Common NFVi Telco Task Force publishes reference model and reference architecture for unified framework

MIKE ROBUCK | September 23, 2019

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After taking flight early this year, Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) announced on Monday that it has published its first specifications to align the industry on a unified NFV framework. CNTT was formed to create and document a common network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) framework in order to speed up the deployment of virtual network functions (VNFs) across the entire telecommunications stack. Currently, there are too many instances of NFVi, which means VNF vendors need to create multiple versions of their VNFs to work with the different flavors of NFVi. Common NFVi Telco Task Force is taking aim at reducing the number of NFVi implementations from low double digits down to three or four versions.

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