2016 - NFV reference architecture for deployment of mobile networks

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Over the last ten years consumption model of the Service Provider (SP - AKA Telco) network has evolved. Service Providers/Mobile Operators are finding themselves competing with leaner/meaner Over the Top Providers (OTP) such as Google and Amazon who have redefined what they use, when they use and how they use. In order to compete with these OTPs
Mobile operators are stepping up to the demand of the new consumption model that lends itself for service agility, flexibility and in the long run lower cost of ownership and operational expenses.
This reference architecture covers all aspects of virtual mobile networks from architecture to design and best practices. This document covers all aspects of NFV architecture while highlighting architecture and design as it pertains to virtual mobile networks.