The IPv4 Dilemma – How to Solve the Urgent Need for Rapid Rural Buildout

Spurred by new federal funding, regional ISPs including WISPs, FTTH providers, mobile network operators and incumbent LECs are starting broadband buildout projects to unserved and underserved communities.  As they expand their networks and capacity to serve more subscribers and traffic, a fundamental core networking decision must be made: How to address IP connectivity in this expanded network.  

This important design decision can have significant impact on upfront capital costs, longer term implications on how network is scaled and engineered, and operational and security implications. The IP connectivity plan is one of several important core networking functions that need evaluation as ISPs grow their networks.

This webinar will explore current market for IPv4 addresses and the pros and cons of the IP connectivity options available to regional ISPs, including case studies from real ISPs.

  • The "hot" IPv4 resale market - how long will it continue and current adoption trends
  • Doubling down on IPv4
  • A carrier-grade approach using CGNAT
  • Scaling up - operational and security considerations
  • Getting started with carrier grade networking
  • The path to IPv6
  • Summary - critical core networking considerations

Featured Speakers

Terry Young
Director of Service Provider Product Marketing

Terry Young is Director of Service Provider Product Marketing at A10 Networks. She is responsible for developing programs and marketing material that describe business value of A10 solutions for mobile network operators and other service providers. Prior to A10 Networks, Terry has 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry, including AT&T (mobile and fixed businesses), where she developed market strategy recommendations for new business initiatives for AT&T. As a principal analyst for a syndicated market research company early in the 3G technology introduction, her 3G/4G market analysis and forecasts were published by the UMTS Forum. She also previously held positions with several start-up mobile infrastructure and software vendors, including Infoblox and Palo Alto Networks. Terry has an MBA from Arizona State University and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Roy Chua
Founder and Principal

Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral where he ran both the research and product teams. Prior to that, he was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 companies and startups. He has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups. 

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Time: 12pm EST / 9am PST
Duration: 60 Minutes

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