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Connecting to the Cloud for new NaaS solutions

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Pascal Menezes, Advisory Director, MEF

The industry is moving on from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to elastic networks, on demand services and real time provisioning, which is enabling SDN and NFV, and tying this together is orchestration. CE 2.0 is all about transport. But going beyond that, with the Third Network, you need to be able to connect to clouds, where all IT is moving to. Plus, operators need to make revenue not only on transport and connectivity, but also by creating new functions that would normally be located at the customer premises – hence network as a service (NaaS). All of this needs to be done quickly in near real time, with full functionality available. Then the industry will be able to offer agile, orchestrated and assured services.

Filmed at: GEN15, Dallas, 17 November 2015

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