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Innovation at the IEEE webinar

On May 23rd, 2017, our Technical Manager Dirk Trossen organized an InterDigital sponsoredIEEE webinarIEEE webinar on ‘SDN/NFV – Time for Real Innovations’, broadcast live and still available on-demand to a worldwide audience of several hundred experts. Joined by our FLAME partner ATOS, represented by Josep Matras, and experts from Huawei (Artur Hecker) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (Antonio de la Oliva), the webinar explored the evolution of SDN/NFV from a pure cost reduction tool to one for innovation and pushing the boundaries towards and beyond 5G.

Dr. Trossen, together with the experts, explored the current maturity of crucial standards in this space before outlining two innovations that showcase the potential of SDN and NFV as enabling technologies. The first is a key innovation at the heart of the FLAME platform, namely InterDigital’s FLIPS solution, presented as an Innovation-as-a-Service proposition in alignment to the way the FLAME platform will provision this innovation starting in 2018. The second innovation was presented by the 5G-CROSSHAUL project of the 5GPPP in the space of combined front/backhaul transport networks for 5G. Artur Hecker then explored the necessary themes to explore for widening the applicability and pushing the boundaries of SDN and NFV beyond many of the planned deployments.

Running as a one hour online event, the webinar was fully recorded and still be accessed (for a fee) here.