The Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) which is themed as "New Technology, New Architecture and New Network", will be opened at The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing from November 28-30th, 2017 (www.theGNTC.com). Last year, over 2,000 attendees in the network communications industry participated in the unprecedented GNTC. This year, BII-CFIEC as the organizer will add a multiple of summits and hot workshops and invite more global top technical experts to the scene where in the 3-day meeting they will share their views on the most pure technical trends, showcase the latest and most complete networking technologies and applications, and discuss global network reconstruction with onsite industry elites.
As the largest network technology event in China, it will set up 2 main sessions, 13 roundtable forum, 8 technical summits (SDN, NFV, IPv6, 5G, NB-IoT, network security, cloud and data center, edge network and edge computing) and a number of workshops (P4, third class network, CORD, ONAP, etc.), covering all the hot spots of the new generation of network technologies, and all-round presenting the latest development of the industry and technology. By providing a platform for the parties to communicate and exchange, it is dedicated to promoting win-win cooperation and the process of network reconstruction.
Through more than 40 years, the network has become an important infrastructure for human society, becoming a core force to promote economic development and enhance the human society to move forward. With the launches of "Internet +" and "broadband China" and other national Initiatives, and with the rapid development of network technologies and the increasing user demands, the information and communications industry is facing both new opportunities and challenges, and openness, innovation and integration have become an important trend. The traditional network architecture and operating system have become more and more difficult to adapt to the new requirements of the Internet business. As new generation of network technology revolution followed suit to spring up, network transformation has become a trend inevitable. In the future, IPv6 will provide a wider range of address resources; SDN / NFV will provide network flexibility and intelligence; 5G will bring a wider bandwidth and mobility; NB-IoT will make better access of the Internet of Things; clouding trend is unstoppable, and the integration of Edge network and edge computing and other network technologies will plug wings for the Internet to develop...
As a key force to push reconstruction of the network architecture, operators at home and abroad invariably put focus on the key issue of network reconstruction, and have developed a transformation strategy, hoping to occupy a favorable position in the future network development industry by judging both from the views of own development or service provision. China Mobile released its "Big Connection" development strategy for the next decade; China Unicom released the new generation of network architecture CUBE-Net 2.0; China Telecom released the white paper of CTNet2025 network architecture, all stressing that the network transformation is the only way for operators to develop. Internationally, the United States’ Verizon and AT&T, Japan’s NTT, and British Telecom and other mainstream operators also announced a number of network reconstruction plans and strategies, and have stressed the need to use SDN and NFV technologies to build a new generation of network architecture, and has achieved preliminary results. Among them, AT&T has first released Domain 2.0 plan to promote forward the network transitioning to SDN / NFV-based new architecture, and to start cooperating cloud services with IBM. Verizon has made a lot of attempts in cloud system integration, and introduced cloud computing services. They combine the cloud architecture with the transformation strategy, bring together more quality resources, respond timely to the changes in the entire communications and computer industry, and set a good example for the industry as a whole. From which we can also foresee great changes would occur in the future network.
From another point of view, major manufacturers and application clients are both the forces to support network reconstruction and direct beneficiaries, and had early begun to focus on basic technologies of SDN / NFV, IPv6, NB-IoT, cloud data center, edge network and edge computing and other new structural network. In the future, operators and manufacturers and users will shift from the current simple sales model to the model of integrated innovation and joint development that will produce a profound impact on the entire communications industry chain
In this context, this GNTC conference will invite experts from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, network technology pioneers of countries, and selected experts of the Internet Hall of Fame to deliver speeches on the trends of world network technology development. In addition, the conference will collaborate with experts and contributors from Linux Foundation, ONF, MEF, APNIC, IPv6 Forum, OPNFV, ONAP, 3GPP and other communities to communicate with the audience on the latest technological achievements. At the same time, we will also invite representatives of well-known global operators, major manufacturers and application units to gather in Beijing to commit to the shared mission.
Showcasing advanced technologies and discussing with industrial elites, the Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) 2017 will invite visitors to join us in a new era of "new technology, new architecture, and new network". The organizing committee looks forward to your participation.