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Towards intent-based autonomic networking

The 21st Edition of the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress will be held 9/12 April 2019 in Paris.

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

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

AI and ML for Networks: Status & Perspectives

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technical and architectural challenges are at the heart of the 2019 programme.

The 2019 agenda covers the current status of AI deployment in IP/MPLS networks, and answers questions such as where AI is actually being used today, what are the main short and middle term opportunities, and how service providers and major enterprises will transform, both on technical and organizational side, to exloit the full potential of AI and machine learning.

The 1st plenary session will be shared with the Second Edition of the AI Net conference.

The Sessions: Segment Routing, Automation, Edge Cloud Architectures, Network Slicing, Telemetry

Track 1 of the conference covers in detail the recent evolutions and perspectives of segment routing, EVPN, IP SDN Optical and security issues. Particuliar emphasis is given to SRv6 deployments.

Track 2 addresses automation, NETCONF/Yang, controllers and telemetry aspects.

A Strong Presence of Service Providers and OTTs

As each year, the agenda benefits from numerous contributions from SPs and OTTs.

AT&T, Orange, Google, Linkedin, Colt, OVH, Argentina Telecom, Telus, Bell Canada, Equinix and Telkom Indonesia will describe their current deployments and explain their expectations.

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

2018 Edition: 1,600 Participants

Over the years, the MPLS SDN NFV World Congress attendance has grown. The 2018 edition surpassed the record number with 1,600 participants.

The 20th Edition of the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress remained one of the most well-attended event with delegates representing service providers and large enterprises from across the globe delivering thought leadership driving service provider and cloud scale networking.

Presentations lead by renowned experts on orchestration, automation, and service delivery along with panel discussions ranging on a diversity of topics from SDN, NFV, 5G, SD-WAN and Blockchain provided ample opportunity for attendees to learn about new technologies, ask questions, and then dive deep with on the exhibition floor.

This conference is one of the most valuable event for me given the wide range of relevant topics from MPLS up to NFV/SDN and the related companies and individuals I could meet in a single place.
— Jimmy Ehrbar, Sr. Manager Architecture & Design, Colt

Confirmed internationalization

Representatives from Europe count for 52%. They are followed by Middle East/Africa (15%) and North America (10%). Asia representatives reach 8 %.

The Paris World Congress remains the first worldwide event in the MPLS, SDN and NFV realm.

The content of the Congress was rich and often reflected sharing of timely and pertinent real-world experiences with some of the most cutting-edge topics in networking today. It provoked frank and candid discussions and exchanges among the participants, who represented the best and brightest in the networking industry.
— Roy Chua, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, SDxCentral

The Exhibition

SDx Central Feed

The Multi-vendor Interoperability Test

The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) and Upperside Conferences invite all interested vendors to join the upcoming public multi-vendor interoperability test and showcase at the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress 2019.

To get more information: www.eantc.de/showcases/mpls_sdn_2019/

The test case areas covered last year were:
  • 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
Calnex Solutions
Delta Electronics
IP Infusion
Juniper Networks
Spirent Communications
ZTE Corporation