Layer123: Origins

July 20-21, 2021 | USA

When software-defined networking arrived on the scene in 2012, the possibilities were enormous – but operators were cautious. What are the real advantages of network virtualization? If we disaggregate our software from our hardware, will our customers see a benefit? And how can we make it pay? Nearly a decade on, plenty of operators have virtualized their networks and implemented real service improvements, like 5G and network automation – made possible by this this disaggregation. But there are plenty of network owners around the world, particularly in markets such as Africa and Latin America, have yet to capitalise on the cost savings and service improvements associated with starting the SDN journey.

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IEEE MeditCom 2021

September 7-10, 2021 | USA

The inaugural IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking (MeditCom), a new annual conference of the IEEE Communications Society for the Mediterranean region. The event will be held on 7-10 September 2021, in Athens, Greece. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, the conference will be in the form of a hybrid conference with some authors and participants attending the conference in Athens in person, and others attending remotely. The technical program will include physical sessions with on-site presentations and virtual (on-line) sessions for remote participants.

Open RAN Summit

September 8-9, 2021 | USA

Open RAN will completely reshape the way cellular networks are planned, designed, deployed, and eventually upgraded. The shift towards a multi-vendor environment within a network has the capability to create a before and after in the telecommunications world. However, the challenges are plenty. Legacy networks have been deployed at a huge cost, and the limited vendor pool makes it difficult to open the ecosystem to new entrants, stifling innovation and the roll-out of new services to subscribers. Fierce Open RAN Summit will cover the A-to-Z of ORAN, from recent deployment news and trial results, to the efforts being carried out by policy makers and the industry itself to open up the vendor pool. Whilst analyst predictions for ORAN’s market size varies greatly from 3 to 25 billion, one thing is clear: you cannot miss out on this next big thing.

Big 5G Event

August 31-2, 2021 | USA

The Big 5G Event is a demo-led exhibition will provide unrivalled access to the buyers in the North American telco market. It features a comprehensive conference program and multiple networking sessions and provides the attendees with a unique opportunity to demonstrate and present their services to customers actively looking for solutions to improve their existing networks.

Big 5G Event & 6G Summit

August 31-2, 2021 | USA

Join Mavenir at Big 5G and 6G Summit for two unique speaking sessions: 'Envisioning the Network Compute Fabric for 6G' on August 31st and 'How Does the RIC Provide the Much-Needed Brains to Underpin Effective Open RAN Deployment?' on September 1st.