The Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Network

Advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software defined networks are ushering in a new era for how service providers build and operate networks and now they generate revenue. But service provider automation strategies are incomplete if they do not include the transport network – including optical up through IP layers. Multiple vendors, protocols, domains, and network layers combined with a historical focus on proprietary technology all makes transport automation complex, but solutions are available to help CSPs accelerate network automation adoption and deliver the best experience to their customers.

In this special webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ciena, Fujitsu, Infinera, and Juniper to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2022 global transport network automation operator survey exploring the practical evolution of open, automated, and programmable transport networks.

Topics addressed will include:

  • Initial use cases for automation in the transport network
  • The role of public cloud in transport automation
  • Drivers and challenges in adopting open transport networks
  • Strategies for control and orchestration in multi-vendor transport
  • Timelines for disaggregated transport networks that include open line systems (OLS)
  • Managing multi-vendor networks with coherent pluggable optics


Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading 

Teresa Monteiro, Director of Marketing, Infinera 

Kanika Atri, Sr. Director, Product Management, Strategy and Business Development, Juniper Networks 

Kent Jordan, Advisor, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena 

Joe Mocerino, Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu 

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