Founded in November 2012 by seven of the world’s leading telecoms network operators, ETSI ISG NFV has established itself as the home of Network Functions Virtualisation.


Join us for an exclusive, face-to-face conference and

  • Learn more about the achievements of ETSI NFV in the past 10 years,
  • Get insights on existing NFV-based deployments,
  • Participate in discussions on the NFV vision of cloud native with telco enhancement for the next decade,
  • Get unique opportunities to network with NFV experts and officials.

Target audience

This event is of particular interest to:

  • Telecom operators and vendors
  • Leaders of telecom cloud and operators’ public/private cloud
  • Other ETSI TBs and ISGs such as: ISG ZSM, ISG MEC, ISG ENI
  • Related standard bodies such as 3GPP/GSMA/NGMN/TMF/MEF/OASIS/MEF/BBF
  • Open source communities such as CNCF, OSM, ONAP, Anuket, and Nephio
  • IT infrastructure vendors
  • Government and security officials
  • Representatives of vertical industries planning to use 5G and 5G advance, even 6G services
  • Academics involved in research on network management and cloud technologies


This conference will highlight the NFV ISG accomplishments, the fruitful partnerships and cooperations with other SDOs and open-source communities. It will also address the future of the NFV technology and how this ISG should evolve.

The Programme Committee is currently finalizing the programme and a detailed agenda will shortly be published.

Monday 6 March – 14:00-19:30

The accomplishments of this group during the 10 years of intensive effort and significant contribution to the industry will be presented. Several actors will share their experience on NFV deployments, discussing related challenges and opportunities as well as introducing future orientations. A panel discussion will reflect on what remains to be improved and what would be the next steps from the participants’ perspective.

14:00 - 14:10: Conference Opening
Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General

14:10 - 14:30: Welcome
Yoshihiro Nakajima, ETSI ISG NFV Chair

14:30 - 15:00: Keynote Speech: NFV, an Analyst Perspective
Caroline Chappell, Research Director, Analysis Mason

15:00 - 15:20: NFV Deployments and Future, a Telecom Operator’s Perspective (1)

15:20 - 15:40: NFV Deployments and Future, a Telecom Operator’s Perspective (2)

15:40 - 16:10 Networking Coffee Break

16:10 - 16:30: NFV Deployments and Future, a Telecom Operator’s Perspective (3)

16:30 - 16:50: NFV Deployments and Future, a Telecom Operator’s Perspective (4)

16:50 - 17:50: Panel Discussion - NFV Deployment Challenges & Opportunities
Moderated by Caroline Chappell, Research Director, Analysis Mason

17:50 - 19:30: ETSI ISG NFV 10th Anniversary Celebration
A cocktail will conclude day 1 and will be the opportunity to network with the ETSI ISG NFV founders and members, related SDOs, open source communities, and other delegates. It will also be the occasion to celebrate the ETSI ISG NFV 10th Anniversary and reward its key contributors.

Tuesday 7 March: 9:00 - 12:15

This Session will be dedicated to the partnerships and cooperations established between ETSI ISG NFV and other SDOs or open-source communities. Speakers from various partners will share their experience on how they have benefited from ETSI ISG NFV activities. 
The ETSI ISG NFV deliverables have been complementary to many other standards or specifications; in this context, we will explore the relationships between various SDOs and the positive impact in terms of cooperation.

09:00 - 09:10: Opening Speech - The Landscape of Liaisons for ETSI ISG NFV
Cristina Badulescu, ETSI ISG NFV Vice Chair and Liaison Officer

09:10 - 09:30: Presentation from Open Source Community

09:30 - 09:50: Presentation from one SDO

09:50 - 10:10: Presentation about the Collaboration between ETSI ISG NFV and other ETSI ISGs

10:10 - 10:30: Presentation from Open Source Community

10:30 - 10:50: Networking Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:10: Presentation from 3GPP

11:10 - 11:30: Presentation from Open Source Community

11:30 - 12:30: Panel Discussion - Cooperation between Open Source Communities and SDOs
Moderated by Caroline Chappell, Research Director, Analysis Mason

12:30 - 14:00: Networking Lunch Break

Tuesday 7 March: 13:45 - 17:30

This session will be dedicated to the future of ETSI ISG NFV and to the next steps on which this group will focus. The speakers will discuss how NFV will evolve as a technology and continue to be a pillar for the telecommunications industry. They will share concrete proposals for new deliverables and discuss the involvement in academia and R&D initiatives.

14:00 - 14:20: Keynote Speech - NFV Moving Forward
Yoshihiro Nakajima, ETSI ISG NFV Chair

14:20 - 14:40: NFV Release 6 Proposal
Ulrich Kleber, ETSI ISG NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair

14:40 - 15:00: The Role of NFV in the Innovative/Collaborative Projects
Presented by an Academia

15:00 - 15:30: Networking Coffee Break

15:30-15:50: Future Technologies that could Impact the Evolution of NFV
Presented by an Academia

15:50 - 16:10: Evolving NFV towards the Next Decade

16:10 - 16:30: Network Functions Virtualisation – Ten Years after the Introductory Whitepaper

16:30 - 17:30: Panel Discussion - The Future Direction(s) of NFV
Moderated by Caroline Chappell, Research Director, Analysis Mason

17:30: CLOSING



Members of the Programme Committee

  • Cristina Badulescu, ETSI NFV ISG Vice Chair, Ericsson LM
  • Bruno Chatras, Orange
  • Hui Deng, ETSI NFV ISG Vice Chair, Huawei Tech. (UK) Co. Ltd
  • Ulrich Kleber, Huawei Tech. GmbH
  • Julien Maisonneuve, Nokia
  • Madalin Neag, ETSI
  • Yoshihiro Nakajima, ETSI NFV ISG Chair, NTT Docomo
  • Joan Triay, Docomo Communications Lab


ETSI Headquarters
650 Route des Lucioles
06560 Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis

Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

Information about the venue, travel, visa, local transports, accommodation is available here.

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