Why the industry must embrace an open mindset

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The Digital Service Provider: Episode 1.8

The route from CSP to DSP is Open, but this means embracing the principles of the Open Service Provider: yes, open networking, but also an open culture, ecosystem and services. But do CSPs fully understand the total impact of this across their organisations, and the need to adopt an open mindset? All of this openness needs management support from the Board, but industry-wide this doesn’t seem to be a top-down directive, it appears that this need for change is being driven through the CTO and IT departments. What needs to change within CSPs to reinforce this open mindset?


  • Rabi Abdel, NFV and SDN Lead Architect, Vodafone Group
  • Darrell Jordan-Smith, VP Global Telecom Sales, Red Hat
  • Bryan Madden, Director of Marketing, Network Platforms Group, Intel
  • Christopher Price, President, Ericsson Software Technology

Filmed at: DSP Leaders Forum 2019, Windsor, UK

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