Susan James, Head Products for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Infrastructure at Ericsson, discusses how NFV fits into Ericsson’s broader strategy for serving communication service providers (CSPs). She explains the scale and scope of Ericsson’s infrastructure with billions of connections around the world touching nearly every CSP network in some way. The interview analyzes common carrier virtualization use cases and what the next year will hold for the industry. Susan closes with an examination of the role and impact of open source and open standards in virtualization adoption. To learn more, visit www.ericson.com.