Establishing NFV Interoperability & Standards: Your Seat at the Table

Network functions virtualization carries the promise of advanced applications and new capabilities that can positively impact a wide variety of tech companies. But NFV interoperability has proven to be a challenge, due to the absence of industry-accepted standards.

In 2017 the New IP Agency (NIA) we will be undertaking a program to resolve the interoperability issues with NFV by creating a standardized API specification (MANO resident) that allows North-South interoperability between NFV infrastructure and virtualized VNF service and applications. This specification will then be used as the basis of certification testing that will be conducted by EANTC in Berlin, as well as other independent labs around the world.

By giving service providers the assurance that services and apps from one vendor will work across infrastructure from another, we will eliminate the current vendor lock-in and create a true marketplace for best-in-breed services that the entire industry will benefit from.

Interested in joining our historic mission?

Please contact presti@newipagency.com

Testimonials
"The NIA will help us to get a cleaned-up picture of standards and implementations."

-- Axel Clauberg, Vice President of Transport, Aggregation and IP and Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom --
"NIA will shorten our cycles for the RFPs, the testing, and for seeing who does what, and what works with whom."

-- Nico Fischbach, Director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Colt Technology Services Group --
"BT supports VNF-NFVI interoperability testing by the NIA. We are concerned with the growing diversity of NFVI and specializations that limit the portability of VNFs. This growing diversity leads to increasing operational complexity and costs."

-- Peter J. Willis, Chief Researcher, BT --
"The Cloudification of Network Functions and the change in our production models is probably the biggest transformation ever hitting the Telco industry. In a world build on Open Standards and Open Source, testing and integration remains a major effort - an independent entity like NIA driving this can deliver huge value to us as network operators and our vendors."

-- Axel Clauberg, VP of Transport, Aggregation and IP and Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom --
Articles
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/20/2017
Procera is hoping the multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal it landed with Vodafone Egypt leads to broader business across its parent company, Vodafone Group, and elsewhere. The deal puts its PacketLogic product into the carrier's mobile packet core to deliver a virtualized analytics solution to improve subscriber experience. (See Vodafone Egypt Taps ...
New IP Agency, , 4/20/2017
FREMONT, Calif. - Procera Networks today revealed a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership with Vodafone Egypt to enhance the subscriber experience for its fixed and mobile subscribers. Procera was selected for the deployment after a competitive evaluation due to the strength of their virtualized solution offering for subscriber experience ...
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Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 4/19/2017
May you live in interesting times.
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Scott Sumner, Director, Business Analytics, Accedian, 4/14/2017
"No one can actually implement a virtualized heterogeneous network at commercial scale." True or false? (See Just Dirty.)
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Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/13/2017
T-Mobile has made good on its promise to be the big winner in the 600Mhz low-band spectrum auction spending nearly $8 billion to grab what the operator says is 45% of the total TV spectrum on offer.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/11/2017
Yesterday, I promised more key takeaways from the Open Networking Summit and here they are. Read 'em and comment:
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Ken Presti, Director, New IP Agency (NIA), 4/11/2017
Interoperability for Management and Orchestration (MANO) in the NFV space will be thoroughly tested at Light Reading's fourth annual Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas next month.
Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, 4/10/2017
As infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has risen in popularity, so has infrastructure's desirability as a target for hackers. Infoblox Trinzic Flex, released on April 6, is a scalable, carrier-class appliance that brings NFV virtualized DDI (DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management) services to carrier and ISP networks.
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- Perhaps more so than other major events, this one has become something of a measuring stick of the industry's progress on a couple of key things -- adoption of virtualization and cloud-native technologies, and embracing of open source approaches.
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VNF Management Interoperability Evaluation
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Service Chaining Interoperability Evaluation - Live NFV Interoperability Demo
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