Posted by Mae Kowalke on Monday, November 16, 2015 with No comments
The push toward virtualizing networks has three main business case drivers: 1) CapEx reduction, 2) OpEx reduction, and 3) service agility/improved QoE. These are compelling enough that even for operators taking a wait-and-see approach to virtualization in general, they can start testing out NFV at their service edge with relatively low risk, low complexity, and a tantalizing ROI.
By leveraging vCPE solutions that integrate NFV, while at the same providing a path to SDN and network automation and orchestration, operators can overcome the challenges of lengthy order-to-cash (O2C) and trouble-to-resolution (T2R) cycle times without committing to a complete network transformation:
- Eliminate complex and manual service delivery processes, including network and physical CPE configuration, service provisioning, CPE installation/replacements, network operators center (NOC) support, and truck rolls.
- Reduce deployment time to a matter of hours, cutting O2C cycle costs by up to 80%.
- Handle fewer complaints by reducing mean time to repair and conducting fewer site visits--for a savings of 61% in T2R processes.
- Reduce CPE supply management costs by 42% with reusable, cost-efficient COTS x86 servers and NFV-based vCPE modules (like smart SFPs) for faster/lower-priced VNF implementation without compromising performance or monitoring precision for SLA-grade services.
- Lower data center OpEx (power, space, cooling) through consolidation and standardization.
|ROI analysis conclusions from Analysys Mason|
How is that possible? Through upselling and cross-selling new SDN-based services (including SD-WAN offerings), and leveraging OSS automation, customer portals for self-care and self-provisioning, for example. NFV/SDN enabled services might include adding endpoints or bandwidth to VPN or WAN configurations, data center access services, and security-as-a-service, to name only a few value-added options.
- Video: Put Routers in Their Place
- Solution Briefs: Business Services over DOCSIS (BSoD), SkyLIGHT VCX Controller
- White Paper: NFV-Based vCPE for MSO BSoD
- Blog Post: Put Routers in Their Place
- Web Pages: Put Routers in Their Place, Cable MSOs