Telco Network Function Virtualization & SDN World - 24 - 25 October 2016, Dubai - UAE
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Telco Network Function Virtualization & SDN World - 24 - 25 October 2016, Dubai - UAE

Telco Network Function Virtualization & SDN World - 24 - 25 October 2016, D...

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This leading telecom industry conference cum exhibition organised by Falcon Business Research will take place on 24-25 October 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

A changing market for network services is bringing about a dramatic shift in carrier buying trends. As technologies like SDN and NFV impact the industry, they may also be altering the relationship between CSP’s and vendors.

CSP’s are struggling to reinvent their networks along more automated and software-driven lines, often at great expense and accompanied by much turmoil and soul searching. But they know that with customer demands evolving fast and so many agile competitors entering the communications services market, there is no real alternative to moving in this direction however painful it may be in the short term.

Unsurprisingly, this shifting landscape is reinventing not only the way carriers address the needs of their customers but also the dynamics of their relationship with the suppliers of the solutions their services are based on. Paying for container loads of proprietary hardware and employing an army of engineers to run it was yesterday’s model. Connecting the dots virtually and without regard for physical location is the future.

While the advantages of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and network virtualisation are well known in the enterprise IT and data center world, both technologies also bring a host of benefits to the telecommunications service provider community. Not only can these technologies help address the explosive capacity demand of mobile traffic, but they can also reduce the CapEx and OpEx burden faced by service providers to handle this demand by diminishing reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms.

The recognition of these benefits has led to the emergence of the NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation) concept that seeks to virtualise and effectively consolidate many service provider network elements onto multi-tenant industry-standard servers, switches and storage.

Mobile operators and internet service providers have already begun making SDN and NFV investments in a number of functional areas including but not limited to EPC/mobile core, IMS, policy control, CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), CDN (Content Delivery Network) and transport networks. SNS Research estimates that service provider SDN and NFV investments will grow at a CAGR of 54% between 2015 and 2020. As service providers seek to reduce costs and virtualise their networks, these investments will eventually account for over $20 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020.

In this conference you will meet with global and regional NFV & SDN experts from regional and international leading operators. Interactive presentation, networking platform and panel discussions, case studies as well as key note presentation from the experts will give you access to the information that you need to tackle the challenge that you are facing.


1.       Network Virtualization – Benefits and Challenges for Telco Groups


2.       SDN as enabler for IP and Optical integration


3.       Distributed multi-tenant cloud/fog and heterogeneous SDN/NFV orchestration for 5G services


4.       Co-existence between NFV, SDN and existing OSS


5.       Developing an effective NFV orchestration architecture                


·       Lifecycle management                 


·       NFV orchestration vs. cloud orchestration                  


·       Evolving role of Open Source                


·       Transforming network resources


6.       Deploying Virtualized Services over Legacy Networks


7.         NFV & SDN: Network Orchestration in a hybrid world


8.       Understanding the Business Imperatives for NFV                 


·       Ensuring positive business outcome from technology decisions                 


·       Identifying the true business value of NFV                 


·       Will NFV change the balance of power in favour of the operator?                 


·       How to model the long term business benefit


9.       Network Virtualization – Policy challenges in the MENA region


         Overview of recent regulatory developments


         Key regulatory challenges (cross border data transfer, legal interception) and technical solutions


         Benefits of virtualization and why some flexibility will be important in current regulations


10.   PANEL DISCUSSION: Virtualizing mobile networks


•  How can virtualization technologies help respond to current levels of data traffic


• Defining the future requirements of 5G and evaluating the critical role of NFV orchestration


• Improving service agility, flexibility and elasticit

For more information:

If you are an operator and is interested in registering, please email to

If you are interested in speaking or receiving more information about either of the events, please contact: Mohammad Ali at

For sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact: 
Abrar Baba, + 91- 9596-2222-27 or

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