NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most influential individuals in the critical network functions virtualization (NFV) realm have been identified in a new feature published by Light Reading, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector.
NFV, a telecom operator-led initiative to replace function- and vendor-specific network infrastructure elements with industry-standard hardware housing virtualized (software) functions, is one of the most radical and important developments in the global communications sector.
Light Reading has been reporting on this hot development, which promises to reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase agility for telecom operators, since it emerged on the coat-tails of software-defined networking (SDN) in late 2012.
Now, in a feature titled Top 5 NFV Movers & Shakers, Light Reading's Editor at Large, Carol Wilson, has identified the five key individuals who stand out as the most influential in NFV. The five individuals work at AT&T, CIMI Corp., Deutsche Telekom, Metaswitch Networks, and Verizon Communications.
"There are many individuals from across the world who are helping to shape NFV's roadmap, but Carol has identified five industry movers and shakers who, we believe, are having the greatest influence on NFV developments," said Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's Editor in Chief.
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Ray Le Maistre
Editor in Chief, Light Reading
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