Telstra & Ericsson Discuss the Key Benefits of SDN for Operators
Caroline Chappell is widely recognized as a leading authority on the emerging service delivery platform (SDP) technology sector. She has more than a decade of experience tracking the telecom industry as an analyst. She also produces Light Reading's Services Software Insider, a bimonthly research service that tracks SDP and related markets.
Prior to joining Light Reading, Chappell was most recently employed at Ovum, where she wrote a number of market reports and led large market research projects for clients including IBM and BT. She has been a freelancer since 1993, focusing on various aspects of the IP market and IT/telecom convergence. Her clients have included the European Commission, for which she carried out several research projects in conjunction with European partners, a range of U.K. ITC services companies, and several other analyst firms.
Chappell also writes regularly for Capacity magazine. She is based in North Dorset, U.K. She can be reached at Caroline@trefoyle.co.uk.
Ericsson is a pioneer in the development of SDN (software-defined networking) for telecom operators. Using SDN concepts, new operational models become possible, while network complexity is actually reduced, and efficiency enhanced. Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications operator, with the largest fixed, mobile and business networks, all riding on one of the world's most geographically distributed optical and microwave transport network.
Ericsson and Telstra have cooperated in the development and testing of SDN techniques. In particular work done on "service chaining" was demonstrated at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
David Robertson, Telstra's Head of Transport and Routing Engineering, will discuss the expectations that Telstra has for SDN. Elisa Bellagamba, a senior member of the Ericsson SDN development team, will comment on how Ericsson's approach to SDN differs from that of other technology providers, and the direction product and solution development will take.