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Whether it’s support for newly deployed services such as SD-WAN or virtual CPE or more ambitious efforts to support a true digital services platform with automated processes for VNF onboarding, telecom network operators are confronting the reality of network operations in both virtualized and hybrid environments. New efforts to speed the development of management and network orchestration (MANO) platforms via open source are taking hold, but in some cases progressing on separate fronts. Work to produce widely accepted common information models and new business processes designed to support software-defined systems continues, but lags operator expectations – and real-world needs.
Against this backdrop, OSS in the Era of SDN and NFV enters its fourth year as the event providing candid and thorough discussion, triggered by industry thought leaders, of what it takes to succeed in enabling network operations to truly support NFV and SDN in automated and efficient fashion.
Our Event Will:
· Define the current state-of-the-art in OSS for the virtualized network
· Look at the impact of open source efforts to push MANO development ahead faster
· Debate the strategies needed to integrate NFV MANO, SDN management and existing OSS
· Evaluate industry progress towards the information model extensions and layer abstractions needed to incorporate SDN and NFV
· Gauge the success of the industry focus on automation as the important next step beyond just virtualizing functions
· Drill into the specific impacts on activation, inventory and service assurance of SDN and NFV-based operational change
· Assess the impact of NFVi developments on the operations processes
· Examine progress made in multiple network segments, including mobile networks