SDN NFV WORLD CONGRESS 2018


   
The World's meeting place for Network Transformation
   NFV+SDN & Automation for 5G, Transport & Cloud

 
  8-12 October 2018 | World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands

SDN NFV World Congress | Accelerating Innovation for Networks


Established in 2012, SDN NFV World Congress creates the principal market focus for network innovation, and has grown to become the world's largest meeting place for carrier Network Transformation industry leaders.

1,700+ executives, decision makers, leaders and activists meet, learn and exchange knowledge face-to-face in The Hague, watched by a global audience via live webcast.

Launched in the spring of 2012 - the first global SDN conference - SDN NFV World Congress is the industry leading debating forum and showcase for the rapidly growing and massively influential, Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation industries.

Now, with over 100 supporting partners and sponsors, and 1,700+ delegates in 2017, the World Congress has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry. The agenda has expanded in a judicious manner to embrace areas of Network Innovation with the most relevance and urgency for carriers today, including:

- Networking Technology/Infrastructure (Hardware, Interop, Perform, Accelerate)
- Automation & Operation (Automation, Orchestration, API, OSS, Security, Policy)
- SD-WAN & Business (Strategy, Applications, Services, Networks, Revenue)
- Cloud Optical (Transport SDN, TIP Telecom Infrastructure Project, Open Line Systems)
- 5G CAT (Core, Access, Transport, vEPC, SD-Backhaul, Multi-Access Edge Computing, Network Slicing)
- NFV Security (CI/CD, process validation, MANO & NFVO authority & accreditation, embedded trust mechanisms, trusted orchestrator/VIM/VNF/NFVi, continuous security patches)
- Open Networking (OpenDaylight, The Infra Project (TIP), ONAP, OpenStack, Open Source MANO, CORD)

For more details, visit the World Congress Agenda

While LAYER123 doubled the Expo space available each year, the World Congress has been consistently over-subscribed, making it the industry's first choice event. Now established in a new, scalable venue, SDN NFV World Congress is set to grow again in 2018.

Join the real market-makers, leaders and activists and be part of the community and positive energy. We look forward to working with you again in 2017!

NEW this year!

 

  NETWORK TRANSFORMATION AWARDS 2017


   
Recognise -- Celebrate -- Inspire
    Global Leadership & Achievement

 
  11 October 2017 | World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands


LAYER123 is excited to announce the first Network Transformation Awards!

Recognising and celebrating organisational and individual excellence as well as successful industry collaboration - the NetTA's will deliver a credible benchmark for quality and achievement across the carrier Network Transformation industry.

Submissions are now open and the deadline is 18th August - so find out how you can participate now, and celebrate the achievements of a year of innovation and leadership! For more details click here!


NEW! Watch on-demand video recordings of SDN World Congress 2016 KEYNOTES here - free of charge!

Whom you will meet and How You Can Benefit

10 ways that you can benefit by attending Europe's principal Network Transformation industry knowledge exchange:

  1. Engage with industry leaders and innovators from around the world
    • 250+ expert speakers; 100+ exhibitors; 2,000+ delegates
    • Network strategy leaders from Carriers, Mobile Operators, Cloud Service Providers, Content Providers, Datacentre Operators, Large Enterprise
    • Leaders in SDN, NFV and MANO technology, applications and standards developments
  2. Learn from carrier keynotes within the most senior Network Transformation industry agenda - offered in partnership with leading carriers and industry organisations 
  3. Exchange and expand your industry knowledge - meet likeminded experts and ambitious, forward looking professionals in your industry
  4. Develop a clearer understanding of the significance of current innovation in technology, applications and standards
  5. Discover what’s going on in the industry and where it’s heading - meet all the analysts as they moderate and share insights throughout the agenda – over 37 senior analysts attend and participate
  6. Experience the latest SDN + NFV powered Network Transformation advances from 100+ solution vendors on the EXPO floor by following the SDN NFV Demo Trail
  7. Get to grips with the most influential innovation initiatives and identify new opportunities, by attending aligned sessions, including ETSI NFV Tutorial, Open Source MANO, NFV Security, CORD Workshop, Zero Touch & Carrier Automation, ONAP Workshop & Next Generation Protocol Forum
  8. Focus your time on face to face meetings and use Layer123’s unique on-demand video service to catch up on all the presentations when you get home
  9. Find out what is new - be the first to witness demos of the latest SDN & NFV solutions and applications by following the SDN NFV Demo Trail
  10. Share valuable resources and new information and contacts with your colleagues back in the office – access speaker presentation materials and view on-demand video presentations after the event

The SDN NFV World Congress program consistently attracts the leaders in the NFV+SDN+MANO movement from all parts of the global industry ecosystem - software specialists, network systems vendors, service providers and carriers, datacentre providers and large enterprise, to participate at the World Congress.

Join us and add your own experience and expertise to the SDN NFV World Congress.

Contact us now to reserve your place, or to submit a paper (Please note: commercial conditions apply to vendor speaking submissions)
 

WHAT'S NEW - LATEST

TECHNOLOGY FORUM @ SDN NFV World Congress 2017

>> Metro-Haul: Towards 5G application-aware optical networking

Daniel King | Senior Researcher, BT & Intel Co-Lab | Lancaster University

Principal Consultant, Old Dog Consulting | Research Associate, ONF

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 17 November 2017 Euro telco standards wonks publish third iteration of open source orchestrator ETSI has published the third release of OSM, its open source MANO stack for network function virtualisation...
Source: The Register

 

 17 November 2017 Second Look: Surprisingly, smaller telcos have been deploying NFV for 2 or 3 years Martin Taylor, CTO of Metaswitch, says we all tend to focus too much on the Tier One telcos who are finding obstructions...
Source: TelecomTV

 

 17 November 2017 Verizon says virtualization will enable it to reduce costs by $10B These initiatives include the rollout of NFV, pushing out the cloud to the edge of its networks, and new services like SD-WAN...
Source: Fierce Telecom

 

 16 November 2017 BT promises its global corporates virtualization services next year BT is pushing on with its virtualisation journey and expects to launch new services for corporate network customers next year...
Source: TelecomTV

 

 16 November 2017 Windstream'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

 

 16 November 2017 China Telecom launches terrestrial 100G link between Europe, China It claims to be the longest 100G terrestrial cable currently in operation anywhere in the world...
Source: Total Telecom

 

13 November 2017AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream call for SDN vendor interoperability By mandating that vendors work together, service providers will get not only the lowest cost but also the best fit solutions...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

13 November 2017Telefónica exec claims virtualisation is about "survival" as UNICA comes alive in Germany CITO Antonio Elizondo reveals the full horizontal version of UNICA has been "alive" in Germany since mid-July...
Source: Mobile Europe

 

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 2017TIP Tackles Network Slicing, Artificial Intelligence, and Open RAN The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) launched three new project groups at its second annual TIP summit...
Source: SDxCentral

 

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

 

9 November 2017AT&T expands business cloud networking with AWS AT&T announced an expansion of its alliance with Amazon Web Services by expanding its business cloud networking solutions...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

9 November 2017Japan-Philippines-US cable commissioned The JUPITER cable will span 14,000km. It will use 400Gbps WDM technology to deliver an initial design capacity of 60Tbps...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

9 November 2017Windstream Increases SDN Focus with SDNow Expansion Windstream's SDN Orchestrated Waves (SDNow) transport service has expanded and now is available in 50 markets across the US...
Source: Channel Partners

 

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