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.
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