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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    JANUARY 2019
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What's New?

What's New?

2019 – Driving Network Transformation through Shared Innovation

In 2018 we made significant progress in the transformation of communications network architectures, operations and processes. The dedication, innovation and inspiration of our Network Builders ecosystem partners made this possible through delivery of new technologies, reference architectures, use cases and ongoing contributions focused on advancing and maturing industry standards.

We have set a solid foundation through virtualization of the mobile core network, but our work is not done. 2019 is the year for Intel and its ecosystem partners to accelerate modernization of the network edge. These joint investments will support the roll out of 5G and edge services that will drive digital transformation, new services and business models across every vertical industry segment.

Intel Network Builders will continue to serve as a key forum for shared innovation and collaboration that will make this transformation a reality. We share a track record of similar successes with you and are excited to build on that history by distilling our shared best practices in the following areas:

– Focused investment in the innovators that will drive the next wave of edge services;

– Accelerate the development and delivery of these solutions to market through new technical education, benchmarking and co-marketing opportunities;

– Joint-engagements with Partners, Communication Service Providers and Enterprises to deliver innovative edge services on market-ready solutions that are faster and easier to deploy.

We are excited for what 2019 holds for our ecosystem and the industry. I look forward to seeing you and Network Builders Summits, industry conferences and other engagements throughout the year. Please feel free to engage on Twitter @ChandreshR01



Save the Date: Announcing 2019 Intel® Network Builders' Events!

Planning is underway and Intel Network Builders will be hosting summits and various activities in conjunction with the following industry conferences:

Network Virtualization & SDN Europe – Berlin, Germany – May 21-23

Network Virtualization & SDN Asia – Singapore – September 10-12

Network Virtualization & SDN Americas – Dallas, TX, USA – September 17-19

SDN & NFV World Congress – The Hague, Netherlands – October 14-17

Stay tuned for updates, discount codes, agenda development and a growing portfolio of engagement and networking opportunities with our vibrant ecosystem!



Intel® Network Builders University Introduces New Visual Cloud Courseware:

More visual content is being delivered via cloud computing every day including live streaming video and new immersive experiences like virtual reality. These new user experiences require new architectures and technologies as well as ubiquitous broadband connectivity between connected devices, the network edge and cloud data centers. The two new courses in the Intel Network Builders University will provide insights into this topic area.

The newest courses:

Visual Cloud Introduction: Opening a World of Visual Innovation: provides an overview of the visual cloud market, industry trends and design principles. This course also examines how Intel helps meet the growing demands for visual cloud workloads by enabling hardware and software solutions for video delivery, cloud graphics, and media analytics.

Accelerated Growth of the Visual Cloud through Open Sourcing Scalable Video Technology (SVT) Video Encoders: This course will delve into the features and architecture of scalable video technology (SVT), SVT encoders, high efficiency video coding (HEVC) and using a human visual system (HVS) optimized classifier. This course will also discuss the real time performance on Intel® Xeon® based processors.

There are more than 125 courses available across five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese & Korean), with new content released each month. The online portion of the university is available to all Intel® Network Builders program members and the public through a simple registration here. Intel Network Builders University is one of two learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the two learning centers.

Please take a look and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.



Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 300 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners: Accedian,* Deloitte Portugal,* Nearby Computing SL,* PlayGiga,* and Trilogy Networks Inc.* We also welcome new end user member Reliance Jio.*

To see all of our members, visit the Ecosystem Partners page, the Network Edge Ecosystem page, and the End User Members page on our website.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

DPDK Summit Bangalore

(March 9, 2019)

The DPDK Summit Bangalore call for proposals is open. Submissions should cover the latest developments to the DPDK framework and other related projects such as FD.io, Tungsten Fabric and OpenvSwitch. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm (IST) January 28, 2019.

Submit your proposal.



Out of the Box Network Developers (Santa Clara)

Register now for the January 31 meet up of the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up Group. We'll have several interesting speakers from AT&T,* CableLabs,* Intel and others who will share their insights on business trends in the networking industry as well as start-ups and innovations that will be needed going forward for 5G and Open Source Networking. For more information and updates, go to the Out of the Box Network Developer Meet Up page.

Register Now



Open Source Mano Hackfest & 5G Day (Barcelona)

5G Day will include dynamic presentations, an interactive panel and keynote address from OSM leadership. Please join us on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019. Registration is free and open to all.

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Build Performant Network Functions with NFF-Go

Learn how NFF-Go can improve VNF performance, and how to configure it on bare metal or a VM. By Loc Nguyen.

Learn More



Intel® Ethernet Controller 700 Series: Hash and Flow Director Filters

This article describes the hash function and flow director filters for Intel® Ethernet Controller 700-series. Network Adapters. By Andrey Chilikin.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Partner Updates

CASwell CAR-3080* – Intel® Select Solution for uCPE

The CASwell CAR-3080* is a verified Intel® Select Solution for uCPE and an ideal system for Multi-Access Edge Computing. Powered by Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processor with 12 to 16 cores it offers high end performance and a variety of networking connections. Suitable for most industry sectors it can be equipped according to almost every customer need and networking requirement.

Watch Now



You're Invited to QCT's* Next Generation Central Office Launch Event

This NGCO Launch Event is to officially introduce the Intel NGCO architecture based on QCT* infrastructure, and to showcase their latest solutions collaboratively developed with best-in-class partners. Explore more advanced technologies around the 5G era at this event, and get a sneak peek at what will be presented at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

January 24, 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm
At the QCT* Solution Center in San Jose, California.

Learn More and Register



Parallel Wireless* Selected by Cellcom* to Support 4G & 5G Expansion

Parallel Wireless* world's first end-to-end software-based network solutions for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G has been selected by Wisconsin-based wireless carrier Cellcom* to support their 4G and 5G expansion. Parallel Wireless'* Intel-based ALL G Open RAN solution is unique, low cost, low footprint and virtualized multi-technology solution that helps global service providers to deliver coverage fast and cost-effectively by abstracting and consolidating RAN and core network functions on an Intel-based server and by fully orchestrating and optimizing the whole network. As a result, global MNOs will benefit from ALL G networks becoming unified, programmable, automated, agile and future proof to deliver an optimal network performance and efficiency while reducing OPEX for all use cases: low density/high density, IBS, and public safety 4G/LTE. Parallel Wireless* has been recognized by Telefonica* and Vodafone* at TIP summit as the best performing vendor across ALL Gs.

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VNF-optimized uCPE NCA-4020 for Accelerating your SDN/NFV Deployments

The trend of cloud computing presents an opportunity to replace physical CPE (customer premises equipment) with virtualized, software-defined CPE, in order to establish flexible branch-to-cloud connections.The Lanner uCPE NCA-4020* is a verified Intel® Select Solution for uCPE, based on a reference design from Intel that enables OEMs, system integrators and service providers to deliver SD-WAN solutions to their customers in an easy-to-deploy offering with workload-optimized performance.

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vCPE and Software-Defined Branch Enables Network Agility, Security and QoS for a Distributed Enterprise

The SD-Branch leverages SD-WAN technology and consolidates multiple networking functions into a single software-defined vCPE platform. All the functions related to branch connectivity and network security are virtualized and centralized. This innovative architecture enables distributed enterprises a simplified and consolidated branch network with enhanced service agility, security and QoS (Quality of Service).

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Featured Collaborative Publications

MANO-Deployed Virtual Router Simplifies Network Deployments

6WIND,* Advantech,* and Cloudify* create virtual routers with simplified deployment and lifecycle management to scale networks. Italian CommSP EOLO* utilizes this solution to create a backbone mesh connecting thousands of wireless base stations.

Read the Paper



MANO Solution by Altran* Uses AI to Predict VM Failures

Neutral* is an open source solution that uses artificial intelligence and deep learning to understand virtual infrastructure failure conditions and provide the ability to react before a service outage.

Read the Paper



Wipro* Real-Time 5G User Experience Analytics Uses Intel® Network Edge Virtualization SDK

The need for service level agreements and consistent network performance on next-generation 5G services will make user experience analytics critical. Wipro* leverages artificial intelligence and analytics deployed in a multi-access edge compute (MEC) cloud to interpret and react to changes in network conditions.

Read the Paper



NetNumber* Private LTE Offers New Enterprise WLAN Option

The combination of powerful mobile devices and the use of cloud computing has opened up a growing number of new wireless enterprise requirements that are creating a need for private LTE networks. NetNumber* meets these market demands with its TITAN private LTE system.

Read the Paper


Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem's latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit Social Hub. Recent contributions from our community have included podcasts from Deutsche Telekom,* Ericsson,* Red Hat,* Tech Mahindra,* and Telenor ASA.*

Don't miss these recent and upcoming webinars on the Intel® Network Builders webinar channel:

“Opening a World of Visual Innovation,” with Craig Hurst, Director of Software Strategy, Visual Cloud Division, Data Center Group at Intel on January 29thRegister Now

“Speed, Economy and Efficiency: Advantages of uCPE for Service Delivery,” with Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network on Demand at Colt;* Prayson Pate, CTO at Ensemble,* a Division of ADVA Optical Networking;* and Nils Ujma, Cloud Security Architect at Check Point Software Technologies* on March 5thRegister Now

“Next Generation Central Office for Network Transformation,” with Ulysses Lu, Associate Manager and Team Lead of Telco Business Development at QCT,* Amy Chang, Open Infrastructure Business Development Team Leader at QCT,* and Purvi Thakkar, Solutions Marketing Manager for Intel Select Solutions for Network – Watch Now

“Flexible Service Orchestration for Converging Core and Edge Networks,” with Petar Torre, Lead Telco Architect at Intel – Watch Now

“Optimizing Data Plane Intensive NFV Workloads on VMware* vCloud NFV and Intel,” with Jambi Ganbar, Sr. Technical Solutions Manager NFV Ready Program at VMware* and Petar Torre, Lead Telco Architect at Intel – Watch Now




Join the Conversation on Twitter*

Intel® Network Builders offers a variety of online options for you to reach out to fellow ecosystem members between events. Follow @IntelNetwork on Twitter* or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Sandra L. Rivera, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group – @SandraLRivera

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, 5G Infrastructure Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division – @DanRod2000

– Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division – @comp_lynn

– Renu Navale, Senior Director, Network Industry Enabling, Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group – @rgadiyar

– Bryan Madden, Director of Marketing, Network Platforms Group – @maddsey

– Allyson Klein, Director of Marketing, Data Center Group – @TechAllyson

– Chandresh Ruparel, Director of Ecosystem Strategy and Intel® Network Builders – @ChandreshR01

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