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Turning Virtual!

As the pandemic situation has not improved enough, in sufficient parts of the world, and that reports from our customers, partners and sponsors are saying that travel will still not be resumed for everyone, we have decided to organize the MPLS SD & AI Net World Congress 2021 digitally from 28th to 30th of September 2021.

It is our pleasure to introduce you to our virtual version of this "must attend" conference.

Network Programming Promises

Emphasis will be 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 & 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 World one of most valuable event to get a comprehensive overview of where the networking industry is heading to.

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

The conference will explore AI/ML potential for network operations, Reinforcement Learning and Self Healing Networks. Sessions 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. Other important sessions covered are 5G and its impact on the connectivity network, Network Slicing challenges and IP/Optical integration.


The Virtual Exhibition

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the virtual exhibition and meet the companies present, see their solutions, demos, products and of course get in touch with them with your questions and requests.

The exhibition will be open (Paris Time):
  • Tuesday 28th September 2021 from 09.00 to 19.00
  • Wednesday 29th September 2021 from 08.30 to 18.30
  • Thursday 30th September 2021 from 08.30 to 15.00

Multi-Vendor MPLS SDN Virtual Interoperability Test

A virtual showcase will be held during the Congress by the EANTC.

The interop demo will focus on 5G transport (slicing, edge computing), data center networking for cloud environment, integration of multiple transport domains (WAN, data center), microwave and packet network synchronization.

The Hot Staging will take place from July 12-23, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.


A Renewed International Success

With 1,600+ participants, the 21st edition of MPLS 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.


2022 Edition

MPLS SD & AI Net World Congress will return to the Palais des Congrès de Paris as in-person event in April 2022.

More information soon.