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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 9, 2014 –A new report published by Dell’Oro Group analyzes the potential effects of Network Functions Virtualization, or NFV, on the telecom equipment market over the next five years.  By leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies, NFV is looming as a disruptive force that is leading telecom service providers to evaluate new network architectures and driving equipment vendors to dramatically shift product development and offerings.

“Over the past 18 months, NFV has rapidly gained attention across the industry as the future of network design, but the effect of this movement on equipment vendors’ and service providers’ businesses is largely unknown,” said Shin Umeda Vice President at Dell’Oro Group and author of the report.  “We see NFV as potentially affecting change of technologies, business processes, and financial models in a way that can have positive or negative results, depending on where one is positioned in the industry,” added Umeda.

Dell’Oro Group’s NFV Advanced Research Report assesses the NFV market over the next five years as it relates to telecom service providers and equipment vendors.  The report includes a revenue forecast for NFV in selected technology segments and discusses the technology, business, and financial implications of this burgeoning technology.

Questions addressed in the Report:

  • Will NFV cannibalize or compliment network equipment?
  • Will NFV create a Service Provider evolution or revolution?
  • How will vendors implement – open or proprietary?
  • Will there be cross-vendor interoperability?
  • What are the long-term financial implications for SP CAPEX, OPEX, and revenue?
  • Will there be security, network stability or disruption issues?

To purchase this report, please call Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email


As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, service providers, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit