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At last year's GEN14, MEF generated a huge amount of interest with their vision for the Third Network. We were given a clear view of a world where network operators would be able to deliver on-demand self-service applications over agile, assured and orchestrated networks. The aim was to create a centrally controlled, NFV/SDN-enabled network, one with converged IT/communications and hierarchical abstraction. What wasn't yet clear, however, was how it would all be accomplished. What specifications would describe the interfaces between the different building blocks? What exactly were the practical steps that would lead to this paradigm shift in network architecture? Exciting as visionary tech is, in reality it's the things that can be done right away that create value. As Deutsche Telekom CTO, Alex Clauberg, pointed out at this year's GEN15, networks don't evolve through marketing. Progress only occurs after a lot of technical effort to turn blue-sky thinking into real-world implementation ...
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Everything about how we communicate has changed over the past decade. For written communication, we’ve gone from letter writing to email and from email to social media postings. For voice communications, we transitioned from fixed line phones to mobile phones to texting and video calls over the Internet. For data communications, we’ve gone from computers to laptops to tablets and smart phones – let alone the ability to connect to the network anywhere, at any time and in any place. Furthermore, entertainment services have moved from analog to digital and single screen to multiscreen.
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