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Sprint Beefs up Virtualization with NFV

September 6, 2017

Sprint’s Günther Ottendorfer, chief operating officer, technology, outlined how his company views NFV as an essential building block to the telco’s development of its LTE Plus Network, Gigabit LTE and, eventually, 5G services in a company blog on Tuesday.

Ottendorfer wrote that Sprint has been working on building a new virtual core that will replace stand-alone, bare metal platforms with a single NFVi infrastructure that will host all of its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and IP Multimedia Sub-Systems (IMS) platforms as VNFs.

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