NFV / SDN

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    If NFV is to be realized, it will require strategic partnerships and collaborations. What are the challenges that lie ahead? TIA NOW speaks with Philippe Morin, CEO of EXFO and Matt Beal, Director of Technology Strategy and Architecture at Vodafone, about the road ahead to making NFV a reality.

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  • She who controls the interactions to services, controls all. Perhaps not, but the northbound api race is going to create a competitive advantage to the “winner” that manufacturers are scrambling to capture. Hema Kadia is Vice President and Head of Strategy and Practice at Prodapt, and she joins us to discuss the race to northbound API supremacy.

  • NFVi orchestration has followed a carrier centric path, while web-scale automation remains focused on simplicity. What is the best way forward? Adam Dunstan, VP of SDN and NFV Engineering at CenturyLink, joins TIA NOW with a look at their hybrid solution.

  • How do we resolve the laundry list of API specs vying to be the virtualization industry standard? TIA NOW speaks with Hema Kadia, Vice President and Head of Strategy and Practice at Prodapt, about the risks and rewards of winning the API battle, and how to proceed in the meantime.

  • We’re at the edge of the future as it relates to the power of virtual networks, but what’s the status of NFV during this transition? TIA NOW’s Clarence Reynolds speaks with Telefonica’s Patrick Lopez, VP of Networks Innovation, and Antonio Elizondo, Head of Network Virtualization and Strategy, for an update on NFV.

  • Performance is critical for virtual networks. But how will NFV maintain service levels that propel 5G networks efficiently? Dave Stehlin, General Manager of the Lifecycle Service Assurance Business Unit at ‎Spirent Communications shares his insights with TIA NOW.

  • If NFV is to be realized, it will require strategic partnerships and collaborations. What are the challenges that lie ahead? TIA NOW speaks with Philippe Morin, CEO of EXFO and Matt Beal, Director of Technology Strategy and Architecture at Vodafone, about the road ahead to making NFV a reality.

  • What were some of the significant industry movements in 2017? What did we learn and how can we use that knowledge? Will legislation speed or slow the move toward 5G? And what trends should we look for next year? Industry analysts weigh in with their predictions on this edition of TIA NOW.

  • The transformation to 5G will require network agility as service providers seek to launch new services and bring them to market faster. Kevin Shatzkamer, VP of Service Provider Solutions and Strategy at Dell EMC, discusses the opportunities and challenges of developing a virtualized software ecosystem.

  • The march towards network virtualization has many service providers focused on infrastructure. As stand-alone and full-solution testing takes place, questions remain about the true existence of a comprehensive and interoperable NFV infrastructure. Wayne Cheung, Director of Product Marketing at Juniper Networks talks with TIA NOW’s Clarence Reynolds about how to define that progress and what this transition means for legacy network integration.

  • AT&T’s Susan Johnson, SVP of Global Supply Chain, and CenturyLink’s Todd Miller, VP of Network Operations, discuss how they’ve raised the bar thanks to TL9000 and close coordination with their supplier partners via QuEST Forum. They also discuss what they foresee as required network innovation, and their expectations for the newly announced merger of TIA and QuEST Forum.

  • Accelerating the development and adoption of NFV requires working with service providers and ecosystem partners to help build deployable solutions. But what barriers still exist that prevent virtualized networks from being deployed everywhere today? Timon Sloane, VP of Standards and Membership at the Open Networking Foundation, shared his advice on navigating the complexity of NFV adoption and how industry can benefit from open source platforms.

  • Paul Schultz, VP of Service Development and Strategy at KGP Companies, spoke with TIA NOW about the impact of SDN and NFV on new business models. Schultz continues to reflect on how logistics companies can move the needle forward in the network virtualization space.

  • Doug Moore, EVP and COO at Fujitsu Network Communications told Abe Nejad at TIA NOW that network virtualization is permeating the enterprise and now more so in the service provider sector. He stressed that operationalizing support systems for network virtualization is a big challenge for the industry.

  • TIA's CTO Council Meeting in Dallas, TX created several important points on how to tackle the challenges in the digitization of our networks, applications, hardware and software. Joining the discussion are David Tennenhouse, Chief Research Officer at VMware; Kevin Shatzkamer, VP, Service Provider Solutions and Strategy at Dell EMC, Adam Drobot, Chairman at OpenTechWorks and Amit Tiwari, VP, Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering at Affirmed Networks.

  • The Analysts at TIA's Connectivity Jam 2017 drove the participants hard to find out how the industry is grappling with the challenges to be overcome and the opportunities to be grasped. What important new nuggets did each stream discussion reveal? Now it’s time to learn key takeaways and get a sense of the information that will be in the IDC final report.

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