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  09.00   MPLS has proved a very flexible and scalable infrastructure for service delivery and service convergence, and is now the protocol of choice in Wide-Area Networks, and increasingly so in metropolitan networks as well. The next challenge is access networks and technologies: does MPLS have a role to play here? If so, what, why and how?

the various types of access technologies, what functions access nodes serve, and how they fit in with the rest of the network.

the benefits that MPLS can bring to access networks, and the requirements that "MPLS to the access node" must satisfy.
  10.30   COFFEE BREAK  
  11.00   Describing an architecture for the control and data planes of access nodes of different flavors as well as services, and how the overall MPLS network can scale to 10s of thousands of nodes.

with a perspective on network and service convergence.
  12.00   LUNCH  
  14.00   Examining the principal drivers for a new IP/MPLS backhaul transport infrastructure that accommodates the scaling needs of the evolving mobile networks. Key challenges, options, benefits and tradeoffs are explored for solutions supporting several prevalent applications. Key existing and emerging industry standards/agreements are referenced.

Key issues
, enablers and business/technical drivers for a transition and the value of IP/MPLS in evolving RAN backhaul architectures

fit and operation in the mobile RAN network and the support of end-to-end SLAs, QoS and high availability features


  15.30   Latest Pseudo-Wire Enablers for Legacy Network Traffic Migration and their Operation over IP/MPLS Backhaul Networks

Administration and Management (OAM) and protection capabilities in RAN IP/MPLS backhaul networks

Packet Synchronization
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Carrier Ethernet Introduction and MEF Program Highlights
- The MEF, its mission and growth & major program highlights
- Overview of Carrier Ethernet Attributes
- MEF-defined services: E-LINE, E-LAN and the new E-TREE Service types
- Architecture, service attributes, bandwidth profiles, traffic management
- Potential of Powerline Telecommunications.
- Latest Developments in PLC.


MEF Specifications, Standards Activities & Work in Progress
- Overview of popular existing specifications
- Standards activities update (MEF, IEEE, ITU-T, IEEE)
- In-depth look at recently released MEF 20 (UNI Type II)
- External Network-Network Interface (E-NNI)
- Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement
- Classes of Service
- Network Interface Devices
- Ethernet Service Constructs
- Abstract Test Suites
- Service and Performance OAM

  10.45   COFFEE BREAK  

Carrier Ethernet in Depth: Mobile Backhaul
The Carrier Ethernet value proposition for mobile backhaul
MEF Specification Work: Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement
Carrier Ethernet technologies and applications for Mobile Backhaul
Circuit Emulation Services over Ethernet(CESoETH)
New MEF 18 Certification Program for vendors and its relationship to Mobile Backhaul


Carrier Ethernet in Depth: End-to-end OAM & Network-to-Network Interfaces
- The challenge of End-to-End OAM
- Solutions for fault and performance management to support SLAs
- Network to Network Interfaces (E-NNI)


MEF Certification Programs
- Vendor & Service Provider Certification
- Implications for global coverage and enterprise demand
- Program futures


Carrier Ethernet for Business
- What's driving the growth in Carrier Ethernet?
- Assessing CE in key vertical market
- Enterprise case studies

  12.30   LUNCH  
  14.00   MPLS and Ethernet for NGN Transport
Core transport evolution and NGN requirements to support hybrid of services.
Core, aggregation, and access: technology options and analysis
NGN transport with MPLS and Ethernet integration: network design and deployment case studies.

AUTHORS Luyuan Fang, [Cisco], Nabil Bitar [Verizon] and Raymond Zhang [BT]

SPEAKER Luyuan Fang,  Cisco
  14.30   The Role of Carrier Ethernet Transport in Telco2.0
Discussing the challenges Telco 2.0 impose on Ethernet transport networks, and evaluating the strategical approaches taken by the industry. Elaborating on the future role of Carrier Ethernet Transport as an enabler of the transition.

Ofer Rozenbaum, Strategy & Portfolio Manager for Carrier Switches Business Line, Nokia Siemens Networks

Seamless Ethernet Transport
Describing an evolution of services with Ethernet transport that serves Ethernet, IP and all legacy services without compromising the various services. It is useful to compare this to the MPLS centric transport models that have been proposed and see the advantages when Carrier Ethernet is also leveraged for both services and transport.

Nigel Bragg, Consultant Architect, Nortel

  15.30   Role of MPLS Pseudowires in the Access
There is a raging debate about the relative merits of using technologies like MPLS Pseudowires, PBB/PBB-TE, Q-in-Q and GRE in the Access Network. The opposing camps often provide arcane and political arguments for their positions. Conspicuously absent from these discussions is “what problem is being solved?” This presentation describes some of today’s pressing problems, and provides four real-world case studies from Tier-1 service providers on how these problems impact their service and access architectures.

Prayson Pate, VP of Engineering, Overture Networks
  16.00   COFFEE BREAK  
  16.30   Implementation Robustness for Carrier Operations
OEMs and ODMs that wish to capture the Carrier Ethernet opportunity face several key challenges including: making appropriate architectural choices, potential difficulties in ensuring standards compliance and interoperability and compatibility with a range of existing Ethernet transport technologies.

K. Ramesh Babu, Vice President of Professional Services and Support, IP Infusion
  17.00   Enabling Truly Hybrid Transport for Metro
Discussing a practical scenario in metro network where IP/MPLS and Native Ethernet need to run on the same physical port to simplify network and reduce CapEx, and explaining an innovative approach – the truly hybrid L2/L3 transport.

Tony Hu, Chief Engineer of Sales Dept. for Data Communications, Huawei
  17.30   Towards Business-Aware VPN Services
Even though L3 (IP) and L2 (Ethernet) VPN services have evolved along different paths, both customers and service providers have arrived at the conclusion that they are complementary offerings and not mutually exclusive. This presentation looks at further steps in the evolution of packet-based services and presents a possible “end-game”, specifically the “technology-agnostic” Business-Aware VPN.

Yuri Gittik,
Chief Strategy Officer, RAD Data Communications
  18.00   Performance, Monitoring, Provisioning and QoS in Carrier Networks
The ability to create differentiation in Telecom allows the services and providers to deliver a value added QoE (Quality of Experience) and QoS (Quality of Service) – how is the differentiation achieved for carrier Ethernet services? The ability lies in bridging customer experience to resources and managing resources for quality through planning, fulfillment and assurance.

Esmeralda Swartz, SVP Business Development and Marketing , Soapstone Networks
  18.30   Belgacom: Integrating Fixed and Mobile on a Single MPLS-based Services Platform
Presenting the evolution of Belgacom’s Carrier Ethernet, MPLS based network. The current network and technology roll-out is detailed, and ongoing evolutions, such as the integration of fixed and mobile services are explained.

Els Haentjens, Belgacom

  10.30   COFFEE BREAK  
  11.00   The MPLS Transport Profile
Covering the scope and architectural building blocks of MPLS-TP and progress to date within the IETF. Positioning the profile within the overall MPLS context and describing its relationship to pseudowires, RSVP-TE, and GMPLS.

George Swallow, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
  11.30   Packet Optical Transport: A Key Strategic Tool for Seamless, Flexible and Resilient Network Transformation  
      Packet Optical Transport: A Key Strategic Tool for Seamless, Flexible and Resilient Network Transform cof high-resilience, extensive OAM, and deterministic network behavior focusing on MPLS Transport (MPLS-TP/T-MPLS). Introducing the new WDM capabilities.

Tom Goodwin, Vice Priesident, Marketing & Communications Optics Divison, Alcatel-Lucent
  12.00   Towards Simpler VPLS Services with PLSB
Outlining how PLSB can be used as an Ethernet PSN alternative that leverages native multicast to gain efficiency and explicitly confine customer state to the edge of the network. This is achieved while preserving all of the desirable automation attributes of MPLS-VPLS but in a simplified overall control structure as the data plane primitives are more amenable to creation of LAN services.

Paul E. Unbehagen,
Senior Network Architect, Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel
  12.30   LUNCH  
  14.00   A solution for E2E VPN QoS based on MPLS
E2E QoS for VPN is always a big challenge. Now the possible approach is to use RSVP-TE to construct TE Tunnel to guarantee the E2E QoS. But if every VPN exclusively occupies a TE tunnel between PEs, too many TE tunnels should be set up and maintained. If several VPNs share one TE tunnel between PEs, it is hard to guarantee the bandwidth fairness and sharing between different VPNs.

Yongdong Zhou, Senior Marketing Manager for Data Communications, Huawei
  14.30   Optical and Ethernet Technology Combined with GMPLS and GELS Control Planes
Ethernet moves from being a service interface to becoming the dominant transport protocol. The introduction of GMPLS and GELS control planes enable fast and intelligent service delivery while operational simplicity is guaranteed.

James Buchanan, Senior Vice President PLM, Adva Optical NETWORKING
  15.00   Telmex Peru: The Values of the IP/MPLS and DWDM Element and Control Plane Iintegration  
      Reviewing the benefits and future needs of the IPoWDM solution based on “alien-wavelength” transmission over the DWDM carrier infrastructure. The results show robust router-based WDM transmission with fully functional OAM&P (G.709-based) and IP/MPLS-based protection that would enable Telmex Peru, and other service providers leveraging such an IPoWDM solution in their transport network evolution, to improve their operational efficiency and scalability.

AUTHORS Carlos Nestarez & Alejandro Perales, [Telmex Peru], Walter Sanchez, Emerson Moura &
Loukas Paraschis,

SPEAKER Loukas Paraschis, Cisco
  15.30   Composite Transport Group Framework and Applications
Discussing issues when using multiple parallel optical transport links in an IP/MPLS network, an architecture for improving their performance, and example applications.

Andrew G. Malis, Director, Packet Network Architecture, Verizon Business Inc.
  16.00   COFFEE BREAK  
  16.30   MPLS-Oriented Subscriber Management
Discussing subscriber management when MPLS is used as the access protocol. Relevance and benefits of MPLS-oriented subscriber management to Service Providers. Encapsulations and signaling paradigms. Resilience in MPLS-based access networks. Future directions and standards work.

AUTHORS Geraldine Calvignac, [Orange-FT] and Kireeti Kompella, [Juniper Networks]

SPEAKER Gregory Cauchie, Orange Labs
  17.00   Integrated Subscriber Services Using MPLS Pseudowires
MPLS Pseudowires (PWs) are primarily used for Layer-2 circuit cross-connects or VPLS. The same MPLS Pseudowire framework could be extended to traditional Broadband, Metro Ethernet and fixed/mobile WiMAX access networks to provide subscriber access services.

Francois Lemarchand, Redback Networks

Thomas Nadeau, Senior Network Architect, BT

Gregory Cauchie, Orange Labs
Andrew G. Malis, Director, Packet Network Architecture, Verizon Business Inc.
Tim Hubbard, Head of Technology and Platform Introduction, BT
Roger Wenner, NG Transport Platform Mananger, Deutsche Telekom AG
Vishal Sharma, METANOIA, INC.

George Swallow, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks
Matthew Bocci, Director, Technology & Standards, IP Division, Alcatel-Lucent
Dave Allan, Consultant Architect, CTO Office , Nortel
Luca Martini, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Daniel Kofman, CTO, RAD Data Communications
Xipeng Xiao, VP of Product Marketing for Data Communications, Huawei
Nurit Sprecher, Senior Specialist, Carrier Ethernet Transport, Nokia Siemens Networks

  08.30 Migration Towards Efficient Mobile Backhaul
Modern transport networks have the answers for the hard QoS and synchronization requirements that the NG mobile networks set. Evolutionary path to packet transport networks makes it feasible for operators to provide for the high capacity that bandwidth-hungry data services need, while simultaneously optimizing backhaul OPEX.

Pekka Viirola, Head of Technology of IP Transport Business Unit, Nokia Siemens Networks
  09.00 Reliable, Massively Scalable Layer 2 VPNs for Mobile Aggregation
Discussing practical issues in the deployment of MPLS based layer 2 VPNs for mobile aggregation, and how these can be solved. In particular, mobile aggregation requires massive scalability to manage the large numbers of MPLS endpoints associated with all of the cell sites, while maintaining a highly resilient infrastructure.

Matthew Bocci, Director, Technology & Standards, IP Division, Alcatel-Lucent
  9.30 Can MPLS/Ethernet enable the Mobile Operators Address "dongle mania"?
Outlining the challenges being faced by the mobile operators. Delivering proposals for moving from TDM to MPLS/Ethernet to reduce operating costs and increase capacity, and the role 21CN is taking in enabling mobile operators to evolve their networks following the recent agreements between BT and T-Mobile, Vodafone and O2.

Tim Hubbard, Head of Technology and Platform Introduction, BT
  10.00   Optimized Metro for Mobile Backhaul, A Practical Approach
Mobile backhaul has become an increasingly important service for today’s metro network. Discussing different approaches currently used by various operators, and describing how today’s metro network can be optimized for mobile backhaul. .

Ms. Carol Sun, Senior Marketing Manager for Data Communiocations, Huawei
  10.30 COFFEE BREAK  
  11.00   Examining the Practicality of Ethernet for Mobile Backhaul Through Large Scale Interoperability Testing
      • How to master mobile backhaul migration using circuit emulation services
• How to peer with other access service providers or global carriers using E-NNI and MPLS
• Important aspects of the interoperability testing and quality assurance process
• Why the evolution of MPLS has created new opportunities and new testing areas
• State of the art and challenges of clock synchronization over Carrier Ethernet

Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director, EANTC AG
  11.30   Synchronous Ethernet for NGN Mobile Backhaul Networks
The migration to Ethernet-based transport requires careful planning on synchronization requirements that enable the real-time and mobility services. Exploring the various synchronization methods and the real-life scenarios in NGN mobile backhaul.

Zeev Draer, VP Products Strategy, MRV
  12.00   ESRP Enhancement for MPLS based Backhaul
ESRP is a fast protection technology for Ethernet. The basic concept of ESRP is strated from ring but it is flexible enough for any kind of topology. While MPLS and MPLS-TP are widely used in backhaul, the complement of ESRP to MPLS may make the network more applicable in various kinds of way..

AUTHORS Qu Yanfeng, Chief Engineer of Carrier Ethernet and PTN & Francis Yan, Senior Architect of Global Marketing [ ZTE CORPORATION ]

SPEAKER Francis Yan, Senior Architect of Global Marketing, ZTE CORPORATION
  12.30   LUNCH  
  14.00   Next-Generation MVPN Technology and Standards
Describing the key benefits of NGEN MVPN, its scaling characteristics, and addressing concerns that have been expressed regarding this technology.

Rahul Aggarwal, Distinguished Engineer, Juniper Networks
  14.30   Multicast VPN Current Experiences and Future Evolution
Discussing practices and experiences gained from deployment of Multicast VPNs. Brief overview of drivers for Multicast in L3VPN networks. Challenges in design and deployment followed by various implementation strategies that have been used to successfully deploy Multicast VPN solutions.

AUTHORS Maria Napierala [AT&T], Azhar Sayeed [Cisco]
  15.00 Multicast in L3VPN Service Providers view on the Solution Space
Giving a detailed description of the requirements for a scalable and interoperable mVPN solution (requirements, solutions space, comparison). The presentation represents a service provider’s point view.

Nicolai Leymann, Deutsche Telekom AG
  15.30 BT: Solutions for efficient delivery of Multicast over VPLS
Discussing several applications that require multicast support and presenting some of the solutions available in the industry or being discussed in the standards organization: specifically features like hierarchical VPLS, PIM and IGMP snooping, PBB and P2MP LSPs.

AUTHORS Benjamin Niven-Jenkins [BT], Andrew Bartholomew [Alcatel-Lucent]
  16.00 Video Enabled Networks for enhanced Video Quality of Experience
Describing specific examples of Video Enabled Network functionality in Access & Aggregation and how they respectively contribute towards enhanced Video Quality. Considering the examples of Content Distribution and Admission Control and the techniques for distributed rapid channel change and error recovery for IPTV.

Francois Le Faucheur, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
  16.30   COFFEE BREAK  
  17.00   Achieving Resilience in Multicast Networks
There is currently great interest in Multicast over MPLS schemes in order to carry mission-critical multicast traffic. Examining in detail the failure modes that can occur and how the network recovers from those failures.

AUTHORS Julian Lucek & Sean Clarke, [Juniper Networks]
  17.30   Case Study: Managing and Improving IPTV Customer Experience
While video service in an RF sense has been around for decades, providing IPTV via an IP Protocol is much more complex. Covering the various aspects of such a service, including the network management solution.

Ananda Sen Gupta, Director – Technology, Objective Systems

Scaling VPLS Deployments
Describing how features like IEEE 802.1ah MAC hiding, Service Aggregation, MAC translation and BGP Auto-discovery can be added to the VPLS solution to address MAC explosion and to support new service delivery models (e.g. Carrier-of-Carrier, Inter-AS/Inter-Provider).

AUTHORS John Hoffman, Principal Network Architect [KPN], Florin Balus, Product Manager IP Division and
Mike Loomis, Director Business Development, IP Division, [Alcatel-Lucent]

SPEAKER Mike Loomis, Director Business Development, IP Division, ALCATEL-LUCENT

  18.30   Reliance Globalcom: Challenges and Benefits of Implementing Inter-domain and Inter-provider VPLS  
    Global Ethernet service providers who choose to leverage VPLS on their backbone often experience both the challenges and benefits of a large VPLS deployment. Exploring this and how to overcome the issues associated with multipoint scalability, including evolving the metro backbone and global core VPLS architectures to include multiple interacting VPLS domains.

George Cheng, Senior Network Architect, Reliance Globalcom
  09.00   Ethernet and IP VPNS: The Next Generation Services Debate
Examining the enterprise applications that are creating the demand for Ethernet and IP VPN services and discussing when and where each of these high growth WAN services is best applied.

Bilel Jamoussi, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Nortel
  09.30   MPLS Services and Internet Traffic – Convergence or Divergence?
Traffic balancing of large flows, BGP stability and manageability, route table scaling and IPv6, traffic engineering: the Level 3 network provides a good example of how these factors interact in a large service provider with voice, video, Layer2 VPNs, Layer 3 VPNS and Internet service..

Chris Gibbings, Level 3 Communications
  10.00   Seamlessly Combining Multiple MPLS WANs into One
Enterprises today rely on their MPLS WAN to deliver business critical applications to their distributed workforce. Describing a solution with a dual connection to two physically distinct MPLS networks at each site.

Frank Lyonnet, Vice President Product Marketing, Ipanema TECHNOLOGIES
  10.30   COFFEE BREAK  
  11.00   Design and Implementation of Distributed PCEs in a BGP/MPLS VPN
Proposing the design and implementation of distributed PCEs in the context of a BGP/MPLS VPN. Today, customers expect to run triple play services through BGP/MPLS VPNs. As a result, their requirements for end-to-end QoS of applications are increasing.

AUTHORS Kenji Kumaki,Teruyuki Hasegawa & Shigehiro Ano [KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.], Tomoki Murai [Furukawa Network Solution Corp.]

SPEAKER Kenji Kumaki, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.
  11.30   Peer Collaboration Implementation
Discussing a process that enables peer collaboration around a validated network/service blueprint. The result is an implementation and the creation of a baseline reference point for handling any future changes quickly and efficiently..

Ittai Bareket, CEO, Netformx
  12.00   Banking on Managed Network Services
Discussing technical insights into the keys and benefits of successfully deploying the most desired managed services – including ROI, technological considerations and better quality of service.

Christophe Peretou, Chief Operating Officer , Streamcore
  12.30   LUNCH  
  14.00 Availability and Performance Challenges in P2MP MPLS
Discussing the difficulties and solutions of delivering high availability with P2MP MPLS in both packet and optical networks. These include fast reroute, GMPLS protection and control plane protection techniques. Issues of performance, scalability and route optimization schemes are addressed.

Pat Moore, Director of Product Management, Network Protocols Division, Data Connection Limited
  14.30   Pseudo-Wire Redundancy
Last few years, some progress has been made in making the MPLS based layer 2 services carrier grade and resilient using pseudo-wire (PW) redundancy. Giving specific update on PW redundancy usage in large scale single/multi -domain deployments and solutions developed in IETF.

Praveen Muley, Sr. Staff Engineer, IP Division, Alcatel-Lucent
  15.00   MS-PW and OAM: A Design for Manageability
Exploring the reasoning behind the design such as status messaging, security features , and verification tools specific to MS-PWs also including some of the new MPLS-TP features.

Luca Martini, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
  16.00   Assuring Service Delivery in VPLS-PBB Networks
Ethernet based E-LAN and E-LINE services can potentially span across multiple Ethernet metro and MPLS backbone networks. To address this demand, VPLS and Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) technologies are being used to create resilient network topologies that can scale better than 802.1ad and H-VPLS based approaches. Discussing possible ways to design scalable networks and  achieve resiliency in these networks.

Rahul Vir, Product Line Manager, BROCADE COMMUNICATIONs
  16.30   OSS Requirements
Network Service Providers do not have homogenous networks over which their services are delivered. However in most cases the service offerings are broadly similar. An OSS that controls such networks must have the ability to define services in a network agnostic manner and then to deal with the network specifics across each connection sub-section.

Mark Gibson, Principal Architect & Product Manager, Service Fulfilment Business Unit, Amdocs OSS Division
  17.00   Merging the Management of MPLS and Ethernet Services
Presenting a service provider’s network and service strategy, and its approach to merging the operations and business management of MPLS and Ethernet Services.

Rajeev Tankha, Director, Applications & Solutions, Oracle Communications
  17.30   Multi-Dimensional Models and MPLS Management
What application and service path modeling are and how they accelerate fault isolation. How to identify the hops along the path to speed problem isolation. How to manage local and distributed applications. How the enhancements to discovery and RCA are essential to service path modelling.

Simon McCormack, Product Manager, Performance Management Applications, IBM Tivoli Netcool
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