Q&A with Contributing Editor, Kathy Xu

Conrad Mallon is the Chief Network Architect for SSE Enterprise Telecoms, which operates a 13,700 km private telecoms network and 15 data centers across the UK to provide a competitive range of leading edge Ethernet, cloud connect, and optical networking services, as well as colocation services. During his more than 30 years of industry experience, Conrad has overseen many large-scale network enhancements. In his current role, Conrad is responsible for defining, delivering, and maintaining technical architectures to support SSE Enterprise Telecoms service portfolio, as well as integrating new ground-breaking technologies.

Ahead of the company’s appearance at International Telecoms Week 2018, taking place May 6-9 in Chicago, Data Center POST had the opportunity to speak with Conrad about the fallout of last year’s Dark Fiber Access (DFA) ruling, the affect of SD-WAN on enterprise digital transformation, and trends in the telecom industry over the year ahead.

Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: What network challenges does the industry face as we head to the middle of 2018 and beyond?

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