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The Fog Networking Conference

While research is being carried out to design technology portfolios that will make 5G a reality, there is no consensus on the technology itself. Industrial and academic focus as rather fallen on the challenges and new usages that need to be addressed in the future generation of 5G wireless networks. Among these, Mobile Edge and Fog Computing permit to initiate and manage applications in a cloud environment by bringing intelligence at the network edge.

Is Fog a smoky concept or a new paradigm? In any case, Fog Networking is a major R&D strand in 5G networking. The aim is to solve one of the main challenge with 5G: reducing latency to 1ms (vs 50sm currently).

Achieving this goal demands a deep change of the Internet architecture. The Cloud cannot physically respond to latency necessity from applications such as IOT or emergency. It therefore comes down to equipment access level.

The Agenda : Fog Computing Initiative, Fog and IoT, Architectures and Applications

The conference starts with tutorials on the Fog Computing and the MEC intiatives. The introduction session addresses the contextualized objectives and motivations of Fog, for 5G, IoT, SmartGrid and industry.

The second day is dedicated to vertical applications (factory of the future, electrical power grid, etc) and to architectures. Participants will share their vision in a panel entitled «Why do we want Fog? What is it for?»

The agenda is now available online

In connection with the 5G Observatory

The Fog Networking conference will follow the 5G Observatory (March 08-09) in the same venue. Main sessions of the Observatory will address radio access issues, 5G & IoT, virtualized and software evolutions. Several debates and panels will discuss 5G Roadmap, Business cases and what needs to be redefined for 5G IoT.

Co-located with the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress

With a record attendance of 1500+ people, coming from 65 countries, the 2015 edition has confirmed the Congress as the first worldwide event in the SDN, NFV and MPLS areas.

Asia: 8%
Middle East: 7%
North America: 14%
South America: 3%
Russia and Eastern Europe: 10%
West Europe: 58%
Director/VP/CxO: 34%
Head of/Manager: 22%
Engineer/Developer/Architect: 21%
Analyst/Consultant/Press: 11%
Other: 6%
Project/Business Development: 5%
Operators, ISP and integrators: 40%
Research and academics: 4%
Enterprise: 5%
Analysts, Press, Consultants: 6%
Equipment vendors: 25%
Software solution providers: 10%
Test and interop: 6%
Semiconductor: 4%

The Exhibition (Sold out)

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The Interop Showcase

The European Advanced Networking Test Centre (EANTC) together with Upperside Conferences will organize, as each year, a public Multi-Vendor Interoperability test and showcase during the Congress.

The EANTC team will present results in regular guided tours to conference attendees. The showcase is open for the full four days of the conferences (Tuesday to Friday).

The showcase will explore the areas of Service Provider WAN and Data Center SDN as well as, as every year, co-host the only industry-wide packet clock synchronization interoperability. Initial topics are:

• Segment Routing
• Ethernet VPNs
• SDN Controllers
• Yang Models for Services
• LTE Clock Synchronization Readiness

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