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1. (WO2016200495) REFERENT SYSTEM FOR DEVICES OF AN NFV NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/200495    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/028713
Publication Date: Fri Dec 16 00:59:59 CET 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/931
H04L 29/12
G06F 9/455
G06F 9/50
H04L 12/26
H04L 12/717
Applicants: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
Inventors: HIGGINS, Robert M.
FOLDARE, Mark Jeffrey
BRAGG, Dean
NG, John
Title: REFERENT SYSTEM FOR DEVICES OF AN NFV NETWORK
Abstract:
A network functions virtualization (NFV) network can be configured to operate according to NFV protocols that decouple software functionality from specific hardware elements. A referent system can be provided that identifies a precise physical location of devices associated with the NFV network relative to other equipment or devices associated with the NFV network.