NFV vision comes into focus as the industry matures
The telecom industry is moving further along the NFV maturity curve, as evidenced by an increasing number of concrete strategies around the technology. Leading operators and vendors are fully embracing the technology targeting network transformation. While the industry is beginning to adopt the technology, it is still relatively early in the adoption cycle, and true transformation will not occur for several years. In general, small-scale deployments and initial commercial launches will continue through 2017 while relatively larger-scale and more rapid deployments will occur in 2018 and 2019. Large-scale deployments will likely not take place until at least 2020 and beyond.