Network Operators Scold Suppliers at SDN World Congress

   David is a Principal Analyst on the Current Analysis Service Provider Infrastructure team.


David is a Principal Analyst on the Current Analysis Service Provider Infrastructure team.

Summary Bullets:

• The most talked about sessions at the October SDN World Congress in The Hague saw Verizon, BT, and Orange scolding suppliers about perceived weaknesses in their SDN and NFV product offerings.

• There is no doubt the transformation to a more software-centric network model is changing the relationship between network operators and their suppliers.

If network operators wanted to create a buzz at SDN World Forum they succeeded. In bluntly discussing what they see as weaknesses in vendors SDN and NFV product offerings, network operators such as Verizon, BT, and Orange inserted themselves into many of the casual conversations taking place during session breaks and in the exhibit hall at the event held in The Hague in October. Read more of this post