In this course, Petar Torre, Lead Architect for Telco Infrastructure at Intel, discusses the benefits that Communications Service Providers (CommSPs) have seen from Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), including reductions in both capital and operational expenditures due to the reduction in hardware and the efficiencies they receive from using virtual devices. He explains how NFV is a cornerstone of the 5G network transformation to allow CommSPs to supply a wide range of services such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). Additionally, Petar shows how Edge Compute allows CommSPs to enter the competitive landscape of distributed (cloud) computing.
In this chapter, Petar Torre, Lead Architect for Telco Infrastructure at Intel, discusses the value of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to Communications Service Providers (CommSPs). Petar also reviews various initial, current and future NFV use cases.