Chapter 3



In this chapter, we consider the contribution of the ETSI NFV ISG group’s work (with focus on the charter period ending in December 2014—which we will refer to as Phase 1—and an update on its later phase) as it pertains to Network Function Virtualization and the potential future of the ISG. The main focus of this work is decoupling service software from network hardware, creating flexible deployments and dynamic operations—the stated benefits of NFV in their architecture framework.


ETSI; NFV; ISG; deployment; industry study group


In October 2012, a group of engineers from 13 network operators published an NFV white paper that outlined the need for, and proposal to form, a work effort regarding the ...

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