Kicking off our meeting at Aviat Networks, Sean Seaton, VP Global Innovation and Partnerships at Rogers, spoke about a radical rethink of the role of network operators. Passing the baton on to our panel, Christos Kolias, Principal at Orange, Andile Ngcaba, Chairman & Founder at Convergance Partners. Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking & Orchestration at Linux Foundation and Sanjay Aiyagari, Sr. Solutions Architect, Telecommunications & NFV at Red Hat debated if the future of communications growth is from OTT initiatives, or from the big players (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, etc.), then network operators need to consider how to be excellent partners to these innovators. How else to continue to share in the revenues of the applications and services ecosystems? Using Open technologies and APIs can provide innovators with the tools to integrate the network into their offerings.

Thank you to Aviat Networks for hosting, and to our expert speakers for their insight.

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