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Tuesday - Thursday, September 26 - 28, 2017
The Westin Westminster,
Denver, Colorado

Real-world answers to virtualization challenges from industry leaders

Event Brochure

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About The Event

This year’s show will combine Light Reading’s Carrier NFV & SDN event with KNect365’s Carrier Network Virtualization, providing an unrivaled platform for networking and knowledge sharing. This event tracks the heartbeat of the virtualization movement, featuring the most up-to-date information on network deployments, service successes, operations challenges and standards/open source dilemmas. The show unites the virtualization community in a comprehensive two-day NFV & SDN event for network operators.

NFV & Carrier SDN will feature the industry’s thought leaders from across service provider segments –telecom, CLEC, cable, OTT – meeting in Denver to track the progress of notable industry trends including:

  • Progress in deploying SD-WANs, vCPE and on-demand services
  • Orchestration developments, including process automation, open source efforts and API definition
  • Evolution of carrier and vendor ecosystems
  • The growing role of open source and the role of vendors in open source distribution
  • Advances in business processes, including interoperability and interconnection
  • Movement to Agile operations and Dev-Ops processes
  • Optical network evolution – to 400G and beyond
  • Security in the virtualization era

2016 Event Statistics

Service Provider Attendance
Director Level+

Women in Comms at NFV & Carrier SDN: What's the Matter With Tech?

Join top female executives in the comms industry for a networking breakfast and lively discussion

Intel Network Builders Workshop

Taking place on September 26 before the main conference, the Intel Network Builders Workshop will help service providers transform their business with NFV.


2017 Platinum Sponsors


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