Sprint Adds Color to NFV Plans That are ‘Essential’ for 5G Deployment

5 September 2017

Sprint added details to its network virtualization plans ahead of the carrier’s push toward 5G, including new vendors and timelines.

Günther Ottendorfer, chief operating officer of technology at Sprint, in a blog post said the carrier has spent the past couple of years deploying its OpenStack cloud-based network functions virtualization (NFV) platform. He explained the deployment has been “an essential building block” as the carrier builds toward its 5G network.