ConteXtream to Speak at Software Telco Congress

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Co-Founder Sharon Barkai to Discuss Reliability and Performance of NFV Solutions for Telcos

ConteXtream, the leading Carrier-SDN solution provider, today announced that Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream, will speak at this week’s Software Telco Congress, presented by TMCNet. During the panel, entitled “Getting it Right: Performance Testing and Limitations of COTS,” Barkai will discuss Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions and the performance testing and limitations of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.

The session will discuss how telcos can ensure network reliability and performance when moving to a software model, as well as the role of hypervisor limits and media and signaling capabilities in planning. Panelists will also address whether telcos can achieve a necessary level of scalability with partial virtualization, and the corresponding implications on wireless networks.

WHO: Panelists include Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream; Leslie D’Souza, senior principal consultant at Tech Mahindra; and Kevin Riley, vice president of platform engineering and engineering fellow at Sonus Networks.

WHAT: “Getting it Right: Performance Testing and Limitations of COTS”

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20 at 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). The Software Telco Congress will be held November 20-21, 2013.

WHERE: Techmart, Network Meeting Center, 5201 Great America Parkway #122, Santa Clara, Calif., 95054

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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