Industrial Panel

Wednesday 21 April, 10:45-12:00

Open Solutions for the Next Generation Telecom Infrastructure

The telecom infrastructure is evolving towards a progressive but fast integration with the IT infrastructure. In the near future, such integration will allow to deliver new profitable Services and Applications with specific and very high Quality of Transmission and Quality of Service.

A suitable composition of open reference frameworks drives the implementation of the Management System of such complex infrastructure. These frameworks are provided by large alliances that include standardisation bodies (e.g., IETF, ITU-T, ETSI), cross-company initiatives (Google, AT&T, Facebook, and many other OTTs, operators and vendors), industrial fora (ONF, MEF, TM Forum) and scientific community. Furthermore, the introduction of the disaggregation concept in the network components is driving commercial solutions towards a standardised architectural approach. In such context, market competition will be mainly delegated to the base technology and the vendors’ capacity to provide enhanced tools for the infrastructure management and optimisation.

Integration of those solutions in a comprehensive orchestration framework is a challenge, due to the lack of a single standardised interface. In general, the presence of many competing open solutions raises the question of which one will finally drive the market. In addition, integrated and optimised proprietary solutions appear still preferable when very high performance levels must be achieved (in particular, in terms of reliability and availability).

This workshop collects contributions form open-solution providers aimed at presenting the state of the art on this subject. Furthermore, participation of telecom manufacturers and network operators gives the opportunity of sharing visions and specific experiences.

INTENTO Project Funded by Puglia Region sponsors the panel.

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Panel Chair

Giorgio Parladori, SM Optics


Vittorio Curri, Politecnico di Torino
Andrea Campanella, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Achim Autenrieth, ADVA
Germano Gasparini, SM Optics
Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios Gimenez, Telefonica
Christian Jacquenet, Orange