Less than one week to go now to MWC 2018 in Barcelona and along with catching up with customers, partners and even friends, we’re looking forward to catching up with all that’s new in the telecoms world.

Expect to hear lots of 5G announcements and plently of IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning details over the week from 26th February – 1St March, all of which we expect will drive an even more accelerated rate of innovation across all walks of industry and life in general over the coming years.

Of course central to all of this, and to the congress itself, is the network and at Iricent that’s the part that we are mostly interested in. Over the course of next week, we will be particularly interested to learn about new network developments being introduced both in relation to platforms and services, almost all of which take advantage of the increasing adoption of both SDN and NFV technologies as these become increasingly central to network and services deployments.

Both SDN and NFV are central to what we do and to the products and services we offer and provide to customers. Both are also complex technologies and require a new way of doing things but both provide real and quantifiable benefits to service provider and enterprise networks when taken full advantage of.

If you would like to meet up in Barcelona to find out more about what we do and how we can help or if you could just like to chat about the developments mentioned above, drop us a line at events@iricent.com or contact us at the show to meet up.