The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Transport SDN - What is Ready, What is Missing?

Monday, March 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event type: Panel

Room number: 402AB


Doug Freimuth, IBM, USA; Karthik Sethuraman, NEC, USA


The dynamic compute model provided by the cloud has gained acceptance by business and consumer markets. A new network is required to match the resource scalability, faster automated service deployment model and high resource utilization of the cloud. The promise of Transport SDN to fulfill these requirements has been shown in various demonstrations, proof of concepts and by early adopters. The industry is working to define it in standards bodies for production use in NFV, cloud and IoT.

This panel will discuss what it takes to operationalize Transport SDN. We will discuss business drivers, use cases, progress in standards and prototypes shown to date. We will further discuss what can be put into production now, related technologies such as SD-WAN and what the future holds for new Transport SDN capabilities.

Hwa Jung, Verizon, USA
Victor Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
Naoki Miyata, NTT Communications, Japan
Kathy Tse, AT&T, USA

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