Opex is a Vast, Complicated Mess

Network management, service management, business management, and operations management are all woven into a web of tools and "craft costs," or human expenses. Despite, or maybe because of its complexity, operators say opex has gone from a third of total cost of ownership (TCO) 20 years ago to over half of TCO today, and they expect it to climb to two-thirds or even three-quarters of TCO by 2020. Opex savings has turned into a prime objective for NFV because the opportunity to save is large, and getting larger." writes Tom Nolle

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