Carrier Conference 2013
On June 12-13, The Linley Group held its annual Linley Tech Carrier Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara. This two-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 opened with a presentation from The Linley Group, highlighting Carrier equipment design trends and providing context for later presentations. The remainder of the program included subjects ranging from access designs to 100G Ethernet designs. Relevant chips discussed will include network processors (NPUs), FPGAs, wireless-baseband processors, control-plane processors, PHYs, and optical-transport devices.
The conference is intended for system designers, network-equipment vendors, OEMs, network service providers, carriers, press, and the financial community. Leading chip vendors will discuss Carrier infrastructure applications and how their products can be used in new designs.
June 12 - Day One Keynote:
Carrier Equipment Design Trends
Bob Wheeler and Jag Bolaria, Senior Analysts at The Linley Group
June 13 - Day Two Keynote:
NFV: Making Carrier Networks Agile & Efficient
Fred Feisullin, ETSI NFV SWA WG Chair & CTO office, Sprint
Nabil Damouny, ETSI NFV Compute Domain Editor, Netronome