NTT DOCOMO’s vEPC Launch: It’s Not Often That “Multi-vendor,” “NFV” and “On Time” Come Together

David Snow
David Snow

Summary Bullets:

  • Two and half years ago, NTT DOCOMO embarked on a foundational NFV infrastructure project, which was commercially launched this month.
  • Selecting three vendors from the original six, DOCOMO made multi-vendor interoperability and resilience key tenets of its solution, just as NFV originally envisioned.

It was almost exactly two and a half years ago, at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Dusseldorf, when NTT DOCOMO committed to roll out its national vEPC infrastructure by the end of fiscal 2015, i.e. March 2016. On the ninth of this month, that indeed happened. Continue reading “NTT DOCOMO’s vEPC Launch: It’s Not Often That “Multi-vendor,” “NFV” and “On Time” Come Together”