There's a Better Way to Virtualize Voice
Today’s voice networks need to change to better align with today’s market realities. While web-scale and virtualized software will be at the heart of new voice networks, how should service provide embrace cloud technologies and migrate to a next-generation virtualized software solution?
Service providers have two options for taking advantage of network virtualization technology: build an NFV network or leverage a hosted virtualized VoIP software platform. Building NFV presents a number of challenges relative to agility, operational complexity and total cost of ownership. A hosted approach to NFV VoIP is emerging as an alternative and, for many providers, is the best path forward to realizing the goals of NFV transformation.
This white paper explores:
“Despite all the potential benefits, implementing a next-generation NFV-based VoIP network is an inherently expensive and risky proposition—especially for an increasingly commoditized service like voice.”
Kevin Mitchell, Vice President, Marketing