet, Evolved Packet Core and Carrier IP Telephony, and discusses the technology, business, and financial implications. To purchase this report, please call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit