Features and Value proposition

Features Value proposition
NFV MANO Business Case
  • Basic ETSI MANO feature set: resource / service orchestration and VNF management, including deploy, provision, manage, updates, scaling and resource placement
  • Increased efficiency of network infrastructure
  • Higher service levels
  • Dynamic network scalability
  • Simplified network management
  • NFV business case: lower OpEx, CapEx
Openness and Flexibility
  • Customizable by design, including swappable modular plugins, such as lifecycle management, service monitoring, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Bespoke implementation leads to best-fit solution for network operator and their existing assets
  • Easily extensible for future requirements via a microservices inspired design
  • Open interfaces for multi-vendor support, independent of the supporting orchestration stack(s)
  • Business agility and reduced risk of vendor lock-in: flexibility among different vendors: VNFM, VIM, NFVI, etc.
  • Adaptable to multiple VNFM architectural choices, including generic VNFM or the interfaced vendor-specific VNFM)
  • ETSI compliant
  • Lower investment risk
  • Extensibility and further compatibility with other NFV components from propietary or open source solutions following similar ETSI compliance
  • Compatibility with leading community solutions (especially OpenStack)
  • Ecosystem flexibility (cloud management stack, application management software, etc.), and sync with industry de-facto roadmaps “out of the box”
  • Open interface with legacy OSS/BSS, adaptable to new systems for 5G-focussed environments
  • Extended RoI for legacy systems, capacity to address gradual NFV adoption and brown-fields scenarios
  • Extensible to support new OSS/BSS systems as required by 5G
  • Support for an extended value chain of stakeholders involved in development of 5G services
  • Incorporation of new functionality, compatible with third-party catalogs
  • New B2B opportunities, e.g. third-party developers, solution providers, SMEs, potential revenue sharing with OTT
  • Adapt and differentiate in changing network service market
  • Open source, commercial-friendly licensing: Apache v2
  • Open source community support
  • Lower procurement costs, vendor/operator customization/extension without licensing conflicts
  • Recursiveness (platform working on top of other implementations of the platforms)
  • Operator models with separated network / infrastructure focused providers or MNO / MVNO models
  • Improved NFV/SDN integration
  • Enhanced end-to-end service operations
  • Ready and extensible for 5G SDN-empowered networks
Agile Service Development and NFV DevOps
  • Agile management of full service lifecycle
  • Methodology and tools to implement a modern DevOps workflow for NFV and developed services
  • Multi-organizational by design
  • Compliance component (“Gatekeeper”) for vetting network functions and service developed by SDK
  • Increased productivity, quicker iterations, time-to-market reduction
  • Create ecosystem with internal and external developers, leading to differentiation and increased revenue (CSP)
  • Lower barrier to entry to develop services (third-party)
  • New business models, closer B2B collaboration
  • New customization for third-party developers, optimizing QoS/QoE to end-users
  • More competitive offerings by network operators with the support of a developer ecosystem