How software defined networking and cloud computing pave the way towards a digital society
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By Antonio Manzalini
Ultra-broadband network proliferation, advances in information technology and the evolution of endpoint devices have created the conditions for re-inventing telecommunications networks and services architectures.
Software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are just two facets of the so-called “IT-zation or softwarization” of telecom infrastructures. SDN decouples the software, control plane, from the forwarding hardware of nodes...