Packet Design CTO to Discuss Carrier SDN Adoption at Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event

Panel to cover network operators’ requirements, challenges, and opportunities in adapting and building SDN

AUSTIN, Texas – June 2, 2015 – What is the current state of carrier software defined networking (SDN) and what is needed to generate widespread adoption in production networks? Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu will lend his expertise on this topic during a panel discussion at Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event taking place June 9-10 in Chicago.

Session Title: “Bringing SDN to Carrier Networks: Reality Check”

Session Track: Next-Gen Data Networking

Session Description:

As SDN has moved past the hype phase, network operators have developed proofs of concept and identified the key requirements for adapting and building SDN for carrier network environments (as opposed to intra-data center). As a result, “carrier SDN” now goes beyond OpenFlow and a vast proliferation of protocols, technologies, and standards that potentially bring automation, programmability, reliability, and carrier-class scale. It now includes the expansion of use cases aimed variously at: connecting data centers, improving network efficiency and capex/opex savings, and delivering IP and Ethernet services to customers. This session offers a reality check on the requirements, challenges, and opportunities in adapting and building SDN for network operators.

Moderator: Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading


  • Cengiz Alaettinoglu, CTO, Packet Design
  • Bill Kautz, Director, Strategic Solutions Marketing, Coriant
  • Rob Schrage, Sr. Director, Technology Services, NTT America Inc.
  • Abel Tong, Director, Solutions Marketing, CYAN

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. CDT

Packet Design is a Gold Sponsor of the conference and will be exhibiting in booth #406. For more information, visit

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Packet Design technology helps the world’s leading network operators, enterprises, and government agencies to assure the delivery of critical services across the cloud. The Explorer products uniquely combine routing, traffic, and performance analytics for real-time, path-aware operational monitoring and back-in-time forensics for troubleshooting transient problems that can cause major service disruptions. Interactive modeling helps engineers predict the impact of changes accurately, simulate new workloads for capacity planning, and test failure scenarios to build more resilient networks. Visit for more information.