Open source for telecommunications service providers—from the core datacenter to the network edge

Watch recording from January 23, 2019

Open source for telecommunications service providers—from the core datacenter to the network edge

As telecommunications service providers increasingly turn toward open source to modernize and transform their networks, they face the prospect of tackling a do-it-yourself project or working with a vendor partner that can support the required technologies. This important choice can determine the success of these strategic modernization initiatives.

Join Heavy Reading principal analyst Roz Roseboro and Pano Xinos, Red Hat global lead for telecommunications solution marketing, to hear more about:

  • Why open source is so prominent in the telecommunications industry.
  • Pitfalls to avoid when deciding to work with open source technologies.
  • What the future holds for service providers at the network edge.


Live-event date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 11 a.m. ET

On-demand date: Available for one year afterward.

Roz Roseboro

principal analyst, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, Heavy Reading

Roz Roseboro, principal analyst of Cloud Infrastructure and Management with Heavy Reading, has more than 20 years of experience in market research, marketing, and product management. Her research focuses on how innovation and change impact the hardware and software solutions used to deliver cloud services and the management of that infrastructure. The growing influence of open source on the development process is a key point of emphasis for her. She monitors how datacenters are transforming to support software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and cloud, and the evolution of edge locations to support distributed cloud. Roz joined Heavy Reading following 8 years at OSS Observer and Analysys Mason. 

Pano Xinos

global telecommunications solution marketing lead, Red Hat

Pano Xinos, global telecommunications solution marketing lead at Red Hat, focuses on the promotion and adoption of emerging technologies in the telecommunications industry. Pano currently leads Red Hat’s telecommunications solution marketing efforts and is actively involved in various industry events. Prior to Red Hat, Pano worked at eNovance, Bell Canada Enterprises, UUNet, CA Technologies, and other IT and software companies. 

Azhar Sayeed

chief architect, Global Telcommunications, Red Hat

Azhar Sayeed, Red hat chief architect for Global Telco, focuses on service provider architectures and solutions with OpenStack®, SDN, NFV, and DC orchestration. Azhar has actively contributed to the industry adoption of cutting-edge technologies, and he is an active participant and a contributor to industry forums and standards bodies. Prior to Red Hat, Azhar worked for Cisco developing and delivering cloud-based solutions and system architectures.