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Securing & Managing Real-Time Communications With vCPE
Date / Time: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution & Analytics, Heavy Reading

Walter Kenrich, Director, Product Management, Sonus Networks

Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer, Level 3 Communications

Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) has become an attractive solution because it promises to deliver profound positive change to service delivery and operations models. Service providers and enterprises can take advantage of shorter and more flexible deployment cycles for new services, as well as cost savings from virtualization. Orchestration and automation eliminates costly and manual turn-up/turn-down processes, and seamlessly and dynamically scales resources.

In this webinar, participants will learn about various vCPE deployment models that include a cloud-based service provider offering SBC-as-a-service, service provider-owned virtualized SBC deployed as managed CPE or an enterprise-owned virtualized SBC deployed on customer premise. Accordingly, this webinar will consider the impact of vCPE, capturing the changes the technology will drive, including the role that Session Border Controllers (SBCs) will play in supporting and securing the virtualized network perimeter for real-time communications.



 

Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution & Analytics, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Walter Kenrich, Director, Product Management, Sonus Networks
Walter Kenrich has more than 20 years of domestic and international product management and marketing experience for session border controllers, IP telephony solutions and contact center applications. At Sonus, he oversees the strategic product marketing across the entire Sonus product portfolio. Before joining Sonus, Walter held leadership positions in product management and marketing while at Cisco, Empirix, Vertical Communications and EDS.

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Andrew Dugan, Chief Technology Officer, Level 3 Communications
Andrew Dugan is responsible for global network technology, architecture, engineering, systems and security at Level 3. He joined Level 3 in 1998. He has 30 years of experience in building telecommunications networks, switching platforms and services platforms. Prior to joining Level 3, Andrew held leadership positions at MCIWorldcom and AT&T Bell Laboratories where he designed and built transport network support systems, enhanced voice services platforms and architected next-generation voice switching networks.

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