Test, Collaborate, and Demonstrate Compatibility
Using TIA’s Vendor-Agnostic NFV Lab




What is the NFV Lab?

The global communications industry is speeding toward harmonized, compatible solutions, using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) that run as virtual services on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware.

But how can carriers trust that the services they are buying will work and operate as they should? TIA’s NFV Lab, which will be launched in early 2016, is designed to provide a trusted home for the industry to demonstrate, market and sell NFV and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions.

With test results generated in a vendor-agnostic, open environment, your company can work to refine your NFV and SDN products, using reliable results to promote product capabilities and interoperable features.

With a presence at TIA’s Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the NFV Lab also enables companies to invite their customers to learn, experience and request new solution combinations for their needs.

In this dependable vendor-neutral environment, the industry can freely interact and work together to address real world issues with the goals of driving adoption of NFV solutions on a massive scale.

Who Participates?

The NFV Lab engages all segments of the ecosystem, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), solutions developers, integrators, researchers, customers and the end users who benefit from the deployment of these exciting new technologies.

The Lab is open to all TIA members as a "sandbox" for member companies to explore, test and innovate in NFV.

How Do I Start?

To determine your goals and fit within the NFV Lab environment, please click here to complete the online TIA NFV Participant Technology and Solution Assessment Form

TIA NFV Lab Participant Information

TIA NFV Lab Participant Technology and Solution Assessment: Companies interested in participating may click here to complete the online TIA NFV Lab Participant Technology and Solution Assessment form.

TIA NFV Lab Contact Information: NFVLab@tiaonline.org

TIA NFV Lab Website: NFVLab.tiaonline.org - Check back regularly as information will be updated with new and ongoing developments.

TIA NFV Lab Press Release: Click here to review the TIA NFV Lab announcement "First-Ever in North America: Neutral Testing Lab for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to be launched - TIA NFV Lab will be Vendor-Agnostic Testing Ground for NFV Experiments, Demos, and Proofs of Concept"


TIA NFV Lab in the News:

TIA tackles NFV interoperability with planned test lab
Nov 19, 2015
RCR Wireless News

NFV Testing Lab Planned
Nov 13, 2015
Virtualization Review

TIA launches NFV interoperability testing lab
Nov 12, 2015