InterDigital’s Jim Nolan Talks NFV and Spectrum Sharing Technologies in Post –Show TIA CTO Council Roundtable Panel
In early December, industry, government, and academic telecom leaders met in Austin for the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) 2013 CTO Council Roundtable. TIA Now’s Post-Show video offers a post-event analysis among InterDigital's James Nolan, Executive Vice President, Research & Development; Franklin Flint, Global Telecommunications Strategist & Marketing Lead at Dell OEM Solutions; and Jonathan King, VP of Cloud Strategy & Business Development at CenturyLink.
After sharing general impressions of the Roundtable, the panel dives into a discussion of new NFV (Network Functions Virtualizations) and spectrum sharing technologies, touching on everything today’s CTO and CIO wants to know about NFV—from the advantages and cost benefits to hardware and software issues; impacts on Service Level Agreements to privacy concerns. They also take a brief look of the proliferation of unregulated NFV technologies and how they affect the industry.
From NFV, the group jumps to spectrum sharing, responding to a comment made earlier during the Roundtable that it’s a “pipe dream.” Watch the video to get their reactions, insights into advances in spectrum technology, and thoughts about current delays in spectrum auctions.
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