As providers reinvent themselves, they envision converged services networks that use fewer, simplified network elements easily provisioned and coordinated.
Verizon has shared much of its journey toward its Intelligent Network Edge strategy, including its work with Calix and ADTRAN, and its decision to rely solely on NG-PON2 (rather than GPON or XGS-PON). Only last month, Verizon and Calix announced the industry's first large-scale commercial deployment (See Verizon, Calix Deploy Commercial NG-PON2 .)
During Calix Connexions 2017, Verizon's Vice President of Planning Lee Hicks discussed the company's plan to garner efficiencies and savings from using one network, plus the additional transformational capabilities it will provide. Hicks also keynoted the annual Calix event in 2016.
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