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NGON & 5G Transport
8 - 10 October 2024
Porte De VersaillesParis, France

Adrian Farrel
Managing Director at Old Dog Consulting


Adrian Farrel has been at the forefront of technology innovation in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for more than 20 years and has co-authored more than 80 RFCs specifying Internet technology. He was part of the effort that developed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and was one of the pioneers of Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) and the Path Computation Element (PCE).

Within the IETF, Adrian has co-chaired a number of working groups (CCAMP, PCE, L1VPN, L2SM, L3SM, and I2NSF), and served as one of two IETF Routing Area Directors for six years. He is currently the Technical Advisor to the IETF’s TEAS working group, and has been the Independent Submissions RFC Editor for the last three years.

Adrian has written, edited, or contributed to nine books on Internet technologies including “The Internet and Its Protocols” and “GMPLS - Architecture and Applications”, and has also authored four volumes of fairy stories for adults of all ages. He runs a successful consulting company, Old Dog Consulting, specializing in Internet protocols, SDN, and NFV.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Role of Standards in Automating Intelligent Optical Networks