Previewing SDN & OpenFlow World Congress- 12PM Boston

Sponsored by: GlobalData

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    Date: 28 September


    Time: 12PM Boston/5PM London

    The Evolution of SDN, NFV & MANO, and Why You Should Care

    Network function virtualization (NFV) is the most important transformation that the networking industry has undertaken in its history. NFV promises to provide operators with increased service revenues, automation of many if not all network functions, and lower opex and capex.

    What are the key factors for these SPs to consider in deploying an NFVI for the rollout of NFV services? Further, while there is little commercial deployment of WAN SDN, deployments by a few leading SPs will support more widespread SDN-based commercial services offerings by service providers. How are WAN SDN controllers likely to evolve in the new future?

    When it comes to “making it all work”, NFV depends on good multi-vendor Management and Network Orchestration (MANO). Will carriers start to embrace open source MANO initiatives such as OSM,OPEN-O and ECOMP? Will they look to network, IT or cloud management platform vendors or appoint prime systems integrators to help them in their journey? Current Analysis will be discussing what combinations of operators, open source groups and vendors are setting the standards to enable NFV to achieve its multi-vendor VNF promise. And there’s no time to lose either as the new 5G core is predicated on the agility that NFV and SDN provides.

    This webinar will provide key insights into the emerging trends likely to be heard at the influential SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in The Hague, Netherlands. Don’t miss out!

    Presented by

    David Snow,

    Principal Analyst, IP Services Infrastructure

    As Principal Analyst for Service Provider Infrastructure, David is responsible for tracking the evolution and key developments within the IP Services Infrastructure market. His coverage areas include Hosted Multimedia Application Servers, IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), Mobile Softswitching, Policy Control, Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs), Session Border Controls (SBCs) and Softswitches.

    David Krozier,

    Principal Analyst, Transport and Routing Infrastructure

    David is a Principal Analyst on the Current Analysis Service Provider Infrastructure team. His focus at Current Analysis is on optical transport layer products and technology including WDM, OTN switching, OADMs, Packet Optical Networking, and converged IP/Optical platforms. He has a particular interest in the impact of SDN on optical control plane evolution.

    John Byrne,

    Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure

    John is Service Director for the Current Analysis Service Provider Infrastructure service. John and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband/Multiplay Infrastructure, IP Services Infrastructure, Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Optical Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and the Service Enablement Ecosystem.

    He has more than 15 years of experience as a technology analyst with considerable experience identifying new market trends and business opportunities, and assisting clients on market positioning and product/strategy development.

    Key Learning Objectives

    • Gain a better understanding of the breadth and complexity of the MANO ecosystem
    • Current Analysis’ assessment of the factors that contribute to “good MANO.”
    • How vendors have innovated and what trade-offs they have made in their ETSI-compliant NFVI products
    • What factors are important to service providers procuring commercial WAN SDN Controllers


    • CTO
    • CFO
    • VP/Director/Head of Technical Departments
    • Head of Network Virtualization/SDN/NFV
    • Technology Advisor/Strategist
    • Director Research & Innovation