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Transforming Your Network Through Virtualization

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London
 
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

David Williams, SVP - Sales & Marketing, netElastic Systems

Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?

Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.

Key topics will include:

  • Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
  • Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
  • How providers can get started
  • Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results



 

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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David Williams, SVP - Sales & Marketing, netElastic Systems
David Williams has been a telecom service provider executive for over 25 years. From DSL to fixed wireless and now FTTH, David brings a service provider perspective to his current role as SVP Sales & Marketing at netElastic Systems. Prior to netElastic, David was President of MegaPath Managed Services after running the company’s carrier wholesale division for many years. Earlier in his career, David held executive roles at a nationwide DSL provider and a regional fixed-wireless ISP. David has a degree in Computer Science from CSU Chico.

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Michael Kletchko, Head of Market Development, ADTRAN
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering credits in Telecommunications. He currently resides in California and has joined ADTRAN to maximize sales growth, expand FWA customers and opportunities. Michael began his career at Nortel in Toronto and Dallas in various engineering and sales leadership capacities then joined Ericsson in 2009 as VP Sales West Region. Michael has been in engineering and sales positions for over 34 years focused on ICT with Operators and OTT Silicon Valley players. He joins ADTRAN to expand their market capabilities in North America and globally.

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