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09:00 11:45 (165 mins)

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Shared Keynotes

11:30 11:50 (20 mins)

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Opening keynote

11:45 12:05 (20 mins)

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Implementing an agile, simplified and robust Telco based on NFV technology


  • Introducing SK Telecom’s world-first NFV commercialization
  • Deliver service agility using virtualization technology
  • Toward the telco-grade NFV journey

    Implementing an agile, simplified and robust Telco based on NFV technology

    • Introducing SK Telecom’s world-first NFV commercialization
    • Deliver service agility using virtualization technology
    • Toward the telco-grade NFV journey
  • Wooyong Choi - Head of IMS development , SK Telecom

12:05 12:20 (15 mins)

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SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Juniper Networks

12:20 12:40 (20 mins)

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How to effectively solve the problems of stability, reliability, security and interoperability to successfully set up multi-vender NFV environment for mobile operators to dominate their networks in the future

  • How to prepare on SDN and NFV before the onset of 5G
  • Exploring candidate services and businesses from SDN and NFV to prosper mobile networks
  • Ling-Chih Kao - Deputy Manager , Chunghwa Telecom

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

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PANEL: The regional business case for NFV and SDN along with the technical challenges associated with deployment


  • Where are regional operators with NFV and SDN deployment?
  • Why are some operators holding back on investment?
  • vIMS and vEPC
  • SDN: How is enterprise driving investment?
  • What changes does virtualization drive?
  • How can NFV and SDN reduce capex and opex? What has practical experience taught the industry?
  • What has been the impact of commercial off the shelf platforms?
  • How can NFV and SDN effectively work together?
  • Interoperability and MANO
  • How will virtualization impact security and security measures?
  • Moving from core to RAN
  • Ling-Chih Kao - Deputy Manager , Chunghwa Telecom
  • Avinash Mittal - Senior Vice President and CIO, Telenor
  • Ricky Chau - Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, Level 3 Communications

13:10 14:00 (50 mins)

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NETWORKING LUNCH AND ROUNDTABLES: dedicated to the business case, commercial deployment, management and orchestration and interoperability

14:25 14:55 (30 mins)

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PANEL: Effectively manoeuvring interoperability challenges


  • The importance of testing - what gaps are still present for NFV and SDN technologies
  • How can operators effectively optimize NFV deployment and integration costs, and reduce time-to-market for new services
  • How can the industry cooperatively support the interoperability of NFV elements in specific customer situations to accelerate the commercial implementations?
  • Kentaro Ogawa - Senior research engineer, NTT Labs
  • Wooyong Choi - Head of IMS development , SK Telecom
  • Sai Kalyan - Network Specialist, Independant
  • Divesh Gupta - VP – Technology and Sales Ops, PCCW Global

14:45 15:05 (20 mins)

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SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Managed SDN/NFV Operations


  • What impact does virtualization have on OSS and BSS?
  • What challenges do operators have when integrating NFV and SDN with customer OSS/BSS?
  • What significance does this have on business processes and operations team skills?
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15:00 15:20 (20 mins)

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SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Leveraging NFV with operational intelligence to improve customer experience


Success in the CSP industry will ultimately be driven by the ability to create an innovative business model that puts the customer experience first. Operators need to offer subscribers the choice and flexibility that they demand, but at the same time they must be able to manage usage and allocate resources effectively if they still want to turn a profit. As such, service assurance will no longer be a tactical measure, but a key strategic business function. Yet to achieve this, operators need to evolve by harnessing operational intelligence and integrating it seamlessly with a software driven NFV architecture and back-office systems in order to avoid introducing greater complexity and safeguarding the customer experience.

15:20 15:30 (10 mins)

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LIVE POLL: What's propelling the NFV and SDN industry forward in the Asia Pacific Region?

What do you see as the greatest challenge for operators exploring NFV and SDN?

15:30 16:30 (60 mins)

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Networking coffee break

17:00 18:00 (60 mins)

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