Founding Partners with NFV World Congress

 

FOUNDING SPONSORS – DIAMOND
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

HP

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.. http://www.hp.com/go/nfv

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent is the leading IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology specialist.

We are dedicated to making global communications more innovative, sustainable and accessible for people, businesses and governments worldwide. Our mission is to invent and deliver trusted networks to help our customers unleash their value. Every success has its network.

Follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent

For more information.. http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

FOUNDING PARTNERS
AT&T

The network is breaking free from hardware. The new software-based network will give customers access to faster, more flexible products and services.

AT&T is putting customers at the center of the network with a modern, cloud-based architecture – a global first at this scale. SDN allows AT&T and its customers to create products and services quicker than before, with more control and the ability to add services on-demand and in near real-time.

AT&T is on the leading edge in applying real-world SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) concepts to a carrier environment. The first of those deployments to launch, Network on Demand, allows customers to adjust their network capabilities on demand in nearly real time.

This network is supported by Domain 2.0, our supplier program, which will transform our network to a modern, open, cloud-based architecture. Domain 2.0 allows us to collaborate with a variety of vendors offering equipment to build this new architecture, based on NFV and SDN. We continue to seek out and welcome suppliers through an open and ongoing procurement process.

For more information.. http://about.att.com/innovation/sdn

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

Telef?nica

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

NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile service provider, serving more than 60 million customers. The company operates a high-quality nationwide 3G network and an ultra-high-speed LTE network, one of the world's first launched in 2010, which will be available to more than 98% of Japan's population by FY2014.

Under its philosophy of "creating a new world of communications culture" DOCOMO is expanding its core business centered on FOMA 3G and Xi LTE services, as well as developing more diverse mobile multimedia services both for daily life and business. DOCOMO also is taking steps to maximize its corporate value to heighten the trust and value that shareholders and customers place in the company.

For more information.. https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/

CableLabs

CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact our cable operator members' business.

CableLabs also serves to define interoperable solutions among our members and their technology vendors in order to drive scale, reduce costs, and create competition in the supply chain. CableLabs membership is comprised of the major cable operators worldwide.

Vision

We deliver innovations that enable our members to be the provider of choice in their markets.

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

ETSI

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognised by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 750 member companies and organisations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents world-wide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.

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

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 150 member companies and 3,000 volunteers advance all aspects of SDN, fostering a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users.

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

ATIS

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry's most pressing business priorities.

ATIS' nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The organization is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL).

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS – PLATINUM
Amdocs

Amdocs has a more than 30-year track record of ensuring service providers' success and embracing their biggest challenges. Uniquely, the company combines business and operational support systems, network control and optimization products, value-driven professional and managed services with deep industry expertise.

Amdocs helps service providers simplify the customer experience, harness data and stay ahead, while improving operational efficiency. We enable our customers to leverage their unique assets – network, product and customer data – to drive new sources of revenue, maximize return on investment, and profit in the connected world. A global company with revenue of $3.3 billion in fiscal 2013, Amdocs has over 21,000 employees and serves customers in more than 70 countries world-wide.

Amdocs: Embrace Challenge, Experience Success.

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

Dell

Dell listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. At NFV World Congress, please visit the Dell booth to speak with representatives from Dell's Networking as well as Dell's OEM Solutions teams.

Dell Networking's end-to-end portfolio of simple, flexible and reliable open-standards-based platforms and SDN-ready solutions that can help you increase efficiency, achieve results faster and maximize productivity throughout your organization.

For more than 15 years, Dell OEM Solutions has helped customers in several key vertical markets accelerate time to market with their intellectual property (IP) with customizable Tier-1 OEM technologies developed by our dedicated team of experts. Dell OEM Solutions offers a full range of global capabilities and branding services to help bring your OEM products to market – from design to lifecycle management and everything in between.

For more information.. http://www.dellnetworking.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

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS – GOLD
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

VMware

VMware, the industry-leading virtualization software company, empowers organizations to innovate and thrive by streamlining IT operations.

By virtualizing infrastructure ­ from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices ­ VMware enables IT to deliver services from any device, anytime, anywhere.

VMware vCloud for NFV Helps CSPs achieve sustainable cost reductions, improve time to market and increase service agility through multi-vendor support and a fast, simple path to OpenStack adoption

For more information.. http://www.vmware.com/go/nfv

ARM

ARM is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 60 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies.

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

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

Ericsson

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.

Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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

Nokia

Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which we offer through Nokia Networks; location intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology development and licensing.

Nokia Networks is the world's specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world's most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximise the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

For more information.. http://company.nokia.com/en/our-businesses

Oracle

Only Oracle's software and systems span the communications industry technology landscape – from carrier-grade servers, storage and IT infrastructure, to mission-critical business and operational support systems and service delivery platforms; from business intelligence applications and retail point-of-sale solutions to the Java platform running on more than two billion mobile and handheld devices.

Oracle helps 100 of the world's top 100 service providers innovate and exploit new business models, build strong, profitable customer relationships, and streamline operations.

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

Red Hat

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies.

More than two decades ago, Red Hat had a spark of an idea – a vision for developing better software. Then and now, collaboration with an ecosystem of IT leaders, open source advocates, developers, and partners creates the perfect foundation for the future of IT – Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But that was just the beginning. Today, Red Hat is at the forefront of open source software development for enterprise IT, with a broad portfolio of products and services for commercial markets.

That vision for developing better software is a reality, as CIOs and IT departments around the world rely on us to deliver solutions that meet their business needs. Solutions that provide technology leadership, performance, security, and unmatched value to more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies. Trusted and innovative solutions preparing them for the future of IT.

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

Wind River

Whether you're building a wireless or wire-line network element, regardless of its physical location in the access, edge, or core, your products must be positioned to quickly adopt emerging technologies such as network functions virtualization (NFV). Today's network elements must exceed performance expectations with Carrier Grade, "six 9's" reliability, include built-in intelligence to tap into new services, and have the flexibility and scalability to lower overall total cost of ownership.

Wind River is the world leader in embedded software solutions for the telecommunications and communications industries. Our open, high-performance, and carrier grade run-time technologies serve as the foundation for network equipment and communications systems of all kinds. The world&supl;s leading providers, including all of the top 20 Telecom Equipment Suppliers, utilize Wind River software products and deep industry expertise to innovate, build, and deploy the high-value, competitive products that power the critical communication infrastructures of the Internet of Things.

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

Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation, a FORTUNE 500 company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications.

Broadcom products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything.

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS – SILVER
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

Tail-f

Tail-f technology enables easier control of networks and services. ConfD provides a faster, less expensive way to build world-class management functionality for networking products. NCS provides a real-time, less expensive way to control and automate network services, to deliver true multi-vendor SDN solutions that control today's and tomorrow's networks.

Tail-f creates an abstraction layer between network devices and centralised network control software. This abstraction layer interfaces directly with network devices (from any vendor as well as OpenFlow-compliant devices). Tail-f then publishes a set of open northbound APIs and management interfaces that network engineers and centralised software solutions can use to monitor, configure and control the network and services.

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

ConteXtream

ConteXtream is a rapidly-emerging network virtualization solution provider that creates a new business model for wireless carriers by allowing them to sell network capacity in the same way cloud computing providers sell compute and storage capacity.

Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Service Provider Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution facilitates elastic provisioning of network capacity and its dynamic allocation to multiple enterprise customers based on their exact needs, much like multi-tenant cloud providers do for other infrastructure services.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Ventures.

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

Qosmos

Qosmos provides the information layer in service-aware networks based on SDN and NFV. The company specializes in Layer 4-7 Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Network Intelligence (NI) technologies which recognize thousands of communication protocols and metadata attributes for the most accurate picture of real-time data activity on networks.

The company's software and hardware probes are embedded by equipment makers, specialized vendors and cloud service providers into their offerings which are sold to telcos and enterprises to accelerate time to market and get continuous signature updates.

Qosmos' technologies can be embedded inside all next-generation solutions where real-time L4-7 intelligence is critical, such as traffic optimization, policy management, quality of experience, analytics, firewalls, cyber defense, and more. Qosmos can be used in all environments: physical, virtualized and in SDN architectures.

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

Stratus Technologies

In today's always-on world, applications run under increasingly demanding circumstances. With these escalating demands comes greater pressure to prevent even the smallest amount of application downtime. Companies are responding to this need for always-on solutions by searching for technologies that either conform to or enhance their current IT infrastructures.

Stratus' solutions enable rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise servers to clouds, without any changes to your applications. Our products – software and platforms – combined with our people and services enable us to prevent downtime before it occurs and ensure uninterrupted 24x7x365 performance of essential business operations.

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

Metaswitch

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

With a reputation earned by solving tough technical problems, Metaswitch develops openly programmable solutions that run on standard hardware or in virtualized environments and act as the key control points in elastic voice, video and data networks. Hundreds of network operators world-wide defend, extend and brand their business by building on Metaswitch to deliver a reliable, scalable, and immersive communications experience. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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

F5

F5 Networks makes the connected world run better.

F5 helps organizations meet the demands and opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications – in the data center, the network, and the cloud.

The world's largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5's intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected.

For more information.. http://www.f5.com

Procera Networks

Procera Networks, the Subscriber Experience Company, is revolutionizing the way operators and vendors monitor, manage and monetize their network traffic.

Procera's PacketLogic solutions empower broadband operators and high-speed enterprises with Internet Intelligence, allowing them to gain insights on how a network is being used and enabling them to take action. Procera's Virtual PacketLogic solutions deliver flexible deployments of PacketLogic software using industry-standard, off-the-shelf hardware and software virtual machine environments. For OEMs, Procera's NAVL software solution is an easily integrated embedded intelligence engine that provides real-time, Layer-7 classification of network application traffic and metadata extraction in a reliable, scalable and cost-effective way to deliver industry leading coverage and accuracy.

Network operators and vendors worldwide depend on Procera's award-winning technology to deliver a higher Quality of Experience for the subscribers on their networks. Elevate your business value and improve customer experience with Procera's sophisticated intelligence solutions.

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

Telco Systems

Telco Systems offers a vast portfolio of best-in-class products and solutions. Among the first vendors to receive the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification, Telco Systems' CE 2.0-compliant, E2E Ethernet product portfolio delivers a significant boost to large, medium and small service providers, as well as utilities and city carriers competing in a rapidly evolving telecommunications environment. We are experts in guiding service providers toward the advantages of CE 2.0 while they preserve and enlarge their customer base with continuously improving quality of service without service interruption.

Telco Systems provides service-aware, purpose-built, carrier-grade networking solutions under the auspice of our robust BiNOX operating system that supports a wide variety of technologies including Ethernet, MPLS, and circuit emulation services (CES). These technologies are complemented with a complete set of Operations, Administration and Maintenance tools, extensive Quality of Service capabilities, and time synchronization options that allow service providers to deliver complete end-to-end, service-aware applications across Ethernet and MPLS networks. With a strong focus on complete solutions that generate value for customers, helping them to realize the full potential of the connected world, Telco Systems focuses on five primary vertical markets (1) business Ethernet services, (2) mobile backhaul, (3) SDN & NFV software and solutions, and (5) AdvancedTCA (ATCA) switching blades that provide carriers with advanced applications and services. This broad offering of products extends from the edge of the network to the core and edge of the cloud, and is supported by EdgeGenie, Telco Systems' leading full lifecycle service management system.

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

QualiTest

QualiTest, the world's second largest independent software testing and QA company, ensures scalability, agility, and innovation during the migration to NFV through automated software testing services. QualiTest leverages the products of QualiSystems, a leading provider of DevOps orchestration and automation solutions, to offer a joint solution for automating SDN/NFV network elements and infrastructure testing.

QualiTest's NFV solutions are comprised of a comprehensive team of consultants and thought leaders specializing in NFV implementation and testing. We help our customers to transform their physical network into a visualized network, with innovative strategies aligned to the specific needs of the industry, through a full assurance solution for validating NFV management and orchestration, infrastructure and migration. Utilizing comprehensive NFV testing methodology, we partner with most major NFV vendors to provide you with the right technical knowledge and test tools to insure smooth migration.

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

EMC

EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing.

Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

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

Aria Networks

Aria Networks offers a unique approach to tackling today's capacity planning and management challenges. We remove the guesswork; allowing service providers to identify capacity utilisation, accurately model demand, and recognise – for the first time – the true cost of service delivery. In the planning phase predictive analytics enables investment in the right combination of infrastructure to manage current and future growth. In live operation, real time capacity management and forecasting gives providers the insight to problem solve, optimise and improve.

Aria customers include major US and European telecoms companies, cloud and datacentre operators, and some of the largest over-the-top social network providers. The company is vendor independent and works across all infrastructure, technology and networks.

Uniquely in the industry, Aria Networks combines three key differentiators to deliver a more effective service to network operators:
• Better intelligence: Aria Network deploys a combination of fixed algorithms with its own artificial intelligence engine to deploy a more effective level of intelligence to problem solving. Combined with user data this drives more effective outcomes.

• Multi-constraint: As issues become more complex, with more constraints, they become exponentially harder to resolve. Aria Networks' multi-processor scale and client server architecture enables the company to manage multi-constraint issues quickly and effectively.

• Outcome orientated programmes: service providers have to consider different outcomes for different customers. For a critical corporate customer, service level may be more important than cost, whereas for a low value customer, latency may be allowable. Aria Networks' software allows users to set rules and policies to enable the evolution of the most effective solution.

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

Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry-leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.

From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. With SoCs built on both Power Architecture and ARM technologies – our solutions enable a new virtualized networking – helping to build more reliable, protected and content-rich networks.

The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.

For more information.. http://www.freescale.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

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

Tata Consultancy Services

When you choose Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as your IT services, consulting and business solutions partner, you will discover what so many global enterprises have already discovered – the power of certainty.

We are a leader in the global marketplace and among the top 10 technology firms in the world. Our continued rapid growth is a testament to the certainty our clients experience every day. Building on more than 40 years of experience, we add real value to global organizations through domain expertise plus solutions with proven success in the field and world-class service. It's how we keep you moving forward.

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE
BTI

BTI delivers solutions that transform the economics, performance and innovation of global networks through intelligent networking software and systems.

Leading content, cloud and service providers choose BTI to drive improved operational efficiencies and profitably deliver high-value services to businesses and consumers around the globe.

With more than 350 customers, BTI is headquartered in North America, and operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centres of excellence throughout the world.

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

Overture

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the metro service edge. By leveraging Overture's Carrier Ethernet expertise and its Ensemble Open Service Architecture for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide are maximizing operational efficiencies and introducing new revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.

Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales offices around the globe.

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

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

AMD

AMD designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing.

AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realise the full potential of their favourite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible.

For more information.. http://www.amd.com/en-gb/innovations/software-technologies/embedded-solutions

Amartus

Founded in 2003, Amartus is a leading innovator in dynamic programmable, real-time multi-vendor service orchestration and management software solutions for network and cloud services.

The company conceived the software-defined service (SDS) orchestration concept and its Chameleon SDS platform is the leading service layer automation software on the market.

The company's flagship product, Chameleon SDS, is the missing piece in a carriers SDN / NFV architecture. It supports rapid design, provisioning, and operation of dynamic, on-demand network and cloud services in a single unified platform.

Amartus is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has its offices in US and Poland. The company is an active member and participant of leading standards bodies including the TMForum, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and European Telecoms Standard Institute (ETSI).

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

Active Broadband Networks

Active Broadband Networks is the emerging leader in software-defined networking and network function virtualization for broadband service providers, allowing operators to leverage these emerging technologies today to streamline operations, introduce new services and applications, and manage and meet customers' QoE needs while addressing capital and operating costs.

Founded in 2005, Active Broadband has the unique blend of core competencies, intellectual property and proven experience necessary to reduce the cost and complexity of the existing broadband service delivery infrastructure. Active Broadband's products have been successfully deployed in networks supporting millions of customers by broadband providers in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

For more information.. http://www.a-bb.net

Anuta Networks

Anuta Networks is the industry-first provider of end-to-end network services virtualization solutions for large, medium enterprises and service providers. The Company's Network Services solutions help organizations of all sizes accelerate deployments of network infrastructures and bring agility to the network.

Anuta Networks' partnerships with industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, F5 Networks, VMware and many others further enable customers to rapidly transform their network services in agile infrastructure deployments. Anuta Networks was founded in 2010 by industry veterans with deep expertise in Enterprise, Data Center, Virtualization, Network and Systems Management. The Company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Japan, Australia, Ireland, France, Spain and India.

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

Cyan

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) enables network transformation. The company's software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, agility, and scale to networks, that until now, have been static and hardware driven.

Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data centers globally, Cyan's open platforms provide multi-vendor, multi-layer control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include the award-winning Blue Planet SDN software and N-Series hyperscale and Z-Series packet-optical hardware platforms.

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

Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks is the industry leader in virtualized mobile networks, as its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution has become the standard for the world's top mobile operators.

With more than 20 customers and 40 trials underway with Tier 1 and Tier 2 operators globally, the company's Mobile Content Cloud solution is enabling operators to experience the technical and economic benefits of NFV. The deployment of Affirmed Network's solution in mobile operator networks provides many key benefits over legacy solutions.

First, a virtualized mobile network provides operators with the ability to dynamically adjust capacity on the network to keep pace with traffic growth without the need to continually add additional, expensive "boxes". Additionally, as operators continue to face declining Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), the ease in which a virtualized mobile network allows operators to develop and deliver compelling new applications capable of driving additional revenue streams is a key reason for operator interest. With Affirmed's software-based solution, operators can now develop and deliver new applications in days and weeks, when similar efforts on legacy solutions typically took as long as a year to complete.

For more information.. http://www.affirmednetworks.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

ClearPath Networks

Founded in 2002, ClearPath Networks is a privately held California based value driven innovator, led by a team of highly experienced telecommunications, software, and information technology professionals.

In 2004 ClearPath launched the world's first cloud managed network services platform providing on premise network services fully activated & managed from the cloud.

Today, ClearPath enables Tier 1 CSPs & managed network service providers to deliver Virtual CPE solutions for both on premise hardware and cloud-based virtual environments. Our Virtual Network Services Platform (VSP) is leveraged by service providers worldwide to deliver a range of software defined wide area network services to their highly distributed, enterprise customers. Today our team who is distributed across North America, Europe and Asia has delivered services to over 3,000 companies in over 60 countries, across every industry vertical.

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

2015 TECHNOLOGY SPONSORS
OPNFV

OPNFV – Open Platform for NFV – is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV. It brings together service providers, vendors, and users to collaborate in an open forum to increase performance and power efficiency; improve reliability, availability, and serviceability; and deliver comprehensive platform instrumentation.

Join us to learn about the project and how you can get involved.

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

OpenDaylight

OpenDaylight is an open platform for network programmability to enable SDN and create a solid foundation for NFV for networks at any size and scale. Enterprises, service providers, equipment providers and academia can download Hydrogen today and begin to evaluate, commercialize and deploy SDN and NFV.

OpenDaylight software is a combination of components including a fully pluggable controller, interfaces, protocol plug-ins and applications. The Northbound (programmatic) and Southbound (implementation) interfaces are clearly defined and documented APIs. This combination allows vendors and customers alike the ability to utilize a standards-based and widely supported platform without compromising technical creativity and solution innovation. With this common platform both customers and vendors can innovate and collaborate in order to commercialize SDN- and NFV-based solutions.

OpenDaylight is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation.

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

SCOPE Alliance

SCOPE Alliance is a group of leading Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) formed to promote an ecosystem that produces components of Carrier-Grade Base Platforms (CGBPs).

The SCOPE Alliance develops applicable profiles (subsets) of existing CGBP component standards and specifications and identifies gaps in these specifications. SCOPE Alliance developed gap analyses and white papers and technical position papers to help industry gain better insight into the technical advancements and future direction relating to CGBPs.

For more information.. http://scope-alliance.org

 

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

ANALYST PARTNERS
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

Infonetics Research, IHS

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.. http://www.infonetics.com

Current Analysis

Current Analysis helps leading telecommunications, information technology, and business software companies differentiate themselves in the market to win more business.

As the only provider of real-time, tactical competitive intelligence, analysis, and advice, product managers, sales, and marketing executives rely on us to anticipate and quickly take action on market opportunities and competitive threats.

IT Connection is the premier source of unbiased analysis and assessments of IT equipment and telecom services. IT Connection provides cost-effective, non-vendor-sponsored research to IT professionals. The assessments on IT Connection allow you to easily and efficiently assess suppliers and determine the best technology solution to fit your needs.

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

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

451 Research

451 Research analysts deployed world-wide provide critical and timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Market segment coverage is delivered through Practice Areas: CloudScape, Datacenter Technologies, Enterprise Security, Internet Infrastructure Services, Infrastructure Computing, Information Management, and Multi-Tenant Datacenters.

451 Research clients rely on our insight and market intelligence data to support strategic and tactical decision-making:

End Users – 451 Research offers a first look at emerging technologies and the vendors and service providers bringing them to market.

Service Providers – 451 Research offers a view into IT marketplace competition.

Vendors – 451 Research provides executive managers with a holistic picture of competition in key areas of enterprise IT innovation.

Investors – 451 Research provides investment bankers, venture capitalists and private equity investors with insight into the areas of enterprise IT innovation that are gaining commercial traction.

For more information.. https://451research.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/

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

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

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

Core Analysis

{Core Analysis} was founded in 2011 as a boutique Analyst and consulting practice to help Service Providers, Investors and Vendors make sound investment decisions in mobile broadband infrastructure, technology and partnership. We focus on video, OTT, PayTV and mobile.

For more information.. http://www.coreanalysis.ca

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

Rayno Report

The Rayno Report covers innovation and investment in the connected world, with a particular emphasis on the convergence of communications and digital media. We draw an influential audience of more than 10,000 thought leaders, investors, and executives in the financial and technology markets. Through our marketing partners, including distribution on Business Insider, we reach millions of business professionals, investors, and technology buyers around the world.

Our global research draws on partnerships with the leading analysts in specific fields, interviews with experts in global technology and investment markets, and online data analysis.

The Rayno Report is edited by R. Scott Raynovich, an internationally recognized expert in technology, media, and investment markets. He has been quoted by outfits including Reuters, Dow Jones, Barron's, and the San Jose Mercury News. He has also been interviewed on CNN and National Public Radio.

For more information.. http://www.raynoreport.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

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
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

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the world-wide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.

The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet world-wide.

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

NGMN Alliance

The vision of the NGMN Alliance is to expand the communications experience by providing a truly integrated and cohesively managed delivery platform that brings affordable mobile broadband services to the end user with a particular focus on LTE and LTE-Advanced.

The mission of the NGMN Alliance is

• to expand and evolve the mobile broadband experience, with a particular focus on LTE and LTE-Advanced deployments and their further enhancements.

• to establish clear functionality and performance targets as well as fundamental requirements for deployment scenarios and network operations,

• to give guidance to equipment developers and standardisation bodies, leading to the implementation of a cost-effective network evolution,

• to drive implementation of NGMN recommendations and to establish liaison statements and project agreements as needed with SDOs and industry organisations,

• to provide an information exchange forum for the industry on critical and immediate concerns and to share experiences and lessons learnt, and

• to address spectrum requirements and to support the establishment of a transparent and predictable IPR regime.

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

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
Blue Ocean Networks

Blue Ocean Networks is a telecommunications technology consulting firm focused on delivering business advantage for networking and service provider businesses through innovation with the right application of emerging network technologies:

- Emerging technology briefings and roadmaps
- Broadband Networks
- Optical Networks
- Software Defined Networks (SDN)
- Network Function Virtualisation (NFV)

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

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.acgresearch.net

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

Enterprise Strategy Group

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm, world-renowned for forward-looking market intelligence, analysis, and consulting services that deliver proven, measurable results.

Recognised as one of the world's top 10 analyst firms by offering a unique blend of capabilities – including world-class market research, hands-on technical product testing, and expert consulting methodologies such as the ESG Strategy Lifecycle – ESG is relied upon by IT professionals, technology vendors, institutional investors, and the media for actionable IT and business intelligence.

For more information.. http://www.esg-global.com

Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

• The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.

• The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community.

For more information.. http://www.frost.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

 

Ashton Metzler & Associates

 

Jim Metzler has worked in many positions in the networking industry. This includes creating software tools to design customer networks for a major IXC; being an Engineering Manager for high speed data services for a major Telco; being a Product Manager for network hardware; managing networks at two Fortune 500 companies; directing and performing market research at a major industry analyst firm; and running a consulting organization.

Jim's current interests include Application Delivery, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In July 2014 he published an e-book entitled "The 2014 Guide to Application and Service Delivery". The update to this e-book will be published in July 2015. In January 2015 he published two e-books, one entitled "The 2015 Guide to Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization" and the other "When will NFV Cross the Chasm." He consults with Fortune 500 companies on the evolution of their network and is a frequent blogger as well as a columnist for Network Computing and Network World.

Jim holds a Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis from Boston University. He has been on the faculty of several universities including Bentley University, Northeastern University and Drew University. He has co-authored a book, published in the Prentice Hall series in computer networking and distributed systems, entitled "Layer 3 Switching: A Guide for IT Professionals". He has written for numerous and is a frequent speaker at conferences and at seminars.

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

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
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

FierceTelecom

Every business day, FierceTelecom provides telecom insiders a single news source on ILECs/CLECs, WiMAX, next generation networks, backhaul, and other network and service innovations.

Beyond the news of the day, our editors produce in-depth features on market leaders and conduct exclusive interviews with industry trailblazers. Deep dive into the latest technology solutions for your business with a front-row pass to FierceTelecom webinars and virtual events. As a subscriber, you have the opportunity to gain competitive intelligence through our whitepaper/eBook library and to explore the marketplace through our job board and networking parties. Join the FierceTelecom community today!

For more information.. http://www.fiercetelecom.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 on LinkedIn currently comprises of 7,600+ industry professionals from over 2,236 companies globally and 120+ countries, whose goal is to advance their collective understanding of the technology, strategy, and business aspects of architecting and designing modern packet-networking services, such as Carrier Ethernet, and to advance the telecom and networking industry as a whole.

This, while allowing the Group's members to grow in their knowledge and application of the technologies thus becoming better practitioners, and to contribute to the growth of their fellow Group members and the Carrier Ethernet industry.

The Group's membership represents all aspects of the Carrier Ethernet eco-system and all-levels of involvement – executive management, 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.

For more information.. https://www.linkedin.com/groups?&gid=77819

EXHIBITORS

 

KEMP Technologies

 

KEMP Technologies

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

 

Spirent Communications

 

Spirent Communications

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