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SDN & OpenFlow World Congress

15 October 2013

Europe's principal event dedicated to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) is expectred to attract more than 700 SDN, NFV and OpenFlow industry leaders, first users, and solution innovators. The event has expanded greatly since its inception in 2012, as has the SDN World Exhibition, where visitors will find new solutions and experts from more than 40 suppliers. 
Organised with the support of the Open Networking Foundationwhich is Co-Hosting the 2nd SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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