Denver's diverse telecom community came together this week for Light Reading's Carrier SDN Network event, featuring speakers and attendees from every network segment: telecom, wireless and cable. A lively discussion ensued on many issues related to the New IP, including how future networks must evolve to be more flexible and dynamic, building on open architectures, and moving away from purpose-built hardware and integrated software.
A few of the recurring themes included the need for a single industry approach to software-defined networking versus today's cacaphony of standards groups and competing approaches; whether five-nines reliability will remain the standard for data services or networks will need to be just "good enough" and how the transition to SDN/NFV is being managed differently by different entities.
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Beautiful Day in Downtown Denver
Only three days earlier, the city got several inches of snow, but Tuesday, May 12, dawned bright and sunny, and ready for a heated discussion of a hot topic: Carrier SDN Networks.
For more details, you can check out this coverage on our sister site, Light Reading:
— Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading