Carrier Ethernet and NFV

2016 Jul


This paper explores the role of NFV in conjunction with delivering CE 2.0 services.


The paper discusses options for introducing and implementing NFV to add new virtual network functions and services onto foundational Carrier Ethernet (CE) connectivity services including use cases for different delivery models for virtual network services at the customer premises or remotely from the service provider’s network.

The paper also discusses virtualization approaches for service demarcation equipment, e.g., Network Interface Devices (NIDs), at the customer premise for different network functions and services.

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