Partners with SDN NFV World Congress 2019

 

HOST OPERATOR
Verizon

We live in dynamic times. To move forward, you need a partner who can combine technology and possibility in new ways. What serves your enterprise today is merely groundwork for what will propel it tomorrow.

Our experts help global banks adapt and transform their business. Manufacturing firms capitalize on their valuable data. Global retailers personalize their customer experience. And U.S. government agencies protect their data from security threats. Every solution deepens our partnerships with our customers.

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, we can help you seize new opportunities to innovate and grow.

The future is wide open with possibility. Embrace what's next with innovative solutions from Verizon.

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

SPONSOR - PRINCIPAL ECOSYSTEM
Intel

Businesses today must transform their networks and devices to realize a seamlessly connected, powerfully smart 5G future. As a leader in wireless, computing and cloud technologies, Intel is driving the development and collaborations necessary to define the market for 5G-ready networks, partnering with tier-one service providers, global telecom equipment manufacturers while serving as an essential voice among standards bodies. From FPGAs to smart devices and software-defined data centers, Intel is building the cloud optimized and 5G -ready connectivity superhighway that will unlock the power of data and enable new experiences and businesses.

Intel Network Builders is an Intel led ecosystem of independent software vendors, operating system vendors, original equipment manufacturers, telecom equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and communications service providers coming together to accelerate the adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV)- and software defined networking (SDN)-based solutions in telecommunications networks.

This mature ecosystem, with more than 260 partners globally, is a vibrant community working together to accelerate the transformation of the network.

For more information.. https://networkbuilders.intel.com/

CONGRESS PARTNERS
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

Telefonica

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

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

Telstra

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with a proudly Australian heritage and a longstanding, growing international business.

Today, it has around 33,000 employees offering consumer, small business and enterprise services, with over 3,000 based in more than 20 countries outside of Australia.

Our customers are global, our people are local and our assets are anchored in Asia. Over several decades we have established one of the largest subsea cable networks in Asia-Pacific, with a unique and diverse set of infrastructure that offers access to the most intra-Asia lit capacity and largest subsea cable system in Asia Pacific.

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

GEANT

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

Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, interconnection is essential to success. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities that are only possible when companies come together.

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

SPONSORS - PLATINUM
ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA is a company founded on innovation and driven to help our customers succeed. For over two decades, our technology has empowered networks across the globe. We're continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It's these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today's society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we're building a truly connected and sustainable future.

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

HPE

With our proven leadership in IT, our telecom expertise and open, partner-centric solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) bridges the worlds of IT and telecom, helping communication service providers (CSPs) to increase their efficiency, agility, and innovation. Our unparalleled experience in large-scale digital transformation projects makes HPE the perfect partner for CSPs embarking on their own digital transformation journey to become a 5G-ready digital service provider. HPE's open telco infrastructure, virtualized solutions, and advisory services enable CSPs to adopt a service-centric operating model.

For more information.. http://hpe.com/dsp/transform

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

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

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

MEF

An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF recently introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated services over a global ecosystem of automated networks.

MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs.

MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Layer 1, 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

SPONSORS - SILVER
AMD

For more than 45 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

For more information.. https://www.amd.com/en/products/embedded

SPONSORS - ASSOCIATE
GreeNet

Founded in 2003, GreeNet is an innovative corporation providing solutions for carrier-grade application layer network equipment. We focus on the communication network traffic processing field, committed to perceive network quality and improve user experience. As a member of Intel Network Builders, we have applied innovative technologies such as SDN and NFV to our products and achieved good results, ranking first among the suppliers of China Telecom and third of China Mobile by market share in subdivision field.

The company is determined to become a domestic leader in the field of intelligent network security products and services, and an internationally renowned communications company of "Chinese Innovation".

For more information.. http://www.greenet.net.cn/

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

Appledore Research 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

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

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

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

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

EJL Wireless Research

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

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

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

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

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

CIOApplications

CIO Applications Europe has fast culminated into the most sought-after magazine Pan-Europe as it has transformed its course hand-in-hand with the technology and has culminated into a leading media brand, with a unique editorial focus on bringing to light the core innovations in technology.CIO Applications Europe magazine stands out with its unique approach of learning from peers approach offering professionals the most comprehensive collection of technology trends. The magazine is the single most successful initiative Pan-Europe to advice and guide decision makers regarding the latest in the fast-evolving technology landscape. We are determined to propose a myriad of additional services that can improve businesses and help customers deal with issues related to this industry.

CIO Applications in US... https://www.CIOApplications.com/

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

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

A State of Cloud

The Cloud Networking group was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud networking and distributed network computing technology.You can join the group via https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1099017

Moderated by Marco van den Akker which covers 30 years of experience in IT, specializing in cloud technologies.

For more information.. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1099017

Mobile Europe and Europe Communication

Mobile Europe & European Communications is the leading B2B title for the telecoms industry, exploring operators' technology strategies and providing CTOs and their teams with news, analysis and opinion about the latest developments in the sector.

Its coverage spans LTE, 5G, the Internet of Things, fibre broadband, digital transformation, network virtualisation and infrastructure, and many other key technologies affecting the transforming telco space.

Across a quarterly magazine, website, social media presence and events, Mobile Europe & European Communications provides a comprehensive guide to what's happening in the industry and where its future lies.

For more information.. http://www.mobileeurope.co.uk

OFFICIAL TV PARTNER
TelecomTV

In 2001, TelecomTV transformed B2B communications by launching the first-ever online TV channel dedicated to the global telecoms sector. By combining text-based news and analysis, streaming video interviews, panel discussions and video documentary style features, TelecomTV provides 400,000 visitors annually with a unique blend of content - not just from our team of seasoned journalists (some of whom are more seasoned than others) but, equally as importantly, from the industry itself.

More senior executives from Communications Service Providers and the wider telecoms eco-system participate in TelecomTV's video programming than on any other media platform in the sector. Together they provide exclusive thought leadership and insights into the challenges facing the industry as it embarks on the transformation journey that will fundamentally change the way it operates technologically, commercially and culturally.

Our mission here at TelecomTV is to provide a trusted, independent and agenda-free platform where, through participation in our programming filmed around the globe, the industry can share knowledge, vision and experience designed to help CSPs on as they evolve into Digital Service Providers. Our interviews, debates, news coverage and video features are designed to give CSPs a platform on which to share their challenges and ambitions with the vendor eco-system and a resource where they can hear from leading technology innovators as to how transformational technologies including, but not limited to SDN, NFV, MEC, Open Source, Automation, AI, the IoT and 5G will facilitate the network evolution required for them to deliver high speed and high value services to enterprise and consumer customers in the 21st century.

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.

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