While the communications industry agrees on the need to transition from yesterday's monolithic, vendor-specific systems to disaggregated, modular, standards-based architectures, some question the path toward that destination. For many, the route includes software-defined access (SD-Access), an agile infrastructure truly transforming networks.
On Tuedday Nov. 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT, Robert Conger, associate vice president of Cloud and Portfolio Strategy at ADTRAN, will join UBB2020 Editor Alison Diana to discuss all aspects of SD-Access and answer audience questions. Register here.
Conger, a popular speaker at industry events, oversees new technology development and global cloud strategy at ADTRAN and is well versed in SD-Access, including the technology and business use cases driving adoption. During the conversation, Conger will share insights into how operators are using SD-Access today to lower costs, improve their return on investment, enhance customer experience and accelerate deployment of new products and services.
The ADTRAN executive also will discuss trials underway around the world, how central office re-architected as a data center (CORD) fits into the SD-Access picture, next steps for operator networks and the role of emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.
Join us for a fascinating look into the world of SD-Access and the complementary technologies fostering the digital revolution. Bring your questions and your curiosity to engage in the conversation. Don't forget: Register now and add the event to your calendar!
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Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results