Linley Carrier Conference 2015
Service providers are under pressure to create new revenue-generating services while simultaneously reducing costs. These economic forces are disrupting the traditionally slow evolution of Carrier networks. In response, providers are investigating or deploying new technologies including software-defined networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Cloud RAN, and heterogeneous wireless networks (HetNet). Network-equipment vendors must meet customers' emerging requirements or risk losing relevance and market share.
These trends were covered on June 10 when we hosted the Linley Carrier Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara. This one-day, single-track conference focused on system design for wired and wireless infrastructure including Carrier Ethernet, optical transport, broadband infrastructure, and wireless base stations. The conference program included subjects ranging from base-station to terabit line-card designs. Relevant chips discussed included network processors (NPUs), small-cell processors, control-plane processors, and related devices.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet with industry leaders, The Linley Group analysts, networked with their peers, attended an evening reception with sponsor exhibits and demos, and more.
The conference included:
- Sponsor exhibits and demos
- Evening networking reception
- Raffles by The Linley Group
- Hosted speaker tables at lunch (meet the presenters)
- Free parking
- Continental breakfast and gourmet lunch
- Free Wi-Fi
The conference was targeted for *system designers, network-equipment vendors, OEM/ODMs, carriers/service providers, press, and the financial community. Attendance is free to qualified online registrants.
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