About VNF Xchange

Carriers are experiencing an increasingly challenging environment in which they have to continuously scale their current networks in order to meet the rapidly growing traffic demand while having to settle for declining revenues.

The abstract disconnect between the exponential data traffic growth (49% CAGR from 2016 to 2020) and the revenue growth (2% CAGR from 2016 to 2020[1]) has been continuously increasing due to a host of factors such as advent of smartphones, the ever-increasing video demand, and penetration of mobile broadband [1] Source: GSMA Intelligence

To add to the problem, CSPs are also looking at solutions to launch new services quickly as they see competition from Over-the-Top (OTT) Players in this space. Lastly, another major problem that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) face is the increasing cost (CapEx and OpEx) and complexity of managing the networks, loaded with proprietary hardware and software. This requires a change from a traditional telco operations to a large Webscale mode of operations.

Clearly, the industry needs to transform to change this situation where the gap between the traffic and revenue is widening.