Network Programming Promises.The 22nd Edition of the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress will take place from 31st March to 3rd April 2020.
The Congress will once again gather major actors of service providers and enterprises networks evolution.
This year, emphasis is given to network programming (programmability, functions on demand), 5G, SR and Self Healing networks (service assurance, closed loop automation, intent-based).
AI and 5G Impact for Networks: Status & PerspectivesDisaggregation, Service Assurance, Self Healing Networks, 5G Network Slicing are at the heart of the 2020 programme.
The 2020 agenda covers 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?
The Sessions: Disaggregation, Service Assurance, AI, Segment Routing, SD‑WAN, 5G Architectures, Network Slicing, AutomationTrack 1 of the conference covers in detail the recent evolutions and perspectives of Segment Routing: comparing the various data-plane encodings and providing a technological comparison between those associated SR encodings.
Also addressed: the SD-WAN phenomenon and the global path to its deployment at scale, including Automation aspects.
Track 2 addresses 5G and its impact on the connectivity network as well as Network Slicing challenges, NFV and IP/Optical integration.
Track 3 explores AI/ML potential for network operations, Reinforcement Learning and Self Healing Networks.
A Strong Presence of Service Providers and OTTsAs each year, the agenda benefits from numerous contributions from SPs and OTTs.
Verizon, Orange, Telefonica, BT, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telia, Turk Telekom, SFR, Telecom Argentina, China Mobile, Colt, Line Corporation, Charter, Brazilian National Research Network will describe their current deployments and explain their expectations.
A Renewed International SuccessWith 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.
Intent based networking was given a large importance in this year’s agenda. Other important sessions covered edge cloud architectures, network slicing, telemetry, automation and segment routing.
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
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
AI Net Gains MomentumThe co-located AI Net conference attracted a lot of delegates. Presentations demonstrated that some early work with ML has shown promising results at carriers. At the same time, the carriers are cautioning that we're still extremely early in the process.
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
75+ Countries Represented55 % 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.
A Larger Interop Event
For the 21st edition, EANTC enlarged the booth space, making sure the interop area is the most talked about topic of the event again.
This year's interoperability event focused on the full range of next-generation wide-area transport solutions, network management and clock synchronization.
The 2020 showcase will focus on orchestration issues, NETCONF testing and multi-layer integration of optical and packet SDN.
The ExhibitionAs each year, the exhibition floor was sold out in 2019. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first served basis...
102 JUNIPER NETWORKS
Now Part of VMware
211 OSI HARDWARE
305 LANNER ELECTRONICS
310 DELTA ELECTRONICS
403 VERSA NETWORKS
501 AUGTERA 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