The Economics of Virtualized Networks – Executive Overview
This document is intended as a companion to the Appledore Research Group (“ARG”) report, released in August 2016, “The Economics of Virtualized Networks”, which lays the groundwork to fully understand the business demands that underlie our subsequent work, beginning with “The Role of Closed Loop Automation in Virtualized Networks”. It is intended as a faster-to-consume summary or first read for those who would benefit from the highlights of the report, but are pressed for time. Our intent is to summarize the essential findings of the report, without taking the reader though the useful, but time consuming supporting and explanatory information. Many readers may wish to later read or refer to the full report.
We are very pleased with the outcome of our collaboration with Appledore Research and the level of research conducted by Patrick Kelly and his team. Not only is Patrick’s research relevant and aligned with key network transformations, it is presented in a straightforward manner that defies its complexity and manages to address impacts from numerous perspectives. Appledore Research brings to the forefront a privileged client outlook—combined with Patrick’s rigorous and in-depth knowledge of operators’ challenges and needs. Also, their consulting practice is among the best-in-class."
Louis Adam, M.Sc., EXFO