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Appledore Research Group
Industry analyst in the telecommunication software market
Industry analyst in the telecommunication software market


Carrier Network Virtualization Conference Palo Alto December 11 2014
This conference focused on recent NFV and SDN proof of concepts from carriers across the globe. Informa hosted the event and delegates included leading CSPs that included AT&T, Verizon, DT, SK Telecom, Orange, Comcast, PCCW, China Mobile, BT, Cox, and Telus. All of the major suppliers were represented including Intel, Oracle, Cisco, Amdocs, Huawei, HP, Alcatel Lucent, Netcracker, and Ciena. Smaller ISVs in the software space included Nakina, Ixia, QosMos, anuta networks, and tail-f now part of Cisco. This was a small focused event packed with useful information on a fast moving market. The underlying themes emphasized open source community, the rise of Devops in the operators environment, agility, and practical deployment scenarios in the journey towards network virtualization and SDN policy control. This was a high quality social networking conference with relevant content and practical advice on PoC use cases that should move beyond lab trials over the next year.
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