Barcelona 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2017

NFV: A Re-Examination



Date & Time

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017

15:30 - 16:40


Hall 4 Auditorium 3


Network virtualisation was originally developed “to address the ossification of the internet”. However, in the past few years attention has shifted towards running telecoms networks cheaper and more flexibly. Not surprisingly, this change of direction has led to significant opportunities being overlooked. At the same time, virtualisation is developing in two different, potentially complementary directions with the evolution of containers and micro services compared with openstack NFV. The implications of these technical developments will be felt in the way that operators can deliver and monetise their network capabilities and in the business models they can support. This industry should examine whether NFV is developing in the right ways to deliver what we need and how some technical decisions will affect the success of the wider business. This session aims to do just that.

During the session tweet your comments and questions to #MWCNFV

Moderator Introduction
Grant Lenahan, Partner & Principal Analyst, Appledore Research Group
Panel Discussion
Diego Lopez, Chair of NFV ISG, ETSI
Tim Yeaton, SVP Infrastructure Business, Red Hat
Daniel Joseph Barry, VP Positioning & Chief Evangelist, Napatech
Alan Carlton, MD & VP, InterDigital Europe
Kishen Mangat, VP & GM, Mobile Packet Core & Policy Business Unit, Cisco
Neil Holmquist, VP Marketing & Product Strategy, Cloud & IP, Spirent Communications