SDN/NFV workshop at CSIR and IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lectures Tour around South Africa

Workshop "SDN & NFV Impact in the Development of 5G" at CSIR  on 18 Sep 2018 and IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lectures at UJ, UP, UCT and SUN on 17-21 Sep 2018

Workshop "SDN & NFV Impact in the Development of 5G" at CSIR  on 18 Sep 2018 

Please refer to for details and obligatory registration (as the number of seats is limited). 

This first national South African event on software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV) for 5G, brings together international and South African experts in from industry and academia, and offers a unique opportunity to listen to their talks, participate in the discussions and be a part of developing ultra fast, secure and cost-efficient 5G via SDN/NFV for South Africa.

The speakers and panel members will include Dr Ashutosh Dutta (IEEE 5G Initiative), Dr Ryan van den Bergh (MTN SA), Sabelo Dlamini (CSIR), Dr Joyce Mwangama (UCT), George Debbo (GD Telecoms) - please see the full agenda in below. 

09:00 09:15 Welcome

09:15 09:30 About IEEE and IEEE ComSoc
09:30 10:30 Keynote by Dr Ashutosh Dutta, IEEE 5G Initiative: Security in SDN/NFV and 5G Networks – Opportunities and Challenges and 5G initiatives
10:30 10:40 Tea break
10:40 11:20 Dr Ryan van den Bergh, MTN SA: The Drivers and Challenges of Telco Cloudification
11:20 12:00 Sabelo Dlamini, CSIR:  Leveraging SDN/NFV as key stepping stones to the 5G era in emerging markets
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 13:40 Dr A DuttaIEEE 5G Initiative: How to get involved
13:40 14:20 Dr Joyce Mwangama, UCT: SDN and NFV Related Research at the University of Cape Town
14:20 14:30 Tea break
14:30 15:10 George Debbo, George Debbo Telecoms: Developing a Business Case for Evolving to Software Centric Networks in Emerging Markets
15:10 15:55 Panel discussions
15:55 16:10 Closing

The information about the speakers, abstracts of the talks etc. may be found at or here.


IEEE Distinguished Lectures Tour


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 The events are being registered for ECSA CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points.

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