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HOST OPERATOR
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

FOUNDING 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

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

NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile service provider, serving more than 60 million customers. The company operates a high-quality nationwide 3G network and an ultra-high-speed LTE network, one of the world's first launched in 2010, which will be available to more than 98% of Japan's population by FY2014.

Under its philosophy of "creating a new world of communications culture" DOCOMO is expanding its core business centered on FOMA 3G and Xi LTE services, as well as developing more diverse mobile multimedia services both for daily life and business. DOCOMO also is taking steps to maximize its corporate value to heighten the trust and value that shareholders and customers place in the company.

For more information.. https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english

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

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

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 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

FOUNDING 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

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

Atrinet

Atrinet is an independent software vendor (ISV) of Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), Automated Service Delivery, Assurance, Performance Monitoring, QoS/SLA Management, Inventory Management and Network Compliance solutions for hybrid multi-vendor multi-technology Legacy, Network Functions Virtualization(NFV) and Software-defined networks (SDN).

Atrinet's solutions have been deployed by the largest service providers and enterprises driving unrivalled multi-vendor service agility and speed through an innovative model-based customization approach that uses unique codeless on-screen design tools to quickly address the constantly changing operational environment and business needs.

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS - ASSOCIATE
ADVA Optical Networking

At ADVA Optical Networking we're creating new opportunities for tomorrow's networks, a new vision for a connected world.

Our intelligent telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success.

We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As your trusted partner we ensure that we're always ready to exceed your networking expectations.

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS
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

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

ANALYST PARTNERS
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

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/

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

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

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

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
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

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

Ashton Metzler & Associates

Jim Metzler has worked in many positions in the networking industry. This includes creating software tools to design customer networks for a major IXC; being an Engineering Manager for high speed data services for a major Telco; being a Product Manager for network hardware; managing networks at two Fortune 500 companies; directing and performing market research at a major industry analyst firm; and running a consulting organization.

Jim's current interests include Application Delivery, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). He consults with Fortune 500 companies on the evolution of their network and is a frequent blogger as well as a columnist for Network Computing and Network World.

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

Exact Ventures

Exact Ventures is an independent market intelligence firm with the objective to create unbiased, enduring benchmarks for measuring market shares and understanding and quantifying market transitions and market opportunities within its coverage areas.

Exact Ventures offers market intelligence with greater depth and context than traditional, static silos of market data. exactventures' research combines both supply- and demand-side market intelligence and highlights the economics underlying emerging and transitioning markets and technologies. The firm also provides advisory services to those looking to understand these trends and how to create strategies and tactics to exploit market transitions given their specific strengths and market dynamics.

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

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

TBR

Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) is a leading independent technology market research and consulting firm specializing in the business and financial analyses of hardware, software, professional services, telecom and enterprise network vendors, and operators.

Serving a global clientele, TBR provides timely and actionable market research and business intelligence in formats that are tailored to clients' needs. Our analysts are available to further address client-specific issues or information needs on an inquiry or proprietary consulting basis.

TBR has been empowering corporate decision makers since 1996.

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

Senza Fili

Senza Fili is an analyst and consulting firm that provides advisory services on wireless data technologies and services since 2003. At Senza Fili we have in-depth expertise in financial modeling, market forecasts and research, white paper preparation, business plan support, RFP preparation and management, due diligence, and training.

Our client base is international and spans the entire value chain: clients include wireline, fixed wireless, and mobile operators, other service providers, enterprises and other vertical players, vendors, system integrators, investors, regulators, and industry associations. We provide a bridge between technologies and services, helping our clients assess established and emerging technologies, leverage these technologies to support new or existing services, and build solid, profitable business models. Independent advice, a strong quantitative backing, and an international perspective are the hallmarks of our work.

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

 

Futuriom

 

Founded in 2017, Futuriom is the research and analysis community focused on next-generation technologies that will have a profound impact on the world. We analyze the companies and technologies that we think will provide the most growth over the next decade, including artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and cybersecurity.

Research is conducted by gathering large amounts of public data, talking to the smartest people in specific technology segments, and interviewing end users, investors, and customers. This composite of information is then put into context, so you have one place to go to understand what's going on in the most interesting technology segments. The goal is to evaluate how emerging technologies will improve efficiencies, delivering a return on investment (ROI) for business

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

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
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

InfoCom

InfoCom is a market research and consultancy company with almost 30 years experience in providing expert strategic planning assistance to stakeholders in the telecommunications, IT and multimedia industries across the globe.

Our group is one of the few - integrating market research competencies with Engineering and Global ICT consulting.

Our team is multinational. The diversity in inter-cultural skills improves effectiveness and enriched the output of our analysis.

For more information.. http://infocom-de.com/

For more information.. http://www.infocom-de.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