New Business Cases and Revenue Streams: The Impact of SDN on Fiber Management and Orchestration

Monday, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Golden Gate A

Dave Malfara, CEO, ETC Group

Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing ADTRAN
Abel Tong, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Blue Planet, Ciena

Advancements in fiber transmission technology have yielded sustainable transmission speeds of more than 1Tb/s on deployed fiber and over 56 Tb/s in the lab.  As their fiber deployment strategies and business cases turn on a dime, facilities-based providers need to find ways to monetize this new flexibility. Network management and orchestration capabilities have become a new service category that supports customers' dynamic, ever-changing network requirements. This panel will explore emerging business cases and new service provider revenue opportunities offered by the flexibility of SDN-controlled fiber management and orchestration.