The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) in transport networks is expected to enable programmability and optimization of multi-layer environments, rapid innovation with faster service insertion, and reduced carrier TCO. Five excellent speakers from different parts of the networking sector will discuss where SDN fits in transport, and how it can make a difference.
A sampling of topics the panelists will be asked to comment on: Since SDN can mean different things to different people, what is their definition of SDN? And why does it apply to transport networks? Has SDN always existed in transport? Is it just the latest buzzword? Can SDN be relevant for transport networks in isolation, or must we include interaction with higher layer networks? What will it take to deploy SDN in transport? Does SDN need to interoperate with existing operational transport control planes (if any)? Is SDN necessary? Is it inevitable?
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