Nokia Telco Cloud index: operator NFV/SDN maturity benchmark

Does your Network Function Virtualization / Software Defined Networking recipe measure up?

Discover what operators are doing globally

Compare your strategy against the best

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) – you may be well advanced in defining your strategy to take advantage of these emerging technologies. But are you on the right track?

Working with Nokia Analysys Mason has interviewed leading operators about their NFV/SDN business and technology maturity to produce the Nokia Telco Cloud Index (TCI). The TCI maps operators against both business and technology maturity, to show the cloud transformation journey. The results, gathered from 2015, 2016 and 2017, will be presented in this webinar.

The webinar will help operators to benchmark their strategies against their peers and provide insights into their move towards a digital service provider.

Topics Covered

  • Benchmark of operators’ NFV/SDN technology and business maturity
  • NFV/SDN strategies and how they differ across operators and regions
  • Next steps for operators on their digital service provider transformation path
  • Nokia approach towards the CSP cloud transformation based on TCi


Caroline Chappell

Principal Analyst

Analysys Mason

Caroline is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason's Software-Controlled Networking research programme and the key subject-matter expert on the Telco Cloud index project. Her research focuses on service provider adoption of cloud, and the application of cloud technologies to fixed and mobile networks. She is a leading exponent of SDN and NFV and the potential that these technologies have to enhance business agility and enable new revenue opportunities for service providers. Caroline investigates key cloud and network virtualisation challenges, and helps telecoms customers to devise strategies that mitigate the disruptive effects of cloud and support a smooth transition to the era of software-controlled networks.

Stela Bokun

Head of Custom Research

Analysys Mason

Stela is the Project Manager on the Telco Cloud index project. Stela heads up Analysys Mason’s custom research team and contributes to a range of published research within the Telecoms Software and Networks research team. Stela’s recent projects and research publications include: an analysis of the impact of telco cloud transformation and hybrid network management on CSPs’ operations; a study on CSPs’ digital service enablement platforms and digital operating models; an analysis on the importance of digitalisation for CSPs’ B2B customer engagement, and an analysis on the impact of NFV/SDN on managed services, among others.

Matthew Dove

Head of Nokia Cloud Transformation Consulting


Matt has 25 years of experience in the technology and telecoms industries. He has been involved in the early stage of several key IT technologies, such as ERP, CRM and Internet commerce, both as a consultant doing commercial deployments and as a product manage on the vendor side. He has spent the last 15 years in the mobile, where was involved in the development of the earliest smartphones, the introduction of 2.5G and 3G networks and led the marketing introduction of one of the first open, unlimited consumer internet offerings in the world.

For the last 4 years in Nokia he has been working in the Systems Integration business line within Nokia Global Services, where he has been developing Nokias cloud professional services strategy, and building the cloud transformation consulting business.

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