MPLSWC 2021 Welcome Pic

Network Programming Promises

The 22nd Edition of the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress will take place from 23rd to 26th March 2021 at the Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center.

The Congress will once again gather major actors of service providers and enterprises networks evolution.

Emphasis will be given to network programming (programmability, functions on demand), 5G, SR and Self Healing networks (service assurance, closed loop automation, intent-based).

MPLS + SDN + NFV World is one of the most valuable conference to get a comprehensive overview of where the networking industry is heading to. Interestingly, it has established itself as the event of reference for Segment Routing
Clarence Filsfils, Cisco Fellow


AI and 5G Impact for Networks: Status & Perspectives

  • The 2021 agenda will cover the current status of AI and 5G impacts on IP/MPLS networks.
  • How SD-WAN and MPLS are complementary technologies?
  • What are the current encoding options for SR?
  • What is the impact of 5G and IoT on IP networks?
  • How far disaggregation must go? AIOps: evolution or revolution?
These crucial questions, among others, are addressed by the most renewed engineers and visionary people who have made MPLS SDN NFV World one of most valuable event to get a comprehensive overview of where the networking industry is heading to.

The Sessions: Disaggregation, Service Assurance, AI, Segment Routing, SD-WAN, 5G Architectures, Network Slicing, Automation

Track 1 of the conference will cover the recent evolutions and perspectives of Segment Routing. Also addressed: the SD-WAN phenomenon and the global path to its deployment at scale, including Automation aspects.

Track 2 will address 5G and its impact on the connectivity network as well as Network Slicing challenges, NFV and IP/Optical integration.

Track 3 will explore AI/ML potential for network operations, Reinforcement Learning and Self Healing Networks.

For the past twenty years, this has been the pre-eminent technical conference in the world for IP, MPLS, SDN, NFV, and related telecommunications technologies. This is the place to be for a preview of the Next Big Thing in telecom
Andrew G. Malis, Distinguished Fellow, BroadBand Forum


A Renewed International Success

With 1,600+ participants, the 21st edition of MPLS + SDN + NFV World reached the record attendance of last year. This renewed success makes the Paris Congress a unique venue for sharing ideas from across the industry. MPLS + SDN + NFV World remains the place to be for a preview of the next big thing.

55 % of the delegates came from operators and enterprises. With 75 countries represented, the Congress confirmed its growing internationalization.

The figures show that 53% of the participants came from Europe, 15% from America, 10% from Asia, 11% from Middle East and Africa, 11% from Russia and Eastern Europe.

The MPLS+SDN+NFV/AInet conference offers the latest trends, conversations with experts and in-depth tutorials — I haven’t missed one in 20 years and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks



Each year MPLS = SDN + NFV World brings together the networking industry to explore latest trends and important developments. We see this as a unique venue for sharing ideas from across the industry
Timon Sloane, VP Marketing & Ecosystem, ONF

The Exhibition

As each year, the exhibition floor was sold out in 2019 and 2020.

Exhibition Floor Plan