September 23-25 | Antwerp Belgium
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Wednesday, September 25 • 13:50 - 14:20
Panel Discussion: The Common NFVi Task Force (CNTT): Building Consensus on NFV Infrastructure - Beth Cohen, Verizon; Mark Cottrell, AT&T Labs; Rabi Abdel & Markus Wuepping, Vodafone; Qiao Fu, China Mobile; Vincent Danno, Orange

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Work on creating a common understanding for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is underway with projects such as Cloud Native Networking, ONAP, and the OPNFV testing program. However, NFVs need to be deployed somewhere – in a Data Center, a Central Office or a box on the edge. That infrastructure piece does not have a well-defined standard. To address the gap, the Common NFVi Task Force (CNTT) has been created by a coalition of global telecom leaders to establish a reference model, discrete architectures and a common understanding of the infrastructure needed to support the NFVs.

After an introduction to the CNTT framework, we will discuss the task force charter and goals, the joint GSMA/OPNFV sponsorship, details of the effort to build a common reference language and architecture, and most importantly how you as a vendor or provider can contribute to and benefit from the project.

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Markus Wuepping

Head of Cloud Centre of Excellence, Vodafone
Markus Wuepping is leading the Cloud Centre of Excellence in Vodafone Group Technology and responsible for defining the strategy and architecture for Vodafone's network and IT cloud platforms.

Fu Qiao

Project Manager, China Mobile
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute, working on research of network technology. Qiao Fu is responsible for the China Mobile National Experiment Network of NFV, and is also engaged in technical research of edge cloud, hardware acceleration and NFV system... Read More →
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Vincent Danno

Director IoT, Wireline, Virtualisation, Orange
Vincent Danno is Director of Standards in Orange. His responsibility includes all wireline networks and home networks, IoT platform, as well as virtualisation. In his role, he defines strategy and policy, and leads Orange’s standardisation activities to set the direction and lead... Read More →
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Rabi Abdel

Network Virtualization and SSDN/NFV Lead Architect, Vodafone
Rabi Abdel is a lead NFV & SDN Architect and Vodafone with a practical experience in Building, Automating, Accelerating, and Operating Vodafone Telco Clouds. He holds 5 Patents in the field and have a PhD degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from the University of Nottingham... Read More →
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Mark Cottrell

Assistant Vice President, AT&T Labs
Mark Cottrell leads several areas within AT&T Network Cloud, including Integrated System Test (IST), Production Validation Test (PVT), Operational Readiness Test (ORT), Penetration Test (Security), Tier 4 Production Support, Audit Compliance, and Security. For the overall SDN platform... Read More →
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Beth Cohen

SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
Beth is an Advanced Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new SDN products and services. At Verizon, she has architected and developed several products, including NaaS, SASE, Digital Enablement Platform and Virtual Network Services, which has been driving many... Read More →

Wednesday September 25, 2019 13:50 - 14:20 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes