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ETSI conference for ETSI NFV’s 10th anniversary

ETSI organized a conference on the “Evolution of NFV towards the next decade” on 6 and 7 March to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ETSI NFV. NTT DOCOMO delegates participated actively at the event delivering various presentations and receiving NFV awards.

The face-to-face event provided a unique opportunity for the NFV community to reflect on their achievements in the past 10 years and on the way forward for the next decade. Carriers, vendors, SDOs representatives, and stakeholders from the whole ecosystem came together to debate on challenges and opportunities. NTT DOCOMO was well represented at the event in various activities.

On the one hand, NTT DOCOMO’s colleague Yoshihiro Nakajima, currently Chair of the ETSI ISG NFV, provided a welcome speech to introduce the agenda of the conference as well as to acknowledge the work done by so many leaders, contributors and the whole industry at large since the establishment of the ISG in 2012. In an additional speech, he presented about the vision and challenges of ETSI ISG NFV for the next decade towards the cloud-native and network disaggregation transformation that NFV had initiated, in which the needs to adopt more automation and ensuring flexible deployment of NFV on extremely distributed environments were also highlighted.

On the other hand, Joan Triay, manager at DOCOMO Euro-labs, held a keynote speech on behalf of NTT DOCOMO under the title of “NTT DOCOMO’s NFV Journey: Past, Present and Future Vision”. NTT DOCOMO has been a long-standing supporter of ETSI ISG NFV and it has utilized its specification outcomes to build, deploy and operate DOCOMO’s 4G and 5G core network, and plans in the future to expand the use of NFV to other network domains, such as RAN.

In addition, Joan, together with a colleague from the ETSI NFV’s leadership, presented a summary of the upcoming “ETSI NFV’s 10Y anniversary white paper”.

And last, but not least, NTT DOCOMO’s colleague Yuya Kuno was awarded by the ETSI ISG NFV as key technical and leadership contributor (link); congratulations Kuno-san!

More information on the conference and downloadable presentations are available here.