Service Provider SDN/NFV State of the Market - 5pm London

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • Service Provider
  • Strategies

Date: 29 October


Time: 5PM London/1PM New York

Key Strategies and Trends That Will Shape 2016

Just as SDN and NFV aimed at carrier networks developed quickly from hot trade press fodder in 2014 to PoC demonstrations in 2014, this year has seen another huge leap forward in terms of PoCs moving towards commercial deployments.

Of course, large scale commercial deployments will hinge on how quickly carrier-grade solutions can be brought to market, tested, and successfully integrated into revenue-generating networks. On the product commercialization front, while vendors have moved quickly to announce products and customer engagements there are still plenty of questions left to be answered.

Questions ranging from those about solution focus and maturity and well as vendor credibility with SPs still loom very large in determining how quickly SDN and NFV will impact telecom networking. Current Analysis has been following SDN and NFV solution development since the hype cycle began, and have mapped not only how solutions are developing but also how vendor perception as changed during this time.

Join us for an insightful presentation by Current Analysis analysts in areas of SDN controllers, NFV platforms, MANO, and VNF development. We will share our thoughts not only on how the solutions in the market rank in terms of maturity, but also key trends we are looking out for as we move into 2016. We’ll also share our insights on how vendor perception has waxed and/or waned since 2013.

Presented by

Jason Marcheck,

Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure

Jason is Research Director for the Current Analysis Service Provider Infrastructure service. Jason and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Digital Media, Fixed Access, IP Services, Mobile Access, and Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and overall coverage of the Mobile Ecosystem.

Glen Hunt,

Principal Analyst, Transport and Routing Infrastructure

Glen brings more than 20 years of experience to Current Analysis in the key areas of product development, product management, marketing and business development. As Principal Analyst of Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Glen analyzes technology, product, and partnership initiatives of vendors who supply carrier infrastructure equipment. Specifically, focusing on vendors that produce core routers, edge switching, optical transport, data center interconnection, mobile backhaul, network management and operational support systems.

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.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Review Key Product Development Trends of 2015
  • Learn what product development initiatives suppliers will be pushing heading into 2016
  • Gain insight into how service providers view key SDN/NFV solution vendors
  • Hear about key developments that came out of the 2015 SDN & Open Flow World Congress


  • Network Planners
  • Network Operations
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Marketing
  • Product Development