Carrier Conference 2014
Covers system design for wired and wireless infrastructure
Held on June 10 - 11, 2014

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Held on June 10 - 11, 2014, The Linley Group hosted the Annual Linley Tech Carrier Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA.

Service providers are under pressure to create new revenue-generating services while simultaneously reducing costs. These economic forces are disrupting the traditionally slow evolution of Carrier networks. In response, providers are investigating or deploying new technologies including software-defined networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Cloud RAN, and heterogeneous wireless networks (HetNet). Network-equipment vendors must meet customers' emerging requirements or risk losing relevance and market share.

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 to provide context for later presentations. The remainder of the program will include subjects ranging from access designs to terabit line-card designs. Relevant chips discussed will include network processors (NPUs), FPGAs, small-cell processors, control-plane processors, PHYs, and optical-transport devices.

The conference was targeted for *system designers, network-equipment vendors, OEM/ODMs, carriers/service providers, press, and the financial community.

June 10 - Day One Keynote:
Carrier-Equipment Design Trends
Bob Wheeler and Jag Bolaria, Principal Analysts, The Linley Group

8 AM - On-site Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 AM - 4:30 PM - Conference
4:30 - 6 PM - Reception and Sponsor Exhibits, June 10 only

June 11 - Day Two Keynote:
Accelerating the Adoption of Open SDN and NFV in Carrier Networks
Justin Dustzadeh, CTO & VP Technology Strategy, Networks, Huawei

8 AM - On-site Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 AM - 4 PM - Conference

Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA
Magnolia Room -
Main Meeting Room, lobby level
Cypress Room -
Lunch - 2nd Level, top of escalator
Cypress Room -
Reception & Exhibits, 2nd Level, top of escalator

Hyatt Regency Self Parking in front or behind the hotel
Santa Clara Convention Center structure behind the hotel or on Tasman

Premier Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Cavium Networks


Gold Sponsor


Avago Technologies





Industry Sponsor