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After over 40 years of development, internet has become an important infrastructure for human society. The ever-growing scale of the network, the increasing number of users, the endless emerging of new businesses and the continuous innovations of application scenarios altogether have posed serious challenges to traditional internet-based networking, in respect of its scalability, security, flexibility, mobility and service quality. Internet is now undergoing a new round of historical transformation. In recent years, leading global operators have announced their network reconstruction strategies to build a new generation of network infrastructures upon technological innovations in response to the growing new demands. The ongoing emergence of new ideas and technologies of future network such as SDN, NFV, data center reconstruction and edge computing is reshaping every aspect of the network industrial chain and bringing numerous new opportunities and challenges. In this regard, the summit aims to build a platform for international dialogue on the cooperative development of future network to seize the opportunity for global network transformation.

Themed with “Innovation and Win-Win Cooperation, Ushering in the Future Development”, this summit will be composed of the main forum “Global Future Network Development Strategy” and four sessions “Future Network • Technology Innovation”, “Future Network • Application Innovation”, “Future Network • Economic Development”, and “Future Network • Cyberspace Security”. Meanwhile, about 20 thematic activities will be unfolded, such as the exhibition for globally-leading network technology achievements. Government officials and representatives from telecom operators, network equipment manufacturers, internet entrepreneurs, scientific research institutions and international organizations around the globe will be welcomed to attend the summit. In-depth discussions on major topics will be held as well, in respect of challenges and opportunities for the legacy network, cutting-edge technology trends of future network, network transformation and reconstruction for operators, construction of experiment facilities for future networks, future network industry and innovative applications.