ConteXtream to Speak at Carrier Network Virtualization

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Co-Founder Sharon Barkai to Discuss SDN and NFV for Carrier Networks

ConteXtream, the leading Carrier-SDN solution provider, today announced that Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream, will speak at Carrier Network Virtualization, presented by Informa Telecoms & Media. As a part of the panel entitled “Developing an Efficient, Service and Application Aware Network,” Barkai will discuss use cases for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) on service provider networks and standardization. As a sponsor of the event, ConteXtream will also be exhibiting at booth #3 in the exhibitor hall.

In addition to discussion around possible use cases of SDN and NFV within carrier networks, the session will also cover the timeline for the standardization of network virtualization among carriers worldwide, as well as the financial benefits of leveraging SDN to create a new network business model.

WHO: Panelists include Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream; Ravinder Shergill, senior technology architect at Telus, Canada; and, Jeff Finklestein, executive director of strategic architecture at Cox Communications, USA. The panel will be moderated by Imran Yusuf, vice president of business development at Qosmos.

WHAT: “Developing an Efficient, Service and Application Aware Network”

WHEN: Monday, December 9 at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). The Network Carrier Virtualization event will be held December 9-11, 2013. The exhibitor hall will be open on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. PST.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Calif., 94306

About ConteXtream
ConteXtream, Inc. is a rapidly emerging network virtualization solution provider that allows carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream Service Provider-SDN dynamically and elastically connects subscribers to services and enables carriers to leverage standard, low-cost server hardware and hypervisors to virtualize functions and services, while replacing costly purpose-built proprietary systems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For additional information, visit

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