Virtual Networks 2.0: Cloud-Native Deployments for 5G

    Venue: The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GA
    Cost: This is a free event.

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Starts 11 Dec 09:30

Ends 11 Dec 13:30

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This event will shed light on the observation that in 5G 'IT meets Telecom'

The phrase ‘IT meets Telecom’ is well illustrated with the vision of cloud-native deployments for 5G, which position future mobile, fixed core and access networks as an enterprise service architecture with regional data centres interconnected through a software-defined wide area network.

Key to this paradigm shift is the move away from the traditional way of designing networks (through peer relations between network functions) to applying well-established, web service-based methods utilized by big internet players such as Google, Facebook and others. This shift brings together concepts such as service-based architecture with a lifecycle management through emerging virtualization and orchestration frameworks.

Industry activities in this space focus on key SDOs, such as the 3GPP, but also concrete demos and 5G trials that showcase the capabilities of those new network designs. This workshop will cover concrete deployment insights by key players in this field with references to those ongoing industry activities.

For full event details including the agenda and speakers, visit the Cambridge Wireless event page.

Speakers confirmed to date include:

  • "Orchestration is critical capability for the success of 5G" by Milind Bhagwat - Principal Enterprise Architect , British Telecommunications
  • "Enabling the adoption of key cloud native principles" by Todd Spraggins - Director of Strategy, Oracle
  • "Turning the cellular system into a distributed cloud" by Dirk Trossen - Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital Europe