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Light Reading to Host Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network Event in London

/EIN News/ -- Join us for our rebranded OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV event in London on November 7-8

NEW YORK, NY. , July 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Light Reading ( is headed to London November 7-8 for Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network (

Now in its fifth year, Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network, formerly known as OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV, will be taking place at the Montcalm Marble Arch in London on November 7-8. The event has been rebranded to reflect the increasingly software defined nature of all new telecom technology, from networking to operations. Additionally, the event will continue to build on its success as the industry's premier forum for the discussion of the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations.

The event is led by Heavy Reading Principal Analyst James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. Confirmed speakers to date include industry experts from PCCW Global, Telefonica, Telia Carrier and the University of Sussex.

Topics to be discussed on the agenda are:                                                

•   Leveraging open source for NFV orchestration maturity, modularity and money

•   Service assurance in cloud-native 5G networks

•   AI/ML for network automation

•   Intent-based networking – separating the hype from reality

•   Mobile network automation and self-organizing network

To view the complete two-day agenda, visit here.

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst James Crawshaw notes, "Over 8 years ago, Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and co-founder of Netscape, wrote that software is eating the world. Fast forward to today and software has clearly eaten a big chunk of the margins of the telecom industry with messaging apps having killed SMS and now moving on to voice. Vendors too are being disrupted by the softwarization of the industry as networking applications and hardware become decoupled. How best to navigate this industry evolution is the key strategic question of this decade and arguably the next. While we can't promise to provide the answers, we do hope our event will stimulate discussion and provide some food for thought."

Software Defined Operations & the Autonomous Network is sponsored by gold sponsors Atrinet, Sedona Systems and SevOne.

Service providers, cable operators and more qualify for free admission. Don't qualify? Save $200 with our early-bird rates.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact for more information.

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About Light Reading

Light Reading is an independent B2B digital media platform providing daily news analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry. Our broad readership and solid reputation make us the leading resource for telecom, mobile and cable network operators, cloud services players and all the companies that develop and supply them with technology, applications and professional services. Light Reading has over 500,000 qualified registered users, our websites attract over 1.3 million monthly page views and our newsletters are sent out to 220,000 opt-in subscribers. Our brand is also active across all social media channels, with over 100,000 members and followers. The Light Reading Group incorporates a dedicated research division, Heavy Reading; more than 15 successful annual industry events, including its flagship Big Communications Event; several targeted online communities, including Security NowConnecting Africa and Broadband World News, that dig even deeper into key areas of the global communications industry; and its sister industry news site

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