Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei to demonstrate NFV in Action at Broadband World Forum


Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei have been confirmed for Broadband World Forum’s interactive demonstration of NFV Proof of Concepts (PoCs). As virtualized networks become closer to commercial reality, vendors will be showcasing NFV POCs to visitors at next month’s event.

Swedish provider Ericsson has announced that it will share insights demonstrating virtualization of end-to-end network infrastructure for Wi-Fi Calling in the PoC zone. Alcatel-Lucent will showcase the next generation of technologies and professional services including Universal TWDM,, Vplus, Gigabit home solutions and end-to-end services that will help connect more customers, more quickly and more profitably.

Further NFV solution providers will be announced over the next few weeks with demonstrations set to take place throughout 20-21 October. NFV will also take centre stage within Broadband World Forum’s Virtualization & the Cloud conference track including presentations on how operators can truly benefit from NFV and what the roadmap for mainstream adoption looks like, as well as interactive discussions to promote industry collaboration to accelerate real, deployable virtualization solutions.

Håkan Djuphammar, VP Head of technology, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson said: “The Ericsson demo shows how NFV opens up new deployment options, since NFV adds flexibility both in terms of scalability and geographical distribution of functionality.”

Ben Agnew, Director, Broadband World Forum said: “The virtualization of the telecoms network is inevitable, which is why NFV is taking a top spot at this year’s event. The Proof of Concept zone will be bigger than ever before, responding to the demands of interoperability, the technical challenges operators face, and the dynamic needs of traffic and services.”

The Proof of Concept zone also complements Broadband World Forum’s Virtualization Technology Showcase, which is new for 2015. Visitors to this area will learn how technologies such as SDN and NFV can effectively meet the demands created by the explosion of bandwidth usage, and operators can plan to effectively integrate these innovative technologies into existing business models and networks.