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CONGRESS DAY THREE
THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER
(KWA Theatre)

 
 

 

 
 

 

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

 

08:15

 

Registration and EXPO open

 

09:05

Chair's Opening Address

Ray Mota | Managing Partner | ACG Research

 

 

KEYNOTES - NETWORK TRANSFORMATION FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION

 

09:10

KEYNOTE

Jim Fagan | Director of Global Products | Telstra

09:30

The network is open - join us on the ONAP journey

Yuval Temam | NFV Ecosystem Alliances Director | Amdocs

 

 

During this session, we'll cover the joint effort to accelerate adoption of NFV. This is where VNF and infrastructure vendors collaborate to fulfil a wide range of NFV use cases that enable CSPs to accelerate innovation, service agility and network value. We'll begin with an update on ONAP and an introduction to the Amdocs Partner Program. This will be followed by future plans for enabling VNF onboarding and certification on public clouds.

 

09:50

Accelerating the digital transformation of enterprises with SD-WAN 2.0

Sunil Khandekar | Founder & CEO | Nuage Networks

 

 

Enterprises today face many IT challenges that hinder their ability to serve their end-customers. For years, they have been forced to double down on clunky proprietary hardware and accept the promise of future software updates, all while paying a high premium. The first generation of SD-WAN solutions (aka SD-WAN 1.0) solved a problem, but these solutions had limited focus on WAN connectivity, did not address the growing demands of Enterprise IT and neglected important areas such as security, analytics and comprehensive network automation. This session will highlight those unmet Enterprise IT needs and offer an alternative that meets the current and future needs in an SD-WAN 2.0 architecture that is available and in production around the globe

 

10:10

KEYNOTE: State of the Cloud @ DT Pan-Net

Stefan Schnitter | VP Infrastructure | Deutsche Telekom

10:30

Deploying a Disaggregated Network Model using EVPN Technology

Richard Petrie | CTO | London Internet Exchange

 
 

 

The London Internet Exchange is the first Internet exchange in the world to successfully implement a disaggregated network model using EVPN routing technology on open network hardware. The revolutionary solution uses IP Infusion's OcNOS network operating system and switch hardware from Edgecore Networks and became fully operational earlier this year following an extensive testing, proof of concept, and migration process lasting nearly two years.

Why did LINX decide to take this route? What are the benefits to the exchange and to it's members? What does the future hold for this project?

 

10:45

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

 

MORNING FORUMS

 

11:00

 

Please choose from one of three Forums:
- Technology
- Automation
- Network Edge

Details and room locations follow below:

 
 

TECHNOLOGY FORUM
(Mississippi)

 

11:00

Chair's Opening Address

Dave Bolan | Senior Analyst, Voice and Packet Core Market Research | Dell'Oro Group

11:05

uCPE and MEC as the Driver for Access Innovation

Jeans Tseng | VP, General Manager of Telecom Applications Business Unit | Lanner

 

 

5G networks are anticipated to deliver a future network with faster, more agile and more reliable network communications, made possible by the distributed edge computing infrastructure and SD-WAN networks to greatly lower the latency in communications, while increase the service agility with CPEX/OPEX efficiency.

To build a platform for multi-vendor SD-WAN and MEC deployments, Lanner will discuss how white box vCPE/uCPE optimized by leading VNF companies can ease the rollout of SD-WAN services with cost-effective and agile management. Furthermore, to meet the requirements of ultra-low latency and full-reliability at CORD, Lanner will explore how a hyper-converged architecture integrating compute, networking and storage in one single platform can empower network slicing and virtualization for multi-access edge computing, content delivery, Cloud-RAN and other 5G applications

 

11:25

 

Cloud native VNFs - first steps on the road of thousand miles

Alexey Gumirov | Pan-Net IC E2E Design Senior Specialist | Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net

 
 

 

DT Pan-Net is part of DT's International Delivery Unit and building cloud infrastructure across Europe that offers an environment (IaaS/PaaS) suitable for the cloudification of telco services. The IaaS/PaaS layer and telco application on top (SaaS) are operated as managed services. Within this talk we will give a status update of Pan-Net from a cloud infrastructure perspective and address the lessons learned around the following five challenges when Telco's move their production to the cloud:

• The automation challenges: What is hard but worthwhile? Where to focus?
• The end-to-end challenge: It is not only the cloud / NFVI layer that counts but successful transformation to the cloud is an end-to-end endeavour!
• The telco performance challenge: Is the choice of acceleration technology still an important question?
• The cloud native challenge : where are we on the way towards cloud native (core) telco apps and the separation of applications and platform?
• The telco transformation challenge : How to transform organisation and processes?

 

11:45

Cloud-Native VNFs and Programmability

John Lawitzke | ConfD Product Manager | Tail-f

 

 

In the cloud-native world, software applications are being decomposed into microservices running in containers rather than dedicated VMs. This is so that they can more easily take advantage of the shared resources, speed, and agility of cloud environments. In NFV, VNFs are software applications which are now being decomposed into their constituent microservices to become cloud-native. This talk discusses some of the considerations for developing cloud-native VNFs. The impact of cloud-native approaches on today's programmable networks and why VNF suppliers should continue to prioritize network programmability will be discussed.

 

12:05

Carrier SDN and NaaS Platform

Shin Jongyoon | Senior Manager, Network R&D Center | SK Telecom

12:25

Why multi-layer traffic engineering still matters: slicing the transport network to support 5G

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

Principal Consultant, Old Dog Consulting | Research Associate, ONF

 

 

Network slicing is a key goal at the forefront of current telecoms development. The automation of network slices, deployed over multi-layer heterogeneous infrastructure (in terms of domains, technologies, and management platforms), remains a complex task. Furthermore, it is driven by the need to provide flexible end-to-end connections, via virtual network slices, at reduced costs, with shorter service deployment time, and with unprecedented flexibility.

At the forefront of network slicing control is Abstraction and Control of Traffic Engineered Networks (ACTN), an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) initiative. The recent completion of the ACTN framework is an important part of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) element for future fixed networks and 5G projects, including the recent European Commission-funded Metro-Haul initiative - created to design a software control system to operate multi-layer IP/optical metro networks to support future 5G services.

This presentation outlines the techno-economic requirements for networking slicing using underlying multi-layer Traffic Engineering (TE) technologies. It discusses the overall TE architecture being used by projects, including Metro-Haul. We highlight the recent advancements and building blocks for network slicing, which include: service models, technology data models, and control plane mechanisms and interactions. Finally, the talk will summarise how these are combined and used to deploy network slicing over transport infrastructure, and areas for further research and development.

 

12:45

 

Lunch & exhibition break

 
 

 

TECHNOLOGY AFTERNOON SESSION

 

13:45

Chair's Market Highlights

Patrick Kelly | Founder & Principal Analyst | Appledore Research

13:50

Next generation 5G assurance: on-demand, dynamic, on the edge

Rami Amit | CTO and Head of Product | RADCOM

 

 

With over 50% of network traffic already encrypted and expected to rise as 5G services begin to roll out, how will operators gain critical insights into the user plane to improve the customer experience? Additionally, with the sheer scale of traffic expected how will 5G services be monitored efficiently? Learn about the challenges of monitoring 5G traffic in the light of control and user plane separation. Discover how to cost-effectively assure 5G services using an on-demand approach combined with machine learning to ensure the performance and quality of next-generation telecom services.

 

14:10

Control the Hype: A look at service assurance systems and how they relate to Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning

Stefan Vallin | Director of Product Strategy | Netrounds

 

 

This presentation will discuss recent research on current service assurance systems and how they relate to the industry's most widely discussed technology topics today - Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. We also introduce the concept of Small Data - using active testing and monitoring to provide direct answers to the relevant service quality questions and as the prerequisite high quality data inputs for effective Big Data and Machine Learning processes.

"Why would you go on searching for a needle in a haystack when Small Data can provide you directly with the handful of needles you need?"

 

14:30

SDN-assisted Network Diagnostic Technologies Towards Maintenance-free
Transport Network

Takafumi Tanaka | Researcher | NTT

 

 

Accurate understanding of network and equipment condition is one of the
essential factors for maintaining network with low OPEX and realizing
automated network.
This presentation will cover the SDN-assisted transport network
architecture and technologies that can achieve autonomous fault
localization and link failure prediction using captured streaming
network and equipment data.

 

14:50

Enabling Secure Encrypted Virtualization

Piotr Weglicki | Senior Marketing Manager | AMD

 

 

Protecting against security threats requires innovation in both software and hardware. EPYC processors feature memory-encryption capabilities never implemented on mainstream server processors. This presentation will focus on the secure hardware foundation upon which it is built and will demonstrate how it enables addressing existing and future security threads.

 

15:10

 

PANEL - P4 Language

 
 

Nicolas Thomas | NFV Pioneer - MEF SECaaS Lead | Fortinet

SECaaS chair | MEF

 

Kevin Woods | VP of Marketing | Lumina Networks

 

Marc LeClerc | VP Strategy and Marketing | NoviFlow

Chair, Market Education Committee | Open Networking Foundation

 

Moderated by:

Patrick Kelly | Founder & Principal Analyst | Appledore Research

15:40

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

 

Please note: the World Congress EXPO will close at 5:30pm today

 

16:10

 

Chair's Remarks

Marc Cohn | Business Lead, Network Virtualization | Spirent

 

16:15

The Zero-Touch Reality - how Micro services enable the next generation Telco Assurance

Per Kangru | Technologist in the CTO Office | Viavi Solutions

 

 

Regardless of operator aim to deploy OSM, ONAP or any other framework for their next generation network management it is clear that they will need micro services to build and automate a range of processes. This session will provide a view into what such micro services could offer, provide guidance on how to evaluate various data sources (dedicated probes, network element feeds etc) and how the right choices can catapult an operator into a significantly different position.

VIAVI offers and aim to offer solutions that Telecom Operators, Cloud Operators and Service Providers need in order to develop, operate, optimize and automate the management of their networks and services.

 

16:35

Toward Integration and Conversion of Disaggregated IP & Optical Network

Hirotaka Yoshioka | Director of IP transport technology | NTT

 

 

Lead by various open communities such as TIP, OCP and ONF, technologies of commoditizing and disaggregating IP/Optical equipment have had rapid progress, and many kinds of H/W, S/W and tools have emerged in order to realize the deployment. Behind this movement, NTT requires some solution how to converge these IP and Optical technologies and integrate them including VNF efficiently by ecosystem.
In this talk, NTT shows the background and the expected direction. Furthermore, NTT talks about the status of the R&D which NTT has been tackling in this field since 2014.

 

16:55

Smart NIC Data Acceleration to Enable the Virtualized Edge

Barak Perlman | CTO | Ethernity Networks

17:15

 

End of Technology Forum

 

17:15

 

End of Congress Day Three

 
 

AUTOMATION FORUM
(Amazon)

 

11:00

Chair's Opening Address

Francis Haysom | Principal Analyst | Appledore Research

11:05

KEYNOTE

Klaus Martiny | Senior Program Manager | Deutsche Telekom

Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

11:25

Realizing Zero-touch Network and Service Management

Dave Duggal | Founder & CEO | EnterpriseWeb

 

 

The presenter is leading the first approved ETSI ZSM Proof-of-Concept. The PoC is demonstrating a working reference model of fully automated end-to-end SLA management in multi-vendor, multi-domain scenarios. Dave will present the collaborative industry project (the team, architecture and implementation) and share his view of how ZSM operationalizes NFV and OSM.

 

11:45

Automation for everyone (including your VNFs!)

Ignacio Verona | Senior Solution Architect | Red Hat

 

 

As we move towards a fully virtualized world, the push to reduce human intervention increases, due to the rising number of moving parts, ranging from VNFs hosted on multiple Virtual Machines, to containers and the need to support the infrastructure virtualization and container execution layers where all of them run. All this not to mention the massive amount of physical devices that will stay with us for the long-term like access switches and routers. Find out how to automate your daily network operations with Red Hat Ansible Automation, leveraging a simple yet extremely powerful framework like Ansible with the operational efficiency, control and flexibility of Tower as the management tool.

 

12:05

 

Lunch & exhibition break

 
 

 

AUTOMATION AFTERNOON SESSION

 

13:45

Chair's Market Highlights

Cliff Grossner | Senior Research Director & Advisor - Cloud, Data Center, and SDN | IHS Markit

13:50

Elisa Automate - Building mobile network automation in Finland

Matti Swan | Lead Architect, Technology & Architecture | Elisa

 
 

 

The Finnish telecom operator Elisa is amongst the world's largest mobile data providers in terms of data per user. Its business Elisa Automate has commercialized automation solutions used to handle growing mobile data consumption and network complexity. This presentation gives a peek into the mobile network automation built in Elisa's network in Finland.

 

14:10

Hey Siri: Tell Me About Decomposed Virtualized Media Processing at the Network Edge

Prakash Siva | VP, Technology & Strategy | Radisys

 

 

Voice-enabled interactive applications have become a part of our daily lives as more and more consumers turn to Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Home to talk-to-text, call home while driving and more. In just the past year alone, the market for smart speakers has grown 128% in the U.S.

To capitalize on this growing market, service providers are looking to add speech-enabled applications and services capabilities to their networks as well. For the technology adoption to continue to grow at a rapid pace, quality of experience, media optimization, and streamlined user interfaces remain critical factors - and the traditional approach of leveraging an external server is problematic for growth.

This talk will address how decomposed virtualized media servers for NFV - deployed at the network edge - can enable service providers to support voice-enabled apps as well as video and content delivery services with unprecedented scale. Attendees will learn how a decomposed media server architecture:
• Simplifies application development and deployment, lowers cost of service delivery, and accelerates time-to-market for new services
• Allows control and media elements to scale independently, allowing application developers and service providers to support tens of millions of subscribers through application servers that leverage a large pool of media server resources
• Scales for both cloud and NFV environments
• Reduces CapEx and OpEx

 

14:30

Frame of an Enterprise Architecture of a DevOps Telco

Krzysztof Korzunowicz | Managing Consultant | Detecon International

14:50

 

AUTOMATION PANEL - OSS Transformation

 
 

 

Radical change is in the air for Carrier Automation, and legacy OSS is being rapidly outpaced by transformation requirements. This panel will discuss the practicalities of legacy OSS evolution, after 10 or even 20 years of development. Where are the pain points, what are the revenue opportunities and where should the focus of innovation be?

 
 

Domenico Convertino | Head of OSS/BSS Business | HPE

 

Nasser Noei | VP, Solution Delivery and Advance Service | Delta Electronics

 

Simon Altman | VP Business Development | Amartus

 

Moderated by:

Cliff Grossner | Senior Research Director & Advisor - Cloud, Data Center, and SDN | IHS Markit

 

 

End of Automation Forum

 

15:35

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

 

Please note: the World Congress EXPO will close at 5:30pm today

 
 

ONAP OPEN NETWORK AUTOMATION PROJECT FOCUS SESSION
(Amazon)

 
 

 

In February 2017, the Linux Foundation introduced the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), which is the merger of the open source OPEN-O and ECOMP projects, code bases, and communities. The ONAP project allows operators to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.

In this focus session, active leaders and project participants present requirements, and discuss current progress & outlook for future developments.

 

16:10

Chair's Opening Address

Paul Parker-Johnson | Practice Lead, Cloud and Virtual System Infrastructures | ACG Research

16:15

Inviting the Community to Our Network: How to Make It Work

Zahi Kapeluto | Director, Research and Technology Management | AT&T

16:35

ONAP related SDOs and Modelling works

Deng Hui | Chair, Modeling subcommittee | ONAP

Chief NFV Strategy Officer | Huawei

16:55

ONAP - accomplishments so far and the way forward towards deployments

Alla Goldner | Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization | Amdocs

TSC Member and Usecase Subcommittee Chair | ONAP

 

 

ONAP status 1.5 years after its launch - structure, architecture and use cases we support and what is planned for the upcoming Releases.

 

17:15

 

PANEL DEBATE - Evolution of the NFV Ecosystem

 
 

 

This panel focuses on one of the core goals of the ONAP project: the enablement of network automation via virtualized infrastructure.

Topics will include:
- Challenges of defining VNF standards and interfaces
- Value of ONAP project and platform for operators, SIs, VNF vendors
- Next-generation use cases: what a robust NFV ecosystem can enable

 
 

Bob Monkman | Director, Networking Software Strategy & Ecosystem Programs | Arm

Board Member Linux Foundation Networking | DPDK, Akraino

 

Yuval Temam | NFV Ecosystem Alliances Director | Amdocs

 

Charlie Ashton | Sr. Director, Business Development | Wind River

 

Moderated by:

Paul Parker-Johnson | Practice Lead, Cloud and Virtual System Infrastructures | ACG Research

 

 

End of ONAP Focus Session

 

18:00

 

End of Congress Day Three

 
 

NETWORK EDGE FORUM
(Yangtze 1&2)

 
 

 

New Edge Computing and Open Access architectures foresee a fundamental recasting of carrier networks, utilising NFV+SDN and Cloud technologies, in order to support 5G, IoT, next-gen CDN, Automotive, Smart City use-cases and applications. Multiple industry initiatives like Fog Computing, Open Edge, Access 4.0, MEC, CORD, M-CORD propose new approaches for supporting scalable capacity and low latency applications, based on new DC and Access distributed architectures.

 

11:00

Chair's Opening Address

Paul Parker-Johnson | Practice Lead, Cloud and Virtual System Infrastructures | ACG Research

11:05

Living on the Mobile Edge - how Zero Touch and automation empowers Private LTE

Stefano Cantarelli | Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer | Mavenir

 

 

Say goodbye to Wi-Fi and DAS: businesses are choosing enterprise LTE.

The advantages for businesses are many: private LTE delivers seamless integration with mobile voice and provides better coverage, especially indoors; it's also far more reliable, secure, and scalable than other technologies.

Operators are searching for new revenue opportunities during a time when network demands are increasing and ARPU is decreasing. An Enterprise LTE solution offers operators a unique, recurring revenue opportunity with minimal costs, zero time to revenue, and no truck rolls.

 

11:25

Discover the powerful link between software-defined interconnection and NFV infrastructures

John Hanahan | Sr. Director, Interconnection Product Management | Equinix

 

 

The "edge" continues to proliferate, causing network providers to scramble to find new ways to lower barriers to entry, reduce time to market and modernize their IT for digital business. To meet new customer demands, networks must re-architect IT and build a digital edge, but decentralized IT architectures can be complex, costly and slow to deploy. What if there was a way to accelerate network transformations with easy access to new markets, true multi-cloud integration, point and click provisioning and seamless connectivity to clouds. At Equinix, we believe the fastest way to the edge is virtual. Come learn about our vision for the next wave of interconnection, leveraging SDN and NFV technologies.

 

11:45

Evolution to Cloud CO

Yupeng Xiong | Director of Fixed Access Network Product Line | Huawei

 

 

-Telecom infrastructure evolution trend
- Cloud CO standard & open source ecosystem
- Cloud CO architecture and application
- CO re-architecture challenge

 

12:05

Broadband Access Abstraction

Robin Mersh | CEO | The Broadband Forum

 

 

This session introduces the new Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) project developed and released by the Broadband Forum. OB-BAA facilitates co-existence and seamless migration bringing the agility to adapt to a wide variety of software defined access models as they become defined by vendors and providers in a potentially vast market. It provides standardized, SDN-automated, accelerated deployment of new cloud-based access infrastructure and services.
Attendees will discover why deploying the OB-BAA's architecture reduces planning, risks and time-to-market and enables seamless introduction of virtualized infrastructure and services
What are the industry issues being addressed? How does the approach differ from other industries? The project has been developed by 11 service providers and vendors.

 

12:25

Accelerating Network Automation - One Use Case at a Time

Ross Cassan | Sr. Director, Product Marketing | Spirent Communications

 

 

Getting large-scale, strategic network automation to work is taking much longer than expected. That's partly because network virtualization, a key enabler of automation, is proving to be much more complex and challenging than initially thought. However, service providers can't afford to wait years to experience the benefits of automation, so it's time to take a fresh look at automating today's networks. During this talk, Ross Cassan will share Spirent's experience deploying successful network automation solutions in tier 1 providers' legacy physical and early-stage virtual networks. Several automation case studies will be reviewed including cloud infrastructure validation, Enterprise service activation and SLA monitoring, and troubleshooting of VoLTE service issues. Ross will use these case studies to explain how providers can make significant progress towards network automation by leveraging cloud-native service assurance and focusing on implementing one cost-effective use case at a time.

 

12:45

 

Lunch & exhibition break

 
 

 

NETWORK EDGE AFTERNOON SESSION

 

13:45

Chair's Market Highlights

Emir Halilovic | Principal Analyst, Global Telecom Technology and Software | GlobalData

13:50

NFV at the Network Edge: Key Success Factors

Karl Mörner | VP Product Management and R&D, NFV Business Unit | Enea

 

 

This presentation will describe how to establish compelling economics for uCPE in a scarce environment of low memory and limited CPU. It will then go into the benefits of pre-packaged and pre-validated combinations of boxes and virtualization software, including typical starter VNF packs. The final part will cover optimized edge data centers, with high throughput and low latency, combining VMs (for connectivity) with containers (for services), and managing cloud-native applications for new use cases such 5G, IoT, and content caching.

 

14:10

 

Coffee Break & Intermission- please visit World Cafe

 

14:30

Overview of ONF Reference Designs and SDN Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA)

Robert Conger | CTO, Americas & Head of Portfolio Strategy | ADTRAN

 

 

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has created new Reference Design (RD) blueprints to assemble common modular components to create open source platforms that will enable specific deployment use cases for the emerging edge cloud. Each RD is backed by an operator group that intends to roll out production deployments. In the ONF's 2018 Strategic Plan, operators outlined a course of action to accelerate deployment of open networking. This session will provide an overview of the ONF RDs with a deep dive on the SDN-Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) RD.

 

14:50

Modeling & Orchestration @ the Edge

Eden Rozin | CPO, Product Manager | AT&T

 

 

Edge computing is becoming the major component in 5G networks. While edge computing provides an u-low-latency solution, it brings with it other challenges. On one hand, edge clouds are small, and their computing resources are scarce. On the other hand, they are required to serve many applications, such as the 5G edge ecosystem, live video streaming and IoT. The edge gives the opportunity for vendors to deploy their own software. However, this needs to be done in an agile manner. With the proliferation of IoT devices and Autonomous cars of different brands, the industry cannot afford countless years and M$ integration projects. In this session, we will show how we meet these challenges using ONAP, Cloudify, Akraino and other open source projects. We will show a real use case of the full ML-driven life cycle management of applications running on an edge cloud using serverless technology.

 

15:10

 

NETWORK EDGE PANEL

 
 

 

Network edge is undergoing massive transformation, and most telco digital transformation drives include one or more project related to the network edge. What are best practices, experiences so far, and new solutions that operators and other network users can implement to extract the most value, and reduce the costs of operation in the network edge domain?

Issues to be discussed:

- NFV in the network edge: should VNFs reside at CPE site, or the network edge? What are the pros and cons in each case? Are there needs for workload migration between network core and the edge?

- Edge computing: What are the real life use cases for edge computing? Who controls the compute plant - client or the operator? Is hosting at the edge or opening edge compute plant to third parties a realistic proposition?

- Automation: How much automation is feasible at the edge at the moment? What solutions bring the most significant savings and flexibility gains? Is automation necessary or just nice to have?

 
 

Bryan Madden | Director of Marketing | Intel

 

Shay Naeh | Solution architect Orchestration | Cloudify

 

Zhang Dawei | Marketing Director for Operator Cloud and NFVI Solution | ZTE

 

Raffaele D'Albenzio | Solution Architect EMEA - Service Providers | F5

 

Dhiman Chowdhury | VP, Global Business Development | IP Infusion

 

Moderated by:

Emir Halilovic | Principal Analyst, Global Telecom Technology and Software | GlobalData

15:40

 

End of Network Edge Forum

 

15:40

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

 

Please note: the World Congress EXPO will close at 5:30pm today

 
 

ONF REFERENCE DESIGNS
OPERATORS COLLABORATING TO DEPLOY COMMON OPEN SOURCE PLATFORMS
(Yangtze 1&2)

 
 

 

This session is free for all delegates and has been organised by ONF leadership

 
 

 

Reference Designs (RDs) are a new initiative launched by ONF's operator partners to accelerate the deployment and commercialization of open source based platforms. RDs specify a particular "blueprint" or assembly of components that are required to build a deployable platform.

Each RD is backed by specific Operator partner(s) who plan to deploy these designs into their production networks. The RD creation process also includes participation from aligned ONF supply chain partners sharing the vision and demonstrating active investment in building open source solutions, thus enabling a set of committed operator and vendor partners to work collaboratively on the specification and a related open source platform. By defining RDs, ONF's operator members are showing the industry the path forward to solutions they plan to procure and deploy.

In this session, the ONF and members of the extended ONF community of operators and vendors will share an overview and status update on the various Reference Designs and specific deployment plans that have been announced by various operators.

 

16:10

Chair's welcome and introduction

Andrea Campanella | Member of Technical Staff | Open Networking Foundation

ODTN project Lead, Member of ONOS Technical Steering Team

16:15

Overview of ONF Reference Designs and SDN Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA)

Robert Conger | CTO, Americas & Head of Portfolio Strategy | ADTRAN

 

 

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has created new Reference Design (RD) blueprints to assemble common modular components to create open source platforms that will enable specific deployment use cases for the emerging edge cloud. Each RD is backed by an operator group that intends to roll out production deployments. In the ONF's 2018 Strategic Plan, operators outlined a course of action to accelerate deployment of open networking. This session will provide an overview of the ONF RDs with a deep dive on the SDN-Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) RD.

 

16:35

Trellis, Stratum and UPAN, rethinking the datacenter fabric and device interfaces

Andrea Campanella | Member of Technical Staff | Open Networking Foundation

ODTN project Lead, Member of ONOS Technical Steering Team

 

 

During this talk the ONF projects related to Datacenter networking will be presented. Trellis: a production ready, carrier-grade leaf spine solution, currently in production with live customers. Stratum, running on the box to expose common API from switches for runtime control (P4Runtime), managment (gNMI) andoperations (gNOI). An overview of future deployments and the UPAN, Unified Programmable, Automated Network Reference Design will be given.

 

16:55

Expectation and Activities for Open and Disaggregated Transport Network Project

Wenyu Shen | Technology Development Manager | NTT Communications

 

 

Traditional carriers' transport networks are built with vertically integrated devices and vendor proprietary interfaces. Instead of the vertically integrated approach, NTT Communications has started using a disaggregated approach to our transport networks by integrating open multi-vendor components and SDN technology. At the beginning of this year, we further launched an open source project "Open and Disaggregated Transport Networks (ODTN)" in ONF, in which we are developing open source ONOS controller with open standard Northbound and Southbound API. This presentation will cover topics such as our expectations for disaggregated transport networks, industry trends of open source development and standardization in the area of disaggregated transport networks, the ODTN project, including the project scope, plan, members, and the current status, and the detailed system architecture of the reference implementation.

 

17:15

An Open Programmable Network Architecture

Eduard Metz | Network Architect | KPN

 

 

The future network architecture is based on four main pillars: disaggregated, software defined, open and distributed. The presentation addresses the drivers and benefits of such an architecture as well as the building blocks that are foreseen to implement it. The architecture builds on open, community based specifications. Specifically the CORD, UPAN and STRATUM are key elements used in this architecture.

 

17:35

Trailblazing Activities, ONF Community and Closing remarks

Andrea Campanella | Member of Technical Staff | Open Networking Foundation

ODTN project Lead, Member of ONOS Technical Steering Team

 

 

During this final talk a few Trailblazing Activities from ONF will be presented. Mobile CORD, a SDN/NFV platform for 5g services and beyond. Multi Access Edge (MAE) where multiple types of access technologies are brought together into a single edge cloud. The presentation will also highlight the current ONF community, how to join, future events and demos.

 

18:00

 

End of Congress Day Three

 

 

 

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