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New TIA Documentary Examines Software-Defined Networking, Sets Stage for Discussion of Issue at TIA 2013 – Oct. 7-10 in Washington, D.C.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today released “Break the Restraints: Uncovering Software-Defined Networking,” the third installment in its Future of the Network documentary series. With more network operators making the transition to software-defined networking (SDN), this 30-minute episode explores what the information and communications (ICT) industry will look like once networks are fully SDN enabled, as well as key barriers to SDN adoption. The documentary kicks off in-depth exploration of this issue that will continue when technology leaders from around the globe meet at TIA 2013 this October in Washington, DC.

Featuring interviews with leaders on the front lines of software-defined networking – including Ericsson Chief Technology Officer Vish Nandlall; Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar; Intel Communications Infrastructure Division General Manager Rose Schooler, and many others – this episode offers fresh perspectives on the significant SDN opportunities – and why SDN adoption is still a work in progress. While experts are united in the belief that SDN will create a flexible, scalable and programmable network, they point to significant barriers to adoption – which include security issues and rigid legacy network infrastructure.

“Break the Restraints: Uncovering Software-Defined Networking” is available at: http://www.tia2013.org/future-network-documentary.

“Software-defined networking is a transformative force with the potential to reshape the networking and telecommunications landscape,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “Both through this documentary, and by making the issue a key focus during our TIA 2013 conference, TIA is taking a leading role in exploring the future of SDN.”

Seiffert continued, “TIA 2013 will pick up where this episode leaves off and provide actionable intelligence for network operators looking to invest in the future. With many ICT industry leaders in agreement that the tipping point in SDN adoption will occur less than two years from now, our exploration of this issue is very timely and vitally important for the industry.”

Each episode in the Future of the Network documentary series takes an in-depth look at the state of the ICT industry as it relates to an issue of critical importance. The first episode in the series addressed M2M and the Internet of Things, while the second focused on broadband capacity challenges. The fourth and final episode – “The Cloud: Building in Mid-Air” – will be released on October 1. Each episode is being archived online at TIA2013.org.

The full documentary will serve as a primer for TIA 2013, the organization’s flagship conference, which will take place Oct. 7-10 in Washington, D.C. Each issue featured in the Future of the Network Documentary will be a key focus at TIA 2013. A Pre-Conference Workshop being held October 7-8 will provide an overview of the topic and explore various aspects of SDN such as Cloud, Mobile Networks, Virtualization and the Carrier Competitive Advantage.

About TIA NOW

The TIA NOW online video network, centering around the home site of TIANOW.org, offers unique, compelling programming to the ICT industry, spanning policy, industry news, evolving business strategies and new technologies. TIA NOW delivers content through our network of distribution channels (TelecomTV.com, TIAonline.org, TIA2013.org, TIA/partner marketing, and other meetings and events), providing an outlet of industry insight, thought leadership and education.

TIA NOW provides the latest ICT insights and trends through leading programs, covering the hottest issues in the technology industry. TIA NOW also offers video webinars, custom video productions and much more, ensuring strategic lead generation and branding opportunities for your company.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.

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