Packet-Optical Networking

Modernising OTN architectures for flexibility, quality & economy
  Innovating for new Cloud, Video & Mobility applications



“The Broadband Forum is happy to co-host this event, because we recognize the importance of discussion and education around this important new technology.”
Robin Mersh
, CEO, Broadband Forum



Layer123 is delighted to thank Deutsche Telekom for its support as Lead Operator and in choosing to make a significant commitment. With continuing support from other major carriers around the world, and backing from primary systems houses, this forum is on track to bring increasing value and usefulness to the industry as we build the future of Modern Transport Networking.

Why Attend - Packet-Optical Networking

Packet-Optical Networking is your opportunity to meet and debate with the specialists shaping the future architecture of Packet-Optical networks. The coming years will be a time of unprecedented change and upheaval for service provider networks. SDH is nearing its end of life and the new optical and packet networking paradigms with which it is being replaced are very different and challenging. This is your opportunity to influence and anticipate the important developments that will impact your short to mid term planning and investment outcomes.

This event is a timely opportunity to get up to speed with packet optical networking ideas and their practical implementation in key application areas – Mobility, Video (Content Delivery Networks/IPTV/MobileTV), Cloud Computing, Data Centre Virtualisation and high performance Ethernet services for business users.


The stage is set for new evolution, new strategies, new optimisation potential and new convergence options. As a stakeholder in the future packet optical transport networking world, you will find this collection of influential people, focused debate and structured networking of significant value.


Operators are looking for answers to the following questions:

  • What are the strategic issues facing service providers and how can P-OTN help?
  • How can P-OTN be used to build and ease the migration to 4th Generation mobile infrastructure?
  • How and why has P-OTN developed as a technology – what are the drivers and origins of P-OTN?
  • How are service providers planning to use P-OTN – what services are driving P-OTN and what are the network evolution options?
  • What are the key developments in standards from the operator’s point of view, and where are the gaps?
  • What are the key issues in evolving from today's heterogeneous mixed-technology networks?
  • How can P-OTN help in designing infrastructure to support new business applications and architectures – data centre connectivity, data centre virtualisation, Cloud Computing, video?

This best of breed conference provides a uniquely focused forum to examine this new vision, uncluttered by history and bringing the best of packet and the best of optical together, to formulate a wider understanding of the future Packet Optical Transport Network.

Whom you will meet

Meet your peers, existing and potential customers, existing and potential suppliers, leading thinkers, technical experts, standards coordinators and specialist analysts and spend 3 days in engaging group discussions, case study examples, ice-breaking speed networking, one to one meetings, lunch debates, relaxed refreshment breaks, drinks reception and knowledge exchange.

It’s good to specialise and it’s important to get a strategic view of the industry. Hear from knowledgeable and influential experts representing the systems, networks and applications point of view on packet transport. Find out how they are developing, implementing and leveraging packet-optical transport networking systems, architectures and networks to generate new business and reduce the cost of data transport.

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15 January 2018Cogent's CEO: Multilocation SD-WAN services will replace MPLS The service provider says it is encouraged by how the vendor community is improving their product sets...
Source: FierceTelecom


7 December 2017Frontier's McBride says SD-WAN will add commercial revenue Unlike its larger ILEC counterparts AT&T and Verizon, Frontier does not have a large MPLS customer base to cannibalize...
Source: Fierce Telecom


20 November 2017AT&T sharpens SD-WAN and FlexWare focus The CSP is keen to bring its business customers the cost savings benefits of SD-WAN and FlexWare...
Source: Fierce Telecom


16 November 2017Windstream's SD-WAN, UCaaS pivot gains momentum Speaking to investors, Tony Thomas, CEO of Windstream, said SD-WAN and UCaaS made up 36% of total Enterprise sales during Q3...
Source: FierceTelecom


13 November 2017Verizon Partners looks for revenue gold in wholesale SD-WAN Verizon Partner Solutions, the telco's wholesale unit, is bringing its growing SD-WAN platform to wholesale carrier customers...
Source: FierceTelecom


10 November 2017CenturyLink Says SD-WAN Isn't Cannibalizing its MPLS Business Despite the buzz about SD-WAN cannibalizing MPLS business, CenturyLink reports stronger-than-expected revenue from the latter...
Source: SDxCentral


3 November 2017Integrating SD-WAN into the Enterprise When it comes to existing infrastructure, what factors determine if an SD-WAN replacement would improve on the status quo?...
Source: Network World


31 October 2017Telstra adds SD-WAN to Programmable Network Telstra has expanded the capability of its Programmable Network service with a SD-WAN and virtual branch...
Source: Telecom Asia


27 September 2017BT has large corporates using SD-WAN service BT Global Services formally launched new SD-WAN service, having already rolled it out to a number of large customers...
Source: Total Telecom


26 July 2017Fiber Pays Off for Carriers, SD-WAN Not So Much, Yet Operators are seeing enterprise revenue growth, stemming from their investments in fiber-based connectivity, according to TBR...
Source: Sdx central


20 July 2017MEF aims to help telcos scale up for SD-WANs The MEF is extending its current work to standardize SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) managed services...
Source: TelecomTV


27 June 2017Level 3 Unveils Managed SD-WAN Service Level 3 is using SD-WAN technologies from other vendors with the security services and SDN capabilities it already has...
Source: SDxCentral


27 June 2017GTT to Acquire Global Capacity, Building its SD-WAN GTT Communications agreed to acquire Global Capacity, for $100 million in cash and 1.85 million shares of GTT common stock...
Source: Converge! Network Digest


16 June 2017SD-WAN Market to Grow at 33 Percent Compound Annual Growth Rate over Next Five Years Over the next five years, it is expected the majority of SD-WAN deployments will come from enterprises...
Source: Dell'Oro Group


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