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. https://www.multichannel.com/blog/guest-blog-network-virtualization-sebastian-sassi
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TRANSFORM YOUR HEADEND: THE MANY ADVANTAGES OF VIRTUALIZING THE NETWORK’S CORE
The core of every CATV network is the headend, which houses the active electronics behind every connected experience that business and residential subscribers rely on. All of the investments that multisystem operators (MSOs) make to prepare their outside plant infrastructure for emerging services and applications have an impact on the headend’s limited, high-value real estate. So, increasingly, MSOs are turning their attention to headend transformation, and specifically toward leveraging software-defined networks, network function virtualization, and cloud technologies to bring data center simplicity and cloud flexibility to their headend environments. READ MORE