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AT&T Has High Hopes For SDN

Software-defined networking is exciting technology, but it's not a done deal, AT&T executive says at Ethernet Expo.

NEW YORK -- Ethernet Expo 2012 -- The introduction of software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities into telco networks has the potential to increase efficiency and innovation across the communications industry ecosystem, but there's a lot of work to be done yet to figure out whether SDN strategies will ultimately pay off for carriers.

That's the key takeaway from a presentation given at Ethernet Expo Tuesday morning by Margaret Chiosi, executive director, optics and Ethernet development, at AT&T, one of the founders of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) that was formed recently under the auspices of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). (See Carriers Collaborate on Network of the Future.)

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