NICE, France -- TM Forum Live! -- The incessant hype surrounding network functions virtualization (NFV) can make it seem like an all-or-nothing proposition -- meaning that service providers and suppliers who don't go all in right from the start won't benefit. But that's simply untrue, according to Laurent Leboucher, Vice President APIs and Digital Ecosystems, Orange.
"We shouldn't consider the network as a monolithic piece that all has to be virtualized all at once," Leboucher told attendees of a press luncheon on Wednesday at TM Forum Live! Instead, virtualizing the network will be a multi-step process that will get underway in earnest in 2016, he said.
Yulot, User Rank: Moderator 6/5/2014 | 10:34:24 AM
No need to rush into... No surprise the comment is coming from FT/Orange, hahaha (which is not really known for taking any decision on new technologies before Vodafone, T-Mobile, ATT etc, have done it before them...).
But to his defense there is truth in his statement. It is not only a technology change in this case, but it implies process changes, operational changes (operators never like these), organizational changes, etc... So it makes the adoption even more challenging and can easily turn a technology hype into a scientific study that never sees daylight.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.