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In most cases, service providers' migration to virtualization have led to the addition of more components and functions that attempt to bridge the legacy networks with new virtualized elements and applications. By bringing a software developer's mindset to his job, Dunstan has taken a subtractive approach instead of an additive approach to CenturyLink's third-generation NFV/SDN employment, which he said would increase CenturyLink's velocity.
Wilson wrote that Dunstan's NFV/SDN engineering team was leveraging Agile IT software development principles that were also used at Active Broadband. Instead of relying on vendors and system integrators, Dunstan's team is taking an internal approach to its next NFV/SDN phase by writing its own software.
During this radio show, Adam Dunstan, CenturyLink's vice president of SDN and NFV engineering, will talk about CenturyLink's approach to making its network less complex while adding flexibility and automation.
The promise of 5G connectivity is a truly Networked Society. 5G is not just about making the throughput larger, it is also about offering use case optimized user experiences and inclusion of new vertical sectors. Use cases predicted for 2020 will need new types of connectivity services that are highly scalable and programmable in terms of speed, capacity, security, reliability, availability, latency and impact on battery type. 5G will need to be an agile, dynamically programmable network that can meet diverse needs with new, as-a-service models on a single infrastructure. In this Webinar, you will learn how the Open Networking Foundation is combining open source and software defined standards through its Open innovation Pipeline to advance innovative architectures such as mobile CORD (M-CORD). M-CORD is being developed by the CORD Project community under ONF's leadership and hosted by The Linux Foundation. Built on the pillars of SDN, NFV and cloud technologies, the end-to-end M-CORD open reference solution is arming operators with the capabilities needed to start planning for the upcoming 5G transition.