ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
17-19 September 2014
16th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium Functional, Madeira Island, Portugal
Networks 2014 will focus on the challenges of planning and design networks to deliver on the promise of convergence of the information and communication technologies (ICT) and next generation networks (NGN). The challenges are many: how to build high performance networks for converged services where every step is cost justified and drives profitable growth, where difficult issues of sociability, end-to-end network performance, network management, network and service control, reliability, security and interchangeability are planned and then realized, and where flexibility is maintained to allow experimentation with new applications that can foster new and compelling revenue streams for operators. Unleashing the core value of convergence requires innovation in network planning methods, salable architectures, new optimization algorithms, and understanding the takeoffs between different technology choices and migration paths. Networks 2014 is the 16th of such symposium, held every two years, and attracting participants from all over the world: network operators, software companies, system integrator, researchers from universities and industry, marketers and policy-makers, regulators. At Networks 2014 we will continue the tradition of state-of-the art papers, invited presentations, and panel sessions, as international experts present their latest findings and share experiences in network strategy, planning, operations, management, control and design. May we invite you to participate in Networks 2014.