Thursday, 10 June
12:30 – 14:30
Luiz Anet Neto, IMT Atlantique, France
Daniel Kilper, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Marco Ruffini, Trinity College, Ireland
Access network virtualization is an area that has recently grown in popularity, thanks to its promise to deliver a disaggregated and open architecture that can increase flexibility, minimize cost of ownership and open up the telecom market to a multitude of new vendors.
While the topic extends to a wide range of domains, including mobile and fixed networks, data centres and edge clouds, this panel session will focus on the latest developments in optical access virtualization, delving into a number of key questions around the virtualization of Passive Optical Networks (PONs).
After positioning PON virtualization within the broader context of next generation and disaggregated networks, panel members from telecoms operators, vendors and academia will discuss topics such as current and future use cases and benefits of PON virtualization; architectures and performance of virtualized PON systems; trade-offs between high-level SDN abstraction and deep PON virtualization; and roadmaps for implementing a disaggregated PON in production networks.
Aki Nakao, Tokyo Univ., Japan
Softwarization of Access Network and Sliceable PON
Kota Asaka, NTT, Japan
Use Cases and Benefits of PON Virtualization
Mike O'Hanlon, Intel, USA
Towards a Generic Access Architecture – A PON Virtualization Study
Philippe Chanclou, Orange, France
Promises of Software Defined Access Networks and PON Virtualization
Micheal Freiberger, Verizon, USA
Digital Twin: How Every Operator Should Have an Extra Access Network