Clearly part of this support is providing the latest technologies that can help resellers’ and their customers transition smoothly to products and services that will enhance their own businesses. Technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are changing the way in which businesses of all sizes access fundamental voice and data services. By developing an evolution from traditional and expensive hardware to more virtualized infrastructures, BT Wholesale is at the cutting edge of modern business.
NFV in particular will prove to be a real game changer. While SDN offers businesses fluid and dynamic data and bandwidth management, NFV removes the cost and complexity of hardware at the edge of a network, such as voice boxes, firewall and so on, and puts it in the cloud. We offer those customers the intelligence of all those at the edge services in one, hosted server.
These cutting edge technologies are not just nice-to-haves either. The on-demand economy is changing the face of modern business, so we have to develop infrastructures that cannot just cope but can help businesses thrive. The whole ICT ecosystem is changing. It’s no longer about just voice and data. There is convergence within infrastructures, which can be complex and challenging and expensive if you get it wrong.
This is why BT Wholesale is evolving, innovating, solving problems and developing new ideas that will help our partners flourish. We are different, more so than ever before and that’s a strength. Given our scale, our incredible range of products and services, our depth of knowledge of fixed and mobile networks and our ability to continually innovate, we believe we are the partner of choice.