ACG Research Report – Pushing the Boundaries of NFV: The Virtualized Digital Service Provider
Operators are replacing bespoke hardware-based network elements with software-based virtual network elements. By doing this to the extreme and running these in a public cloud under a managed services contract, while digitalizing the user interface in a way that takes maximum advantage of artificial intelligence, the industry will redefine what it means to be a communications service provider. A new Canadian mobile operator, Fizz, is pioneering this approach, which has enabled it to build a new business from scratch and expand very quickly, with minimal capital investment.
This report outlines what a mobile Virtualized Digital Service Provider would look like and provide an example of a new Canadian mobile brand, Fizz, which was implemented in 2018 using the VDSP approach by systems integrator and AI-based business platform technology provider, Etiya.
This report is written by Dr. Mark H Mortensen, Principal Analyst, Communications Software, at ACG Research and founder of Audrine Research. He is an acknowledged industry expert in software and operations of Communicat...