AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and social media providers like Facebook are advocating a new way to achieve network virtualization: the white box. Unlike the traditional proprietary vendor approaches, the white box is poised to break down the silos of provisioning hardware and software, enabling service providers to pick and choose the best elements that fit their unique network needs.
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