Network Functions Virtualization

Communications service providers expect network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions to drive efficiencies, improve service agility and fundamentally change the way they do business.  By delivering network functions as virtual and cloud-native solutions, service providers can reduce proprietary hardware dependencies, contain CAPEX and OPEX, and increase service velocity.

Ribbon's Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and VNF Management portfolio aids service providers with these business goals through full support of automation, elasticity, scalability, orchestration and geo-distribution for virtualized cloud environments. Ribbon is working with all open standards based virtual and cloud initiatives such as ETSI and ONAP NFV environments.

Mobile Solutions for the Telco Cloud

Ribbon delivers a robust portfolio of virtual network functions in the cloud for mobile service providers. Dramatically increase responsiveness to customer and traffic demands with carrier-class, cloud native solutions from Ribbon:

Fixed Network Solutions for the Telco Cloud

Virtual network functions from Ribbon are driving Fixed Network IP Transformation with high performance, high reliability solutions

Cloud Native SBCs

NFV Ecosystems

Ribbon has established partnerships with industry-leading NFV vendors for both the NFVI and MANO layers and has performed interoperability testing with Wind River Titanium Cloud, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Intel Network Builders, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenNFV, Canonical V-PIL and Ciena Blue Orbit, Through these strategic partnerships, Ribbon is able to deliver tightly integrated and differentiated end-to-end NFV solutions that are production ready.

Advantages of Ribbon NFV:

  • Wide-ranging VNF portfolio supporting full elasticity and geo distribution
  • Intelligent VNF management framework and open APIs streamline MANO interworking
  • EMS and Analytics for VNFs ease of operations and to provide KPIs
  • High-performance media interworking and transcoding solutions
  • Graceful migration path and hybrid deployment support avoids “rip and replace”
  • Flexible licensing plans accommodate elastic services and on-demand applications



Ribbon VNF Manager (Virtual Network Function)


Ribbon Red Hat NFV Ecosystem


Virtual SBC with NFV from Ribbon & Wind River


WIND Titanium Cloud Vs. Vanilla Stack for Advanced Media Software

Media Coverage

Verizon offers SBC as a Service with Ribbon Communications


Geo-Distributed & Elastic VNF Deployment Across Different Virtualization Environments


The Path to High Performance NFV Deployments

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Ensuring Performance for Real-time Packet Processing in OpenStack

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Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) for Cloud-Native Media Transcoding

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Microservices: Optimizing Session Border Controllers in the Cloud

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Understanding NFV - Its Benefits, and Its Applications

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Ribbon's team of professionals are ready to answer your questions, guide you to the right solution or help you with your network design.