ETSI NFV PoC ZONE @ SDN & OpenFlow World Congress

  • 14-17 October 2014Add this to my calendar
  • Dusseldorf, Germanyexpand

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ETSI has partnered with Layer123 for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, taking place on 14-17 October 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany. ETSI organised the first ETSI NFV PoC ZONE as an integral part of the event. The ETSI NFV PoC ZONE was an area within the World Congress Exhibition, dedicated to the demonstration of Network Function Virtualisation Proofs of Concept (NFV PoCs) accepted by ETSI NFV ISG. 


ETSI is the home of the NFV ISG (Industry Specification Group) that was created in 2012. Its purpose is to define the requirements and architecture for the virtualisation of network functions.


The ETSI NFV ISG has developed an NFV PoC Framework to coordinate and promote multi-vendor Proofs of Concept (PoC) illustrating key aspects of NFV ISG work. NFV PoC is intended to demonstrate NFV as a viable technology. Results are fed back to the NFV Industry Specification Group. NFV PoC also help to develop a diverse, open, NFV ecosystem.


The ETSI NFV PoC ZONE has enabled the demonstration of over 12 multi-vendor Proof of Concept (PoC) projects that have been developed according to the NFV ISG PoC Framework. It was a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight about NFV technology - and what the current reality is - in order to strengthen the strategic planning and decision-making, and help identify which NFV solutions may be viable in the network.

The list of the NFV ISG PoCs that participated in the ETSI NFV Poc ZONE can be found in the distributed Leaflet.

Please find all related information on the event on the NFV Blog where you will also find the video of this event.

"The ETSI NFV PoC ZONE is an important opportunity to gauge industry prowess on NFV implementation and to interact with the PoC participants to discuss their results, learn about the challenges they faced and what they see as the next steps for NFV implementation" - Don Clarke, Chair of the Network Operator Council, ETSI NFV ISG

*NFV PoC are intended to demonstrate NFV as a viable technology. Results are fed back to the NFV Industry Specification Group.

Neither ETSI, the ETSI NFV ISG, nor its members make any endorsement of any product or implementation claiming to demonstrate or conform to NFV. No verification or test is performed by ETSI on any part of these NFV PoC.