Software-defined networking (SDN) has come a long way from its data center roots, eliciting significant interest from major service providers from around the globe. North American operators are leading the way, investigating how SDN can revolutionize mobile access and backhaul, cloud data center interconnection, content delivery, and transport networks.
It is not at all surprising that SDN is among the featured themes at the upcoming TIA2013 event planned for Oct. 7-10 in Washington, D.C. During the first two days of the event (Mon.-Tue., Oct 7-8), an SDN Workshop will be presented to spotlight SDN use cases, expected benefits, and current developments in one of the most significant developments in telecommunications.
Among the highlights for the workshop:
- A market and technology overview of OpenFlow-based SDN by Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Working Group chairs
- Key operators including CenturyLink, NTT, Orange, Swisscom, and Verizon will share their vision and rationale for considering SDN to achieve competitive advantage
- Leading OEMs will reveal their strategies and plans to address the compelling needs
- A glimpse into the future about how SDN may emerge in mobile networks
The main conference features six tracks spanning a diverse cross-section of topics:
- Track 1: Mobility & Broadband Capacity
- Track 2: Customer Experience Management
- Track 3: M2M & Internet of Things
- Track 4: Cloud & Data Centers
- Track 5: Sustainability & ICT
- Track 6: Government, Healthcare and Enterprise Networks
SDNCentral readers are offered a 10% discount; use the discount code SDN13 when registering.
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