Partners with SDN World Congress 2016

 

CO-HOST
Open Networking Foundation

Vision: Make open SDN the new norm for networks

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) encourages collaboration between vendors and end users to rethink the way we fundamentally approach networking. Through a variety of organizational efforts focusing on the OpenFlow standard, open source software, network architecture, market education, and more, ONF is addressing gaps within the industry, catalyzing ecosystem development, and freeing end users from vendor lock-in, which has stalled innovation in networking for the better part of 30 years. It is time for a change, and ONF is working to make truly open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) a reality.

Mission: Accelerate the adoption of open SDN

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a user-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) worldwide through open standards, market education, and software development. Our signature accomplishment to date is introducing the OpenFlow standard, which enables remote programming of the forwarding plane. The OpenFlow standard is the first open, vendor-neutral SDN standard and a vital element of an open SDN architecture. Today, ONF's 130 member companies and over 2,500 volunteers advance all aspects of SDN, fostering a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users.

For more information.. https://www.opennetworking.org

HOST OPERATOR
Deutsche Telekom

As one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers, Deutsche Telekom AG is setting international standards.

Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services – whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.

For more information.. http://www.telekom.com/home

2016 SPONSOR – PRINCIPAL
Intel

Our mission: This decade, we will create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.

Back in 1968, two scientists, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, founded Intel with a vision for semiconductor memory products. By 1971, they had introduced the world's first microprocessor. Since then, Intel has established a heritage of innovation that continues to expand the reach and promise of computing while advancing the ways people work and live world-wide.

For more information.. http://www.intel.com

CONGRESS PARTNERS
EWSDN

Overseen by its distinguished and authoritative Steering Committee, EWSDN is a pre-eminent gathering of the R&D and academic community focused on practical SDN and NFV innovation, annually attracting 120+ leading researchers and practitioners from around the world, and numerous EU research projects.

For more information.. http://www.ewsdn.eu

Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. With its best in class mobile, fixed and broadband networks, and innovative portfolio of digital solutions, Telefónica is transforming itself into a 'Digital Telco', a company that will be even better placed to meet the needs of its customers and capture new revenue growth.

The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and a customer base of more than 316 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4.551.024.586 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.

For more information.. http://www.telefonica.com

BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.

Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.

BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For more information.. http://www.btplc.com/innovation/index.cfm

KPN

KPN is the largest telecom and IT service provider in the Netherlands. Our network is Dutch to the core. We have a clear mission – to help the Netherlands move forward through that network.

We believe in a society in which communication technology makes life richer, easier and fuller. KPN wants to be the unifier of that society, for people and companies. At home, at work and on the move. We have the resources, and the technology and the reliable fixed and mobile networks.

We use our knowledge and experience to make our services and products accessible for everyone, anytime, anywhere. We fulfill people's expectations, but we also achieve the unexpected. KPN believes in technology, in the power of communication and in the power of connection. We are the network that enables the Netherlands to move forward.

For more information.. http://www.kpn.com

Colt

Colt provides network, voice, and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure. Customers include 18 of the top 25 banks and diversified financial groups and 19 out of the top 25 companies in both global media and telecoms industries (Forbes 2000 list, 2014). In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

Colt operates across Europe, Asia and North America with connections into over 200 cities globally. It recently completed the acquisition of KVH, an integrated managed communications and IT infrastructure services business, with headquarters in Tokyo and operations in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore.

For more information.. http://www.colt.net

Orange

Over the last few years, innovation, and particularly digital innovation, has been accelerating at an incredible rate. New services and products are launched each day that aim to simplify and enhance our daily lives. Revolutionary concepts are now arriving in quick succession and may come from any of the five continents.

Innovation at Orange has always been designed for and around our customers and their needs. The startup companies and developers themselves are at the cutting edge of new market trends. Their flexible way of working means that innovative services can become a reality in just a short space of time.

Orange believes that working together to take an open approach to innovation is of real benefit to our customers. It is about getting unique solutions onto the market quickly, to obtain ever simpler and more intuitive innovations that are based on how customers will use them.

For more information.. http://www.orange.com

kt

kt Corporation is leading the development of the information and communications industries of Korea since its foundation in 1981. Expanding 4.5 million fixed line to 20 million in just 12 years, kt introduced universal telephone service to every citizen of Korea, leading the development and advancement of communications services. More recently, kt established an advanced broadband network for the first time in Asia, and launched Korea's first communication satellite 'Mugunghwa', contributing to making Korea one of the most advanced countries in information and communications.

As becoming a government-funded corporation in 1997, kt changed its business portfolio by focusing more on wireless and internet services instead of fixed lines. kt became a privately owned company in 2002 and began concentrating on building broadband network. As a result, the company set several new records including the increase of ADSL subscribers to 6 million in just 3 years and played a leading role in the age of digital networking.

For more information.. http://www.kt.com/eng

GÉANT

The GÉANT network is the fast and reliable pan-European communications infrastructure serving Europe’s research and education community.

Co-funded by Europe's NRENs and the European Union, the GÉANT network is now supported by a third consecutive project (GN3), which has a clear focus on developing and rolling out innovative networking tools and services in collaboration with NRENs, aimed at better serving the evolving needs of the research and education community.

The project's core objective is to deliver real value and benefit to society by enabling research communities across Europe, and the world, to transform the way they collaborate on ground-breaking research.

For more information.. http://www.geant.net

ETRI

Established in 1976, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) is a government owned ICT R&D centre and the largest government-funded research institute in Korea.

ETRI strives to advance science by means of formulating innovative ideas; developing new techniques; and training professional individuals in the area of information telecommunications to ultimately enhance social and economic aspects of the modern society. ETRI has strong R&D resources, abundant research & commercialization experiences, and wide range of cooperation with various national and international organizations.

For the success of R&D in the field of Future Networks and SDN, inter-disciplinary collaboration is essential. ETRI has such expertise, experience, resource, and competence.

For more information.. http://www.etri.re.kr

2016 SPONSORS – DIAMOND
Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.

For more information.. http://www.nokia.com

Huawei

Huawei Technologies is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees.

Committed to creating maximum value for our customers, we have developed world-leading end-to-end solutions spanning network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services.

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress

For more information.. http://www.huawei.com

NEC/Netcracker

NEC/Netcracker is the proven partner for cable operators and CSPs in delivering product innovation, enterprise optimization and managed services.

NEC/Netcracker's end-to-end solutions portfolio includes comprehensive BSS/OSS offerings, innovative enterprise applications and next-generation SDN/NFV management and orchestration technologies to eliminate operational and business silos and deliver real-time experience in an increasingly virtual and on-demand world.

With its in-depth technical and operational expertise and unbroken track record for successful implementations, NEC/Netcracker enables service providers to deploy hybrid virtualized environments and introduce critical new revenue opportunities in an otherwise competitive market.

For more information.. http://www.netcracker.com

Ericsson

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

For more information.. http://www.ericsson.com

2016 SPONSORS – PLATINUM
HPE

The HP OpenNFV Program provides communications service providers the foundation upon which to build a dynamic network environment. HP's OpenNFV platform accelerates the design, proof of concept, trial and deployment of new cloud-enabled network services and innovations, while lowering capital expenditures, operating expenditures and risk.

HP's approach to network functions virtualization (NFV) is built around completeness, openness, standards and expertise. One of the benefits of this approach is the ability to enable other players to bring in new innovations. With the OpenNFV partner program, the end-to-end NFV solution includes not only HP products, but also many products in the industry. This means you can utilize HP technology and technologies from across the industry in an interoperable manner for an NFV solution tailored to your requirements. And with the HP OpenNFV Labs, we provide an environment where we and our partners validate that the pieces work together.

For more information.. https://www.hpe.com/us/en/networking/nfv.html

Ciena

Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with its OPn architecture for next-generation networks.

We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage, and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment.

For more information.. http://www.ciena.com

Cisco

Cisco is the world-wide leader in networking, providing the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, or globally. Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks world-wide.

Cisco is recognised as a pioneer, using the Internet to provide customer support, sell products, offer training, and manage finances. The tradition of innovation continues as Cisco creates leading products and key technologies to make the Internet more useful and dynamic in the years ahead.

For more information.. http://www.cisco.com

Oracle Communications

Oracle Communications helps Network Operators, Enterprises and Digital Lifestyle Providers accelerate their journey to the NOW Economy – a virtualized, orchestrated, software-led and cloud-enabled future where business, industry and the customer experience are infused with connectivity, analytic insight and increased agility and competitive advantage.

For more information.. http://www.oracle.com/communications

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks delivers innovative software, silicon, and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking for global service providers, leading enterprises, and public sector organisations. Our core routers, switches, and security hardware and software run the world's largest and most demanding global networks.

Today, Juniper remains uniquely positioned to maintain industry leadership based on our core competencies in architecture, silicon design, and our open cross-network software platform that includes the popular Junos operating system, Junos Space network application platform, and Junos Pulse integrated network client. Juniper has an exclusive focus on providing solutions that solve the toughest and most complex networking problems – delivering on the promise of the "New Network".

For more information.. http://www.juniper.net

Amdocs

Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience software solutions and services for the world's largest communications, entertainment and media service providers. Its portfolio enables service providers to capture the world of digital immediacy by operating across digital dimensions; creating a diversified business; becoming data empowered; and achieving service agility.

For more than 30 years, Amdocs solutions, which include BSS, OSS, network control, optimization and network functions virtualization, coupled with our professional and managed services, have accelerated business value for its customers by simplifying business complexity, reducing costs and delivering a world-class customer experience. Amdocs and its more than 24,000 employees serve customers in over 90 countries. Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Amdocs had revenue of $3.6 billion in fiscal 2015.

Amdocs: Embrace Challenge, Experience Success.

For more information.. http://www.amdocs.com

Comptel

Life is digital moments. Comptel perfects these by transforming how you serve, meet and respond to the needs of "Generation Cloud" customers.

Our solutions allow you to innovate rich communications services instantly, master the orchestration of service and order flows, capture data-in-motion and refine your decision-making. We apply intelligence to reduce friction in your business.

Comptel has enabled the delivery of digital and communications services to more than 2 billion people. Every day, we care for more than 20% of all mobile usage data. Nearly 300 service providers across 90 countries have trusted us to perfect customers' digital moments.

For more information.. http://www.comptel.com

FORUM PARTNERS
ETSI

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 800 member companies and organizations, drawn from 66 countries, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.

For more information.. http://www.etsi.org

The Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum mission is to develop the full potential of broadband. Focused on home-to-core network and management solutions, our standards empower providers to achieve more with their broadband deployment. The Broadband Forum is a global consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecom equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies.

Established in 1994 as the ADSL Forum and later as the DSL Forum, the Broadband Forum has seen its work over the past 14 years evolve from addressing physical layer ADSL transport specifications to advanced transport and management specifications for all forms of broadband. With its union with the IP/MPLS Forum, the Broadband Forum is now the central body for next generation IP network specifications.

The Broadband Forum's formal BroadbandSuite Release Program and all technical reports are publicly available.

For more information.. http://www.broadband-forum.org

MEF

MEF is the driving force enabling Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the internet with the assurance and security of CE 2.0. Third Network services provide an on-demand, orchestrated, and assured experience with user-directed control over network resources and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.
MEF leverages its global 210+ network operators and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation.

For more information.. http://www.mef.net

OIF

The OIF facilitates the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services. Members collaborate to drive Implementation Agreements (IAs) and interoperability demonstrations to accelerate and maximize market adoption of advanced internetworking technologies. OIF work applies to optical and electrical interconnects, optical component and network processing technologies, and to network control and operations including software defined networks and network function virtualization.

The OIF actively supports and extends the work of national and international standards bodies. Launched in 1998, the OIF is the only industry group uniting representatives from across the spectrum of networking, including many of the world's leading service providers, system vendors, component manufacturers, software and testing vendors.

For more information.. http://www.oiforum.com

2016 SPONSORS – GOLD
ECI

ECI delivers ELASTIC network solutions globally to CSPs, utilities, and data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cyber security solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications.

With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailored to meet their needs today, with the flexibility required to evolve with the changing demands of tomorrow. At ECI, customer success is our success.

For more information.. http://www.ecitele.com

Metaswitch

Metaswitch is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future.

As the world's leading network software provider, we design, develop, deliver and support commercial and open source software solutions for network operators. Our high performance software runs on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, as appliances or in the cloud. We package this software into solutions that are redefining consumer and business communications and enabling the interconnection between diverse network services and technologies. We also apply our software development expertise to removing network virtualization complexities in the data center, with a solution that easily scales and secures workload interconnection in support of mission-critical IT and real-time communication applications.

For more information.. http://www.metaswitch.com

ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a globally-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. With operations in 160 countries, the company is a leader in technology innovation, delivering superior products and business solutions to clients all over the world.

Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges and is China's largest listed telecoms equipment company.

For more information.. http://www.zte.com.cn

ADVA Optical Networking

At ADVA Optical Networking we're creating new opportunities for tomorrow's networks, a new vision for a connected world.

Our intelligent telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success.

We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As your trusted partner we ensure that we're always ready to exceed your networking expectations.

For more information.. http://www.advaoptical.com

NXP

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer.

As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries.

For more information.. http://www.nxp.com

Italtel

Italtel is a leading telecommunications company in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), managed services and all-IP communication. It designs, develops, implements solutions for Next Generation Networks and Services. It offers Solutions and Proprietary Products, integrated Professional Services; IT System Integration Services; Network Integration and Migration activities to Service Providers and public or private Enterprises.

Italtel has developed solutions in the areas of Unified Communication, Collaboration, Data Centers, SDN, Smart Grid, IoT, eHealth and Cyber Security. Italtel addresses the following verticals: Telecommunications, Public Sector, Health, Defense, Finance, Energy, Manufacturing.

It counts among its customers more than 40 of the world's top TLC Operators and a large number of companies in Italy and abroad. Italtel is present in many countries including France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Greece, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador.

For more information.. http://www.italtel.com

Infinera

Infinera empowers network operators to quickly deliver differentiated services by enabling an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth. Infinera's end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications.

Infinera's unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. Deployed across the globe, Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations.

For more information.. http://www.infinera.com

Red Hat

Red Hat, an S&P 500 company, is the world's leading provider of open source solutions offering innovation, performance and security to customers building open source IT and software-defined infrastructure for nearly 25 year. Red Hat's open telco cloud-ready telecommunications solutions are driving infrastructure modernization and digital transformation across the industry, and enabling CSPs to better manage the rigorous network demands brought on by explosive growth of mobile and video content. By harnessing the power of upstream-first open source innovation, Red Hat helps CSPs reduce costs, increase automation and agility and accelerate revenue growth. Red Hat understands the technologies, processes and organizational adjustments that are required to fully realize the benefits of infrastructure modernization. Red Hat also anticipates understands the needs of the communications sector. All of the Telcos in the Global Fortune 500 rely on Red Hat.

Red Hat gives service providers the opportunity to choose strategic, long-term, flexible solutions based on their needs, not the terms set by vendors selling monolithic stacks. Having better choices means arriving at better solutions, faster. Supported, certified interoperability is foundational to our value. This means real choices that unlock strategic possibilities in the future.

For more information.. https://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/industries/telecommunications

Brocade

Founded in 1995, Brocade is an industry leader in providing reliable, high-performance network solutions that help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere.

Today, Brocade is extending its proven data center expertise across the entire network with future-proofed solutions built for consolidation, network convergence, virtualization, and cloud computing.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has approximately 4000 employees worldwide and serves a wide range of industries and customers in more than 160 countries. With a complete family of Ethernet, storage, and converged networking solutions, Brocade helps organizations achieve their most critical business objectives.

Brocade combines a proven track record of expertise, innovation, and new technology development with open standards leadership and strategic partnerships with the world's leading IT companies. This extensive partner ecosystem enables truly best-in-class business solutions.

For more information.. http://www.brocade.com

EXFO

EXFO provides communications service providers (CSPs) with test orchestration and performance intelligence solutions to ensure the smooth deployment, maintenance and management of next-generation, physical, virtual, fixed and mobile networks. The company has also forged strong relationships with network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to develop deep expertise that migrates from the lab to the field and beyond. EXFO's key differentiation comes from combining intelligent, automated and cloud-based test and monitoring solutions with real-time analytics to deliver unmatched end-to-end visibility and assurance – from a network, services and end-user level. EXFO is no. 1 in portable optical testing and boasts the largest active service assurance deployment worldwide.

For more information.. http://www.exfo.com

Citrix

Citrix is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better.

Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally.

For more information.. http://www.citrix.com/products/netscaler-application-delivery-controller/tech-info.html#mobile

2016 SPONSORS – SILVER
CENX

CENX provides Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions that automate fulfillment and assurance of advanced data services in software-defined networks, bridging physical and virtualized network functions.

We harness the power of real-time big data analytics and web-scale computing technologies to dynamically fulfill, visualize, navigate and assure data services across multi-vendor, SDN and NFV networks. CENX solutions are deployed by service providers worldwide to create new revenue streams, gain service agility, reduce operational costs, and deliver quality-assured data services

For more information.. http://www.cenx.com

Qosmos

Qosmos leads the market for IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology used in physical, SDN and NFV architectures. The company supplies software to vendors who embed real-time application visibility in their products for traffic optimization, service chaining, quality of service, analytics, cybersecurity and more. Qosmos customers benefit from fast time to market and continuous signature updates for their products. Qosmos contributes actively to open source projects and international standards, and serves 75% of its market.

For more information.. http://www.qosmos.com

Spirent Communications

Spirent Communications helps the world communicate and collaborate faster, better and more often. The world's leading communications companies rely on Spirent to help design, develop and deliver world-class network, devices applications and services. Spirent's lab test solutions are used to evaluate performance of the latest technologies. As new communication services and applications are introduced in the market, Spirent provides tools for service management and field test to improve troubleshooting and quality. Spirent also enables enterprises, institutions and government agencies to secure and manage their networks.

Spirent engineers provide valuable counsel to many of the leading communication standards organizations and we pioneered testing of Ethernet networks, IP Telephony and VoIP, VPNs, Multiplay, Cloud Computing environments, Data Center networks, CDMA applications, and Location Based Services. Today, we are helping to test the first deployments of the next-generation Internet or IPv6 networks in Asia, Europe and North America.

Our broad solutions portfolio addresses data centers, cloud computing, virtualized environments, applications and security, high speed Ethernet networks and services, and virtual/physical test automation and management.

For more information.. http://www.spirent.com

MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global leader in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments world-wide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks.

We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

For more information.. http://mrv.com

Radware

Radware is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers.

Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete business agility. Radware's solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers world-wide to adapt to market challenges quickly maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.

For more information.. http://www.radware.com

Versa Networks

Founded by industry veterans, Versa Networks is the leader in virtualized network functions and services. Versa Networks visionary approach provides unmatched flexibility, agility and efficiency.

Versa Networks solutions allow customers to transform the data center and network edge to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa Networks is backed by premier venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Mayfield Fund and Verizon Ventures.

For more information.. http://www.versa-networks.com

Sandvine

Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communication service provider networks, enabling services that increase revenue and reduce network costs.

Powered by Sandvine's Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine's networking equipment provides end-to-end policy control functions, including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across data, control and business plans. Sandvine's products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing Internet quality of experience.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in 250 + networks in over 90 countries, serving millions of data subscribers.

For more information.. http://www.sandvine.com

Iskratel

Iskratel is the leading European provider of infocommunications solutions, with 70 years of experience, its own R&D and manufacturing, and presence in over 30 countries.

Iskratel delivers solutions for convergent, next-generation networks, for fixed and mobile service providers, industries and enterprises, governments and public safety.

Iskratel offers cost-efficient, end-to-end broadband solutions with SI3000 and Innbox product families. Solutions for broadband access and aggregation include fibre and xDSL, along with a range of Innbox CPE. Iskratel broadband-access products exhibit unique awareness of services, which enables network operators to efficiently control, manage and monitor residential services, over-the-top and cloud-based applications, as well as virtual private network connections. The service-centric approach allows easy integration and enables a smooth transition to SDN.

Iskratel's extensive know-how in call control, IMS and provisioning facilitate easy migration to next-generation networks and the introduction of SDN- and NFV-based solutions – building the foundations of tomorrow's success today.

For more information.. http://www.iskratel.com

Radisys

Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys' service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks.

Radisys' FlowEngine technology delivers intelligent traffic distribution systems for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environments. It is specifically designed for the challenges of large NFV deployments, integrating a key subset of Layer 2 to 4 network capabilities with service function chaining under open SDN policy control.

For more information.. http://www.radisys.com

OneAccess

OneAccess Networks is a leading provider of physical and virtual network functions enabling Cloud and other managed services to SMB and enterprise customers around the world.

Our pioneering open systems approach enables freedom of choice for service providers and other network operators on the path to virtualization.
28 of the top 100 service providers in the world have already chosen OneAccess to enhance their competitive edge.
Now they can do so using state-of-the-art, open virtualization technology.

For more information.. http://www.oneaccess-net.com

Netrounds

Netrounds is a programmable, software-based test and service assurance platform suitable for fixed and mobile networks. Netrounds' innovative traffic-generating test agents allow OSS and NFV orchestrators to remotely test, monitor, and assure their network service KPIs and SLAs.

Available on-demand as a SaaS solution or on-premise for NFV deployments, Netrounds helps operators gain an in-depth understanding of their network performance and provides them with actionable end-user service experience metrics.

Netrounds reduces the need for purpose-built hardware and alternative proprietary test instruments by utilizing standard x86 hardware, lowering network test and assurance costs while also enabling remote support to rapidly identify the root cause of network issues with minimal onsite visits and field engineering to solve customer problems.

For more information.. http://www.netrounds.com

Comarch

Since 1993 Comarch's mission has been to help communication service providers achieve high business profitability and enhance customer experience with end-to-end IT solutions and services. Thanks to numerous projects for the biggest telecom operators worldwide, we have gathered a lot of domain knowledge and expertise in the industry. This, among other factors, enabled us to successfully deliver various projects for multiple clients (including such renowned brands as O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, E-Plus, Orange) across the globe.

- More than 3000 successfully completed projects on five continents in over 40 countries
- 4500 first-class professionals (programmers, computer scientists and economists), graduates from the best Polish and foreign universities
- Own R&D department made up of high-end IT engineers
- High ranking IT analyst ratings: DiS, Gartner, IDC, Truffle 100
Philosophy regarding cooperating with customers:

- We understand your business needs and the technology you use, we create solutions together with them
- We provide faster implementation and easier integration, thus reducing the risks of a project
- We create easy, configurable solutions that will grow with business requirements
- We offer the best value for money
- We provide services to many business models from the traditional and wireless MVNOs
- We offer outsourcing services and consulting

For more information.. http://www.comarch.com

ADTRAN

The future network is rooted in SDN and NFV, and will be more open, programmable and scalable than any before.

ADTRAN is defining the future network and is at the forefront of this movement helping service providers discover efficient ways to transition from hardware-centric architectures to an open framework of cloud-based software applications.

For more information.. http://www.adtran.com

Enea

Enea is a global supplier of Linux and real-time operating system solutions, including middleware, tools, databases, and world class services, with a vision to enable communication everywhere.

As a trusted and respected player in the embedded software eco system, Enea has for more than four decades delivered value and helped customers develop and maintain ground-breaking products.

Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on Enea's technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics.

Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB.

For more information.. http://www.enea.com

Allied Telesis

Allied Telesis is a world class leader in delivering IP/Ethernet network solutions to the global marketplace. We create innovative, standards-based IP networks that seamlessly connect you with voice, video and data services.

Enterprise customers can build complete end-to-end networking solutions through a single vendor, with core-to-edge technologies ranging from powerful 10 Gigabit Layer 3 switches right through to media converters.

Allied Telesis also offers a wide range of access, aggregation and backbone solutions for Service Providers. Our products range from industry leading media gateways which allow voice, video and data services to be delivered to the home and business, right through to high-end chassis-based platforms providing significant network infrastructure.

Allied Telesis flexible service and support programs are tailored to meet a wide range of needs, and are designed to protect your Allied Telesis investment well into the future.

For more information.. http://www.alliedtelesis.com

Napatech

With internet traffic increasing dramatically every year, network management and security systems are under pressure to satisfy end-user needs. Our mission is to keep our customers one step ahead of the data growth curve, by accelerating their applications and time-to-market while reducing risk.

As volume and complexity of data increase, seeing it all becomes increasingly difficult. Makers of network management and security applications rely on Napatech to stay ahead of the data growth curve. Now and in the future, we enable our customers' applications to run faster than the networks they need to manage and protect.

For more information.. http://www.napatech.com/solutions/virtualization-solutions

Packet Design

Packet Design was founded with the goal of closing a critical network service assurance gap. Myriad vendor tools monitor and measure infrastructure health, bandwidth consumption, traffic composition, application response times, etc., but only Packet Design correlates the performance of critical services delivered across the network to routing behavior, in real time. When OSS/NMS dashboards are green but users are complaining of intermittent service outages or poor performance, Packet Design tells you why.

Over the years, our product portfolio has expanded from routing analytics to a service assurance suite that is used in the world's largest and most complex networks. Today, hundreds of network operators use the Explorer products to improve network availability and performance, deliver new services faster and more economically, and improve customer satisfaction.

For more information.. http://www.packetdesign.com

Canonical

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing. 65% of large-scale OpenStack deployments are on Ubuntu, using both KVM and the pure-container LXD hypervisor for the world's fastest private clouds. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

Canonical leads the development of Juju, the model-driven operations system, and MAAS (Metal-as-a-Service), which creates a physical server cloud and IPAM for amazing data centre operational efficiency. Canonical is a privately held company.

For more information.. http://www.canonical.com

Lanner

Lanner Electronics Inc. (TAIEX 6245) is a world-leading hardware provider in design, engineering, and manufacturing services for advanced network appliances and rugged industrial computers. Lanner provides reliable and customizable computing platforms with high quality and performance. Today, Lanner has a large and dynamic manpower of over 900 well-experienced employees worldwide with the headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and subsidiaries in the US, Canada, and China.

Lanner creates customized network appliance for client applications with managed manufacturing process thanks to our in-house design and manufacturing services, covering color of chassis, height, modular or fixed port, BIOS, IPMI, acceleration cards, special certification and additional I/O interface. Lanner's building block design concept can fulfill all your requirements.

Lanner's NFV-ready platforms have undergone a comprehensive testing and validation process with the Wind River Titanium Server NFV infrastructure (NFVI) software solution. Through the validation and pre-integration of industry-leading NFV ready hardware and software, Lanner is able to deliver carrier-grade network platforms optimized for NFV deployment, and service providers and TEMs can also be confident in selecting validated vendors in the ecosystem knowing that they are pre-validated with Titanium Server and ready for rapid service deployment.

For more information.. http://www.lannerinc.com

Agema Systems

Agema Systems is the leading provider of Open Platform White Box Networking solutions. Our open platform high performance switching products are among industry's best and available in bare metal or preloaded 3rd party extensible modular Network Operating System (NOS) providing customer a choice and freedom to implement software solutions that best fit their needs.

As the world's leading provider for networking gears, we bring years of experience in delivering high performance, reliable and quality products that are deployed in some of world's largest networks including mega datacenters.

For more information.. http://www.agemasystems.com

Tail-f

Tail-f is a pioneer in enabling and applying data model driven network programmability. ConfD leverages the power of NETCONF and YANG to provide a solution to quickly produce programmable network elements. Cisco NSO enabled by Tail-f leverages programmable network elements to build a programmable network. It provides data model driven service orchestration enablinghomogeneous management of a heterogeneous network resulting in true multi-vendor network abstraction solutions that control today's and tomorrow's networks.

Network programmability becomes even more important in the world of NFV. The VNFs need to implement open standards based protocols and data models in order to be programmable. NETCONF and YANG has emerged as the protocol and data model of choice. ConfD is used in the VNF to support NETCONF and YANG as well as other management interface such as CLI.

For more information.. http://www.tail-f.com

Ixia

Ixia provides the industry's most comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions.

Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia's solutions to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. Ixia's test solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimide and validate the design, performance, and security of their pre-deployment networks.

Ixia's intelligent network visibility platforms provide clarity into physical and virtual production networks for improved performance, security, resiliency, and application delivery of cloud, data centrr, and service provider networks.

For more information.. http://www.ixiacom.com

Pica8

Pica8 is the one-stop source for white box networking. Since 2009, Pica8 has pioneered open networking with PicOS, the first network operating system that enables service provider customers to easily integrate Layer-2 and Layer-3 networking and software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity white box switches. PicOS supports an industry-standard CLI for Layer-2, Layer-3, unmodified Linux, and OpenFlow 1.4. Pica8 makes white box and SDN adoption seamless by providing PicOS on both pre-loaded switching hardware or as standalone software on a growing list of compatible bare metal switches.

Pica8 has over 500 customers worldwide, including Fortune 100 enterprises, global carriers, cloud providers, and leading research labs.

Our corporate headquarters are in Palo Alto, California. Our R&D facility is in Beijing, China, with sales and support offices worldwide.

For more information.. http://www.pica8.com

2016 SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE
Corsa Technology

Corsa Technology is a global supplier of WAN-scale hardware and middleware solutions, dedicated to open, programmable networking.  For networks to evolve with new traffic patterns and demands, Corsa SDN switching and routing platforms feature dynamic, programmable traffic management with line-rate forwarding for any size of network deployment.

Corsa brings real-time subscriber-level visibility and control to networking for such new services as dynamic bandwidth on demand, real-time traffic tapping and analytics, and scale out CLOS routing.  With additional advanced traffic management features such as QoS and shaping, and with all the horsepower to take on complex packet processing, the solution easily integrates with OSS/BSS frameworks through open source and hardened REST APIs to enable innovative service offerings, better service level assurance and network management.

For more information.. http://www.corsa.com

Kapsch CarrierCom

Kapsch CarrierCom is a market leading global system integrator, manufacturer and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions. The company provides innovative mission- and business-critical solutions for carrier networks, railway and urban public transport operators as well as for companies seeking real-time machine network communications.

Kapsch CarrierCom is a trusted partner for a broad range of clients who benefit from the support of a complete set of professional services and support capabilities. Strategic partnerships and a strong focus on innovation in nine R&D centers in Europe and Asia, put Kapsch CarrierCom at the forefront of the global telecommunications market. Kapsch CarrierCom is part of the Kapsch Group and has its headquarters in Vienna.

For more information.. http://www.kapsch.net/kcc

6WIND

6WIND's commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in telecom, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets. The company's packet processing software, accelerated virtual networking infrastructure and software appliances are optimized for cost-effective hardware running Linux with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features.

By solving critical data plane performance challenges on multicore architectures, 6WIND enables a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with network functions virtualization (NFV). 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

For more information.. http://www.6wind.com

STORDIS

STORDIS is the leading independent distributor of Open Networking Infrastructure and Storage Solutions. We provide the most knowledgeable, trusted source for the best products the Open Networking and storage industry has to offer to our European and worldwide reseller customer base. Founded in 2007 by Alexander Jeffries and Waldemar Scheck, STORDIS' head office is located in Stuttgart, Germany with sales offices in London and Paris.

Our core focus and knowledge is on key market verticals which have the highest demand in terms of networking bandwidth and technology. Our six vertical market focused business units provide customers within the Media & Broadcast, Telecommunications, Service Providers, Financial Trading, Academics & Research and Cyber Security industries best possible advice and technical market knowledge.

For more information.. http://www.stordis.com

Advantech

Advantech Networks and Communications Group provides the industry's broadest range of communications infrastructure platforms, scaling from 1 to 100s of Intel cores, consolidating workloads onto a single platform architecture and code base.

Advantech's NFV Elasticity framework helps operators extend NFV from the core to the edge of the network by supporting consistent, scalable carrier-grade platforms that can reliably execute the same VNFs anywhere in the network. With Advantech's carrier grade blade servers for telco datacenter consolidation or network edge expansion, and Advantech's white-box appliances for vE-CPE, operators can prepare their next generation product rollouts in locations where commodity IT servers are unsuitable or cannot be installed and operated due to more stringent environmental constraints.

To get on the fast path to NFV, operators, integrators and software-vendors alike can rapidly validate solutions on qualified Advantech NFVIs and evaluate VNFs on a broad range of networking platforms using Advantech's Remote Evaluation Services.

For more information.. http://www.advantech.com/nc

NoviFlow

NoviFlow offers the highest performance switches and forwarding planes for the SDN and NFV Markets. NoviFlows' products achieve the highest levels by making Innovative use of Network Processors, instead of ASICs or X86s that respectively limit either the OpenFlow feature set supported or the OpenFlow throughput. Our NoviSwitch and NoviWare products are used in both WAN and data center applications as gateway switches, aggregation switches, ToR switches, network appliances and even for router replacement.

NoviFlow products comply with ALL OpenFlow 1.3 actions, instructions and matching fields, and key OpenFlow 1.4 features, delivering up to 240 Gbps of OpenFlow throughput and supporting up to 1 million flow entries. They are compatible with the leading controllers, including ONOS, OpenDaylight, NEC, Ericsson, Ryu etc. NoviFlow's NoviWare Operating software for NPU-based SDN and NFV forwarding planes is used in all NoviSwitch products, and is also licensed to OEMs requiring high throughput and full coverage of the OpenFlow specification.

Through strategic partnerships, NoviFlow offers end-to-end solutions that combine its advanced data plane processing capabilities with partner-provided OpenFlow controllers and applications. These solutions effectively leverage SDN technology to resolve specific network pain points and improve network economies.

For more information.. http://www.noviflow.com

Openet

Openet is the leading independent supplier of real-time BSS (business support systems) to communication service providers. Openet software ensures that more than 600 million mobile telecoms users around the world enjoy the best network and data experience while enabling operators to monetize data use in 'real time'.

Since its foundation in 1999, Openet has constantly been at the forefront of telecoms software development and innovation. This is characterized by its open platform, domain experience and engineering expertise. Its success is personified by the many long-term relationships it has fostered with the largest, most progressive and demanding operators across the globe.

For more information.. http://www.openet.com

2016 SPONSORS – STARTUP
Sedona Systems

Sedona Systems has created NetFusion, the market's first IP/optical converged control platform for the core and metro networks of service providers. The platform automatically creates a multilayer map of the network, exposing how the IP and optical layers are connected to each other. Based on that unique visibility it executes multiple applications can boost capacity, agility and availability – and save up to 50% of network expansion costs.
Based on a centralized open-source software tools, NetFusion connects to all major vendors' equipment through SDN controllers or management systems. It then optimizes key tasks through dynamic, automatic management of both optical and IP resources.

Headquartered in California with R&D in Israel, Sedona is backed by blue-chip investors and lead by seasoned entrepreneurs and prominent multilayer networking experts.

For more information.. http://www.sedonasys.com

RIFT.io

RIFT.io provides the open source standard platform for the construction and automated deployment of scalable, virtualized network services. RIFT.io technology and services empower enterprises to successfully deploy virtualized network services on private and hybrid cloud, and accelerate service providers' efforts to deploy NFV-enabled virtualized networks. Any network application built with RIFT.io technology can intelligently take advantage of any cloud's unique capabilities and operate at any scale.

RIFT.io has created RIFT.ware, the next generation Network Service Virtualization (NSV) platform that delivers management and orchestration (MANO) and automation of virtual network services, applications, and functions at scale. RIFT.ware gives enterprises and service providers a standard platform to deploy virtual network services, and provides network and cloud function builders with a framework for building elastic, distributed virtual network functions (VNFs) and services. RIFT.ware is available as open source software that is compliant with the latest Open Source communities and ETSI standards.

For more information.. http://www.riftio.com

Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks offers Open Networking orchestration solutions for management of heterogeneous networks.

Our high performance network operating system, NetOS, provides a single, converged and secure platform for monitoring, managing and automating the operations of a network made of different types of connected network devices including Packet (Layer 2 and 3), Optical, Wireless and IoT.

NetOS incorporates a powerful Network Virtualization/Slicing Engine which uniquely operates across the different types of network elements found in a heterogeneous network to create on-demand logical and isolated sub-networks ("network slices" ) which can be used like real physical networks for the development of business and end-user applications.

By bringing together physical and virtual sub-networks under the centralised control of a network operating system, NetOS offers: Improved operational efficiency for business customers; enhanced experience for end-users; and better monetization of network resources through development of new applications and services.

For more information.. http://www.zeetta.com

Brain4Net

Brain4Net is an innovative SDN/NFV solution provider forCommunicationService Providers and Enterprises.

The company stands out as a technology vendor with unique strategic vision, providing end-to-end orchestrated solutions that combines SDN, NFV and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) concepts to help CSPs to build the service-oriented network infrastructure without boundaries with endless potential of services.

The mission of Brain4Net is to redefine management of CSP networks and make them Smart!

For more information.. http://www.brain4net.com

Iricent

Iricent helps service providers to realise the potential of SDN and NFV and in doing so to facilitate the rapid deployment of advanced, agile and application aware cloud based services to their Enterprise customers.

Our focus is service enablement and the development of new revenue streams for our customers by removing complexity and providing solutions at the intersection of telecommunications and IT.

Our activities cover a range of closely related SDN and NFV based solutions including SDN application development for the OpenDaylight controller, cloud hosted SDN applications for the management of CPE and our NFV Management and Orchestration "as a Service" (MaaS) platform. Iricent MaaS leverages our partner eco-system and is designed to expedite NFV and SDN technology adoption by providing a ready-made services deployment platform.

For more information.. http://www.iricent.com

Atrinet

Atrinet is an independent software vendor (ISV) of Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), Automated Service Delivery, Assurance, Performance Monitoring, QoS/SLA Management, Inventory Management and Network Compliance solutions for hybrid multi-vendor multi-technology Legacy, Network Functions Virtualization(NFV) and Software-defined networks (SDN).

Atrinet's solutions have been deployed by the largest service providers and enterprises driving unrivalled multi-vendor service agility and speed through an innovative model-based customization approach that uses unique codeless on-screen design tools to quickly address the constantly changing operational environment and business needs.

For more information.. http://www.atrinet.com

NFWare

NFWare develops super-fast virtualized IP routing solutions for Service Providers and Data Centers. Leveraging virtualization approach NFWare products merge flexibility and agility attributes with carrier grade capabilities needed for service providers.

NFWare's proven multi-core packet processing technology enables performance critical NFV applications to provide low latency and high-performance capabilities, such as vCGNAT, vLoadBalancer, vBRAS, vBNG, vPE-Router.

NFWare: Hardware-like Performance with Software-like Flexibility.

For more information.. http://www.nfware.com

2016 ECOSYSTEM SPONSORS
Intel Network Builders

Inundated by a large and increasing variety of proprietary network elements, many network operators and service providers are encouraging the development of interoperable solutions based on high-volume, industry-standard servers. Their goal is to reduce the effort needed to launch new services, while lowering capital and operating expenditures compared to running increasingly complex hardware-based appliances. This is driving a shift in network architecture, vis-à-vis software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

The Intel Network Builders program was created to accelerate this network transformation by making it easier to build, enhance, and operate SDN/NFV-based infrastructure. Solution providers are being invited to join this cross-industry initiative being established to spark innovation, reduce development effort, advance open networking standards, increase interoperability, and ultimately, reduce time to market.

Our Vision

By fostering collaboration, the Intel Network Builders program seeks to increase ecosystem alignment, leading to the design of world-class solutions. We work to build a strong and sustainable market advantage for our members through a solution-centered ecosystem program based on Intel architecture.

For more information.. https://networkbuilders.intel.com

2016 FORUM SPONSORS
Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.

For more information.. http://www.nokia.com

Huawei

Huawei Technologies is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees.

Committed to creating maximum value for our customers, we have developed world-leading end-to-end solutions spanning network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services.

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress

For more information.. http://www.huawei.com

Nuage Networks

Nuage Networks from Nokia, brings a combination of groundbreaking technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries.

We have applied radically new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and highly programmable SDN solutions within and across the datacenter and out to the wide area network.

For more information.. http://www.nuagenetworks.net

2016 TECHNOLOGY SPONSORS
Open Networking Laboratory

The Open Networking Lab was founded as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit to pursue our vision of what networking could be for the public good.

Networks today are described too often as closed, proprietary, complex, operationally expensive, inflexible – in a nutshell, they impede innovation and progress rather than enabling them.

We have a vision of what networking could be through the promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN). With SDN, the control plane is separated from the data plane, the hardware innovation cycles are decoupled from the software innovation cycles. In an SDN-enabled world, Internet and Cloud innovation are able to accelerate innovation while significantly reducing the costs of building and operating networks.

For more information.. http://www.onlab.us

ANALYST PARTNERS
IHS Markit

Infonetics Research has been acquired by IHS, the leading global source of information and analytics.

Infonetics Research, founded in 1990, is an international market research and consulting firm helping clients plan, strategize, and compete in the global communications market.

We offer the following services:
– Market share, market size, and forecasts
– Insightful, strategic, and timely analysis
– Service provider and enterprise buyer surveys
– Service provider capex and subscriber tracking
– Custom research, consulting, events, and papers

Known for our perceptive analysts, accurate forecasts, and quickly adapting to market changes, Infonetics defied the recent recession with a 27% increase in revenue and a 98% renewal rate in 2010. Our clients include the majority of the largest equipment vendors, communications silicon vendors, and investment banks.

Our analysts, who have an average tenure of 8 years with Infonetics and 18 years in the communications industry, are some of the most influential in the business, advising the world's service providers, vendors, and financial community. Infonetics is consistently ranked by Apollo Research in the Top 200 for media coverage among thousands of U.S. tech companies.

For more information.. https://technology.ihs.com/

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason is a trusted adviser on telecoms, technology and media. We work with our clients, including operators, regulators and end users, to:

– design winning strategies that deliver measurable results
– make informed decisions based on market intelligence and analytical rigour
– develop innovative propositions to gain competitive advantage
– implement operational solutions to improve business efficiency

With 250 staff in 12 offices, we are respected world-wide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.

For more information.. http://www.analysysmason.com

Appledore Research Group

Appledore Research Group is a global research and consulting firm specializing in the telecommunication software market.

We provide market share, forecast, industry trend reports, and custom research in the areas of NFV, SDN, analytics, IoT, service assurance, service fulfilment, customer care, and real time charging in the telecommunication and media market segments. Our clients include global software and infrastructure suppliers, CSPs, and investment banking firms. Our analyst team brings 20+ years of experience working at both CSPs and major suppliers in the industry.

For more information.. http://www.appledoreresearch.com

451 Research

451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company.

With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, we provide essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to more than 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of The 451 Group.

For more information.. http://www.451research.com/

Current Analysis

Current Analysis is a leading provider of timely, practical market intelligence and advice that helps global IT and telecom professionals compete, innovate and improve performance. For over 15 years, our independent experts and proprietary services have empowered fast-paced companies to quickly identify opportunities to drive growth and market leadership.

Relied upon as an unbiased and trusted partner, Current Analysis serves more than 35,000 professionals representing over 1,400 enterprises. Headquartered in the Washington D.C. metro area, we provide global reach with offices in Paris, London, and Singapore.

For more information.. http://www.currentanalysis.com

IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.

IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

For more information.. http://www.ap.idc.asia/

Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics Wireless Networks & Platforms (WNP) assesses how new technologies can profitably support mobile data growth and offset declining revenues.

Specifically we translate new technologies into solutions for operators and their vendors to build business cases that:
• Optimize Capacity, Cost (OPEX, CAPEX, TCO) and Market Timing
• Reduce Churn with QoS and QoE
• Enhance Revenues from new Services

Key Technologies WNP is focused on in 2015 are:
• Software Defined Networking (SDN)
• Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
• Self-Optimizing Networks (SON)
• Wi-Fi Roaming, IPX and Hotspot 2.0
• Small Cells, HetNets and New RAN technologies
• Policy Control for Service Provisioning, Traffic Management and User Pricing Plans
• LTE including LTE-A, TDD-LTE and LTE-U
• Cloud for Operator and Customer Services
• Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
• Video Optimization
• Mobile Backhaul

Strategy Analytics works with Mobile and Fixed Service Providers and Infrastructure Vendors to balance investment choices with market timing through in-depth reports, custom white papers and strategic analysis.

For more information.. https://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=saservice&a0=305&m=5#1

ACG Research

In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.

ACG Research is an analyst/consulting firm that provides market analysis and expert consulting. Our focus is in three areas: quantitative market sizing, business case analysis and service creation in the networking and telecom industry. Quantitative market sizing includes market share and forecast reports as well custom cuts of data. Business case analysis targets TCO/ROI models that map features or services to the economic benefit. Service creation workshops focus on the refinement or creation of new services. Our SMEs also deliver speeches, whitepapers, videos, custom research, and market impacts for all areas of the networking/telecom business.

For more information.. http://www.acgcc.com

Dell'Oro Group

To effectively respond to today's changing markets, you need timely, reliable data. Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables you to make strategic business decisions with confidence and maintain your competitive edge.

Founded in 1995 with headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dell'Oro Group has long-standing relationships with major telecommunications and networking companies and leverages those relationships to deliver the most accurate market research to you.

For more information.. http://www.delloro.com

Rethink

Rethink Technology Research was founded in 2002 by Caroline Gabriel and Peter White, both veteran analysts of the telecoms and IT sectors and leaders of previous businesses in the field. Rethink focuses on network technologies and deployments, and the business models they support for mobile, fixed-line, quad play and over-the-top service providers.

Its particular areas of expertise are in mobile and wireless network technology (access and core); digital media especially video technology; wireless Internet of Things platforms; business models and deployment plans for mobile network operators, cable operators, telcos and pay-TV providers.

Rethink has a unique global research base of over 100 network operators which share detailed deployment and business plans; and relationships of trust with many players throughout the wider ecosystem including vendors, service providers, investors, standards bodies, regulators and trade alliances.

Based on the data and knowledge acquired from all these sources, Rethink provides biannual market forecasts in many aspects of the mobile network; broader market research studies and analyses; consulting including competitive analysis, due diligence and business model input; regular subscription newsletters and research notes providing insights and thought leadership in key issues affecting the telecoms and media industries round the world.

For more information.. http://www.rethinkresearch.biz

EJL Wireless

EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem. The firm focuses its research on the wireless radio access network, specifically on the mobile base station cell site, including base stations (macro/micro), RF transceivers, PTP radios, RF feeder/jumper cables, RF cable/bulkhead connectors, and base station antennas. In addition, the firm provides analysis on 802.11ac technology, the CPRI subsystem, mobile core, C-RAN and emerging 5G technologies.

For more information.. http://www.ejlwireless.com

ICT Intuition

ICT Intuition, LLC is a boutique research and consulting firm specializing in connectivity strategies enabled by the convergence of Information and Communication Technologies for users, devices, and businesses.

Research will not deliver insight without the analysis and understanding that comes with genuine industry experience. ICT intuition is committed to delivering the highest quality tactical and market intuition, thought leadership, technology scouting and strategy consulting to connected customers worldwide including network operators, utilities, government, large enterprises, and the vendors that support them.

For more information.. http://www.ictintuition.com

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
Detecon

Detecon International is one of the world's leading consulting companies for ICT management consulting.

Our services focus on consulting and implementation solutions which are derived from the use of information and communications technology (ICT). They encompass classic strategy and organisation consulting as well as the planning and implementation of complex, technological ICT architectures and applications.

Detecon's expertise bundles the knowledge from the successful conclusion of management and ICT consulting projects in more than 160 countries. Detecon is a subsidiary of T-Systems International, the business customer brand of Deutsche Telekom.

For more information.. http://www.detecon.com

TNO

TNO is an independent research organisation. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. We focus on transitions or changes in five social themes:

- Industry: from economic stagnation to growth in high-technology industry
- Healthy Living: from illness and treatment to health and behaviour
- Defence, Safety & Security: from a wide range of threats to controllable risks
- Urbanisation: from urbanisation bottlenecks to urban vitality
- Energy: from conventional sources to sustainable energy systems

Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.

For more information.. http://tno.nl

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
CIMI Corporation

CIMI Corporation is a strategic consulting firm specialising in telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT).

Since 1982 CIMI has provided companies with accurate market surveys and forecasts, technology and strategy consulting services, and positioning guidance in all areas of networking and IT. Tom Nolle, the president of CIMI Corporation, has served on network standards groups for twenty years, and worked extensively on standards and software technology for cloud computing, SDN, and NFV. He blogs almost daily on key networking topics and speaks regularly at conferences and events.

For more information.. http://www.cimicorp.com

Exact Ventures

Exact Ventures is an independent market intelligence firm with the objective to create unbiased, enduring benchmarks for measuring market shares and understanding and quantifying market transitions and market opportunities within its coverage areas.

Exact Ventures offers market intelligence with greater depth and context than traditional, static silos of market data. exactventures' research combines both supply- and demand-side market intelligence and highlights the economics underlying emerging and transitioning markets and technologies. The firm also provides advisory services to those looking to understand these trends and how to create strategies and tactics to exploit market transitions given their specific strengths and market dynamics.

For more information.. http://www.exactventures.com

NSS Labs

NSS Labs is the world's leading information security research and advisory company.

NSS is both an analyst firm specializing in security technologies and a testing laboratory widely recognized as the "go to" company for research and unbiased reporting. We deliver a unique mix of test-based research and expert analysis to provide our clients with the right information they need to make IT decisions. CIOs, CISOs, and information security professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises rely on the research and advisory services provided by NSS.

Only NSS backs its analysis with unbiased results from laboratory testing. Our experts put all the leading products through in-depth trials that determine effectiveness, performance, manageability and cost of ownership. In an era of rapidly evolving technology, clients need actionable information.

NSS provides results. It's time to change your approach to information security. We can help.

For more information.. http://www.nsslabs.com

Disruptive Analysis

Disruptive Analysis is a technology-focused business advisory firm focusing on the mobile marketplace. Founded by experienced analyst Dean Bubley in 2002, it provides critical commentary and consulting support to mobile, wireless and telecom vendors, users, investors and intermediaries.

In addition to publishing its own research reports, it also collaborates with various other advisory organisations and analyst houses, notably STL Partners / Telco 2.0.

In addition to research & consultancy, Dean also writes a pithy & acerbic blog on the wireless industry - Disruptive Wireless.

For more information.. http://www.disruptive-analysis.com

Lewis Insight

Chris Lewis is a highly regarded and experienced Telecoms Industry Analyst covering the depth and breadth, demand and supply of the ICT sector on a global basis for 30 years. He is one of the few industry analysts who can draw together the many varied technology and business components helping shape telecoms in the context of the future digital marketplace.

In addition to his commentary on the industry, Chris is a frequent public speaker at industry and client events around the world. His dynamic and engaging presentation style, coupled with in-depth industry knowledge, has resulted in keynote addresses, chairing panels, workshop facilitation and coaching of high level executives at many of the world's top telcos and ICT companies.

With a reputation for honest, sometimes irreverent, insight built on unparalleled understanding of industry evolution and dynamics, Chris is proud of long term key stakeholder relationships developed around the world with leading players. He has accumulated a vast network of contacts in the analyst and consulting communities from tenures at IDC, Logica, Yankee Group and Ovum.

For more information.. http://www.chrislewisinsight.com

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
FierceWireless:Europe

FierceWireless:Europe/Telecoms EMEA covers the mobile industry in Europe, Middle East, and Africa with the same sharp-eyed approach readers enjoy in FierceWireless.

Key topics include mobile carriers and operators, industry deals, and wireless technology. The special eNewsletter are sent to 28,000+ email subscribers in the targeted regions.

For more information.. http://www.fiercewireless.com/europe/

SDxCentral

SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure.

These new technologies and approaches have the potential to drastically change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed.. With players in the field starving for information to help them determine how or whether SDx can benefit them, we are a community devoted to sharing information, connecting people, and developing the next generation of networking.

For more information.. http://www.sdxcentral.com

Converge! Network Digest

Converge! Network Digest covers the convergence of broadband telecommunications networking through daily and weekly e-mail newsletters and our Web site.

For more information.. http://www.convergedigest.com

Telecompaper

Telecompaper is a respected, well known and independently operating press agency and market research firm, with a dedicated focus on the Iinternational Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector (TMT).

Telecompaper has a global focus however, with a network of correspondents branching out across Europe, the United States, China and beyond. Telecompaper provides a mix of international news, commentaries, background articles and research reports for its customers, tailored to specific needs if required, with a general focus on the professional reader and/or user. This blend of services has attracted the attention of a wide range of international companies, organizations and government agencies, to operators, content providers and retailers. These customers visit our website to get the latest news and information, or receive our newsletters and research reports. Telecompaper attracts 300,000+ visitors monhtly of which 200,000 unique, with half a million page views. 25% of the visitors come from the Netherlands.

For more information.. http://www.telecompaper.com

Mind Commerce

Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry. Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research.

For more information.. http://www.mindcommerce.com

Telecom Asia

Telecom Asia is Asia's leading source of news on the telco industry, providing comprehensive daily coverage across the region and the world as well as analysis, insight and commentary on industry trends and developments.

Launched in 1990, Telecom Asia covers the industry through its websites, conferences, publications and research reports, addressing topics such as 4G, cloud, next generation networks, billing & OSS, mobile Internet and strategic management issues.

The group also produces the annual Telecom Asia awards, the region's longest-running telecom industry awards, held every year since 1997 to recognize Asia's most innovative carriers and service providers.

Telecomasia.net, along with a daily and various industry-specific newsletters, helps telecom executives keep their pulse on the fast-developing Asian market. In addition to original research and reporting, the website also features articles from content partners like Ovum and BusinessWeek Online. The daily e-newsletter is delivered to more than 31,000 executives every business day.

For more information.. http://www.telecomasia.net

 

Mobile Europe

 

Mobile Europe is a leading B2B title for the telecoms industry, exploring the latest innovations and trends in the wireless technology space; providing CTOs and their teams with news, analysis and opinion about the latest developments in the sector.

We are 100 percent independent and editorially led so we can guarantee impartial analysis of the key announcements and trends in the wireless space.

For more information.. http://www.mobileeurope.co.uk

Light Reading

Light Reading is the leading global, community-driven media and research business providing information, analysis, and events for the communications industry.

Light Reading's mission is to help telecommunications executives track, understand, and capitalize on the ever-changing communications market.

For more information.. http://www.lightreading.com

OFFICIAL TV PARTNER
TelecomTV

As the first-ever provider of B2B video content for the global telecoms industry, TelecomTV provides news, analysis and insight to over 20,000 senior industry executives in 200 countries world-wide.

As such it is the platform of choice for companies seeking to disseminate digital marketing content to their target customers. This strong and active community continues to expand on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook and is the first industry source of market intelligence truly optimised for viewing on the desktop as well as on tablet and on mobile.

For more information.. http://www.telecomtv.com

COMMUNITY PARTNER
Carrier Ethernet

The Carrier Ethernet Group is an independent collection of 10,251+industry professionals from 139+ countries, whose goal is to advance their collective understanding of the technology, strategy, and business aspects of architecting and designing modern packet networks, and to advance the telecom and networking industry as a whole.

The Group's membership represents all aspects of the eco-system and all-levels of involvement – executive & engineering management, senior network architects, senior operations engineers, senior hardware and software engineers, field engineering, testing, product management, product marketing, sales engineering, network design consultants, field staff, industry analysts, media experts, researchers, faculty, and students from around the world.
The professionals come from all 6 inhabited continents and 3,128+ companies worldwide that represent hardware/chip vendors, carriers, operators, MSOs, CLECs, rural operators, regional operators, international providers, system vendors (large and small), startups, software providers, testing houses, integrators, OSS/BSS providers, testing labs., and testing gear providers. Plus, major analyst groups, university groups, and media groups.

The Group is moderated and managed by Dr. Vishal Sharma, Principal, Metanoia, Inc. (:linkd.in/NnAFvd), a recognized networking & telecom professional who is called upon by clients across the telecom ecosystem for his deep technology strategy guidance.

For more information.. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/77819

EXHIBITORS

 

Edgecore Networks

 

Edgecore Networks

For more information.. http://www.edge-core.com

 

EANTC

 

EANTC

For more information.. http://www.eantc.com

 

PRISTINE

 

PRISTINE

For more information.. http://ict-pristine.eu

 

Contela

 

Contela

For more information.. http://www.contela.com

 

Happiest Minds Technologies

 

Happiest Minds Technologies

For more information.. http://www.happiestminds.com

 

Perpetual Solutions

 

Perpetual Solutions

For more information.. http://www.perpetual-solutions.com

 

Argela

 

Argela

For more information.. http://www.argela.com.tr/

 

ALTEN Calsoft Labs

 

ALTEN Calsoft Labs

For more information.. http://www.altencalsoftlabs.com

 

Tata Elxsi

 

Tata Elxsi

For more information.. http://www.tataelxsi.com/