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Network Virtualization & SDN Americas
September 15-16, 2020
The Westin WestminsterDenver
September 15-16, 2020
The Westin Westminster,


The home of on trend news stories, exclusive interviews, industry-leading reports and webinars - all focused around NFV & SDN's hottest topics

NEW REPORT: NFVi & Orchestration - An Update

NFV is now at the heart of network operator strategies as they seek greater flexiblities and efficiencies. But, with all this recent activity, it's important to step back and reflect on the current status of NFVi & Orchestration. 

This report brings together leading analysis and insights from some of Light Reading's top editors, pulling together discussions on:

  • ONAP 'Dublin' Lightens Network Orchestration
  • GSMA to Bring Standardization to NFVi Wild West
  • 'Lean NFV' Aims to Reignite Virtualization

Exclusive report 1: Technology of Virtualization

How well do you know your technology of network virtualization? Whether you're new to the NFV industry,  its sister technology SDN, or you're in the middle of deployment, this report aims to break down the jargon and unpick the complexity of virtualization technology to provide key takeaways for operators and vendors alike. Enabling you to make an informed choice in how you deploy NFV & SDN technologies, and maximize its benefits and your ROI, this report acts as a brilliant guide to the discussions going on in the industry today!

Exclusive Report 2: Virtualizing the Network

Download this report to gain crucial insight in the virtualization journey, exploring:

  • How to reap the benefits of network virtualization
  • Pivotal takeaways from deployment
  • Virtualization as a means to generate new revenue
  • Overcoming the technical challenges to encourage ROI and service innovation 

...and more.


Combining virtualization technologies and the cloud is heralded as the way to achieve its promised benefits, but how cloud should your virtualization go? This webinar aims to find out.

 Hear from

  • Rabi Abdel, Network Virtualization and SDN/NFV Lead Architect at Vodafone
  • Christopher Price, President of Ericsson Software Technology
  • Ildikö Vancsa, Ecosystem Technical Lead at OpenStack

Top articles from Light Reading

CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge

With the 5G conversation being driven by mobile network operators, CenturyLink at on the edge of the conversation; having discussions about their RAN and how mobile operators can connect their antennas to CenturyLink's diver network. In this video, watch CenturyLink's Kevin McBride discuss exactly why it's a "great time to be wireline", and how the metro, deep, core and premise edge will be integral to delivering that 5G service.

At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation

This article explores how Boingo - who have been undergoing a nearly decade-long transformation - are looking towards virtualized networking and the cloud in order to drive forward progress. From public WiFi hotpots, to wireless access at public venues and multi-unit residencies, network cloudifcation is key for this organisation.

RFP Process No Longer Fit for Purpose – Report

Ian Morris, News Editor, takes a look at the commercial 5G launch may be in danger. With the speed at which the telco industry is evolving, and attempting to meet ever-growing customer demands, Ian posits that the industry might be closer to the edge than we realise.