Carrier SDN/NFV in 2016

Sponsored by: Italtel S.p.A

Focused on:

  • Operator Strategies And Developments

Date: 22 June


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Keys to Standing Out in a Crowded Field

The concepts of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) - often discussed generically as "virtualization" - have become embedded in the Telecom lexicon with a speed and pervasiveness that few disruptive network evolutions have enjoyed in the past. Yet, if the work from 2012 through now has been about establishing thought leadership and proving out the ability to support telecom-grade networking use cases, 2016 will be about getting initial deployments up and running and using virtualized networking platforms to enhance operator monetization goals.

In this webinar, Jason Marcheck (Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure) will examine the recent developments in the SDN/NFV landscape with the goal of providing an update on how operator strategies have evolved during the past few years, and what is weighing most heavily in their decision making process.

Building on continuing research into the carrier SDN/NFV along with some recent survey research into network operator demands and buying presence, the webinar will take a multi-faceted view of the topic, considering both vendor and service provider perspectives.

Whether you network infrastructure vendor, an operator that has begun executing on an SDN/NFV deployment plan, or an operator still formulating a comprehensive SDN/NFV strategy please join us to learn how SDN/NFV solutions are maturing - and how to take advantage of it.

We are in the fourth year of ETSI NFV and the Communication Service Providers are still maintaining the clear objective of the network transformation; they are also considering with more attention the possible ROI because the NFV environments are still considered fragmented and not completely mature.

Network Transformation is not just limited to virtualization and orchestration of network functions, but also concerns the IP transport network and the access network. In particular, the market needs of the Enterprises' market segment are strongly contributing to accelerate the adoption process of SDN and mostly of SD-WAN.

Italtel, that is active with the implementation of NFV/SDN solutions from the very beginning, proposes an agile approach capable to reach important results in terms of cost reductions, operational efficiency and business agility without waiting for a complete standardization. Besides, our proposition is centered on the market impacts that are possible with the implementation of services responding to the needs of the end users (both consumer and business), changing the point of view respect to the propositions based mainly on the transformation of existing network functions to VNFs. At the same we demonstrate that an evolutionary approach based on SDN is possible also on the existing network.

In this webinar we'll provide some examples considering both the achieved results and the emerging game-changing solutions that Telcos and Enterprises have to take into account and exploit in the next future.

Presented by

Jason Marcheck,

Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure, Current Analysis

Service Director for the Current Analysis Service Provider Infrastructure service. Jason and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Fixed Multimedia, IP Services, Mobile Access, and Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and overall coverage of the Service Enablement Ecosystem. Jason holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Stefano Boero,

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer - SDN, Italtel

Stefano Boero is in charge of Programmable Network and SDN Product Marketing within the "Technology Marketing office".

He graduated in Electronic Engineering at University of Genoa. He joined Italtel in November 2000 as IP Network Testing Engineer.

In Italtel he covered different roles of growing complexity: IP Network Product Manager, DPI and Policy Control Business Development, Head of IP Infrastructure Competence Center, IP NGN and Video solutions Product Marketing Manager.

During his career Stefano has always been involved in innovative, cutting-edge technologies.

Giuseppe Monteleone,

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer - NFV, Italtel

Degree in Electronic Engineering in 1982. In Italtel since 1983, he has covered different roles: Design Manager (Element Manager for TDM voice networks, deployed in several countries); Project Leader (Voice over IP backbones, national Italian backbone and international backbone); Network Architect for the Italtel NGN and IMS network solutions; Head of a System Laboratory for the design of new NGN solutions; Product Manager for several Italtel products (Softswitch, IMS core, Routing and Policy Server).

Certified Scrum Product Owner. He has participated to several international research projects and he is member of the Group of Experts of the Celtic-Plus.
Currently Senior Technical Marketing Engineer - NFV.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Review the current state of commercial SDN/NFV solution offerings.
  • Understand operator solution requirements and their impact on networks in the near-term.
  • Explore the key technology issues that still need to be overcome to stimulate deployments.
  • Learn how solutions providers are addressing these issues in their offerings.


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