ConteXtream to Speak at ITEXPO Miami

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Co-Founder Sharon Barkai to Discuss the Transformation of Service Provider Networks Through NFV

ConteXtream, the leading Carrier-SDN solution provider, today announced that Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream, will speak at ITEXPO Miami, presented by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMCnet). As a part of the panel entitled “NFV: Why the Software Telco is the Path to Growth,” Barkai will discuss service provider’s transition to software, including the relegation of hardware to commercially available servers, and the reasoning behind the imminent transformation of the service provider network.

By deploying Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology, providers gain flexibility, cost savings and scalability, in turn creating a more agile network that allows them to react quickly to varied network conditions, user behavior and market demands. The panel will discuss how virtualization and software “appliances” are changing networks and creating a massive opportunity for new entrants and incumbent providers alike.

WHO: Panelists include Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream, as well as senior executives from Metaswitch Networks, ADTRAN, Inc., and MegaPath Inc. The panel will be moderated by Erik Linask, group editorial director of TMC.

WHAT: “NFV: Why the Software Telco is the Path to Growth”

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The ITEXPO Miami event will be held January 28-31, 2014.

WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, Fla., 33139

About ConteXtream
ConteXtream is a privately held software-defined-networking (SDN) company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. ConteXtream's SDN offering is carrier-grade and enables Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for various solutions deployed on carrier networks. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Carrier-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 Investments. For additional information, visit

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