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julio 14, 2017

Overcoming testing challenges with NFV

Nisar Sanadi

Product Line Manager, EXFO Wireless Core

In his role as Product Line Manager, Nisar Sanadi’s primary focus is bringing industry-leading test solutions for the wireless core network to market. With over 20 years of experience in the telecom and wireless industry, he has held several leadership roles in R&D, services and product management. Nisar has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

The transition to network functions virtualization (NFV) is top of mind for the wireless industry. Reduced CAPEX & OPEX as well as greater flexibility and speed are among the many promises. However, it has become clear that the journey is going to be anything but smooth. Still-evolving standards, inter-operability challenges, stability and performance are only some of the many concerns. And for good reason. In this fluid, rapidly changing environment, testing becomes of paramount importance. The scope of testing, however, must go beyond just traditional network functions testing. Test methodologies must become NFV-centric and incorporate testing of NFV’s specific aspects, such as elasticity, service chaining and VNF lifecycle management, among others. Test solutions must integrate seamlessly into the NFV framework—with particular emphasis on automation.

Join us for a webinar to learn more about the testing challenges with NFV and EXFO’s approach to addressing them.

What you will learn:

  • Overview of the technology and current industry status
  • Potential challenges and pitfalls with NFV rollouts
  • The role of testing in addressing these challenges and pitfalls
  • Specific use cases

Who should attend:

  • Test engineers
  • Test managers
  • Network designers
  • Anyone responsible for NFV rollouts and network quality
  • NFV developers and development managers