NFV In The Spotlight
There's no doubt about it: Network functions virtualization stole the show at the 2014 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
But all the buzz wasn't exactly a surprise. With promises of significantly reducing telecom carrier costs and accelerating their delivery of new services, NFV, a close technology relative of SDN, has the potential to become one of the most talked-about technologies of the year.
To that end, vendors ranging from Cisco to Broadcom used MWC as an opportunity to tout their latest and greatest in NFV innovation. Here's a closer look at what eight companies and MWC show-goers had to offer.