IEEE SDN eLearning Modules

IEEE SDN eLearning ModulesIEEE SDN now offers a collection of online courses in the field of Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and related technologies. Learn from industry experts about topics that include the fundamentals of SDN and NFV, security and management challenges, the latest SDN open source platforms, and more. Participants also have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) with each course.

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Virtualization and Softwarization in 5G Systems - 25th April, 2018, 11 a.m. EDT/p>

Fabrizio GranelliPresenters:
Prof. Fabrizio Granelli, , University of Trento, Italy

5G cellular networks are expected to support an unprecedented step forward in terms of capacity and flexibility. The webinar is aimed at describing how virtualization and softwarization paradigms are expected to shape the architecture and functionalities of 5G systems. After introducing the concepts of virtualization and softwarization applied to services and networks, the webinar will describe, starting from the LTE reference architecture, the evolutionary paths towards the next generation: the Cloud RAN, where baseband functions are (partially and completely) moved deeper in the network in more centralized locations, and hosted on general-purpose server hardware using virtualization technologies, and network slicing, a key solution to support the emerging concept of multi-tenancy network sharing. The audience will thus learn the novel paradigms that will be included in 5G as well as several deployment scenarios.

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NFV/SDN Reality Check: IEEE Tackles SDN, NFV and Softwarization Coming of Age

NFV/SDN Reality Check: IEEE Tackles SDN, NFV and ‘Softwarization’ Coming of Age

Eileen Healy, co-chair of the IEEE SDN Initiative appears on NFV/SDN Reality Check on RCR Wireless News where she chats with host Dan Meyer about IEEE's efforts to address the main techno-economic aspects concerning SDN and NFV.

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EuCNC 2014EuCNC 2014
European Conference on Networks and Communications

Visit the EuCNC 2014 Video Blog to watch video interviews of the event, including Mario Campolargo (European Commission, Brussels) and Antonio Manzalini (Telecom Italia, Italy) discussing the future of 5G.




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A series of introductory talks, focusing on the concepts behind SDN and presenting a vision of its role in the networking market, given by researchers and professionals directly involved in the development of the new SDN paradigm.



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