AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event (BCE) -- Light Reading's BCE was held deep in the heart of Texas this year in Austin, which, of course meant Texas-sized portions of BBQ, live music, networking, keynotes by industry leaders and technology panels.
The action in Austin got underway with the well-attended Women in Comms event on Monday, which was followed that evening by the sometimes raucous Leading Lights Awards at the Ella Hotel in Austin.
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders kicked off BCE on Tuesday morning with his keynote address, and was followed on stage by Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg. Clauberg spoke about the need for communications service providers to replace their legacy OSS/BSS systems, and to break out of the current "vendor prison."
It was definitely not all work and no play in Austin. The BCE party Tuesday night featured an open bar, live music and delicious Mexican food at the Container Bar in Austin.
Check out this Telco Transformation slideshow from Austin to see some of the action at this year's event.
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.
10/16/2017 Huawei Network Transformation SeminarThe adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
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