This event will focus on innovation in the broadband ecosystem:
High-speed access technologies (copper, coax and fiber, components and new standards)
Cloud services including CloudCo, NFV/SDN and network sharing
Connected Home including Internet of Things, Wi-Fi performance and the new User Services Platform
5G including wireless/wireline convergence, transport and network slicing.
In addition to the above we plan to add a best practices and application/use cases segment to the agenda. The goal is to provide attendees with a new perspective on what is being made available for broadband providers and users alike, delivered by industry leaders, many of whom are active participants in the Forums work.
Following is an outline of the workshop:
Worldwide market overview
Lead analysts from market research companies provide their perspectives on converged broadband networks.
Technology vision: support for ultrafast broadband
Component and system vendors and operators share their visions of the current and future ultrafast broadband networks and services
Best practices and use cases
System vendors will present individual innovation and solution capabilities of a converged access network the support software-defined (SDN) access architectures, cloud-based services, connected home and 5G.
Strategic operator view
Provider strategic view and new business requirements
Leading operators deliver their approaches to choosing specific technologies to support their services for home and access network architectures. They also will address integration challenges and future applications.
Join the dais
We are accepting speaker proposals in all segments -- section "Strategic Operator view" will feature operator candidates only. The other sections need proposals for presentations from manufacturers.
The workshops are Broadband Forum events and should follow an educational format and avoid product pitches, such as specific product information, prices, market position, etc. Proposals should highlight use cases, technology solutions, technology trends, best practices and contributions in standards' development.
Please submit proposals by no later than Monday, July 16th to Rhonda Heier at email@example.com. Please include your presentation title, abstract of two to three sentences, name, title and company or industry association.
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