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2016 – NFV reference architecture for deployment of mobile networks
Ajay Simha, NFV Architect and Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat
Over the last 10 years, the consumption model of the telco service provider network has evolved. Providers, including mobile operators, are finding themselves competing with leaner, meaner over-the-top providers such as Google and Amazon that have redefined what they use, when they use and how they use. In order to compete, mobile operators are stepping up to the demand of the new consumption model that lends itself to service agility, flexibility and — in the long run — lower cost of ownership and operational expenses. As part of the Red Hat Reference Architecture Series, the NFV Reference Architecture for Mobile Networks (vEPC) covers all aspects of virtual mobile networks from architecture to design and best practices. The document details all aspects of NFV architecture while highlighting architecture and design as it pertains to virtual mobile networks.