Preparing for the Future Network. We are increasingly challenged to insure our networks are evolving to meet the needs of the future. The forces driving this evolution include the demand for ever-increasing broadband speeds, the looming transformation expected with 5G wireless deployments, the anticipated advancements in SDN/NFV, and of course our need to remain competitive as the legislative and regulatory environment reforms. At this year’s round table, we will explore these evolutionary motivations and how we might improve our network performance, lower our operating costs and increase the network reliability/customer satisfaction in this process.