Next-Gen Networks Event for Service Providers and Enterprises

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Leading technology conference addresses the next generation of networks. Held in New York City, FutureNet: MPLS, VPLS and Beyond delivers high quality speakers and cutting edge programming for the entire four-day event. FutureNet Expo features sessions to help enterprises and service providers stay at the forefront of the telecommunication and IP network transformation.

The leading technology conference held in New York City, FutureNet: MPLS, VPLS and Beyond, delivers high quality speakers and cutting edge programming for the entire four-day event. FutureNet Expo features sessions to help enterprises and service providers stay at the forefront of the telecommunication and IP network transformation.

Day one kicks off with three tutorials by the MFA Forum and one by Cisco Systems. The morning focus of day two is MPLS Present & Future featuring the Keynote by Dr. Stuart Elby, VP, Network Architecture, Verizon. Followed by sessions including Branch Office Trends: What Are Enterprises Buying and Why?; Utilizing Cox's Service Provider Backbone to Migrate the IP VPN; Infrastructure to support Enterprise, VoIP, Data, and Customer Call Center Virtualization; Simplicity of LAN, Flexibility of IP, Reliability of SONET: VPLS a New Way of Networking. The afternoon programs focus on The Great Ethernet Debate. Sessions include: Options to Deliver ELAN Services; Delivering Global VPLS; Evolution of PBB and PBT; PBT Service Gateway Functions; T-MPLS: Is it Really Different from MPLS? and The Great Ethernet Debate: Futures and Technologies.

Day three features New Service Opportunities: Fixed Mobile Convergence Triple and Quadruple+A11 Play with the Keynote presentation Next Generation Multicast in RFC2547 VPNs by Dr. Yakov Rekhter, distinguished engineer, Juniper Networks

Sessions following the keynote include Mobile WIMAX: The Blueprint for Future Wireless Technologies; MPLS/VPLS Integration with Regional Area Networks (RANs); Convergence Gateways: The Obstacles to Practical IMS Realization; Wireless over Pseudo wires -- Ready for Prime Time; The Role, Value and Challenges of GMPLS in Optical Networks.

Afternoon focuses on security, encryption and privacy featuring these sessions: MPLS VPN Security: Best Practices and Emerging Trends; Are They Secure? How to Assess MPLS Providers from a Customer Perspective? Extending MPLS into the Enterprise; a Day in the Life of an IMS-FMC Network: Measuring the New Network Paradigm's Extreme Security Challenges; and Tunnel Free Encryption Solution for MPLS/IP VPNs

Thursday's program is divided into two tracks. For service providers sessions include: the keynote, Profiting from Convergence. Defining Growth Paths for Telecom Service Providers by Salvador Arias, strategy partner, IBM; OSS for MPLS -- Delivering on the Promises; IPv6 -- Design, Deployment and Challenges; Carrier Class TV Broadcast with Point-to-Multipoint MPLS; Route-Flow Fusion -- Routing-Aware Traffic Analysis for Accurate Traffic Engineering; A Zero-Packet-Loss-Network-Layer IP Protocol, With MPLS Internetworking; Latest Developments in Techniques for Computing Interarea and Interdomain paths for traffic Engineered MPLS; MPLS Deployment Experience and Perspective on Developing Countries

And for the enterprise sessions include the keynote, Shifting the Network Paradigm with Brett Theiss, Director of Product Management, New Edge Networks, an Earthlink Company; followed by sessions including MPLS: Why and How? Optimizing Performance and Meeting the Challenges with MPLS Deployments; Application-Centric Performance SLAs for MPLS VPNs; Performance Management Lifecycle of an MPLS Deployment; What Enterprise Customers Should Know About Service Assurance; Maximizing Q0E with Intelligent & Integrated Network & Applications Performance Monitoring; and Enterprise Case Studies.

About FutureNet

FutureNet is the evolution of MPLScon from a standalone conference on MPLS and VPN technology to an enhanced and expanded conference and expo focusing on next generation networks and technologies. FutureNet is simply the premier industry event focusing on the next generation of networks. FutureNet consists of tutorials, standards discussions, case studies and vendor presentations to provide a single place where those involved in developing, deploying, managing and marketing business data and voice services can converge.

About Conference Director

Irwin Lazar is a Principal Analyst & Program Director, Convergence & Collaboration at Nemertes Research, where he develops and manages research projects, conducts strategic seminars and advises key clients. His background is in network operations, engineering, voice-data convergence and IP telephony. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Mr. Lazar is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the enterprise.

About Nemertes

Nemertes specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. Nemertes selects technical and business issues to research based on input from our clients and benchmarks participants.


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