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Tuesday 09 April Morning Tutorials Room II Tracks 1+2

    Conference Room Level -1

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Start of the Tutorial 10.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.30
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30
  • End of the Tutorial: 18.00

Morning Chairperson
10.00 BroadBand Forum Workshop Room II Morning
5G transport Requirements
Transport is critical to the development of 5G because not only is a significant increase in backhaul capacity and performance over existing generation wireless technologies required, this transport network will also need to be pushed closer to the end user. Invariably, the promise of 5G – increased traffic capacity, higher performance and a better subscriber experience – is dependent upon the underlying transport network that supports it. Transport is the plumbing which enables this.

Exploring the drivers and requirements of 5G transport, and reviewing the work being done to make the promise of 5G a reality.
  • Capacity
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Enhanced resiliency
  • Advanced routing techniques
Time synchronization to the mobile RAN and core network for new and advanced services.
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Migrating to Programmable Broadband Networks with Access Abstraction
Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) is a Broadband Forum project which brings the promise of SDN and NFV to greenfield and brownfield environments alike. Developed within the Broadband Forum by 11 participating service providers and vendors, OB-BAA facilitates co-existence and seamless migration by bringing the agility to adapt to a wide variety of software defined access models as they become defined by vendors and providers in a potentially vast market. It provides standardized, SDN-automated, accelerated deployment of new cloud-based access infrastructure and services.

Explaining why deploying the OB-BAA's architecture reduces planning, risks and time-to-market in greenfield and brownfield deployment environments and enables seamless introduction of virtualized infrastructure and services.

Learning about the industry issues being addressed and how the approach differs from other initiatives.
Seated Lunch

Tuesday 09 April Afternoon Tutorials Room II Tracks 1+2

    Conference Room Level -1

  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.30
  • End of the Tutorial: 18.00

14.00 MEF Seminar Room II Afternoon

In 2019, the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework is focused on defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

Part 1. Transformation
  • Transitioning to MEF 3.0 Services and Application-Aware Networking
    • Latest Advancements in MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP Services Standardization
    • Aligning the Industry on Standardized MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Managed Services
    • What Needs to be Standardized to Deliver Security-as-a-Service?
    • MEF 3.0 & 5G: Transport, Network Slicing, Orchestration & Fixed-Mobile Convergence

  • LSO Reference Architecture & Projects - Standardizing APIs at Multiple Interface Reference Points
    • Advancing Intra-Provider Standardized LSO APIs for Orchestrated Services
    • Benefits of Using Intent, Machine Learning, and AI

  • Addressing Emerging Skills Shortages - MEF Professional Certifications
    • Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP)
    • Network Foundations (MEF‑NF)
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Part 2. Federation
  • Inter-Provider LSO Sonata APIs – Roadmap & Early Adopter Use Cases
  • Commercial Affecting Attributes, Catalogues and Inventories
  • Using Distributed Ledger Approaches, Including Blockchain
  • Universal CPE (uCPE) and NFV in a Multi-Operator Domain Service
Part 3. MEF 3.0 Certification
  • MEF 3.0 Certification Roadmap
  • Devtest and Cloud-based Certification Model
  • Service Provider Viewpoint
  • Vendor Viewpoint
End of Tutorials Room II