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Verizon Views SDN And NFV As A Foundation For 5G

SDxCentral - Verizon may be cautiously optimistic when it comes to the current state of some network virtualization platforms, but there is no caution on the importance of those systems to the carrier’s 5G network plans.

SDN [software-defined networking] and NFV [network functions virtualization] are really a foundation for how 5G will be deployed,” said Rick Hornby, executive director for core network planning at Verizon. “The separation of the control and user plan are all coming from what we see in the web-based environment and are part of what is happening with 5G.”

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