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|1. (WO2016200495) REFERENT SYSTEM FOR DEVICES OF AN NFV NETWORK|
|Applicants:||AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
|Inventors:||HIGGINS, Robert M.
FOLDARE, Mark Jeffrey
|Title:||REFERENT SYSTEM FOR DEVICES OF AN NFV NETWORK|
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.