Core network virtualization
Network operators are virtualizing their core networks in an effort to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. By enabling virtualization in the core network, service providers can significantly decrease operational expenditure (OPEX) and capital expenditure (CAPEX), while accelerating the delivery of customizable services. This article explores the technologies that can be used to virtualize the core network.
What is a core network?
A core network is the control center of a telecom network, which provides different services to customers interconnected through the access network. Its general purpose is to provide an optimal path for the exchange of information among various sub-networks.