Network virtualization - Opportunities and challenges for operators

Jorge Carapinha*, Peter Feil, Paul Weissmann, Saemundur E. Thorsteinsson, Çaǧri Etemoǧlu, Ólafur Ingpórsson, Selami Çiftçi, Márcio Melo

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In the last few years, the concept of network virtualization has gained a lot of attention both from industry and research projects. This paper evaluates the potential of network virtualization from an operator's perspective, with the short-term goal of optimizing service delivery and rollout, and on a longer term as an enabler of technology integration and migration. Based on possible scenarios for implementing and using network virtualization, new business roles and models are examined. Open issues and topics for further evaluation are identified. In summary, the objective is to identify the challenges but also new opportunities for telecom operators raised by network virtualization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Internet, FIS 2010 - Third Future Internet Symposium, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event3rd Future Internet Symposium, FIS 2010 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 20 Sept 201022 Sept 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6369 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd Future Internet Symposium, FIS 2010

Other keywords

  • Network Virtualization
  • VN
  • VPN


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