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Rupesh Chokshi is a leader in technology with a strategic focus for growth in global technology and telecommunications.
He currently leads the product marketing team within Edge Solutions for AT Business which focuses on product management, strategy and business development, and is transforming services and networks using software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV) and SD-WAN technologies.
Rupesh Chokshi (RC): AT has been in the business of delivering software-centric services for several years, and we’ve seen adoption from businesses looking to update their infrastructures, increase their agility and transform their businesses.
We took a unique approach with our infrastructure ability by using software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) with our own network, meeting our goal of 65% virtualized network by 2018 and setting us up to achieve our goal of 75% virtualization by 2020.
At the same time we started using SDN and NFV in our own network, we utilized SDN to deliver AT’s first SDN service, AT Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand (ASEoD).