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Inevitability of virtualisation to be highlighted at Total Telecom Congress in October

Total Telecom
Wednesday 31 August 16

The inevitable spread of virtualisation across the global telecommunications market will be a major talking point at next month’s Total Telecom Congress, taking place at the Hilton Canary Wharf in London on 4-5 October. Among the leading international speakers coming to London for the event will be Sorabh Saxena, Senior Vice President of Software Development and Engineering. In a presentation entitled “The Role of SDN &…

The inevitable spread of virtualisation across the global telecommunications market will be a major talking point at next month’s Total Telecom Congress, taking place at the Hilton Canary Wharf in London on 4-5 October.

Among the leading international speakers coming to London for the event will be Sorabh Saxena, Senior Vice President of Software Development and Engineering. In a presentation entitled “The Role of SDN & Open Source in the Changing Industry Landscape”, he will illustrate how AT&T’s transformation strategy is built on software-centric networking and highlight how open source software is powering this new connected economy across the globe. He will explain how Software-defined networking and open source require this same innovation, visionary leadership and business collaboration but in a very different paradigm. He will also talk about what is needed to keep the momentum going in redefining the future of global connectivity.

This theme will be followed in a panel discussion entitled “Creating an environment for a virtualised telco”. Moderated by Amol Phadke, Managing Director of Network Virtualization and Innovation, Accenture, the debate will cover how virtualisation will disrupt the business model, new services and efficiency savings that will be achievable, ensuring customer confidence and how telcos should capitalise on the speed to market potential. Other panel members are Dan Warren, Director of Group Architecture at Capita, Stephen Ho, CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC and Santi Ribas, Head of Hosting and Cloud Service Operations, Vodafone.

Only last month research company HIS Markit produced a study in which all 100% of telcos in its survey said they would deploy NFV and of that 81% expected to do so during 2017 by the latest. It found that many operators are already moving from NFV proof-of-concept tests and lab investigations to working with vendors developing and productising the software.

“Virtualisation is on the brink of becoming a key component in helping service providers overcome the challenges of network transformation and I’m delighted with the keynotes and panels that we have organised to debate the issues and benefits,” said Total Telecom Managing Director Rob Chambers.

More than 100 speakers are already confirmed for the Congress, which will also cover other important market issues, from 5G to Connected Cars.

Other keynotes already confirmed for the Congress include Eelco Blok, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO, KPN; Yogesh Malik, Group Chief Technology Officer, Vimpelcom; Tom Loozen, Senior Managing Director, Global Communications Industry, Accenture; Osman Sultan, CEO, Du; and Paul Berriman, Group CTO, PCCW and HKT Group.

Conference tracks on the opening morning include the outlook for and performance of European and global telcos, the expectations and realities of 5G and how to capitalise of emerging market growth. Also covered during the day will be issues around Mobile Money, IoT, Regulation and Customer Service.

The second day gives an early focus on smart living, both in the home and in the smart city world of 5G. The need for a cohesive access strategy will also be debated as well as core infrastructure needs going forward, the OTT situation, Cybersecurity and Media and Content.

To find out more and to book your seat, visit www.totaltele.com/congress


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