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March 18, 2013

RAD’s CTO to Challenge SDN’s Positioning in Service Provider Networks in Opening Day Presentation at Ethernet/MPLS World Congress

RAD Data Communications’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dr. Yaakov Stein, will deliver what promises to be a controversial view on the positioning of Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the service provider environment, at the 15th annual Ethernet/MPLS World Congress in Paris.

In a presentation entitled QoSDN: QoS Assured Networks Versus SDN, Dr. Stein will address SDN’s role in carrier networks, as opposed to its application to campus and Data Center scenarios. He will examine SDN’s premise as a disruptive architecture for communications and offer some caveats about SDN’s ability to ensure required capabilities for secure carrier-grade network infrastructure.

“Given all the hype about SDN, I believe that we need to take a close look at the technologies being proposed,” says Dr. Stein. “If SDN is merely yet another centralized management system, then its standardization may be a good idea, but it can hardly be considered novel. What is the impact of shunning distributed protocols? Is SDN able to give service providers the tools they need to deliver QoS-assured service and to deliver it profitably? Will SDN significantly impact the way service providers operate?”

Dr. Stein’s presentation takes place at 17:30 on Wednesday, March 20 and will be followed by the panel session If We Don't Have a Definition of What it Is, What Isn't SDN?, in which he will be one of the prominent panelists.

The Ethernet/MPLS World Congress will be held in parallel with the SDN Summit 2013 at the Hotel Marriott Rive Gauche in the French capital. In addition, RAD Data Communications will be exhibiting its Service Assured Access solutions during the three-day long event, from March 20-22, at Stand 303.

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor. Our Service Assured Access solutions for mobile, business and wholesale service providers are designed to improve the way they compete: service agility to minimize time to revenue, complete visibility of network performance for greater operational efficiency, and better QoE to reduce churn. We are at the forefront of pioneering technologies, such as: virtual CPE (vCPE), MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Carrier Ethernet and IP performance monitoring, hardware miniaturization, and synchronization over packet. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 15 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe.

RAD is a member of the $1.25 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.


Bob Eliaz
Media Relations Manager

RAD Data Communications
24 Raoul Wallenberg St.
Tel Aviv 69719, Israel
Tel: +972-3-6458134
Fax: +972-3-6498250

Dr. Yaakov (Jonathan) Stein
RAD’s Chief Technology Officer