Emerging technologies continue to disrupt the traditional architectures within the access, aggregation and service edge network domains. The increased reach of MPLS enables new methods to converge and consolidate the traditional network silos. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) raise fresh questions over where subscriber attachment, service delivery and service intelligence should reside. In this presentation various real-world service provider architectures will be discussed highlighting the increasing diversity and opportunity of each solution.
Richard works with customers across the globe to develop and deploy innovations in network design with a particular emphasis on end-to-end architectures that support evolution of digital services and their business models. Richard has been recognised for his contribution within the standards community, in particular by the TM Forum and IPsphere Forum. Today Richard is active within the Broadband Forum and ETSI's NFV ISG.