NTT Docomo targets commercial NFV launch by March 2016
Mobile World Live
May 27 2014
NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile operator, said it had completed proof of concept (PoC) trials with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and NEC to verify the feasibility of NFV (network function virtualisation) technology. It now plans to virtualise the evolved packet core (EPC), the LTE core network, and have commercial services running over it by the end of its 2015/16 fiscal year (31 March 2016).