Network Virtualization In The Home (2014)

By Chris Donley, CableLabs

Networks are becoming virtualized. While there has been significant focus on virtualization in core and data center networks, network virtualization will also provide benefits in the home. From reducing equipment costs to simplifying software upgrades

CableLabs has been exploring how Network function Virtualization (NfV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) can affect cable subscribers’ home networks. This paper will present a vision for future home networks, specifically:

  • A Virtualized Home Network Architecture
  • Virtualized Home Network Functions
  • Virtualization Benefits to MSOs and Subscribers
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