RAN Virtualization (NFV)

ZTE boosts China Mobile’s bid to set NFV orchestration standards

While ETSI may have done great work in uniting early industry efforts in the areas of virtualization and mobile edge computing, as those core platforms become deployable in the real world, so fragmentation threatens. In particular, there are deep divisions over the best way to approach MANO (management and orchestration) of physical and virtual resources within ETSI’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) environment.

There are two major open source efforts in this area, – Open Source MANO (OSM) and Open-O – which broadly align to the two main NFV implementation efforts, ETSI itself, and the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV). The main conceptual difference between these two is w

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