Open source. It's a term that gets heads up from screens and bums moving on seats when it's aired in a telco room with more than one person in it.
Some see it as the key to an automated, orchestrated future. Others see it as a distraction that has held back communications networking virtualization developments during the past few years.
But what's the reality? As ever, somewhere in-between. So where are telcos actually gaining an advantage from open source developments and practices?
That's what I'm going to talk about with a great group of industry executives during a keynote panel discussion at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) at the Austin Convention Center on May 15.
I'll be joined by:
- Jim Fagan, Director of Global Platforms, Telstra
- James Feger, Vice President of Network Virtualization, CenturyLink
- Csaba Kiss Kallo, Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio, Vodafone
- Heather Kirksey, Vice President, Community and Ecosystem Development, Networking, The Linux Foundation
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer, ADVA Optical Networking
As you can see we have representatives from the key parts of the food chain, all with first-hand experience of the topic and all ready to share their views and insights.
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
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