Tuesday, September 24, 2013

AT&T Expects SDN and NFV to Reduce Capex in 5 Years

Vendors are getting ready for NFV and SDN (including DPI vendors - Procera, Allot, Sandvine and Qosmos), and now we can see the demand being created.

AT&T announced that us has launched the "..next generation of its Supplier Domain Program .. Integrated through AT&T’s Wide Area Network (WAN) and utilizing Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN), as well as modern architectural and operational approaches, AT&T plans to simplify and scale its network by: Separating hardware and software functionality; Separating network control plane and forwarding planes; and Improving management of functionality in the software layer. 

AT&T plans to begin selecting vendors and awarding business beginning in late 2013 and through 2014. AT&T is not revising its previously announced capital expenditure guidance for 2014-15 as a result of this announcement. However, in the next five years, AT&T expects this program to reflect a downward bias toward capital spending

See "AT&T Launches Supplier Domain Program 2.0" - here.

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