Huawei rated as top SDN and NFV solutions supplier by telecom operators

Current Analysis survey of 100 senior telecoms executives puts Huawei on top for its software defined networking and network functions virtualisation solution deployment

Huawei rated as top SDN and NFV solutions supplier by telecom operators

Huawei has been rated as a top supplier for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions by telecom operators, according to a recent SDN/NFV survey conducted by leading analyst firm Current Analysis.

With feedback from 100 senior executives including CTOs and CMOs from telecom network operators around the world, the survey focused on carrier strategies and approaches to SDN and NFV solution deployment and revealed the key considerations and vendor preferences in carrier purchase process of SDN and NFV solutions, as well as reviewed all the major vendors that are providing SDN and/or NFV solutions.

Huawei achieved exceptional results in multiple categories: it was chosen as the top vendor in which operators will most likely to purchase SDN solutions from (69%) as well as the vendor in which operators will likely to purchase or are already purchasing SDN solutions from (79%).

Additionally, 67% of respondents indicated a preference to purchase NFV solutions from Huawei, and 76% of them mentioned they are likely to purchase or are already purchasing NFV solutions from Huawei, making Huawei the most preferred supplier of NFV solutions (tied for first).

'The enhancements in efficiency that SDN and NFV can offer for carriers are driving the evolution of the telecom industry, creating tremendous business opportunities for ICT solutions providers such as Huawei,' said Peter Jarich, Vice President of Consumer and Infrastructure, Current Analysis.

'We've long argued that solid consistent messaging and thought leadership exercises are key to building success in the early days of a market. Guided by the Company's SoftCOM strategy, Huawei has managed to successfully establish credibility in the SDN and NFV spaces, putting it in a position to guide the industry's transformation to future-oriented networks.'

To help carriers transform their telecom networks in the age of virtualization, Huawei remains firmly committed to working closely with major telecom operators around the globe to drive the development of the industry.

Huawei's SoftCOM strategy was introduced in 2012 with the backdrop of an upsurge in cloud technologies and the explosive growth of data. Its SoftCOM solutions help carriers around the world navigate the challenges in improving efficiency, reducing costs, and creating new business opportunities in the era of cloud, virtualization and ICT convergence.

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