September 25 - 27 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Tuesday, September 25 • 13:40 - 14:05
Keynote: An Open Approach: Virtualizing the CO for Mobile Services - Heather Kirksey, Vice President, Ecosystem & Community, The Linux Foundation; Qiao Fu, Project Manager, China Mobile; Azhar Sayeed & Hanen Garcia, Red Hat

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With the latest developments in orchestration tools and SDN controllers, inbuilt capabilities for a virtualized central office are now available to create solutions that support the delivery of residential, business and mobile services. Building on the Virtual Central Office concept debuted last year at the OPNFV Summit in Beijing that demonstrated both residential and enterprise services, the VCO Demo 2.0 has evolved to mobile services by focusing on the implementation of vRAN (virtual radio access network) as well as the virtualized mobile packet core elements (vEPC) which represent a minimum viable mobile access network configuration. The demo will highlight the collaborative power of open source communities to innovate and collaborate around one of the industry’s most pressing use cases. A portfolio of demo assets will be made available to the community to help replicate the demo in their own environments.

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Hanen Garcia

Telco Solutions Manager, Red Hat
Hanen is the Global Telco Solutions Manager at Red Hat, with more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, building complex networks solutions and value-added services for large telecom operators in Europe, his current role is to support telecom operators during... Read More →
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Heather Kirksey

Vice President of NFV, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms.Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →

Fu Qiao

Project Manager, China Mobile
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute, working on research of network technology. Qiao Fu is responsible for the China Mobile National Experiment Network of NFV, and is also engaged in technical research of edge cloud, hardware acceleration and NFV system... Read More →
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Azhar Sayeed

Sr. Director, Solution Architecture, Red Hat
Azhar Syeed is the global solution architect for Telco (5G) for RH. He has decades of experience with networking and telcos. Azhar was instruemental in our current startegy of OCP on BM for Telcos

Tuesday September 25, 2018 13:40 - 14:05 CEST