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Understanding the Software Defined Wave.
20TH EDITION 10/13 APRIL 2018 MARRIOTT CONFERENCE CENTER PARIS

SDN/NFV: hype or real? - the first day general debate

Some think SDN/NFV is "emperor's new clothes" from day one. They underline that there are a lot of talks and lot of trials but few real deployments on mass scale.

The debate, chaired by Roy Chua (co-Founder, SDxCentral) will gather service providers. They will bring answers to this controversial question.

Automation, Segment Routing, CORD

A lot of contributions were centered this year on the automation concept. Experts will demonstrate that although progress is being made there is still a lot of basic misunderstandings about the process of getting there.

Next April we will be following the latest developments and deployments in the CORD/ONAP, Segment Routing and IPv6 areas through testimonies from Google, Telefonica, AT&T, DT, Turk Telecom, Alibaba, Thomson Reuters, Bell Canada, ERNW, Microsoft and Reliance JIO.

5G and Network Slicing

A large session will be dedicated to the 5G impact. Experts will discuss new requirements like Control and User Plane Separation, virtualization, low latency apps, Massive IOT, Cloud RAN, etc.

In particular, they will underline the need to provide network slicing in mobile transport networks, specifically for IP/MPLS networks.

Other sessions will cover EVPN, FlexEthernet, Hybrid Networks, Blockchain and Containers.

Don’t miss testimonies from Orange, BT, Colt, Telus, Rostelecom, Vodafone and Telia.
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The Exhibition: Sold Out


The Multi-vendor Interoperability Test

The European Advanced Networking Test Center and Upperside Conferences invite all interested vendors to join our upcoming public multi-vendor interoperability test and showcase at the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress 2018.

The test case areas to be cover will be:
  • Ethernet VPNs with focus on end-to-end services and IRB (Integrated routing and bridging)
  • Multicast and segment routing, IPv6 segment routing, segment routing fault management and
  • resiliency
  • Advances in Microwave: MPLS-based services, transport resiliency and bandwidth notification
  • Path Computation Element protocol with focus on Multi-domain controller(s) and paths reoptimizations
  • NETCONF/YANG with standardized models
  • Integration of data center- or uCPE-based NFV services, focusing on DC-to-edge service flows
  • Clock synchronization for LTE and 5G backhaul
2018 Participating Companies
Adva Optical Networking
Arista Networks
BISDN
Calnex Solutions
Cisco
Delta Electronics
ECI
Ericsson
Huawei
IP Infusion
Ixia
Juniper Networks
Nokia
Meinberg
Metaswitch
Microsemi
NEC/Netcracker
Oscilloquartz
Spirent Communications
UTStarcom
ZTE Corporation


Download the 2017 showcase white paper here

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AI Net 2018: Towards Self Driven Networks

The AI Net conference, co-located with the Congress, demonstrates that the rise of two recent paradigms: Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Analytics (NA), will facilitate the adoption of Machine Learning and AI techniques in the context of network operation and control.

The event gathers a set of renowned experts coming from the research side (Inria, Tokyo City University, Cataluna University), from operators (BT, Orange, Expedia) industrials (Juniper Networks, Huawei, Cisco, Nokia, Aria Networks, Adva Optical, Packet Design) and software companies (HPe, Brocade, CA).

What are the requirements and expectations for AI Networking? Learn how to evolve towards Self Driven Networks.



Confirming internationalization

The 20th Edition of the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress, to be held 10/13 April 2018 in Paris, will once again gather major actors of service providers and enterprises networks evolution.

A strong presence of service providers (45% of the +1500 participants) as well as a growing internationalization (65 countries represented) will confirm the Paris World Congress as the first worldwide event in the MPLS SDN & NFV area.

Participant Profile

With representatives from the EU (55%), followed by North America (14%), Middle East (13%), Russia/Eastern Europe (9%) and Asia (5%), the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress can claim to be the First International Event in this realm.



The Scientific Committee

The organizers of MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress have gone out of their way to prevent the Conference from becoming a pretext for simply promoting branded products and services.

With this in mind, a scientific committee will select the most appropriate and interesting proposals submitted from the call for papers.

Upperside Conferences
would like to once again thank the members of the committee for their precious collaboration.
  • Dr. Yakov Rekhter
  • Loa Andersson, MPLS IETF WG Chairman, Huawei
  • Luyuan Fang, Expedia
  • Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks
  • Clarence Filsfils, Cisco Fellow
  • Heikki Jekunen, Qentinel
  • Andrew G. Malis, IETF PWE3 WG Chairman, Huawei
  • Dr. Xipeng Xiao, Huawei
  • George Swallow
  • Jean-Marc Uzé, Juniper Networks
  • David Allan, Ericsson
  • Matthew Bocci, Nokia
  • André Danthine, University of Liège
  • Peter Willis, BT
  • Kohei Shiomoto, NTT
  • Giacomo Mirelli, Nokia
  • Hector Avalos, Versa Networks
  • Jeff Tantsura, IETF Routing WG Chairman
  • Thomas Nadeau, Brocade
  • Mark Townsley, Cisco Fellow
  • Rajiv Papneja, Huawei
  • Bala Thekkedath, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Vishwas Manral, Nano Sec Co
  • David Moses, Telco Systems
  • Eric Vyncke, Cisco
  • Mazen Khaddam, Cox Communications
  • David Sinicrope, BBF IP/MPLS & Core WG Chair
  • Thomas Morin, Orange
  • Diego Lopez, Telefonica
  • Stéphane Litkowski, Orange
  • Bruce Davie, Vmware
  • Azhar Sayeed, Red Hat
  • Parantap Lahiri, Ebay
  • Wim Henderickx, Nokia
  • Rami Yaron, Co-chair, Global Marketing Committee, MEF
  • Sam Aldrin, Google
  • Eric Chen, Cisco
  • Shahryar Kahn, Ericsson
  • Carsten Rossenhoevel, EANTC