BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress may officially open its doors on Monday Feb. 22, but Barcelona is already buzzing with communications industry meetings and networking on what is now known as 'Day 0' of this annual event.
One of the key gatherings today is at the Crowne Plaza hotel in central Barcelona, where high-level industry executives -- including John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President, AT&T Technology and Operations, AT&T Inc. -- from the world's leading network operators gathered for the Digital Operations Transformation Summit.
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In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.
In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:
Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.