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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 6, 2015 –

A new report published by Dell’Oro Group provides an updated assessment of the telecommunication industry’s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiative. The NFV initiative represents a new paradigm for the way telecom service providers design, construct, and operate their networks and how they deliver the accompanying services. NFV leverages virtualization software and Cloud computing technologies commonly used by Internet content and web service provider giants such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. The report analyzes the progress of NFV development and its ongoing effect on equipment manufacturers and telecom service providers.

“Over the past twelve months, we have seen a marked shift in industry sentiment around NFV. While NFV technologies are still immature, the industry is continuing to push hard on development and the discussion has changed from ‘if’ it will happen to ‘when’ it will happen,” said Shin Umeda Vice President at Dell’Oro Group and author of the report. “Up to now, NFV implementations have been on a small scale, but we are seeing signs that some very large projects will start ramping in the next 12 months.”


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 x233 or email


As the trusted source for market information about the networking, information technology, 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