What network challenges does the industry face as we head to the middle of 2018 and beyond?
Competitive Pricing, Virtual routers and Multicloud access platforms

What technologies do you see changing / shaping the industry and how?

IOT’s, OTT’s, Virtual connectivity and Multi cloud demand

What impact will industry changes (you describe the industry change) have on digital transformation plans within organizations?

Fixed lines and IT-systems in DC’s will move fastly into Cloud sollutions

How important is SDN for the industry and what is your company doing to implement and deploy this technology capability?

SDN will be a game changer to the carrier industry. Linxdatacenter became the partner of Megaport for Russia

Are you seeing Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning deployed (or planning to deploy) in your business - and how?

In study by our LinxLab in St Petersburg

What broad trends do you see in telecoms in the next 12 months?

Importance of the connectivity with public clouds.

What are new developments and initiatives that are exciting for your company in 2018?

Our Parnership with Cisco for the Russian Cloud market

Why is ITW such an important industry event for you and your company?

Important to meet with the Asian, European and American Carriers and DC-companies

Heiko H. Koop has more than 20 years of experience in international management. Mr. Koop took over the leadership of the team in 2013, and since then he has restructured the company management system and developed a new development strategy that involves the sale of its telecommunication sector to Hong Kong company CITIC Telecom CPC and expansion of Linxdatacenter business geography.