CenturyLink has been among the leaders when it comes to the virtualization of its network, and Telco Transformation radio show listeners will hear firsthand about the service provider's approach during today's radio show at 12:00 p.m. ET.
CenturyLink's goal is to have its core IP network 100% virtualized by late 2019, but it is traveling a different virtualization path than most of the other telcos to reach that goal. During this radio show, guest speaker Adam Dunstan, CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL)'s vice president of SDN and NFV engineering, will talk about the company's approach to making its network less complex while adding flexibility and automation. (Register for CenturyLink: Simplifying the Path to Virtualization.)
Want to hear more about CenturyLink's virtualization strategies? Join us in Austin at the fourth-annual Big Communications Event where Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink's executive vice president and CTO, is a keynote speaker. There's still time to register and communications service providers get in free.
Dunstan will address topics including its new CORD-based DSL service that uses a virtualized Broadband Gateway to create a unified access layer, and how CenturyLink is implementing Agile IT software development principles across its internal software teams. He will also examine the cultural challenges organizations are facing when implementing new software development principles, and the service provider's perspective on the changing vendor ecosystem and how it's leveraging that change. (See CenturyLink Goes Its Own Way With CORD and CenturyLink Delivers DSL Using CORD Platform.)
Dunstan leads the development engineering team responsible for delivering NFV Infrastructure and Services. Prior to his position at CenturyLink, Dunstan was the president and CEO of Active Broadband Networks, which developed cable OSS software and SDN/NFV access technology; Active Broadband's IPR and team was acquired by CenturyLink in 2016. Dunstan has also invented patented routing technology and has served as an advisor to the FCC.
Telco Transformation's On-the Air-Thursdays radio programs are live at 12:00 p.m. ET and the on-demand program is available immediately after the show so listeners can revisit these interviews anytime. Listeners are encouraged to participate on the chat boards with comments and questions.
At the forthcoming BCE show, panelists will discuss changing consumption models for SD-WAN, new approaches that vendors and carriers are taking in deploying SD-WAN, standards efforts, interoperability challenges and more.
In this webinar, the panel will give an overview of where the industry is right now in regards to bringing early 5G services and technologies to the market, as well as examine what's needed for future services and applications such as IoT, AR/VR and edge computing. Panelists from Huawei, Heavy Reading and Orange will discuss how network slicing virtualizes one network into many platforms in order to serve various verticals. Other areas to be discussed include:
The move to cloud-native architectures
How to use the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS layers of the cloud platform to build-out 5G service capabilities
The importance of implementing full-process automation of telecom networks and 5G services
Why service operators need to extend their cloud platform capabilities to the edge of their networks.
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