The Era Of The Software Defined Operator Is Here
Published on: 13th Mar 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Simplification of IP coupled with NFV and SDN is creating the Software Defined Operator a new model for service providers needing to meet the needs of unparalleled broadband demand with agile cost effective and fast implementation of new services.
That was the message given by Axel Clauberg Deutsche Telekom's Vice President of Aggregation, Transport & IP Fixed Access in a keynote address to the Broadband Forum in Malta last week.
Mr Clauberg demonstrated how Deutsche Telekom had provided end to end optimization for a trial with Hrvatski Telekom in Croatia - a network which had gone from a "go" decision to launch of a 100Gb/s network in just three months, bringing network and Cloud technologies together for service production.
He also told his audience, comprising some of the world's leading service providers, vendors and research laboratories, that the Software Defined Operator would see changing skill sets needed - for service providers, vendors and processes in the supply chain, and it was critical for the Broadband Forum to keep up their efforts evolving the connected home and collaborating on the developments in SDN and NFV.
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