Partners with SDN NFV World Congress 2018

 

HOST OPERATOR
Deutsche Telekom

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

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

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

CONGRESS PARTNERS
Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests.

The company has a significant presence in 21 countries and 350 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 5,037,804,990 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.

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

BT

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

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

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

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

KPN

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

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

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

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

Colt

Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers' digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and growing.

Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first, with a focus on delivering connectivity for enterprises that are global yet need local attention. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt counts 19 of the top 25 global telecoms companies and 18 out of the top 25 global media companies (Forbes 2000 list, 2016) amongst its customers. In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). Our customers know connectivity matters and so do we.

Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price.

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

Orange

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

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

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

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

China Unicom

China United Network Communications Group Co.,Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established on 6 January 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom.

It has subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across China and many countries and regions around the world. It is the only Chinese telecom operator listed on the stock exchanges in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai. As of the end of 2008, the total assets of the Company reached 500.09 billion yuan and the number of employees stood at 463,000.

With a modern communications network characterized by nationwide coverage and global reach, China Unicom mainly operates fixed and mobile communications service, domestic and international communications facilities, satellite IPLC service, data communications service, network access service, value-added telecom services and system integration service related to information and communications services.

For more information.. http://eng.chinaunicom.com

Verizon

At Verizon Enterprise Solutions, we help organizations achieve better business outcomes. Through our integrated solutions, dynamic eco-system and strong partnerships we can help you drive better customer experiences and better business results, securely.

From mobility, IT, and networking to Internet of Things, security and business communications, our proven solutions can help you connect people, places and things around the world - simply, securely and reliably. Without complications and without limits so you can seize new opportunities to innovate and grow.

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

kt

kt Corporation is leading the development of the information and communications industries of Korea since its foundation in 1981. Expanding 4.5 million fixed line to 20 million in just 12 years, kt introduced universal telephone service to every citizen of Korea, leading the development and advancement of communications services.

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

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

ngena

ngena (the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance) is a global alliance formed by leading international Telecommunications Service Providers, which will enable its members to provide hybrid VPN services worldwide, based on a shared network approach. The ngena service delivery platform is built around SDN and NFV, service orchestration and process automation.

This will provide each of ngena's alliance partner's multinational customers access to a global, secure, easy to deploy, stable and scalable hybrid VPN network, which is supported by each local alliance partner's network. More than twenty Telecommunications Service Providers have already expressed their commitment to work together on the development of ngena.

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

GÉANT

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

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

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

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

ETRI

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

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

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

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

EWSDN

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

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

SPONSORS - DIAMOND
Nokia

We create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.

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

Dell EMC

Dell EMC provides the foundation to help modernize, automate and transform your data centre with industry-leading servers, storage, cloud computing solutions, and converged infrastructure technology.

We are focused on, and leading, in the fastest growing areas of the industry: digital transformation, a software-defined modern data centre, cloud, IoT, and real time analytics. Visit Dell EMC to explore how we can work and partner together.

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

IBM

At IBM we help Customer Service Providers do two things. First we enable a flexible, secure network in the Cloud. Find out how to reach beyond the limit's of your networks capacity and how to virtualize your network in the cloud with the competitive advantages of security, agility, scalability and service innovation.
Secondly we are helping the Network develop a mind of its own, enabling CSP's to succeed in the cognitive era by developing deep capabilities to engage customers, create new products and services, infuse agility into the infrastructure, and manage the forces of change profitably and securely. Cognitive computing can help identify new possibilities; improving customer engagement, and leveraging data to troubleshoot and fix network issues.

For more information.. http://ibm.biz/EU_Reinventing_the_Network

Ericsson

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

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

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

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

Arm

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 100 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer.

With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world's largest business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

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

SPONSORS - PLATINUM
VMware

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables customers to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security.

VMware is helping Communication Service Providers achieve sustainable cost reductions, improve time to market and increase service agility by delivering virtualised infrastructure technology that supports multi-vendor and multi-domain (IT and Networking) deployments. VMware virtualisation technology is proven in over 80 NFV deployments world-wide.

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

Accanto Systems

Headquartered in Finland and operating globally, Accanto's StratOSS software is designed to operate, predict and automate the networks of today and tomorrow.

Building on a heritage of carrier-grade middleware and delivering an innovative DevOps toolchain, the StratOSS platform delivers business value by fully automating the service lifecycle and management of physical and virtual networks, reducing churn and proactively ensuring they deliver against end customer expectation.

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

HOST CITY
The Hague

Economic sectors such as Energy, Finance & Legal, IT & Mobile and (Cyber) Security are well-represented in The Hague. The city is also the seat of the Dutch government - a place where important decisions affecting the future of the country are taken every day. With knowledge institutions such as The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam, there's a steady stream of highly educated talent to the city.

What especially distinguishes The Hague is the excellent cooperation that exists between business, government, and knowledge institutions, as well as within the sectors. That cooperation brings with it new knowledge and the development of innovative products. That's what is happening, for example, in The Hague Security Delta, the largest security cluster in Europe. More than 13,000 people work there in some 400 organizations to improve cyber security around the world.

For more information.. http://thebusiness.thehague.com

FORUM PARTNERS
ETSI

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

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

MEF

An industry association of 210+ member companies, MEF is enabling service providers to create a global ecosystem of networks that deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. These services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV.

MEF produces LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, service specifications, and certification programs. MEF's work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.

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

Open Networking Foundation

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a non-profit, user-driven organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of SDN & NFV. Launched in 2011, the ONF has successfully taken SDN from obscurity to the universally accepted vision for next generation networking. With the recently announced merger of ONF with ON.Lab, the new ONF presents member companies a unique opportunity to work with leading network operators to transform networks into agile platforms for service delivery, while streamlining network operations by leveraging the DevOps model with cloud, open source and whitebox efficiencies.

With a 200+ member community of network operators, technology vendors, and system integrators, the new ONF is leading the next phase of innovation in network transformation. By leveraging both open source software and software-defined standards to realize the potential of SDN and NFV, the ONF is reducing the friction of bringing innovation into operator networks for the benefit of the entire ecosystem.

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

The Broadband Forum

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

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

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

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

OIF

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

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

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

TIP

Founded February 2016, the Telecom Infra Project, Inc. (TIP) is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, suppliers, developers, integrators, and startups to disaggregate the traditional network deployment approach.

For more information.. https://telecominfraproject.com

SPONSORS - GOLD
ECI

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

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

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

ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. As part of ZTE's mobile information communication technologies (M-ICT) strategy, the company is committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sector customers around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.

ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, investing more than 10% of annual revenue in R&D. The company has established 20 state-of-the-art R&D centres in Asia, North America and Europe and employs over 30,000 research professionals in the development of next-generation technologies including 5G, the Internet of Things, NFV, SDN, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Smart City. ZTE has filed applications for more than 66,000 patents, with over 24,000 granted.

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

NXP

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

As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016.

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

SPONSORS - SILVER
EnterpriseWeb

EnterpriseWeb is a platform that radically simplifies distributed computing. It provides a "Digital Business Operating System" for designing, running and managing integrative solutions that dynamically connect people, information, capabilities and things.

The integration and automation platform enables organizations to declaratively model dataflow processes across business silos, IT layers, network resources, machines/devices, partners and domains without writing code. EnterpriseWeb abstracts the technical complexity of developing parallel, asynchronous, highly-available, multi-tenant applications so its customers can focus on their business.

EnterpriseWeb ran ETSI NFV Proof-of-Concept #1, "CloudNFV" and went on to win 5 consecutive awards from the Forum for enabling Carrier Virtualization. The Platform is now in production with Tier-1 Service Providers.

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

Tail-f

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

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

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

Ethernity Networks

Ethernity Networks is an innovative technology solutions provider that develops and delivers data processing technology used in high-end Carrier Ethernet applications across the telecom, mobile, security and data centre markets. The company's core technology, which is populated on programmable logic, enables data offloading at the pace of software development, improves performance and reduces power consumption and latency, therefore facilitating the deployment of virtualization of networking functionality.

Ethernity now offers VNF performance acceleration for the growing SDN&NFV market with All Programmable Intelligent NIC, controlled through OpenFlow.
Ethernity's technology gives telecom operators the ability to support the huge growth in users and data consumption. With Ethernity's technology that can be easily ported on any hardware, operators enjoy agile and future-proof NFV deployment, eliminate hardware vendor lock-in and decrease TCO.

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

Spirent Communications

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

Spirent engineers provide valuable counsel to many of the leading communication standards organizations and we pioneered testing of Ethernet networks, IP Telephony and VoIP, VPNs, Multiplay, Cloud Computing environments, Data Center networks, CDMA applications, and Location Based Services.

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

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

Sedona Systems

Sedona Systems NetFusion software automatically discovers the Optical and IP/MPLS layers (L0-L3) of service provider networks. It uses this unique, real-time visibility and deep analytics to optimize and automate network control. With multilayer awareness and multivendor, multidomain support, Sedona's applications boost effective WAN capacity, ensure network resiliency, enable new services, and accelerate the path to SDN benefits.

Sedona is headquartered in California and has solutions deployed in the production networks of Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers globally.

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

Netronome

Netronome enables customers to increase the efficiency of their modern data center infrastructure, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and driving significantly higher revenue per server.

Server-based networking has enabled rapid innovation and transformed the economics for data center compute and networking. However, such deployments are facing significant scaling and efficiency challenges with the rapid adoption of 10GbE and higher bandwidth network infrastructure.

Netronome brings back much-needed scale and efficiency without compromising flexibility or the speed of innovation needed in today's cloud networks running businesses of all sizes.

Netronome is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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

Enea

Enea develops the software foundation for the connected society with a special emphasis on reducing cost and complexity at the network edge. We supply open-source based NFVI software platforms, embedded DPI software, Linux and Real-Time Operating Systems, and professional services.

Solution vendors, Systems Integrators, and Service Providers use Enea to create new networking products and services faster, better and at a lower cost. More than 3 billion people around the globe already rely on Enea technologies in their daily lives. Enea is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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

ADTRAN

ADTRAN has a unique understanding of the transition facing operators today. For more than three decades, ADTRAN has been enabling service providers to deliver the services their customers demand when they need it. ADTRAN Mosaic is the industry's most open and complete Software Defined Access (SD-Access) solution that natively integrates a complete FTTx portfolio with an open source SDN controller. This breakthrough innovation is the first-to-market and will support the rapid service creation and delivery of broadband and business services at web-scale.

Mosaic is dynamically changing the traditional service deployment model to an open, programmable and scalable services architecture, ultimately delivering a modern, user-driven experience for customers. It provides an alternative to monolithic, chassis-based systems allowing for true horizontal scale.

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

Napatech

Napatech helps companies to reimagine their business, by bringing hyper-scale computing benefits to IT organizations of every size. We enhance open and standard virtualized servers to boost innovation and release valuable computing resources that improve services and increase revenue. Our reconfigurable computing platform is based on a broad set of FPGA software for leading IT compute, network and security applications that are supported on a wide array of FPGA hardware designs

For more information.. https://www.napatech.com/

Telco Systems

Established in 1972, Telco Systems is a market leader, designing and delivering advanced, high-performance, network and NFV solutions to service providers, Enterprises and utility companies

The company leads the telecom market virtualization revolution, providing NFV, uCPE, uCPE manager and SDN solution. NFVTime portfolio is an addition to the company Carrier Ethernet (CE), MPLS, Layer-2 and Layer 3 field proven solutions, managed by advanced orchestration solution.

NFVTime is an open, service-ready, plug-and-play uCPE solution that delivers a complete service environment to smoothly and rapidly launch NFV services. NFVTime integrates x86 white box hardware, a carrier-class NFVi-OS and a broad portfolio of certified VNFs that are centrally managed and orchestrated by NFVTime-Central uCPE manager solution.

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

SPONSORS - ASSOCIATE
Advantech

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

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

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

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

Centina Systems

In today's digital world, operators are looking to virtualize their networks to better reduce operations costs, provide more flexibility to their customers and to compete against their peers and new entrants. Centina helps communications service providers (CSPs) prepare for this new world by providing operators the assurance that they can provide the same or better levels of customer satisfaction and network performance as they did with their legacy services.

Using Centina Systems' solutions, businesses worldwide benefit from increased productivity, improved customer satisfaction and strengthened competitive advantage.

They used this experience to build a strategic assurance solution that delivers significant value to all types of business verticals including communication service providers, datacenters and IT organizations, utilities and large enterprises.

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

Kapsch CarrierCom

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

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

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

NoviFlow

NoviFlow offers the highest performance OpenFlow-based switching solutions for the SDN and NFV Markets. Our NoviSwitch and NoviWare products are deployed world-wide by network carriers, data centers and enterprises, as gateway switches, aggregation switches, ToR switches, network appliances and even for router replacement.

NoviFlow products comply with ALL OpenFlow 1.3 and 1.4, and key OpenFlow 1.5 features, delivering up to 800 Gbps of OpenFlow processing and supporting up to 16 million flow entries. They are compatible with the leading controllers, including ONOS, OpenDaylight, NEC, Ericsson, Ryu etc.

Through strategic partnerships, NoviFlow offers end-to-end solutions that combine its advanced data plane processing capabilities with partner-provided OpenFlow controllers and applications. These innovative network solutions effectively leverage SDN technology to resolve specific network pain points, drastically reduce both CAPEX and OPEX, and improve performance for applications including SD-WAN, BNG/BRAS gateways, NFV, Cloud services, Cybersecurity, the IoT, Traffic Shaping, Load Balancing and many more.

For more information.. https://noviflow.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

Trend Micro

155 million endpoints. 500,000+ companies worldwide. One security software company.

For nearly 30 years, Trend Micro's unwavering vision has been to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Security is our entire focus, and it shows. This single-minded passion has inspired our innovations that keep up with the bad guys despite a changing IT landscape, riskier user behavior, and constantly evolving threats.

The depth of our experience remains unmatched. From the endpoint to the network to the cloud, we've got you covered with a connected threat defense recognized by analysts, customers, and industry gurus of all kinds.

For more information.. https://www.trendmicro.com

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
Detecon International

Detecon International is one of the world's leading management consulting companies, one which combines classic management consulting with outstanding technological expertise. This approach of thinking in terms of these two areas simultaneously will determine the future performance of every company.

Our business is consulting, our strengths are digital technologies and networks. For more than 30 years, we have been supporting companies and telecommunications providers around the globe, helping them to improve the sustainability of their competitiveness and performance capabilities along the entire value chain with the aid of innovative technologies. Moreover, we offer our clients solutions in all fields of classic corporate consulting: strategy, organization, processes, and HR management.

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

TNO

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

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

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

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

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
IHS Markit

The Technology Group at IHS Markit is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's technology ecosystem - from materials and components, to devices and equipment, to end markets and consumers.

Businesses and governments in more than 150 countries around the globe rely on the deep market insight and expert independent analysis of our 300+ industry analysts in technology sectors spanning IT, telecom, media, industrial, automotive, electronics, solar and more.

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

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason is a global consultancy and research firm specialising in telecoms, media and technology for more than 30 years.

Since 1985, Analysys Mason's consulting and analyst teams have played an influential role in key industry milestones and helping clients around the world through major shifts in the market.

Our consulting and research divisions continue to be at the forefront of developments in digital services and transformation and perfectly positioned to advise clients on new business strategies to address disruptive technologies.

Our experts located in offices around the world provide local perspective on global issues.

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

Appledore Research Group

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

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

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

451 Research

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

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

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

GlobalData

4,000 of the world's largest companies make better and more timely decisions thanks to our unique data, expert analysis and innovative solutions delivered through a single platform.

At GlobalData, our mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative.

Through our acquisitions, we have now become one of the largest data and insights solution providers in the world.

For more information.. https://www.globaldata.com

Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics Networks & Service Platforms (NSP) assesses how new technologies can profitably support service providers data growth and offset declining revenues. NSP translates new technologies into solutions that:

· Optimize Capacity, Cost (OPEX, CAPEX, TCO) and Market Timing
· Reduce Churn with QoS and QoE
· Enhance Revenues from new Services

Key Technologies NSP focuses on are:
· Software Defined Networking (SDN)
· Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
· 5G: New Radio, IoT and Network Slicing Requirements
· Wi-Fi, IPX and Seamless Roaming
· Small Cells, HetNets and SON
· Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) & Gi-LAN Services
· 4G/LTE and Evolution to 5G
· Telco Cloud for Operator and Subscriber Services
· Video Optimization and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
· Traffic Load Management and Mobile Backhaul

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

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

ACG Research

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

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

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

Dell'Oro Group

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

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

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

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

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.idc.com

HardenStance

HardenStance is a leading analyst firm providing best in class research, analysis and insight in telecom and IT security.

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

ABI Research

ABI Research is the leader in technology market intelligence.Our analysts act as an extension of the world's most innovative organizations, accelerating their overall decision-making process to more quickly and confidently execute strategies. We assess markets to explore trends, offer insight into the changing landscape, and define tomorrow's strategic technologies.

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

Cavell

Cavell Group is a consulting and professional services group that has delivered projects in 45 countries. Its main research focus is new market opportunities presented by the adoption of next generation network technologies, namely Future Voice services such as Hosted UC, SIPT and IPX and now SD-WAN. Previous bespoke research has also covered Future Network and Future City technologies, including CDN, and Mobile Data. Based on practical knowledge and strong supply side relationships, Cavell's research combines comprehensive modelling and research techniques to provide a unique market picture.

This means that Cavell can offer practical advice and research based on interactions with people in the industry who work with markets at the deepest level, often helping clients build relationships with new partners and customers, offering comments for press articles, and regularly speaking at and hosting industry events.

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

Rethink

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

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

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

Rethink provides biannual market forecasts in many aspects of the mobile network; broader market research studies and analyses; consulting including competitive analysis, due diligence and business model input; regular subscription newsletters and research notes.

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

ICT Intuition

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

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

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

Disruptive Analysis

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

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

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

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

Lewis Insight

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

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

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

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

Vertical Systems Group

Vertical Systems Group is a market research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the networking industry. For more than 30 years, the company has focused on providing in-depth statistics and analysis on how Layer 2/3 services are used by enterprises throughout the world.

The firm's Emerging Networks Service (ENS) Research Programs provide expert advisory support bundled with cloud-based access to research covering Carrier Ethernet, IP VPN services, business Fiber deployments, Cloud and Data Center connectivity, legacy services migration trends, Carrier SD-WAN and SDN/NFV solutions.

The company's biannual Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARDs are the industry's foremost benchmarks for measuring market presence based on customer installations.

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

650 Group

650 Group is a global research and consulting company that offers market intelligence research on the Cloud and IoT markets, as well as the broader communications and Information Technology industries.

We offer quarterly market share reports, long-term forecast reports, custom research and consulting services for markets such as Ethernet Switch, Wireless LAN, Telecom Core, NFV, SDN, Application Delivery Controllers, Ethernet Switch ASICs and more. Our team has decades of experience in both researching and working at networking and cloud service provider companies.

For more information.. http://www.650group.com

Battle Green Research

Jennifer Pigg Clark is Founder and General Manager at Battle Green Research, a Lexington, MA based market research and consulting firm.

She provides actionable insight in the field of service provider infrastructure, examining the challenges and opportunities facing network operators in automation and digital transformation and the solutions and technology that will meet the demands of mobile networking and cloud computing. These technologies include Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenStack, container neworking, the Evolved Packet Core, DNS, IPv6, 5G, and private LTE.

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
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

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

FierceWireless:Europe

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

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

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

Mind Commerce

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

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

Telecompaper

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

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

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

Telecom Asia

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

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

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

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

CIOApplications

CIO Applications is a new generation print magazine focusing on the applications of technology in medium to large enterprises. We focus on the ways in which businesses are leveraging technology to efficiently run their operations, offer new products, and services to their customers and how they maximize their return on investments on their technology spend.

Published from the hub of technology, Silicon Valley, we bring to our subscribers collective expertise, experiences and insights of thousands of business oriented senior technologists working in all industry verticals in the U.S. This knowledge base from industry insiders is augmented by our experienced and strong research team to keep our subscribers up to date on how established and new technologies can be leveraged to provide an engine for growth for their businesses.

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

VanillaPlus

VanillaPlus - The Global Voice of Telecoms IT.

VanillaPlus is the go-to resource for digital transformation, bringing you exclusive articles, expert commentary and videos, top-level interviews and unrivalled insights from CEOs, CIOs and others who are successfully transforming their business today

For more information.. https://www.vanillaplus.com

OFFICIAL TV PARTNER
TelecomTV

Founded in 2001, TelecomTV transformed B2B communications by launching the first-ever online TV channel dedicated to the global ICT sector. By combining text-based news, streaming video interviews, panel discussions and video documentary style features, TelecomTV offers an exclusive and advanced TV network for the global ICT sector and their decision makers.

TelecomTV delivers daily insight on the converging world of telecoms, IT and entertainment to over 15,500 industry professionals in more than 200 countries worldwide.

TelecomTV's latest innovation, Tracker, allows sales, marketing and communications professionals to analyse and visualise relevant, real-time telecoms news and market trends from across the industry.

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

COMMUNITY PARTNER
Carrier Ethernet

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

The Group's membership represents all aspects of the eco-system and all-levels of involvement - executive & engineering management, senior network architects, senior operations engineers, senior hardware and software engineers, field engineering, testing, product management, product marketing, sales engineering, network design consultants, field staff, industry analysts, media experts, researchers, faculty, and students from around the world.

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