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SDN and NFV in a telco world

Market report - 26/06/2014 SDN and NFV in a telco world

Disrupting network architecture

This report addresses the standardisation efforts, it explores telco and equipment suppliers' positioning on new networking architecture concepts.

It analyses the strategies and degree of involvement of the ecosystem's various stakeholders and provides SDN/NFV market figures, particularly from the telco perspective



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1. Executive Summary

2. Methodology
 2.1. IDATE's general methodology
 2.2. Methodology specific to this report

3. The concepts
 3.1. Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
 3.1.1. Definition
 3.1.2. How it works
 3.1.3. Standards
 3.1.4. How SDN benefits network operators
 3.2. NFV
 3.2.1. Definition
 3.2.2. How it works
 3.2.3. Standardisation and roadmap
 3.2.4. Benefits for network operators

4. Main SDN and NFV stakeholders

 4.1. Telco strategies
 4.1.1. AT&T
 4.1.2. BT
 4.1.3. Deutsche Telekom
 4.1.4. NTT
 4.1.5. Orange
 4.1.6. Telefónica
 4.1.7. Verizon
 4.2. Equipment suppliers' strategies
 4.2.1. Alcatel-Lucent
 4.2.2. Cisco
 4.2.3. Huawei
 4.2.4. Juniper Networks
 4.2.5. Ericsson
 4.2.6. Ciena
 4.2.7. Other players

5. The SDN/NFV market
Tables
Table 1: Reduced network costs for operators
Table 2: Advantages of NFV for telcos
Table 3: Telcos' participation and involvement in the various industry initiatives
Table 4: Equipment manufacturers' participation in the various standardisation initiatives
Table 5: Available SDN/NFV network products (April 2014)

Figures
Figure 1: Decoupling the control plane and the data plane
Figure 2: Simplified view of an SDN architecture
Figure 3: The SDN approach
Figure 4: How OpenFlow switching works
Figure 5: Sample flow table instructions
Figure 6: The OpenDayLight initiative
Figure 7: Benefits of SDN
Figure 8: NFV organisation chart
Figure 9: How NFV works 17
Figure 10: Proofs of concept accepted by the ETSI NFV group in February 2014
Figure 11: NFV roadmap
Figure 12: Reduced TCO
Figure 13: AT&T's SDN programme
Figure 14: BT's view of the uses of SDN
Figure 15: Deutsche Telekom's SDN architecture
Figure 16: NTT using SDN for interconnection in datacentres
Figure 17: Using SDN in the NTT WAN
Figure 18: Telefónica's approach to SDN
Figure 19: Sample application: traffic steering based on OpenFlow
Figure 20: Alcatel-Lucent's virtualised services platform
Figure 21: CloudBand architecture
Figure 22: Cisco's OpFlex protocol
Figure 23: Cisco's approach: multi-layer programmability
Figure 24: Cisco's ONE
Figure 25: Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP)
Figure 26: Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP) solution
Figure 27: The networks' evolution
Figure 28: Huawei's approach: end-to-end SDN
Figure 29: Juniper's approach
Figure 30: NorthStar controller
Figure 31: Figure 32: Ericsson's approach
Figure 32: The OPn platform infrastructure
Figure 33: HP's SDN architecture
Figure 34: Network applications covered by the AllianceOne partnership
Figure 35: The SDN and NFV market
Telcos
AT&T
BT
Deutsche Telekom
NTT
Orange
Telefnica
Verizon

Equipment suppliers
Alcatel-Lucent
Cisco
Huawei
Juniper Networks
Ericsson
Ciena
HP
1. Executive Summary

2. Methodology
 1.1. IDATE's general methodology
 1.2. Methodology specific to this report

3. The concepts
 3.1. Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
 3.2. Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)

4. Main SDN and NFV stakeholders
 4.1. Telco strategies
 4.2. Equipment suppliers' strategies

5. The SDN/NFV market


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