Virtualizing the Network


Virtualizing the Network: Lowering CAPEX, OPEX and Increasing Flexibility

Stemmons B - 2nd Floor - Renaissance Hotel

Telecom service providers face the daunting task of keeping their networks at a high level of adaptability as the customer is always asking for new and better applications. The IP network is maturing while at the same time, the network of the future demands more flexibility, intelligence and adaptability.

The answer to this demand for unique mixtures of network applications is to virtualize the network by using off-the-shelf hardware that can be purposed and repurposed. For network virtualization to deliver on the promise of lowering CAPEX and OPEX, the network has to be virtualized at scale, not just showing that it can be done in a testbed.

If your company is a communication service provider you must attend the TIA Network of the Future Conference if for no other reason than to learn how the future of the network is being built upon software and virtualization of network functions and how this future is going to make your company more adaptable and competitive in the future. You'll also learn more through demonstrations and discussions about TIA's vendor-agnostic Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Lab, providing a unique benefit to the industry.

NFV/SDN topics that you will learn more about at TIA 2016:

  • How virtualization and software defined networks will decrease the amount of and investment in proprietary and dedicated hardware
  • Why NFV is important to the service provider business
  • How NFV/SDN makes your network more agile, programmable and adaptable and how, at the same time, virtualization will control your infrastructure costs
  • How the core network of the future will make your network services more intelligent, more agile and reduce the time to market for your new network applications
  • How NFV/SDN will reduce power consumption
  • How virtualization and software can enable multiple applications to run on a single network appliance


MONDAY, JUNE 6: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Growing Maturity of NFV

Fujitsu Network Communications

Juniper Networks

T6 Enterprises


NFV is increasingly recognized as a key area for investment for the development of 5G networks. Carriers, other network providers and over-the-top companies are looking to scale, manage capital expense and operational expense, provide flexibility, and meet the varying demands of enterprise and carrier customers. Much experimentation, development, and testing are taking place. This session will look at the increasing maturity of NFV, the standardization of APIs, developments in OpenStack and proprietary solutions, behavior, and information models, and future trends such a development of NFV/SDN app stores.

  • Sanjay Bhatia

    Vice President, Solutions Marketing & Strategy


  • Bill Beesley

    Principal Solutions Architect for Packet Optical Networking

    Fujitsu Network Communications

  • Satya Baddipudi

    Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering


  • Wayne Cheung

    Director, Product Marketing

    Juniper Networks

  • Ray Watson

    Vice President, Global Technology


  • Tim Harden

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    T6 Enterprises


MONDAY, JUNE 6: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

The Economics of NFV/SDN

Juniper Networks

Argent Associates, Inc

Tech Mahindra

Greywale Insights

MONDAY, JUNE 6: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Security, Dynamic Intelligence, Orchestration – Where Do You Put Programmability in the Virtualized Network?

Henkels & McCoy

Eunomic, Inc

Dell Networking

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.


TUESDAY, JUNE 7: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Carriers Speak on NFV/SDN Plans and Needs


XO Communications


TUESDAY, JUNE 7: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

NFV and SDN Skills and Organizations

XO Communications

ADVA Optical Networking

TUESDAY, JUNE 7: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

OTT Networks and Carrier Networks – Which Wins on the Network of the Future and Why


QuEST Forum

BroadSoft Inc


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: 10:10 am - 11:25 am

NFV Automation and Orchestration Update


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