Omdia gives an overview of operator interest in bare metal infrastructure for their networks, driven by service provider deployment of 5G, edge computing, vRAN, and the adoption of cloud-native principles, architectures, and Kubernetes.
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Senior Analyst, Service Provider Operations & IT
Chris is a senior analyst in Omdia’s service provider transformation team, where he aids clients in making strategic decisions through high-quality reports and trackers. Chris covers a range of service provider operations & IT topics, including BSS, converged charging, future billing, partner ecosystem management, operator cloud strategies, and edge monetization systems.
Chris joined Omdia in June 2020 as a research analyst in the carrier network software service, where he covered NFV, carrier SDN, uCPE, cloud-native evolution, core network, and edge computing software. Before that, Chris was part of Informa Tech’s conference division, where he worked on the NFV/SDN and broadband series of events since 2018. He was seconded to Omdia as a research analyst between October 2019 and February 2020, where he produced reports and insights on NFV adoption, the evolving vendor ecosystem, and how telco virtualization supports more advanced applications such as AI.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in ancient history from Durham University, is a tenor horn in his local brass band, and hosts occasional office pub quizzes.
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OPNFV and CNTT merger for Telco NFVI: If you want to go far, go together
Analyst Opinion / 11 Jan 2021 / Chris Silberberg
Omdia’s take on the January 2021 merger of CNTT and OPNFV to form the new LFN project Anuket. Anuket will continue to define and certify NFVI configurations to enhance performance and provision for VNF, and increasingly CNF deployments.
NFV Tracker – 2H20 Data Half-Year Update
Data / 11 Dec 2020 / Stephanie Gibbons
Omdia's network function virtualization (NFV) technology forecast brings together multiple regional and software product forecasts. From an estimated $17bn in 2019, the market for global NFV software, services and hardware is projected to reach over $34bn in 2024.
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